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Boards on, but still Holi hai

Schoolchildren who are appearing for board exmas didn?t give a miss to the festival of colours they were also drenched in its spirit.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2006 12:59 IST

With Holi marking the arrival of spring, the whole city seems to be drenched in its spirit. Schoolchildren didn’t give a miss to the festival of colours. After their exam got over, they smeared each others’ faces with different hues. But the light showers in the city didn’t work like a prelude to the colourful day.

With temperatures dipping due to the rains, most people may just miss out on the festivities. Most students, appearing for their board exams, intend to stay indoors to prepare for their next exam. Vidit, who is taking his board exams this year, fears he may fall ill if he plays Holi.

Megha feels sad that she will miss the excitement and fun she has had every year. “With my accounts exam lined up next, I will be busy making balancesheets instead of having a blast with friends,” she says in a poignant tone. Of course, there are those who do not wish to spoil their festive mood come what may.

Nitin, a Class XII student, is all set to play Holi this year too. Most children are stocked on their pichkaris priced between Rs 40 to Rs 4,000. But most parents still vouch for the plastic pichkaris over their metallic versions.

“I prefer plastic material rather than those obsolete metal stuff that can cause harm as kids tend to be careless on this day,” says Mohini Dua, mother of a six-year-old. Plastic or metal, stock up on the pichkaris and remember to play safe.