Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (File Photo/ANI)
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (File Photo/ANI)

Om Birla extends Holi greetings, urges people to take utmost caution amid COVID-19

ANI | Updated: Mar 28, 2021 20:46 IST


New Delhi [India], March 28 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla On Sunday greeted people on the occasion of Holi and wished for everyone's happiness, prosperity, peace, and joy.
According to a release, Birla said, "Holi is an auspicious festival of our multi-colored cultural heritage. Our culture has a special characteristic that here festivals have not only a religious perspective but also have a social perspective as well. This is the reason that Holi is celebrated in our country in a harmonious and joyful atmosphere cutting across religion, sect, language, region and caste boundaries."

In view of COVID-19, Birla said people should take utmost caution and care. "While celebrating, we should take care of our health as well as the health and safety of others. I wish all health and prosperity on this occasion. I pray to the Almighty that may this festival bring happiness, prosperity, peace, and joy in everyone's life," he said.
Om Birla greets people on Holi
The Lok Sabha Speaker also extended his greeting on Twitter, "Greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Holika Dahan symbolising the victory of good over evil. May this festival inspire us to eliminate social evils and usher in new hopes and joy in our lives."
Holi will be celebrated on March 29. However, public celebrations in most states across the country have been prohibited amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. (ANI)

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