Jayalalithaa Calls Off Christmas Celebrations on Behalf of AIADMK, Asks Cadre to Instead Help Flood Victims

Published: 13th December 2015 12:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2015 12:44 PM   |  A+A-


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. |AFP

CHENNAI: Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Sunday called off the Christmas celebrations on behalf of the party this year in view of the severe damages caused by floods in four districts of the State. 

"in accordance with the preaching of Jesus Christ that all assistance extended to the people in distress is indeed extended to the Almighty, let the AIADMK cadre mark Christmas by presenting welfare assistances to the people affected by the floods", the Chief Minister said in a statement here.

She said the State government had been extending all possible assistance to the people affected by the floods on a war footing and everyone in the society had a duty to take part in this relief and rescue opeations.  "I welcome the intention of Christian organisations to celebrate the Christmas in a low key considering the devastation caused by natural calamity", she said and added that the Christmas celebrations on behalf of the AIADMK would be cancelled this year.

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