Holi, the Indian festival of colours is being celebrated with pomp and gaeity all over the country today.
It is celebrated to signify the onset of spring and the miracle of Prince Prahlad. Son of the demon king Hirankashyap, he was asked by his evil father to sit on a pyre and save himself by praying. His survival was hailed as signifying the victory of good over evil.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted people on the occasion of Holi.
“होली के पावन पर्व की सभी देशवासियों को ढेरों शुभकामनाएं। हर्ष और उल्लास का यह त्योहार हमारी एकता और सद्भावना के रंग को और प्रगाढ़ करे।”