Silchar: Despite a heavy downpour here, the festival of colours was celebrated on Friday with full of enthusiasm, fun and frolic. People were seen on the road sprinkling brightly coloured powder at each other and pleasantries to mark the festival. The Holi festivity gripped the people of the town. People celebrated the festival of color with pomp and gaiety. People of all ages drenched in different colours danced to loud music. Youngsters soaked in blue, green, pink, red, yellow among others were seen roaming on the streets with the bags full of coloured powder.
In order to mark the arrival of spring, different organizations on Thursday held Basant Utsav i.e. spring festival. Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated across Silchar with enthusiasm and euphoria. 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. 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 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.
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