PM Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee extend Easter greetings

President Mukherjee put out a series of tweets from his official Twitter handle and urged everyone to "unite together to eradicate violence and hatred from society."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 16, 2017 7:39 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee, on Sunday, took to Twitter and extended their greetings to everyone on the occasion of Easter. “Easter greetings to everyone! May the teachings of Jesus Christ further the spirit of harmony, compassion & togetherness in our society,” PM Modi said in his tweet.

President Mukherjee put out a series of tweets from his official Twitter handle and urged everyone to “unite together to eradicate violence and hatred from society.”

“May this Easter be a time of renewal and rejuvenation. The teachings of Lord Jesus Christ inspire us to lead a life filled with truth, forgiveness, love and selfless service. Let us dedicate ourselves to the service of the weak and downtrodden,” the President said.

Easter is celebrated by Christians around the world to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day of his burial after he was crucified. Easter also marks an end to the 40-day fasting period called Lent.

People gather in Churches and offer their prayers on this day and the festival is celebrated with fervour across the country.

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    Fredrick Correa
    Apr 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm
    When we receive greetings, we need to accept them cheerfully. We may have difference in opinions but let us not doubt the intentions​ of the greetings received from top authorities. Let us consider it as our privilege to receive the greetings from them. We also need to pray for our government and leaders. They are part of us.
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      FRANCIS COUTINHO
      Apr 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm
      THANKYOU HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER AND PRESIDENT OF INDIA MAY JESUS CHRIST BLESS YOU WITH CONTINUOUS WISDOM TO DEVELOP OUR GREAT COUNTRY
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        jerry
        Apr 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm
        A very humble request to all Christians..........at least today, please do not spread hatred. Good Friday is the day when Lord Jesus forgave even the worst of his torturers and gave up His life for their sins too !!. Today is Easter Sunday which marks the triumphant victory of Lord Jesus over death - the third day after he was killed. Remember, Jesus Lives !
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          jerry
          Apr 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm
          A very humble request to all Christians..........at least today, please do not spread hatred. Good Friday is the day when Lord Jesus forgave even the worst of his torturers and gave up His life for their sins too !!. Today is Easter Sunday which marks the triumphant victory of Lord Jesus over death - the third day after he was killed. Remember, Jesus Lives !!
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          1. Ivan
            Apr 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm
            The RSS should continue their criminal activities against defenceless Christians. It is only a matter of time before this two-faced organisation is cl ed as a terrorist outfit internationally. Then we will see the mettle of its cowardly supporters both in India and overseas.
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            1. Ivan
              Apr 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm
              IE I appreciate your efforts to weed out rude words, but this is getting is getting too much. 'cl^^^ed' means, belonging to the same set. Nothing to do with the rear end.
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