People across the country celebrated the festival of colours, Holi, with lots of enthusiasm and zeal. Children were seen sprinkling coloured water with Pichkari (water gun) at their friends, while their parents celebrated Holi by applying Gulal to each other.
The streets were drenched in multiple colours today as people enjoyed the festival of colours with full enthusiasm and without the COVID restrictions like in previous years.
During the Holi celebrations in Delhi, foreigners were seen joining in with locals as they applied Gulal at each other and danced to Bollywood songs.
#WATCH | Delhi: Foreign nationals, along with locals, celebrate the festival of #Holi in Paharganj. pic.twitter.com/Bct8ngRiNO— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2023
In Kolkata, people flocked to the prominent Shree Siddhivinayak Devasthanam temple and played Holi with each other. They were seen dancing on religious songs.
#WATCH | West Bengal: People celebrate #Holi with flowers and 'gulaal' at Shree Siddhivinayak Devasthanam in Kolkata. pic.twitter.com/xMC3DucjXv— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2023
The festival was also celebrated by politicians, including Bihar's Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister, Tej Pratap Yadav, who celebrated Holi at his residence in Patna.
Tej Pratap Yadav was seen celebrating the traditional Lathmaar Holi.
#WATCH | Bihar Minister Tej Pratap Yadav celebrates the traditional Lathmaar #Holi at his official residence in Patna. pic.twitter.com/E9kQH3PIs2— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2023
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel participated in Holi celebrations at his official residence in Bhilai.
#WATCH | Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel participates in #Holi celebrations at Bhilai-3 CM residence. pic.twitter.com/ozugUbEnQA— ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) March 8, 2023
Jawans of BSF 176 battalion celebrated the festival of colours at Fulbari on the India-Bangladesh border.
#WATCH | West Bengal: Jawans of BSF 176 battalion celebrate #Holi at Fulbari on the India-Bangladesh border. pic.twitter.com/6niM2f6hrD— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2023
Away from their homes and families, CRPF personnel celebrated Holi with each other in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.
#WATCH | J&K: CRPF personnel celebrate #Holi in Pulwama, away from their home and family. pic.twitter.com/5DDKEvNf0q— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2023
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan sang 'phaag' and celebrated the festival at his residence in Bhopal.
#WATCH | Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan sings 'phaag' and celebrates the festival of #Holi at his residence in Bhopal. pic.twitter.com/SNrqzFLN4R— ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) March 8, 2023
Holi is a Hindu festival which is considered as the victory of good over evil.