Mumbai, 09 March 2023 (UTN).
It’s that time of the year when our hearts and surroundings become vibrant
and colourful. Then of course t
here is good food, drinks, fun and loads of good times with loved ones. Holi or the festival of colours has its own significance and is celebrated widely in India and across the world. Doctor, fitness model and professional boxer Akash Sharma
shares his Holi memories,
plans for this year and whether over indulgence this year will affect the water crisis in Mumbai.
“My favourite childhood
memory of Holi is when all the families
of our lane used to celebrate all festivals together. In those days people living in one area were like a big family. I had my friends and all of us used to enjoy playing
with different colours and feasting at each other’s houses. It was so full of warmth and togetherness. Now as grown-ups, we friends spend
time together and wish each other with gulal. Holi for me now is spending time with family and all of us are feasting
while enjoying some laughter
and togetherness,” he says. Covid is the reason why most of us could not enjoy this festival with open arms.
Now that things are getting
better, we all want to enjoy some good time with that one person with whom we have not met for long. Akash too shares
his experience and wishes. “Normally
I am a person who likes to keep in touch with all my close friends and relatives and every year on Holi I love to meet as many people as possible, hug while smearing each other with gulal. As I am quite close to my family, it’s a family time for me when I take time out from my otherwise busy life
,” he adds. Water crisis in Mumbai
is a sad reality. “Definitely
dry Holi is preferable as we are already dealing with a water crisis. I feel that wishing each other from the bottom of our heart and sharing joy is more important. Save water, save life is what I believe in,” he ends.
Mumbai-Repoter,( Hitesh Jain ).