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Holi: PM Modi Greets People, Celebrations Remain Subdued Amid Coronavirus Scare

Holi: PM Modi Greets People, Celebrations Remain Subdued Amid Coronavirus Scare

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 10 Mar 2020, 01:57:25 PM
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Holi: PM Modi Greets People, Celebrations Remain Subdued Amid Coronavirus Scare (Photo Credit: IANS)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu greeted people on the occasion of Holi on Tuesday, saying let the festival break barriers that divide people. "Many congratulations to all of you on Holi, a festival of colour and joy. May this festival bring happiness in the lives of all the countrymen," Prime Minister Modi tweeted in Hindi. Earlier, PM Modi had cancelled Holi events amidst coronavirus outbreak. The decision was taken after recommendations from experts. "This festival break the barriers that divide us and unite us in the quest for shared prosperity, peace, progress, harmony, and joy," the vice president said.

Meanwhile, Holi celebrations in the national capital region will be subdued this time as a majority of Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) have cancelled their Holi Milan programmes due to the coronavirus crisis. Earlier, the apex body of RWAs in Delhi had issued an advisory against holding "public engagements" or "Holi Milan" programmes.

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First Published : 10 Mar 2020, 09:33:50 AM