SHILLONG, June 30: In a first in India, the 3rd of July will now be observed as ‘Indian Christian Day’ or Yeshu Bhakti Diwas. The move to observe this day was spearheaded by a group of Indian Christians across the country of various professions, from clergy to the lay member of the Church, a statement issued here informed.
In the North East, a Coordination Committee was constituted comprising various Christian leaders from the eight Northeastern states.
“The vision of Indian Christian Day is to celebrate the person and the message of Lord Jesus Christ which was brought to India in AD 52 by St. Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ, and to reiterate our identity within the Indian cultural heritage and promoting unity in India,” the statement said.
The programmes on July 3 will be live-streamed on virtual platforms at the regional level, national and global forums.
The event in North East is scheduled from 3.30 pm to 5 pm while the national event is scheduled for 6 pm.