State sanctions Rs 1 lakh, 500 gift packets to each church for Christmas festival

Hyderabad, Nov.28 (NSS): For the ensuing Christmas Festival, the State government has sanctioned Rs 1 lakh and 500 gift packets to each church. Each packet contains a sari, jacket piece + Pant & Shirt cloth Piece + Shalwar Kameez. Two churches identified by the MLA in his Assembly segment and one church identified by the corporator in each division preferably on rotation basis will be given cash and gift packets, said Mayor Bonthu Rammohan in a meeting held with the GHMC Corporators and officials here today.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mayor Rammohan along with Dy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin, Advisor to Government A.K. Khan, Special Chief Secretary Ajay Mishra, M.D. Minorities Khasim, Commissioner GHMC Lokesh Kumar, where the Mayor informed that as practice in vogue, the State government was organizing the Feast in Lal Bahadur Stadium. The gifts will be distributed between December 5 and 10. He also said the Churches identified by public representatives should give details like Bank Account and IFSC code so as to enable the officials to deposit the amount without any hurdles.

MLA Maganti Gopinath, Dy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin, Advisor to Government A.K. Khan, Special Chief Secretary Ajay Mishra, M.D. of Minorities Corporation Khasim, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar have appealed to the citizens to celebrate the festival with high spirits. Corporators, Zonal Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and senior officials participated in the meeting.

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