On the joyous occasion of Holi, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens," the President said in his message.

"Holi, which marks the onset of spring, is celebrated throughout the country by everyone, irrespective of class, creed or origin and symbolises the unity in diversity of our nation," Ansari said in his message.

"May this festival of colours promote oneness and harmony as well as bring happiness, good health and prosperity to all. Let us use this spring festival to spread the fame and fragrance of our composite culture far and wide," he added.

In a tweet, Modi said, "Happy Holi to everyone. May this festival of colours fill your lives with lots of joy."Holi will be celebrated on Friday.

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