Holi being celebrated in hilly areas

Kathmandu, March 24

Holi, the festival of goodwill and harmony, is celebrated today in the hilly parts of the country. The festival is being celebrated in the Tarai tomorrow. During the festival relatives and friends gather and play with colours and water. It is also called Phagu Poornima. During this festival, people throw colourful powders and water at each other while dancing and singing.

People of all ages, elderly, youth and children participate in the festival. Holi festival is believed to be a celebration of the victory of truth and the destruction of falsehood. Dhirendra Premarshi, an expert on the cultures of Nepal, said that the Holi festival has contributed to minimising inequality and discrimination in the society.

Meanwhile, the District Police Range Kathmandu has said that the security apparatus has been strengthened to avoid unwanted incidents during the Holi festival. Around 400 police personnel have been deployed for security in the valley alone, Senior Superintendent of Police Dineshraj Mainali of Kathmandu Valley Police Office.

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