The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind in his message on the eve of Holi has said:-
“On the occasion of the festival of Holi, I convey my greetings to fellow citizens in India and abroad.
The Festival of Colours signals the end of winter and the advent of spring. As the harbinger of hope, it has a special place in our cultural calendar. Its celebrations across the country are marked by a rare vivacity across generations. Holi, with its myriad colours, is also the best reflection of our diversity and multicultural heritage.
May this festival strengthen our faith in our cherished national values, and promote the good for all.”
The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Holi. In a message, he said that, this festival of colors is a time to come together and rejoice in the spirit of unity, brotherhood and affection. On this Holi, he called for strengthening the bonds of friendship and amity that hold our society together.
Following is the full text of the message –
extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Holi.
Holi, the festival of colors is a time for family and friends to come together and rejoice in the spirit of unity, brotherhood and affection. The lighting of the bonfire on the eve of Holi symbolizes the triumph of virtue over evil.
Holi is also a celebration of the beauty and bounty of nature. The festival signifies the end of winter and the beginning of summer.
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.”