New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil,
Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on Wednesday greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Holi.
"Holi is a festival of colours that heralds joy, hope and
fulfilment in our lives," Patil said in her message.
"Like the colours of a rainbow, that are different yet
together they reflect beauty, may this festival bring together
all the colours of India`s diversity in a rainbow of unity,"
Observing that the festival marks the onset of spring,
Ansari, in a statement, said, "I extend my hearty greetings
and good wishes to the citizens of our country on the
auspicious occasion of Holi, the festival of colours."
"May this colourful festival bring peace and happiness
and promote national integration," the Vice-President said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his message said the
"festival of colours" is a part of the country`s rich and
diverse cultural heritage and is associated with the
celebration of brotherhood and harmony.
"Let the spontaneity and liveliness of this spring
festival yet again affirm togetherness of our multi-cultural
nation," Singh said.