Police launches special publicity drive to make Holi festivel decent


KATHMANDU, March 19: Nepal Police has launched a special publicity campaign to sensitize the people on making the Holi, the festival of colors, civilized and an occasion to exchange best wishes among one another. Holi is being celebrated in the hilly region on March 20 and in Terai Madhes on March 21.

Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu’s spokesperson Hobindra Bogati said the special campaign is run in the Kathmandu valley through every police unit in collaboration with the community since the last three days.

According to him, the police have been making the people aware through megaphone as well as conducting mobile patrolling and rally as part of the special campaign. This is being done jointly by police and the community under the Community-Police Partnership Program.

He added that action will be taken against people if they are caught carrying out hooliganism and improper activities in the name of celebrating Holi.

Holi is festival of colors in which people smear colors on the face of one another and throw colored water at each other.

But the police say that of late various unruly and uncivilized activities like throwing water-filled balloons at pedestrians, throwing dirty water at people and smearing colors without their consent are also reported during Holi.

Police said this time they will set up check points at 107 places in Kathmandu alone to prevent untoward and unruly activities during Holi. Two thousand plain clothes police personnel will be mobilized in Kathmandu on Wednesday.