iruvalla: An Inter-Religious Christmas and New Year Celebration was organized in Tiruvalla on December 28, 2102 at Believers ‘ Church Youth Auditorium, Tiruvalla. Mr. P. J. Kurian M. P (Deputy Speaker of Rajya Sabha) inaugurated the celebrations. The meeting was presided over by Mr. Mathew T. Thomas M.L.A. Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mor Chrysostom Valiya Metropolitan, Honorable Imam Thangal of Thiruvalla Juma Masgid,and Kumari Suja Behin of Brahmasree Vidyalayam delivered messages representing various religious traditions. Mr. Anto Antony M.P inaugurated the charity programs of the new inter-religious initiative in Tiruvalla. Hundreds of people from various walks of life, representing the wide spectrum of Tiruvalla attended the meeting. Ms. Sheela Varghese, chairperson of Tiruvalla Municipality brought greetings? Mor Coorilos Geevarghese, chairperson of the organizing committee welcomed the gathering. Mr. M. P. Gopalakrishnan, working chairman of the committee introduced the aims and objectives of the inter- religious initiative and Mr. M. Salim, General Convener of the event proposed vote of thanks. The meeting was followed by a love feast.