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Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh mark Christmas with festive spirit

Amritsar: Punjab, Haryana and other states marked Christmas celebrations as thousands of people visited church to seek the blessings of Jesus and to offer prayers.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 25 Dec 2018 6:40 AM GMT

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Amritsar: Punjab, Haryana and other states marked Christmas celebrations as thousands of people visited church to seek the blessings of Jesus and to offer prayers.

Shops and markets were decorated at most places and people could be seen doing brisk shopping for the festival.

"The business has been good this time. People have been making purchases linked to Christmas for the past week," Vijay Kumar, a card and gifts shop owner in Ludhiana, said.

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In Chandigarh, the Sector 19 Cathedral and other churches were beautifully decorated with hundreds of people joining in singing of Christmas carols and offering prayers since Monday evening.

Reports of celebrations also came in from Amritsar, Batala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Patiala and Bathinda, among other places.

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People offered prayers in churches in Ambala, Hisar, Panipat and other places in neighbouring Haryana.

The police made tight security arrangements around most churches in Punjab in view of recent terror-related incidents in the state.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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