Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra and chief minister Pema Khandu have extended their good wishes to the people of the state on the holy occasion of Good Friday.

The Arunachal Pradesh Governor in his message said Good Friday is observed by our Christian brethren all over the world to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary.

“Lord Christ devoted his life with compassion for one and all and helped others. His courage and righteousness were inspirational and so has been his sagacity of justice,” Governor Mishra said.

“Let us strengthen our faith in the Almighty and work for unity, peace and amity in the society,” the Governor said while expressing hope that the occasion will inspire all to follow the path of love, sacrifice and empathy ordained by Lord Jesus Christ.

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Khandu in a message here this evening said: “Lord Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was raised to life on the third day, all in accordance with what God had promised that teaches us humans not to sin.”

“On Good Friday, a crucial day of the year as it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world, let us pray Lord Jesus to forgive our sins and promise to be compassionate, tolerant and benevolent humans,” he added.

Khandu expressed belief that this Good Friday the message of peace, harmony and secularism touch and inspire each and every soul for a better world.

Every year, Good Friday is observed on Friday before Easter and this year, it falls on April 2.

As per the Church’s Lunar calendar, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after Paschal Full Moon, which falls on April 4t this year.

On Good Friday, the Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com