Greetings and best wishes to fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion of Holi. The festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of harmony in our society. May it bring peace, joy and prosperity to everyone’s lives #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 2, 2018 Prime Minister Modi too took to his Twitter handle to wish the countrymen a happy Holi.
होली के पावन पर्व की सभी देशवासियों को ढेरों शुभकामनाएं।Wishing everyone a Happy Holi! — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 2, 2018 Congress president Rahul Gandhi shared his Holi plans on Twitter. In the same tweet where he wished the citizens a happy Holi, he informed them that he will be taking off to Italy to celebrate the festival with his 93-year-old grandmother. My Nani is 93. She’s the kindest soul ever. This Holi weekend, I’m going to surprise her! I can’t wait to give her a hug.... #HappyHoli to all of you. Have a joyful celebration.. — Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) March 1, 2018 Minister of Home Affairs , Rajnath Singh sent out Holi wishes to the soldiers of Indian Army, Navy and Air force, along with the citizens of the country.
Wishing you a happy and colourful Holi. pic.twitter.com/5HMvI1jAri— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 2, 2018 Meanwhile, the markets in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram city have been decked up for the annual festival of Pongala. Holi also marks the culmination of a 10-day-long annual festival at the Attukal Bhagavathy temple. Devotees cook the offering to the deity on makeshift brick stoves that are arranged around a huge circumference of the shrine.