Trinidad and Tobago: Bissessar represents Holi as a festival of brotherhood

The former prime minister and opposition leader of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad Bissessar wished everyone on the auspicious occasion of Holi or Phagwa on Friday, March 18, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago: The former prime minister and opposition leader of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad Bissessar wished everyone on the auspicious occasion of Holi or Phagwa on Friday, March 18, 2022.

While pouring or hailing the nation on the occasion of Holi, Opposition leader Bissessar said: “Happy Holi to everyone. She expressed enormous happiness and significance of the festival of colours. 

She said that Holi is a festival of brotherhood and love, and togetherness. Kamla Bissessar further stated that in the difficult time of the deadly viral infection of the novel coronavirus, the festival brings togetherness and joy in the life of every people who are celebrating Holi. 

While expressing the meaning of the festival, Kamla noted, “Happy Holi!. Holi, or Phagwa as it is known, is a festival of brotherhood, love, and joy”. 

She reiterated that in the tough times of pandemic, this festival reminds everyone of the feeling of togetherness of family and community. 

Opposition leader Bissessar affirmed, “Today, as we continue to feel the effects of the pandemic, this festival is a timely reminder of the importance of togetherness – family and community”. 

Bissessar emphasized that the festival of colours brings an opportunity for all of the people to come out of pain, sorrow and be thankful for life and good health. She exclaimed, “It is an opportunity to reflect and be thankful for life and good health”. 

She said today was an auspicious day and wished everyone a good prosperous life. 

Kamla Persad Bissessar expressed, “On this auspicious day, may God bless you with prosperity, abundance, and joy”. 

Holi is the festival of colours, which represents the triumph of good over evil and is celebrated every year, especially in India. 

As per mythological history, the cultural festival is recognized as the wining of good over evil. Hirankashph, a renowned king, have been survived by a kid named Prahlad, who was a great worshiper of God Shiv. 

He was always busy worshipping Lord Shiva, but his father did not accept this. His father always thought he was a god and that his son had not honoured him. 

But Prahlad has never accepted this and always worshipped Lord shiva. So, in the rage of anger, he called his sister Holika, who had been gifted by God that she would be brunt. 

So, that’s why she took up Prahlad and sat on the laps of fire and got burnt. Prahlad left unburnt as he remembered God every time.

This is why people celebrate Holi by remembering Prahlad and his worship.    

The festival is primarily prominent in India and among the Hindu community. People celebrated Holi by pouring different-different colours on each other. So, the festival is especially known as a festival of colours. 

Anglina Byron

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