Today, March 21, the whole world is celebrating Holi, also known as the festival of colours. Holi is not only popular in India but across the globe. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and preparing a special sweet called 'Gujiya' to eat and share with loved ones. On this special occasion, many politicals have extended their wishes including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Arun Jaitley, Sachin Pilot and many others.

PM Narendra Modi in a tweet said, "Greetings to all the citizens of the Holy Festival of Holi. This festival of joy and Gaiety will further strengthen the colour of our unity and goodwill." Holi 2019: Why Is Holi Celebrated? Mythological Stories Behind the Festival of Colours.

Rahul Gandhi while greeting people in a Twitter post said, "My greetings to you and your family on the auspicious occasion of Holi. This festival of Holi will make your life shine in the colour of happiness." Hola Mohalla 2019: All About the Festival Celebrated After Holi that Showcases Military Skills of Sikh Warriors.

"On the auspicious occasion of Holi, I convey my greetings to everyone. Holi, the festival of colours, renews every year the message of victory of good over evil. On this Holi, let us rededicate ourselves to make the nation stronger and people happier. I wish you a very happy and prosperous Holi," said Arun Jaitley.

Amit Shah also shared Holi greetings:

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan extended his greeting to the Hindu community on the occasion of Holi. "Wishing our Hindu community a very happy and peaceful Holi, the festival of colours," Khan said in a tweet.

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