Hundreds of of Indians have gathered at Arya Samaj to celebrate Holi – the festival of colours – amid a sharp dip in Covid-19 cases in the country.
Holi marks the last full-moon day of the lunar month. It’s a time of great cheer and fun as people smear bright colours on each other. It also symbolises new beginnings.
The day is marked with sumptuous feasts and dancing.
Some people also shower each other with flower petals as their bright colours mark the advent of spring.
Sponsored by Plascon, the event was graced by the Prime minister of Uganda Honourable Proscovia Nabajja who toured the stalls and shared pleasantries with attendees.
The Managing Director Plascon MD Santosh Gumte wished the attendees Happy Holi celebrations on
behalf of the entire team at Kansai Plascon Uganda. He congratulated everyone for reaching this joyful day and for celebrating the important festival.
“Plascon and our parent company, Kansai paint, is established on key principles and values which include respect, integrity, and customer focus. It is on this basis that we join our customers and consumers to recognise and celebrate with them cultural and religious holidays such as this. This festival is about celebrating our culture, faith, food, identity and above all, the abundance of colour in everything around us. The mix of colours is energetic, and this is a good time to look forward to the good that 2022 has to offer and celebrate together. Today we also celebrate all the efforts towards improving the livelihoods of people in our communities especially the vulnerable. I am proud to know that the Rajasthani association is providing support to some vulnerable children. We will also be joining this cause by providing a gift hamper to every child in this group,” he remarked.
The event saw performances from multi percussionist Apoorv Signh, DJ Pulse Amarjeet, saxophonist Jomo, Dhol player Pamider Singh and Bollywood singer Nandani Dab.