KATHMANDU, March 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished happiness, peace and prosperity to all the brothers and sisters living at home and abroad on the auspicious occasion of the great festival of Nepalis, Phagu Purnima or Holi.
In a message today, President Bhandari has said unity among diversity has become the identity and strength of us Nepalis and that it will contribute to further strengthening national unity by enhancing mutual love, harmony and tolerance among all Nepalis. "The uniqueness of our culture can be preserved only by integrating history, civilization and mythology associated with each festival. May the Holi festival inspire all of us to build a just society, ”the President said in the message.
In a similar message, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has expressed confidence that this year's Holi festival would further spread social harmony and strengthen national unity.
Extending best wishes for happiness, peace, harmony, prosperity and continuous progress to all Nepali brothers and sisters on the occasion of Phagu Purnima and Holi, the Vice President also expressed confidence that the Holi Festival 2078 BS would inspire all to hold the local elections as a celebration.
In a separate message, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba wished happiness, peace and prosperity to all Nepali brothers and sisters living at home and abroad on the occasion of Phagu Purnima or Holi festival.
In a message today, Prime Minister Deuba described Nepali society as ethnically, linguistically and culturally diverse like the various colors played in the Holi festival. He has also urged the people to observe the Holi festival in a dignified manner while adhering to the health protocol as the infection of COVID-19 has not been completely controlled yet.
Prime Minister Deuba has also expressed the belief that the Holi festival would inspire all to build a just and civilized society by eradicating various kinds of anomalies and irregularities existing in the society.