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Easter celebrated in Meghalaya, Mizoram

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, March 27 - Candlelight processions, baptism of newborns, and coloured Easter eggs and buns were the hallmark of the day as Christians in Meghalaya on Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter.

Cathedrals and churches in the Christian-majority state were thronged by people for special mass and other celebratory events.

Archbishop of Shillong the Rev. Dominic Jala presided over the Easter mass at the Grotto Chapel in the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral.

Pascal commemoration in many parishes was marked with candlelight processions and baptism of newborn.

Leaders of various political parties greeted people on the occasion.

Governor V Shanmuganathan said Easter was a festival of hope and a special day to remember the god�s sacrifice for the freedom of mankind.

�Easter brings happiness, Easter brings god�s endless blessings, Easter brings fresh love and prosperity. I hope that the blessings of god fill our hearts with peace and joy and make us a better human being,� Shanmuganathan said, wishing the people of Meghalaya.

In Mizoram: People across the State celebrated Easter Sunday.

The congregation thronged the church in their respective local churches to take part in the Holy Communion and in some places community feast was organised during the celebrations.

State Governor Nibhai Sharma also greeted the people on the occasion of Easter Sunday. � IANS, Newmai News

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Easter celebrated in Meghalaya, Mizoram

SHILLONG, March 27 - Candlelight processions, baptism of newborns, and coloured Easter eggs and buns were the hallmark of the day as Christians in Meghalaya on Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter.

Cathedrals and churches in the Christian-majority state were thronged by people for special mass and other celebratory events.

Archbishop of Shillong the Rev. Dominic Jala presided over the Easter mass at the Grotto Chapel in the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral.

Pascal commemoration in many parishes was marked with candlelight processions and baptism of newborn.

Leaders of various political parties greeted people on the occasion.

Governor V Shanmuganathan said Easter was a festival of hope and a special day to remember the god�s sacrifice for the freedom of mankind.

�Easter brings happiness, Easter brings god�s endless blessings, Easter brings fresh love and prosperity. I hope that the blessings of god fill our hearts with peace and joy and make us a better human being,� Shanmuganathan said, wishing the people of Meghalaya.

In Mizoram: People across the State celebrated Easter Sunday.

The congregation thronged the church in their respective local churches to take part in the Holy Communion and in some places community feast was organised during the celebrations.

State Governor Nibhai Sharma also greeted the people on the occasion of Easter Sunday. � IANS, Newmai News