Fr Robinson Rodrigues
New Delhi, October 2, 2019: Hundreds of Christians from various denominations living in the national capital on October 2 prayed for the nation.
“We need to work together for the development and progress of our Mother Land,” said Catholic Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi while reminding the gathering of their duty toward the nation. He also asked people to be united with the country.
The prayer meeting was organized by the Fellowship of Christians in Delhi on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.
More than 20 Christian denominations and organizations attended the event held in the auditorium of the Jesus and Mary School near Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Retired Archbishop Vincent Concessao of Delhi, in his inaugural address, urged Christians to come together and work for the nation.
During the prayer service representatives of various Churches prayed for the president, the prime minister, chief minister and all federal and state ministers.
Rakhi Birla, Deputy Speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Rajendra Pal Gautam, Minister in Delhi Government and Avtar Singh, Mayor of North Delhi also attended the prayer service. The participants stretched their hands and prayed for these leaders.
The Fellowship of Christians in Delhi is an initiative of Delhi Catholic Archdiocese to bring Christians of all denominations and sects on a common platform to pray for the nation and one another, said Divine Word Father Felix, the program convener.
“Every year on this day we, the Indian Christians, come together to pray for our nation,” he added.