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Holi wishes LIVE UPDATES: President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi wish nation on the occasion

Holi wishes LIVE UPDATES: On the occasion of the festival of colours, a string of leaders have greeted the nation. President Ram Nath Kovind said Holi is a celebration of harmony in our society, while PM Modi wished everyone a Happy Holi!

Holi celebration wishes live updates Holi wishes LIVE UPDATES: The festival of colours is being celebrated with great fervour across India today (Express Photo/Amit Mehra)

Holi, the festival of colours, is being celebrated with great fervour across India today. A festival, which celebrates the victory of good over evil, also marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring. The two-day festival, which commenced in many parts of the country yesterday, is celebrated by smearing one another with coloured powder. Holi is also celebrated as thanksgiving for a good harvest.

A string of leaders greeted the nation on the occasion, including President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi. Taking to Twitter, the President wished everyone on the auspicious occasion and said Holi is a celebration of harmony in our society, while PM Modi wished everyone a happy Holi.

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  1. 1:08PM
    02 Mar, 18
    Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan extends greetings
  2. 1:04PM
    02 Mar, 18

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee extended Holi wishes 

  3. 12:04PM
    02 Mar, 18

    The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), in an attempt to ensure minimal water wastage this Dhuleti, will not be supplying extra water to societies on Friday. Authorities also stated that they will keep a close watch on the private tankers and monitor water wastage by the private societies.

  4. 11:21AM
    02 Mar, 18

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister celebrated Holi at his residence

  5. 10:49AM
    02 Mar, 18

    Smriti Irani also extended greeting on Holi. Here's what she tweeted

  6. 10:22AM
    02 Mar, 18
    Union minister Rajnath Singh celebrates Holi at his residence

  7. 9:52AM
    02 Mar, 18

    Holi might be widely celebrated as the festival of colours nationwide, but for many women, it is a nightmare turned into reality every year. Reacting to the increasing hooliganism, actor Ayushmann Khurrana tweeted " ‘Bura na maano holi hai’ is overused and misused"

  8. 9:38AM
    02 Mar, 18

    Former chief minister of Karnataka  B. S. Yeddyurappa greets Happy Holi on twitter

  9. 9:26AM
    02 Mar, 18

    Beware of people changing colours, tweets Virender Sehwag

  10. 9:16AM
    02 Mar, 18

    Emphasising the importance of colours, Gujarat chief ministers Vijat Rupani expressed Holi wishes on Twitter.

  11. 8:39AM
    02 Mar, 18

    May this festival paint our lives with the bright hues of peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness, tweets Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

  12. 8:07AM
    02 Mar, 18

    Here's what Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on the occasion of Holi: "My Nani is 93. She’s the kindest soul ever. This Holi weekend, I’m going to surprise her! I can’t wait to give her a hug..."

  13. 8:06AM
    02 Mar, 18
    Holi celebrates harmony in society: President

    Wishing everyone a happy Holi, President Ram Nath Kovind says the festival celebrates harmony in our society. "May it bring peace, joy and prosperity to everyone's lives," he adds.

  14. 8:04AM
    02 Mar, 18

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the nation on the occasion of Holi. Here's what he says on Twitter.

  15. 8:03AM
    02 Mar, 18
    Happy Holi!

    Happy Holi! While the country wakes up to a colourful morning, filled with laughter, singing and delicious food, here are wishes and reactions coming in from across India. Follow for the latest news and updates!