President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among a galaxy of leaders who greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi on Thursday.

President Kovind took to Twitter to greet both Indians in the country and abroad on the occasion while wishing for peace in everyone’s lives.

“Greetings and best wishes to fellow citizens in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Holi,” tweeted the President.

“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,” the President added.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Best wishes to the people of India on the auspicious occasion of Holi. May this festival of joy and merriment deepen the colours of our unity and goodwill.”


In his greetings, vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu tweeted that Holi was a celebration of the victory of good over evil and a festival that expresses joy, camaraderie and conviviality.

“Holi is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. It is a festival that expresses joy, camaraderie and conviviality. May this festival bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives,” read his tweet.


In his message, Congress president Rahul Gandhi wished for happiness in the lives of the people.

“Best wishes to you all from me and the Congress people. I pray to God that this festival brings colours to your life,” he wrote.


While wishing the people on the occasion, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she will not participate in the festival in the memory of the CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack.

“Heartiest #Holi greetings to all. May your life be filled with colours of joy & happiness. Your enjoyment should not bring sorrow to someone else,” wrote the Trinamool Congress chief.


“In memory of slain jawans in #PulwamaAttack & other brave martyrs, I have decided not to participate in Holi festivities this year,” she added.