KATHMANDU, March 1: The Holi festival, which is also known as the festival of colors, has been celebrated at Basantapur area in the capital with much fanfare.
Revellers, young and old alike are celebrating the festival by smearing colorful powders on each other's faces. The Holi festival is being celebrated especially at Basantapur and Thamel areas of the Kathmandu Valley. Tourists are also participating in the festival.
SSP Bishow Raj Pokharel, chief of the Metropolitan Police Range Office, said that the people are celebrating the Holi festival in a peaceful manner. He said that a large number of police personnel have been deployed at different places of Kathmandu to prevent any untoward incidents.