Whoever follows the path of devotion, truth, and justice always wins: CM Yogi
Gorakhpur : While congratulating the entire state on Holi, the festival of social equality, gaiety, and enthusiasm, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated on Monday that the festivals of Sanatan culture have inspired people for thousands of years to walk the path of religion, truth, and justice.
Addressing the people present on the occasion of Holika Dahan Shobhayatra organized by Holika Dahan Utsav Samiti in Pandeyhata, Gorakhpur, he said, “No one should be exploited, justice should be done to all, this has been called ‘Ramrajya’ in our sage tradition. We must remember that the person who follows the path of devotion, truth, and justice always wins. This is also the message of Holika Dahan.”
Giving a message from the mythological story of Holika and ‘bhakt’ Prahlad, he stated that Holika Dahan is a festival that symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, truth over untruth, and justice over injustice.
The Chief Minister went on to say that preserving the heritage is everyone’s responsibility. “While preserving the heritage, maintain the sanctity of the traditions on the festival. Enthusiasm should not be affected, but negative tendencies should be avoided. While preserving traditions and heritage, we should have reverence and respect for the ancestors.”
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Holika Dahan is a means to end the evil. “Negative tendencies should not be permitted. It would be an injustice and unrighteous to harm someone in this way. We must avoid injustice and unrighteousness”, Yogi remarked. CM Yogi praised the Holika Dahan Utsav Committee for keeping the heritage alive for 96 years.
The Chief Minister extended best wishes to everyone on the auspicious festival of Holi. He urged people to follow thousands of years of tradition and celebrate colorful Holi in peace. “Do not play colour with someone without their permission. Do not use adulterated colors and paints. And do not throw colors on children, elderly, patients and religious places”, CM Yogi said.
On this occasion, CM Yogi also mentioned the achievements of the country in the ‘Azaadi ka Amritvarsh’. He said: ‘Today our country is leading the G-20 group of the twenty most powerful countries of the world under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is a matter of pride for all Indians. India’s reputation is increasing on global forums. The youth here are showcasing their abilities to the rest of the world.”
Following his address, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed the aarti of ‘bhakt’ Prahlad, who was seated on the decorated chariot for the Holika Dahan Shobha yatra. After showering flowers on his picture, Holi was played with flowers by showering flowers on the crowd present with great enthusiasm.
On this occasion, MP Ravikishan Shukla recited a Holi song.