The festival of Holi was celebrated with great fervour across the country as people sang, danced and smeared each other with coloured powders on Friday.
The festival of colours Holi marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring commenced in many parts of the country yesterday. Holi is also celebrated as thanksgiving for a good harvest.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi wished the Nation on the auspicious occasion of Holi.
The President said the festival of colours Holi is a celebration of harmony in our society. It conveys a message of unity, goodwill and fraternity.
Conveying warm greetings on the occasion the Vice President said Holi is celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm throughout the country to mark the end of winter and onset of spring.
He said the ritual of ‘Holika Dahan’ on the eve of Holi symbolises the victory of good over evil and the bonfire reminds us to get rid of the dead wood and ignoble baggage of thoughts and actions. The Prime Minister also took to Twitter wishing everyone ‘Happy Holi’.