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‘Festival of joy, happiness, laughter’: PM Modi, Prez Kovind, CM Yogi wish Happy Holi!

By Saima Siddiqui 
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‘Festival of joy, happiness, laughter’: PM Modi, Prez Kovind, CM Yogi wish Happy Holi!

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.

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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.

PM Modi extend Holi greetings

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.

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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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.

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.

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!

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