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Holi is being celebrated across the country today; Railways running 196 special trains to clear extra rush of passengers
New Delhi March 08:-
Holi, also known as the festival of colours, is being celebrated throughout the country today. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and marks the onset of Spring season.

On this day, people smear each other with natural colours, exchange greetings and savour sweets on the occasion. Revellers hit the streets, dancing to the popular songs as children splash colour balloons to celebrate the festival.

President Droupadi Murmu has greeted the nation on Holi. In a message, she called Holi a festival of affection and brotherhood and said that it symbolizes the vibrant colors and harmony of the country's diverse society. President Murmu also wished that this festival of colors would bring happiness, prosperity and new energy in everyone's life.

Extending his wishes on the occasion, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar said that the Holi is a celebration of life and the triumph of good over evil. He added that the vibrant colours of Holi remind the richness of the country's culture and the diversity of its people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his greetings on the occasion of Holi today. In a tweet, Mr Modi wished that the colors of joy and enthusiasm would always shower in everyone's life.

On the occasion of Holi, the Indian Railways is running 491 trips of 196 special trains for the convenience of rail travelers and to clear extra rush of passengers.

These trains are connecting major destinations across the country on railway routes including Delhi- Patna, Gorakhpur- Mumbai, Guwahati- Ranchi, New Delhi- Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Jaipur- Bandra Terminus and Pune- Danapur.

Additional Railway Protection Force personnel have been deployed at major stations to ensure security of passengers.
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