Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated in city today. India being a country with diverse culture and religion, Holi is celebrated by all, irrespective of caste and creed.

Prior to the celebrations, people go shopping for colours and pichkaris (colour spraying guns) and often celebrate it donning white clothes. Traditionally, Holi is celebrated using green, saffron, red and magenta colours. This apart other colours are also used while celebrating Holi. Sweets are distributed among friends and family as part of the celebration rituals.

Students of a few colleges in city and youngsters celebrated Holi with much joy and fervour. They were seen smearing colours to each other and expressing their joy. Students were seen celebrating Holi in Yuvaraja's, Maharaja's, Maharani's and Marimallappa Colleges. This apart, youths at residential areas were also seen celebrating Holi with their friends by throwing colours. In some cases even eggs were thrown at each other which is normal during Holi celebrations.

While these were the scenes at colleges and residential areas, some of the kindergartens in the city had also organised Holi celebrations for the tiny tots. The teachers were seen monitoring the children while they played with colours. No harmful colours were given to children.

Police had deployed security at a few colleges to prevent untoward incidents. PCR vans too were deployed at various points to keep a watch on the revellers.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore