A day before Holi, residents’ bodies of many sectors across Noida organised various functions and began celebrating the festival of colours early.
The Federation of Noida residents’ welfare associations (FONRWA) too held a ‘Holi Milan’ at its office in Sector 52 on Sunday. The function was attended by over a 100 members of various residents’ welfare associations in Noida.
Newly-elected BJP candidate from Noida assembly, Pankaj Singh, Union minister and Gautam Budh Nagar MP Dr Mahesh Sharma, district magistrate NP Singh and chief development officer ML Gupta also visited the FONRWA event as special guests.
Pankaj Singh was welcomed by FONRWA representatives and felicitated for his victory. Later, he addressed the gathering and expressed gratitude for people’s support. He told residents that long-pending issues related to development would be among his top priorities.
“I am honoured for the massive support from every corner in Noida and will always try to mitigate the sufferings of the people here. People have reposed faith in me and I will work for them as a common man,” he said.
On his part, Dr Sharma also thanked those who had come to the Holi Milan for the victory of BJP candidates in Gautam Budh Nagar district. The function lasted for three hours during which children also presented some cultural performances.
A Holi Milan was also held at Dr Sharma’s Kailash Hospital in Greater Noida, where people gathered on Sunday evening to celebrate. The attendees, especially youngsters, applied colour on each other and splashed others with coloured water.
Meanwhile, markets around Atta and in various sectors had a large number of visitors, especially children who purchased balloons, colours and pichkari (water cannons) to celebrate the festival. Residents were also seen purchasing snacks, particularly gujia, in various markets.