Holi, Known widely as the Festival of Colour is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. It takes place over two days, and is a celebration of fertility, colour, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil.
People take part in Holi all around the world, but it is celebrated the most in parts of India and Nepal.
Like in other parts of the world Hindu community of Pakistan (especially in Sindh) is celebrating the religious and colourful festival of Holi with traditional fervour.
To celebrate the festival, a special prayer and Holi procession are being held in temples across the province.
Talking to local News agency on Wednesday, a member of the Hindu Panchayet Association, M Parkash, said that the provincial government had provided maximum facilities to all minorities, adding that it also planned to restore almost all the religious sites in the country.
Liaquat Medical University of Medical & Health Sciences Vice Chancellor Professor Bikha Ram Devrajani said that the Hindu community played a vital role in the prosperity of Pakistan.
A devotee, Shanti Maheshwari, who has been visiting the Shri Lakshmi Narayan temple every year since her childhood, said that “they feel happy to celebrate Holi freely in Pakistan and never felt like a minority in the country”.
Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari greets to Hindu community on the eve of Holi festival.
Today, I have participated in the #Holi Festival. Every year, I try to participate in the festivals of minority communities so we could build that progressive Pakistan where every Pakistani whether Muslims or Non-Muslims have equal rights: @BBhuttoZardari pic.twitter.com/QrQnRau1FG
— PPP (@MediaCellPPP) March 1, 2018
Leaders of various political parties also wised the Hindu community on their religious festival.
Heartiest greetings to the Hindu community on the festive occasion of Holi… Wishing you peace, happiness & prosperity!
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) March 1, 2018
Wishing our Hindu community a very happy and peaceful Holi, the festival of colours.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 28, 2018