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|A Pakistani Hindu child plays during the celebration of Holi, the festival of colors, in Lahore, eastern Pakistan, on March 8, 2012. (Xinhua/Sajjad)|
Ammar Shahbazi | the news dot com pak
Friday, March 09, 2012 | Karachi:
With splashes of dazzling glitters or ‘discos’ as its more commonly known, mixed with the vibrant colours and boisterous greetings of ‘Happy Holi’ and ‘Holi Mubarak’, the Hindu community across the city celebrated the festival of colours with great zeal on Thursday.
Men and women of all ages gathered at various temples and community centres to commemorate the occasion with friends, families and neighbours. Read details here….
HYDERABAD: Tribune Pak correspondence | March 9, 2012:
The Hindu community of Hyderabad celebrated Holi on Thursday.
Thousands gathered at the Acme Water Park to revel in the religious festival of painting people in powdered and watery colours.
“It’s an exhilarating experience,” exclaimed Dr Harichand Lal of the Hyderabad Hindu Panchayat, who organised the event with a monetary contribution from his community. He said many Hindu families from different parts of the province had come.
Although the event was celebrated at several different places in the city the Panchayat put up the biggest show of the day at the park. Small groups of young men roamed around in bikes and on foot, however, the main celebrations were restricted to their places of worship. Dr Lal said the Panchayat has been organising Holi regularly but the turnout was greater than any time before. Read details…..
Every year the Hindus in Pakistan celebrate Holi. This year was no exception. On Thursday, as I made my way deep into the neighbourhood behind the train station at Drigh colony, I could hear music blaring from speakers. Once I reached the narrow lane, I saw people of all ages. Initially I hadn’t planned on taking part myself, as I had just planned to document it, but once I got my shots, I ended up joining in on the fun. It was heart-warming to see how hospitable the people there were to an outsider. PHOTOS COURTESY: HUMAYUN MEMON /18% GREY
ISLAMABAD |9th March, 2012 |Pakistan Today Correspondent – Adviser to Prime Minister for National Harmony Dr Paul Bhatti here on Thursday felicitated the Hindu community on their festival of colours – Holi that welcomes spring.
“Holi brings joy, festivity, freedom, love, respect and happiness for all sections of the society and promotes celebration among all communities,” he added.
The democratic government celebrates all the major festivals of minorities officially throughout the year to follow the true ethical values, Dr. Paul Bhatti said, adding “On this occasion, government stands committed to ensure equal rights for all minority communities as enshrined in Constitution of Pakistan.”
Holi is celebrated in the areas of Hindu Majority while in Pakistan the Hindu minority also celebrates this with play of colours in their communities and also burn logs of wood to symbolize victory of good over evil and observe Holi Pooja. Read details…..
08-Mar-2012, 08:16 PM | SADAK KA SACH 24X7
The festival of colours known to be Holi is being celebrated by the Hindu community in Pakistan. Everyone was happy and enjoyed it enthusiastically. According to sources, Holi is all about the arrival of spring and is celebrated at the end of winter on the last full moon day of the lunar month by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and others.
How does the Hindu community celebrate Holi? Have you ever been part of their celebrations? Hw do they feel living here and enjoying this day?
Holi Hai! is dedicated to our Pakistani brothers-HINDU EXISTENCE.
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