Who was Jesus?
Jesus (c.?4 BC – c.?AD 30 / 33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity. Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah (Christ) prophesied in the Old Testament.
Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically, although the quest for the historical Jesus has produced little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the Jesus portrayed in the Bible reflects the historical Jesus.
The birth of Jesus is celebrated annually on December 25th (or various dates in January by some eastern churches) as a holiday known as Christmas. His crucifixion is honored on Good Friday, and his resurrection is celebrated on Easter. The widely used calendar era “AD”, from the Latin anno Domini (“in the year of the Lord”), and the alternative “CE”, are based on the approximate birth date of Jesus. (Wikipedia)
Even though the decision to hold the Xmas celebrations was taken at short notice and the tension and heat of the University examinations were palpable in the air, the students of Vidya organised Xmas celebrations with all their hearts and spirits and they celebrated like anything. The faculty and staff of the College also joined in the celebrations. Luckily for all, there was no University examination on that day and the Xmas holidays were to begin on the next day.
The Xmas celebrations of the students were held on 21 December 2018. As in the previous years, the events of the day were organised under the auspices of the Department Associations. There were cultural programmes, fun events, and of course the much anticipated cake-cutting also. There were processions taken out in the street outside the campus. It was a sight to be seen with Santa Clauses in every nook and corner of the campus.
The Student Senate of Vidya organised a separate celebration with the house-keeping personnel of Vidya.