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Happy Holi: Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi greet nation, stress on maintaining unity and brotherhood

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders on Monday greeted citizens on the occasion of Holi. Mukherjee in his message urged Indians to "spread happiness and share joy with the needy and downtrodden".

"Warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion of Holi. Let us on this day spread happiness and share joy with the needy and downtrodden," Pranab tweeted.

The President also wished that the spring festival bring together the diverse hues of India and strengthen brotherhood.

"Holi is a harbinger of hope and fulfilment in our lives. May this festival of colours bring together the diverse hues of India's culture in a rainbow of unity and strengthen brotherhood and harmony amongst all our people. Let this year's Holi mark the beginning of a new phase of peace and prosperity in the country," the former Union minister added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too extended his greeting to the countrymen on the occasion of Holi, wishing the festival "spread joy and warmth everywhere".

Apart from Modi, Union home minister Rajnath Singh also wished Holi to the people.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too greeted his fellow countrymen on the festival of colours.

Holi is a Hindu spring festival in India, Pakistan and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love".

(with inputs from IANS)

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Updated Date: Mar 13, 2017 10:56:38 IST