India celebrates Holi, President, PM greets people

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Partly cloudy sky will greet Holi revellers on Wednesday, light rain possible.

There is some cause to cheer for those planning to hit the outdoors with colours and waterguns. The maximum high temperature will be slightly lower than the average for this time of the year and there is a possibility of light rain, the weatherman said.

Similar to Tuesday, the temperature will remain around 30 degree Celsius. The minimum is expected to be about 17 degree Celsius.

On Tuesday, the maximum temperature recorded was 29.3 degree Celsius, 3 degrees below normal. The minimum stood at 16.7 degree Celsius, 1 degree above normal.

President Pranab Mukherjee greets Nation

President Pranab Mukherjee today greeted the people on Holi and expressed hope that the festival of colours will strengthen faith in national values and promote oneness and harmony.

"On the joyous occasion of Holi, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen. This festival which marks the advent of spring, is a harbinger of joy, hope and fulfilment for all.

"The myriad colours of Holi are a reflection of our diversity and multi-cultural heritage. May this festival of colours strengthen faith in our cherished national values and promote oneness, harmony and the good of all," the President said in a statement from Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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