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Students, Teachers Unite In Festival

Students and teachers of Jai Narayan College in Suva celebrated Holi, the festival of colour yesterday. They took part in Chautal which are Holi songs sung in groups, and also
06 Mar 2015 10:13
Students, Teachers Unite In Festival
Jai Narayan College students perform a Bollywood item during Holi Festival celebration at the school yesterday. Photo: Ranjana Singh

Students and teachers of Jai Narayan College in Suva celebrated Holi, the festival of colour yesterday.

They took part in Chautal which are Holi songs sung in groups, and also dances for the occasion.

College principal Naveen Raaj said, “Anybody can be part of this festival and we encourage more participation from our brothers and sisters”.

“Holi is not only meant for Hindus.”

Mr Raaj spoke of the importance of this festival as a festival of love and the cleansing of evil.

“It’s a moment to bring awareness of moral values. It’s a bit of fun, but we want to get the participation of all students.

“The importance of Holi is of unity and bringing people together.

“The significance of colour red means purity, green for vitality, blue for calm and sedateness and yellow depict pious (devotely religious) feeling,” he said.

History says Holi signifies the miraculous escape of Prahlad, a great devotee of Vishnu, accomplished when the Demoness Holika carried him into a fire.

As a result of his great devotion and belief in Vishnu, Prahlad escaped unscathed. Holi celebrations begin on February 28 with a bonfire while the main celebrations is when Hindus throw coloured powder and coloured water on each other.

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