FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Silchar, March 13: Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated across Barak Valley with enthusiasm and euphoria today. People from all age groups, especially teegers, were seen involved in merry making. Despite the interplay of the sun and cloud, Holi enthusiasts enjoyed the festival to the fullest. They were applying various types of powdered colours on each other. The colour of the air soon changed to pink, making the sky appear coloured. The festival, which is generally regarded as one of the biggest festivals of the Hindus, was celebrated with great fanfare across the Valley. The night before Holi, huge bonfires are lit which symbolizes the destruction of evil.
The festive ambience of the day makes one forget grudges, animosity and rancour. Since early morning, the valley was already agog with the various tunes of Holi songs. People rejoice in the onset of spring. It should be mentioned here that the office of the District Magistrate, Cachar and the district administration of Cachar have strictly already notified that no one will be allowed to use harmful and chemical colours as well as other offensive substances in public places during Dol Jatra and Holi festival. Such activity is likely to cause breach of peace and public tranquility as well as injury and annoyance to the public.
Cachar DC S Viswathan has been conferred upon the powers to prohibit usage of such colours throughout Cachar district. Today was also declared as a local holiday in Cachar district.