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".
होली के पावन पर्व की सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। Greetings on the festival of colours, Holi. May the festival spread joy & warmth everywhere.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2017
Apart from Modi, Union home minister Rajnath Singh also wished Holi to the people.
आप सभी को होली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। Wishing you and your family a Happy Holi — Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 13, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too greeted his fellow countrymen on the festival of colours.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) March 13, 2017
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)
Updated Date: Mar 13, 2017 10:56 AM