Mayor: True meaning of Christmas must be remembered
SAN FERNANDO Mayor Dr Navi Muradali says that he hoped the main reason why there is a Christmas celebration would not be forgotten with the help of singing Christmas carols.
Last Friday, the mayor and members of the San Fernando City Corporation joined several carol groups to sing the traditional Christmas songs at Harris Promenade in San Fernando.
The event entitled "Carols in the City" was hosted by the San Fernando City Corporation.
Muradali, in his short opening remarks, said, "The true meaning of Christmas must be remembered especially after the school shootings in the United States."
He said, "The birth of the Christ child and the significance of the Christmas season seems to have been lost and by singing carols I hope we may feel the spirit of the true essence of Christmas."
The mayor encouraged the singers to continue "spreading joy", not only during the Christmas season but throughout the year.
Several church groups and other organisations participated in the event including Susamachar Presbyterian Church and Faith Centre.