GUWAHATI, March 8 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have greeted the people of the State on the occasion of Holi and urged everyone to celebrate the festival with adequate precautions in view of coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement issued today, Prof Mukhi said, �I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Assam in particular and the country in general on the auspicious occasion of Holi � the festival of colours. May this festival bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives.�
He also said the colours of Holi reflect the State�s diversity and multi-cultural heritage. �I hope the festival becomes a harbinger of joy, happiness and merriment for all cutting across religions, castes, creeds and ethnicities. I also hope that the colours of Holi help everybody to overcome seasonal ailments and lead people to become healthy and wealthy. I at the same time request the people to celebrate the festival carefully especially in the wake of reported spread of corona virus,� the Governor added.
Chief Minister Sonowal, in a statement, said that the celebration of Holi would strengthen the bond of brotherhood, friendship and harmony. He also said that the festival would enrich the cultural and ethnic life of Assam besides ushering in peace and prosperity in our society.