Prez, Vice President greet nation on eve of Holi

New Delhi [India], Mar. 12 : President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari have wished the nation on the eve of Holi and expressed hope that this colourful festival brings peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness.

Extending warm greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion of Holi, President Mukherjee said the festival celebrates spring and is a harbinger of hope and fulfilment in our lives.

"May this festival of colours bring together the diverse hues of India's culture in a rainbow of unity.

Let us on this day spread happiness and share joy with the needy and downtrodden. May this unique festival strengthen brotherhood and harmony amongst all our people," said President Mukherjee in his message.

"Let this year's Holi mark the beginning of a new phase of peace and prosperity in the country," he added.

Vice President Ansari on his part said the colourful festival of Holi, which is celebrated with traditional fervor and enthusiasm throughout the country, marks the onset of warmer season and celebrates the victory of good over evil.

"May this festival bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives," he added..

Source: ANI