Despite COVID-19 fear, Holi celebrated with exuberance in Dimapur

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/10/2020 10:42:24 PM IST

Holi, the festival of colour that signifies victory of superior over immoral was celebrated by the Hindu community across the state with great jubilation on March 10.

Dimapur city: Despite the fear of COVID-19, the festival of colour was celebrated Tuesday, in and around Dimapur. 

However unlike other years when revellers pour onto the streets playing with colors, this year’s celebration showed lesser number of people participating in the festival, although it was marked as a national public holiday.

Revellers in Dimapur shook off their fears and kicked off the festival a bit early by avoiding mass gathering. 

As is evident, physical touch is a leading cause of the coronavirus spread and Holi involves a lot of it, right from applying colours to greeting each other with hugs, one cannot get away from Holi celebrations without coming in close contact with others. Furthermore, the festival is mostly celebrated in large gathering which increases the risk factor of virus transmission.

It may also be mentioned that at present in Nagaland so far, no samples have been sent for testing from the state. And that the state has been put in place with all preparedness and control measures as per the directive/guidelines and standard operating protocols of the ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (Staff Reporter)

CHYN Chümoukedima: Holi was celebrated at Chümoukedima by Chümoukedima Hindu Yuva, Nagaland (CHYN), youth wing of Chumoukedima Hindu Society. Hundreds of youth and seniors celebrated together with full enthusiasm. Chumoukedima Hindu Society also extended Holi greetings to all Hindu citizens of Nagaland and neighbouring areas.

WCD: Hindu residents of Westyard Colony Dimapur (WCD), young and old also joined in the Holi festival with fervour, welcoming the arrival of spring the season of hope and joy on March 10. 

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