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City youth celebrate Holi with gusto

Riot of colour: Students from a college celebrate Holi in the city on Friday.

Riot of colour: Students from a college celebrate Holi in the city on Friday.  

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Transcend cultural boundaries by pouring out colours of joy on each other

Holi, which is not a traditional festival here, has now become popular among youngsters in the city. Students in various colleges were seen having fun throwing colours at each other.

School students were also seen celebrating as they poured out colours of joy on each other while coming out of classes.

The city, with a sizeable North Indian population, is now celebrating Holi with much fervour.

Some of the Hindi and Gujarati speaking residents of the city who have been here for generations celebrated the festival in temples they had built over the years. The Agarwal Samaj celebrated the festival on Friday in traditional style and gathered in the evening for a Holi dinner for the 100-odd families in the Samaj.

The Gujarati Samaj will celebrate the festival on Saturday at Krishna Temple, near Haji Isa School.

There are about 600 families in the community.

Malpuas and gujiyas are the regular, traditional sweets for the festival.

A good number of North-Indian community members also gather at the Siva Temple near Udaya Colony in Gandhi Nagar to celebrate the festival. Holi gathering in the temple is slated for Sunday.

Several functions have been organised by various associations in connection with Holi over the weekend.

The Naval Base is yet another place where most families gather without the tag of North Indians to celebrate the festival with gaiety.

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