President APJ Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi, saying the festival of colours should help strengthen fraternal bonds among the people.
Kalam said: "The festival of colours highlights the multi-religious harmony that has existed in our country for centuries and the spirit of tolerance that has been the essence of our culture and civilization."
"May this year's festival strengthen fraternal bonds amongst our people and bring peace and prosperity to our nation."
Manmohan Singh too extended his wishes and said: "The festival of colours not only spreads cheer in our lives but also goes a long way to strengthen bonds amongst the people."
The prime minister expressed hope that the change of season would usher in new hope for a brighter future and a new resolve to forge ahead as a nation.
Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated on Sunday across the country.