GUWAHATI, March 10 - Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated across the State on Tuesday but the enthusiasm among the people was low due to the fear of the deadly coronavirus.
The festival has always been celebrated in a big way across the country amid great joy and togetherness. But this time only a few people have come out on the streets to celebrate the festival, and the impact of the coronavirus scare was evident in the celebration in the city, too. Only a handful of revellers were seen dancing and playing Holi to popular Bollywood songs in the Fancy Bazar area on Tuesday. Many people, though, preferred to visit temples and shrines of the city on the occasion.
The growing fear of the coronavirus hit the Holi market as well, with the sale of colours and other paraphernalia seeing a visible slump in the city. Only 40 per cent of the stocks were sold as compared to last year in the Fancy Bazar area, a section of traders revealed.
Meanwhile, a three-day Doulutsav celebration organised by the Jagoron Bahumukhi Unnayan Samiti of Pandu ended today at the Pandu temple ghat.