Pakistani cabinet minister congratulated the Hindu community for Holi


Holi celebrations at PNCA mark an event teeming with inter-faith harmony

The festival of Holi was celebrated at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Tuesday evening.

The event was organised by Ministry for Religious Affair, while Federal Minister for Religious Affair Sardar Mohammad Yousaf was the chief guest on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister congratulated the Hindu community for Holi and emphasised on interfaith harmony among all religions and faiths, assuring government’s full cooperation to celebrate all their religious festival with freedom.

Bhajjan, Arti and different dances on Hindu songs were performed by performing arts groups.

An official from ministry said that Holi welcomes the spring season with all its traditions by Hindu community in different parts of the world including Pakistan.

The festival of colours is celebrated in the areas of Hindu majority while in Pakistan, the Hindu minority also celebrate this with play of colours in their communities and also burn logs of wood to symbolise victory of good over evil and observe Holi Pooja.

The festival brings spring after winter with bright yellow mustard fields, blazing orange colour in the air and other vibrant hues to display the blooming treasures of nature.

The members of Hindu community throw colours blended in water, powdered colours and splash colour filled balloons to fill the atmosphere with the joy of festivity while it is also the first major festival of Hindus in the year.

The festival is celebrated after the full moon in March each year and the day before Holi is Holika which commemorates the victory of good over evil. The festival of colours rejuvenates the spirit of fun, freedom, love, respect and happiness to blend myths with religion for promoting harmony.

Source: Pakistan Today