The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and the Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari have greeted people on the joyous occasion of Holi, the festival of colours. The leaders wished peace, prosperity and happiness for all on the occasion of Holi, stated the PIB releases.
In his message on the occasion of Holi Mukherjee said, "As spring arrives, this festival of colours brings with it a joyous celebration of the rejuvenation of nature and ushers in renewed faith in peaceful co-existence. Holi not only brings joy and gaiety in our lives but also provides an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of friendship and brotherhood among people of all faiths."
"May this festival reinforce the multi-coloured hues of our extraordinary heritage and bring peace and prosperity to our Motherland," he added.
Ansari, while describing Holi as a festival that reinforces the message of unity in diversity and equality all human beings, said, "“I extend my greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the joyous occasion of Holi, the festival of colours."
"Holi, which is celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm throughout the country, reinforces the message of unity in diversity and equality all human beings," he added.