President, Vice President greet nation on Holi

New Delhi, Mar 26 : President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi, to be celebrated on Wednesday.

In his message, Mukherjee said: "On the joyous occasion of Holi, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen. This festival which marks the advent of spring, is a harbinger of joy, hope and fulfillment for all. The myriad colours of Holi are a reflection of our diversity and multi-cultural heritage."

"May this festival of colours strengthen faith in our cherished national values, and promote oneness, harmony and the good of all," he said.

Ansari said that Holi reinforces the message of India's unity in diversity and of equality of all human beings.

In his message, the VP said: "I extend my greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the joyous occasion of Holi, the festival of colours. Holi, which is celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm throughout the country, reinforces the message of our unity in diversity and of equality of all human beings."

"May the festival bring peace, prosperity and happiness for all," he said.

--IBNS (Posted on 26-03-2013)

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