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  • Holi being celebrated with traditional fervor and enthusiasm

    Published on March 17, 2014

    The festival of colours, Holi is being celebrated across the country with traditional fervor and enthusiasm on Monday.

    holicoloursPresident Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday greeted people on the occasion of Holi, saying the festival provided an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of unity and friendship.

    The Prime Minister celebrated Holi with his staff for the first time during his tenure in UPA-II.

    In his message, the President said, “Holi not only brings joy and gaiety in our lives but also provides an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of friendship and brotherhood among people of all faiths.”

    As spring arrives, this festival of colours brings with it a joyous celebration of the rejuvenation of nature and ushers in renewed faith in peaceful co-existence, Mukherjee said.

    “On the happy occasion of Holi, I extend my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens,” he said.

    “May this festival reinforce the multi-coloured hues of our extraordinary heritage and bring peace and prosperity to our Motherland,” he added.

    The Prime Minister, in his message, said the festival heralding the onset of spring celebrates different hues of the country’s cultural mosaic and is an occasion to rejoice in the glory of nature in all its vibrant colours.

    The festival symbolises the country’s spirit of unity, harmony and tolerance, Singh said.

    “May the festival bring health, happiness and prosperity to all,” the Prime Minister wished.


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