On Friday, the Christians across Jammu and Kashmir celebrated Christmas with religious devotion and joy in Jammu and Kashmir, while the tourism department organised special functions in Jammu to mark the festival.
In the wee hours of the morning, the Christians visited the Holy Family Catholic Church at MA Road and participated in the prayers there.
A large number of people were seen assembling at the Church here to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ and participated in the special prayers.
Besides the local Christian population, the tourists present in the Valley from outside Jammu and Kashmir also participated in the special prayers.
Many other Churches across Kashmir also witnessed a large gathering of Christians in the morning where prayers were held.
Meanwhile, the Mayor of Srinagar, Junaid Azim Mattu delivered Christmas cakes to the churches in Srinagar as well as the members of the Christian community this morning.
Besides, the tourism department has organized special functions today in Jammu.
The Director Tourism, Nisar Ahmad said that the functions were held today in Jammu while no particular function for Christmas was held in Kashmir. (KNO)