New Delhi: Holi, the festival to welcome the onset of the spring season, is being celebrated across India with fervor and gaiety.
The entire nation is set to celebrate the festival of colour. Mismatched dance moves, the never-ending fun and, of course, a wide spectrum of vivid colours make Holi so special.
In their greetings, the top leaders and prominent personalities hoped that the festival of colours will bestow peace and prosperity on everyone's lives.
Taking to Twitter, PM Narendra Modi noted: “Greetings to all the countrymen of the Holy Festival of Holi. This festival of joy and Gaiety will further strengthen the colour of our unity and goodwill. “
President, Ram Nath Kovind, extended Holi Greeting on Twitter: “Greetings and best wishes to fellow citizens in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Holi. The festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of spring and fraternity in our society. May it bring peace, joy and prosperity to everyone’s lives”.
As the spraying of colours is integral to the festival, caution for the usage of eco-friendly and herbal colours are cautioned this time.
But keeping all the fun and frolics aside, Holi can take a toll on the environment. And it is time to be responsible and to enjoy Holi in an eco-friendly fashion.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi also posted a brief message on the social networking website. "I pray to god the festival of Holi makes your life full of colours," Rahul Gandhi posted on Twitter.
Coming just weeks after the dastardly Pulwama terror attack, Holi 2019 was a slightly muted affair this year. The Central Reserve Police Force, which lost 40 of its jawans in the February 14 Pulwama suicide bombing, did not celebrate the festival, as it had previously announced. Meanwhile, the rest of the country celebrated Holi with the traditional fervor.
Besides politicians, prominent sport personalities and many Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, whose film Kesari hits theatres today, greeted the nation with positivity.
This time while preparing colours and and water guns, people are advised by experts to take caution for keeping it more eco-friendly and skin-friendly. Unlike the earlier periods where colors were prepared from the flowers of trees that blossomed during spring, now mostly, chemical colours are available in the market which are dangerous both to nature and skin. So many youngsters give special touches to this Holi by going eco-friendly and using herbal colours while making Holi rangoli.
Holi-related hashtag were among the top Twitter trends now. May the splash of colors bring joy within your family. Have a Happy Holi!