Festival of colours 'Holi' being celebrated across India, Prez, PM greet people

Last Modified Friday, 2 March 2018 (10:21 IST)
New Delhi: The of colours-is being celebrated across the country on Friday with traditional gaiety and joyous manner. 

The day which signifies the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring season. Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M and Prime Minister have extended their greetings and good wishes to the citizens on this occasion. In his message, President Kovind said, Holi is a celebration of harmony in society and it conveys a message of unity, goodwill and fraternity. 

In a message, Vice President Mr Naidu said celebrated with traditional fervour and enthusiasm, Holi marks the end of winter and onset of spring.Prime Minister Modi in a morning tweet wrote: "Wishing everyone a Happy Holi". Elaborate arrangements made been in Delhi to prevent any untoward incident during the festival. 

Adequate number of Delhi police personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order, and prevent violation of traffic rules.Delhi Metro services will not be available till 2.30 in the afternoon.Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he would celebrate Holi with his maternal grandmother.

In a post on twitter, Mr Gandhi said,'My Nani is 93. She’s the kindest soul ever. This Holi weekend, I’m going to surprise her! I can’t wait to give her a hug.... HappyHoli to all of you. Have a joyful celebration". (UNI)