VISAKHAPATNAM/SRIKAKULAM: It was a day of fun and frolic for the city youngsters here Friday who came on to the roads spraying colours, eggs and tomatoes on each other, capturing selfies and splashing the blue waters of the coastal stretch, as part of the Holi festival.
Not only common man, but the police, bureaucrats and different oraganisations celebrated the ‘Festival of Colours’ with gaiety. The major crowd was spotted at the Beach Road with youths, women and children in large number playing with colours. Many other places along the coastal stretch like Tenneti Park, Rushikonda and Bheemili Beach was flocked.
People vroomed on bikes and cars to meet their friends and families in residential apartments gathered at their fav rendezvous and played with colours. A few youngsters spent the day rain dancing, accompanied with booze and musical DJs, hosted by city-based hotels and pubs.
District superintendent of police SP Koya Praveen took part in the Holi celebrations at the camp office along with other policemen. The members of Vasvai Club observed Holi at Beach Road, while the hostellers of Andhra University celebrated the festival in the campus.
Meanwhile, people in the district of Srikakulam too enjoyed the festival. Youngsters gathered at major junctions like Suryamahal Junction, ZP Road, Seven Roads Junction and Day-and-Night Junction spraying colours on to each other. The festival was celebrated with merriment in Palasa, Tekkali, Rajam, Amudalavasa, Itchhapuram and Palakonda as well. The students of BR Ambedhkar Open University celebrated Holi in their campus with frolic. Parliament member P Ram Mohan Naidu observed the festival with his friends, family and party members at his residence.