23 December 2019
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday visited the Satya Nagar Church here and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. Addressing a festive ceremony before Christmas, Naveen said, "Dear children and friends. A very Merry Christmas and a happy new year. May Lord Jesus Christ's blessing be on all of you, thank you. Remember that am with all of you."
On the occasion, Arch Bishop John Barwa said that the festival is not limited to Christians. People from faiths and religions come together on Christmas and celebrate this festival. "We are very happy to have our dear Chief Minister with us on this occasion. With the arrival of Christmas season people across the globe are filled with joys," he said.
Senior BJD Leader, Muzibulla (Munna) Khan said it was a very happy occasion for all people present to have the Chief Minister during the festivities. "The Chief Minister wished everone a happy and blessed new year. He stressed that he is their with you all, which is a big message in itself."