Hooda not to celebrate Holi

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 09:16 AM IST

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Friday said he has decided not to celebrate the festival of Holi this year in view of the massive devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Hooda, while talking to media persons in Rohtak, 250 km from here, described the massive devastation in Japan as a grave tragedy.

The festival of colours, Holi is being celebrated Sunday.

Nearly 70 percent of the total investment by Japanese companies in India has been done in Haryana.

The Haryana government had offered all possible help to the island country that has been devastated by the earthquake followed by a tsunami.

Over the years, Haryana has emerged as a favoured destination for Japanese majors to invest in the state, given the proximity of the state`s national capital region (NCR) belt to the country`s capital New Delhi.

IANS