Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Holi.

Prime Minister Modi took to his Twitter handle to wish the countrymen. “Many congratulations to all of you on Holi, a festival of colour and joy. May this festival bring happiness in the lives of all the countrymen,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted in Hindi.

Last week, Prime Minister had announced that he would not participate in any Holi events amidst coronavirus crisis.

The Prime Minister took the decision after recommendations from experts, who have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Hence, this year I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme,” he tweeted.

Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan also urged people to avoid mass gatherings, stating that the Prime Minister’s decision not to celebrate Holi carries a big message amidst coronavirus threat.

With six fresh cases of Covid-19 reported on Monday, 45 cases have been reported positive so far for the viral infection.

People across the country are celebrating the festival of colour with zeal and enthusiasm.

Holi is an ancient Hindu festival, which signifies the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated as a day of spreading joy and love.