|Tuesday, March 21, 2000,
Holi celebrated with traditional fervour
CHANDIGARH, March 20 (PTI) Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with traditional fervour in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh union territory today, reports here said.
People greeted each other on the occasion by applying 'gulal' and splashing colour. Youngsters went around the city, throwing coloured water filled balloons on the passersby. Sweets were also exchanged on the occasion.
Police had made tight security arrangements on the occasion by deploying additional force at major traffic intersections, residential areas and markets.
Chandigarh traffic police had set up special nakas to warn and challan violators of traffic rules. Those warned and challaned included for triple riding on two wheelers and driving without helmets and overloading cars.
Official sources said
that no untoward incident had been reported from any
place in the region. Reports of celebrations had come in
from a number of places, including Ambala, Hisar, Sonepat
and Rohtak in Haryana and Patiala, Ludhiana and Moga in
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