Mumbai ‘Christmas Carol Carnival’ to Highlight Religious Harmony
Mumbai, Dec 4: For the first time ever, St Joseph Church, Mira Road will organize the ‘Mira-Bhayander Christmas Carol Carnival’ on a large scale this year. The event will be held from Saturday December 18 to Monday December 20.
A similar event was organized 20 years ago on a smaller scale. St Joseph Church wants to celebrate the birth of Jesus with people of different faiths this year.
Mira-Bhayander is one of the fastest growing townships in India with a population of more than 12 lac. The bustling suburb boasts of the single largest church parish in the Archdiocese of Mumbai (Metropolitan Area) with approximately 5500 Catholic families.
Spearheading the show is Fr Dominic Vas with the active assistance of the vibrant Mira-Bhayander Christmas Carol Carnival Committee (MBCCC).
The carnival promises elegance with exuberance. This event is being specially held to spread the message of peace to all people through music, songs, and dance. It is aimed at children, youth, and adults alike and will cover a population of over 1.2 million. The event will be held on all three days between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm in Mira-Bhayander area.
The carnival float will be led by a Santa Claus chariot followed by three trucks with a ‘Live Crib (enactment of the Nativity scene)’, speakers of 15,000 watts, choir singers, band, dancers, and Pom-Pom girls. Along with them will be hundreds of church youth dancing and singing energetically.
The floats will go on various routes and will halt and perform at main spots like Maxus Mall, Golden Nest Junction, Shiver Garden, Cinemax Theatre, GCC club, Jangid Junction, Shanti Park, Mira-road Station, Jama Masjid, Shrusti, Royal College, Poonam Sagar Complex and others.
This event is being held to show that the people of Mira-Bhayander are united and always co-operate to help each other grow.
This event will also lead the people of Mira-Bhayander to once again come for an inter-religious dialogue which will be held on January 16, 2011 on the St Joseph Church campus.