Leaders, politicians and celebrities sent out Holi wishes to people across the country on Thursday.President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi.
"Greetings and best wishes to fellow citizens in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Holi," tweeted Kovind, who had also released a statement on Wednesday.
"The festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of spring and fraternity in our society. May it bring peace, joy and prosperity to everyone's lives," Kovind said.
Naidu tweeted that Holi was a celebration of the victory of good over evil and a festival that expresses joy, camaraderie and conviviality.
Modi also extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Holi and said that the festival of joy and gaiety would strengthen the colour of unity and goodwill.
Extending wishes, Rahul Gandhi said: "Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holi. I pray to God that this festival brings colours to your life."
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। pic.twitter.com/glZ6eQHaoe— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 21, 2019
आपको और आप के परिवार को होली के पावन अवसर पर मेरी और मेरे समस्त कांग्रेस जन की ओर से हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 21, 2019
होली का यह त्यौहार आपके जीवन को खुशीयो के रंग से सराबोर कर दे , मेरी ईश्वर से यही कामना है।#HappyHoli
Greetings and best wishes to fellow citizens in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Holi. The festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of spring and fraternity in our society. May it bring peace, joy and prosperity to everyone’s lives #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 21, 2019
Holi is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. It is a festival that expresses joy, camaraderie and conviviality.— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) March 21, 2019
May this festival bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives. #Holi2019 pic.twitter.com/wJ5eOmgznZ
Bollywood actors including Madhuri Dixit Nene, Akshay Kumar, Hema Malini and Hrithik Roshan on Thursday sent out Holi wishes to their fans, urging them to enjoy a safe and happy festival of colours.
Here's what they had to say:
Akshay Kumar: May this Holi add more colours to your life. Wishing you all a very Happy Holi and Navroz Mubarak as well.
Hrithik Roshan: May the spirit and colours of Holi fill you with happiness, peace and love. Happy Holi beautiful people.
Madhuri Dixit Nene: This Holi let us strive to paint a colourful world for everyone! Stay safe, enjoy responsibly!
Hema Malini: Happy Holi to all of you!
Emraan Hashmi: Wishing a very happy and colourful Holi to everyone!! And Navroz Mubarak to all my Parsi friends.
Madhur Bhandarkar: May God paint the canvas of our life with the colours of happiness, prosperity and peace. Wishing you all Happy Holi.
Amit Sadh: Happy Holi to everyone. Let these smiles and colours never fade away from our lives.
Esha Deol: Happy Holi
Arbaaz Khan: Happy Holi to all. Enjoy this colourful festival, spread love, happiness and unity.
Esha Gupta: Happy Holi.
Ronit Bose Roy: Happy Holi, lots of love and God Bless.
Tahir Raj Bhasin: Have a super day! Happy Holi.
Mallika Sherawat: Wishing my tweethearts a very happy Holi.
May this Holi add more colors to your life. Wishing you all a very #HappyHoli and Navroz Mubarak as well :)— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 21, 2019
T 3125 - Holika dahan .. ! उन सब दुष्कर्मों का दहन हो जो समाज और जीवन बाधा हैं , अन्याय है, अनुचित है !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 20, 2019
Burn away all the evil that plagues society .. living .. one that breaches the deserving and lawful pic.twitter.com/QDIVo098GC
Happy Holi to all