As the nation celebrates Holi, the festival of colours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion.
In a tweet this morning, PM Narendra Modi wrote in Hindi: "Heartiest greetings to all of you as you celebrate this festival of colour, joy and happiness. I hope this festival brings a lot of happiness to people across the country".
Last week, PM Modi had announced that he would not participate in any Holi events this year as experts have advised against "mass gatherings to avoid coronavirus spread".
"Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Hence, this year I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme," PM Modi had tweeted.
Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Hence, this year I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 4, 2020
President Ram Nath Kovind greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi, calling it "a celebration of spring and fraternity".
Wishing everyone a #HappyHoli! 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 life.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 10, 2020
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu extend his "warm greetings and good wishes to the people of country''. He tweeted:
This Holi, let us strive to strengthen the bonds of friendship and amity that hold our society together. Let this festival break the barriers that divide us and unite us in the quest for shared prosperity, peace, progress, harmony and joy.#Holi— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) March 10, 2020
Holi, also known as the festival of colours, is celebrated with great fervour across the country. The festival is not just a celebration of colours, it's also a celebration of togetherness.