India celebrates Holi, the festival of colours today. This spring festival sees millions of people across the country who throw coloured powder at each other. Holi symbolically marks the end of winter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to people on the occasion and wished that the festival brings every colour of happiness to their lives. He said that the festival of colours is a symbol of mutual love, affection and brotherhood.
President Ram Nath Kovind too wished people on the auspicious occasion. He said that he hopes that the festival, which is an example of social harmony and togetherness, infuses joy, enthusiasm and new energy into the lives of countrymen.
Several Union ministers including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh greeted people and wished them peace, happiness and good fortune.