New Delhi: The festival of colours has finally arrived and the whole India is busy taking part in this colourful festival that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. People play Holi with colours, and by making delicious gujiya and other savouries. However this year, the Holi is being celebrated amid restriction as coronavirus cases across the country are on peak.
On Wednesday, the Central government asked states and union territories to consider imposing local restrictions in public places in view of the upcoming festivals and limit or do away with mass gatherings for effective control of the pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Holi extended greetings to his fellow countrymen on Monday and wished that the festival infuses “new vigour and energy” in the lives of people. “Wishing you all a very happy Holi. This festival of joy, happiness, laughter and glee should infuse new vigour and new energy into everyone’s life,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted in Hindi.
आप सभी को होली की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं। आनंद, उमंग, हर्ष और उल्लास का यह त्योहार हर किसी के जीवन में नए जोश और नई ऊर्जा का संचार करे।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 29, 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted the country. In a tweet, he said, “Greetings to all fellow citizens on Holi. The festival of colours, Holi, is a festival of social harmony which brings about joy, delight and hope in the lives of people. May this festival further strengthen the spirit of nationalism which is integral to our cultural diversity.”
Greetings to all fellow citizens on Holi. The festival of colours, Holi, is a festival of social harmony which brings about joy, delight and hope in the lives of people. May this festival further strengthen the spirit of nationalism which is integral to our cultural diversity.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 29, 2021
Apart from PM Modi and President Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Dr.S Jaishankar, among others also took to micro-blogging site to greet the country on the auspicious occasion of Holi.
Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted “Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of ‘Holi’. This great festival of color, unity, and goodwill brings happiness, peace and good luck to all of you.”
समस्त देशवासियों को ‘होली’ के पावन पर्व की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
रंग-उमंग, एकता और सद्भावना का यह महापर्व आप सभी के जीवन में सुख, शांति और सौभाग्य लाए। pic.twitter.com/5ZAdWKjEJ3
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 29, 2021
Defence Minster Rajnath Singh also extended greetings on the occasion of Holi through Twitter, “Greetings to everyone on the occasion of Holi. May this festival of colours bless you with happiness, health & prosperity.” External Affairs Minister Dr.S Jaishankar tweeted, “A bright and happy Holi to all. May this festival of colours bring in good health and prosperity for everyone.”
होली के पर्व पर सभी देशवासियों को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ। रंगो का यह त्योहार आप सभी के जीवन में हर्ष और उल्लास के साथ साथ उत्तम स्वास्थ्य एवं समृद्धि लेकर आए।
Greetings to everyone on the occasion of Holi. May this festival of colours bless you with happiness, health & prosperity. pic.twitter.com/D4cehpWfrG
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 29, 2021
Congress leader and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Monday morning, “Happy Holi to all of you for the festival of colors of all colors of our country!” He also urged the people to stay safe and follow the Corona guidelines.
हमारे देश की विविधताओं के सभी रंगों के त्यौहार होली की आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ!
कोरोना गाइडलाइंस का पालन करें- सुरक्षित रहें। pic.twitter.com/QFdWk8ps9L
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 29, 2021
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath extended his wishes through Twitter, he said, “Heartfelt greetings to all the people of Mahaparva Holi, the festival of victory of truth over untruth. Wish God that this festival, dedicated to love, joy and joy, intensifies the color of our unity and goodwill. May all your lives be filled with colors of happiness, peace and prosperity.” He urged the people to play Holi with full spirit, but by also keeping in mind about the current COVID-19 situation in the country.
असत्य पर सत्य की विजय के महोत्सव, महापर्व होली की सभी प्रदेशवासियों को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
ईश्वर से कामना है कि प्रेम, उल्लास और आनंद को समर्पित यह त्योहार हमारी एकता और सद्भावना के रंग को और अधिक प्रगाढ़ करे।
आप सभी का जीवन सुख, शांति और समृद्धि के रंगों से सराबोर हो।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) March 29, 2021
On the occasion of Holi, the team PardaPhash also wishes you the happiest Holi! May you play it safe and secure, maintaining social distancing and following the NEW NORMAL in this pandemic struck times!