Coloured up: Muslims and Christians join Holi celebrations

Pakistan Hindu Seva Welfare Trust president was happy to see the way the celebrations had transcended religion.


People from all walks of life - irrespective of caste, colour or creed - joined the Hindu community to celebrate the colourful festival of Holi at the Lakshmi Narayan Temple on Sunday. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI:


Screams of joy and laughter echoed through the Lakshmi Narayan Temple as the colours of Holi consumed those within.


Pakistan Hindu Seva Welfare Trust president Sanjesh Sunny Dhanja was happy to see the way the celebrations had transcended religion and had become an event for the whole community. "We made it very clear that everyone is invited, regardless of their religion, and it makes me happy to see how people responded."


However, the recent incident in Larkana did seem to be hanging over those present, with Dhanja condemning those involved in the incident. "The government needs to take strict action against them so that an example can be made out of them." Even tourists decided to join in the celebrations. "The media should propagate this side of Karachi," suggested German tourist Juergen.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 17th, 2014.

COMMENTS (10)

vaqas | 6 years ago | Reply

Having fun transcends religion. Happy holi everyone!

Raj - USA | 6 years ago | Reply

@I am a Khan: I agree with you that it is not necessary for non muslims to celebrate religious festivals of others and being cordial and at peace with non muslims does not require celebrating their festivals.

However, Pakistan is having holi every day but it is Khoon Ki Holi.

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