The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the nation on the festival of Holi. Following is the full text of his message –
“I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Holi – the festival of colors.
Celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm throughout the country, the colorful festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. Holi also symbolizes the ability to mingle and share happiness with every fellow citizen of our country. The confluence of vibrant colors during this spring festival is a reminder of our composite culture and shared civilizational values.
In our country, festivals are always an occasion for family and friends to come together and celebrate. But this time, given the COVID-19 pandemic, I urge my fellow citizens to celebrate the festival by adhering to COVID health and hygiene protocols.
May this festival bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives. “
Following is the Hindi text of the message –
On the auspicious occasion of Holi, the festival of colors, I extend my heartiest congratulations and best wishes to the countrymen.
The colorful festival of Holi, celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm across the country, is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. Holi is also a symbol of the ability to share happiness with every citizen of the country. The mixture of attractive colors during this spring festival is also a reminder of the shared values of our mixed culture and civilization.
In our country, festivals are always occasions for celebrating happiness with family and friends. But this time, in view of the worldwide epidemic of Kovid-19, I urge the countrymen to celebrate this festival by following the Kovid-health and hygiene protocols.
I wish that this festival brings peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives.
MS / RK / DP
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