Holi 2022: Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia Thanks Indian Australians
On the occasion of Holi today, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison wished the Indian Australian community well and thanked them for their love and care for all Australians. “This year, Holi takes on even more significance. As we approach the end of the second pandemic year, we can be grateful for the many things that have kept us going: our families, communities, and faith. I’d like to express my gratitude to the Indian Australian community for the love and compassion you’ve shown not only to your own families, but to all Australians “In a statement, Mr Morrison said.
“Now, after so much time apart, these celebrations bring us together in a spirit of unity and friendship, inspiring hope for the future,” read the message.
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr Morrison, New Delhi’s relations with Canberra have reached new heights.
The Australian Prime Minister enjoys Indian cuisine as well. Prior to his video meeting with PM Modi in 2020, Mr Morrison tweeted about his love for samosa, a fried pocket filled with potatoes, onions, and other ingredients.
Mr Morrison, who dubbed the home-cooked samosas “ScoMosas,” posted pictures of them on social media and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of their June 4 video conference, saying he would have liked to share the popular snack with his Indian counterpart.
On Twitter and Instagram, he wrote, “Sunday ScoMosas with mango chutney, all made from scratch – including the chutney.”
“Connected by the Indian Ocean, united by the Indian Samosa!” PM Modi responded quickly on Twitter.
Following a year of muted celebrations in Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions, more people are expected to take to the streets this year to commemorate the festival of colours.
Holi, a festival of colours that heralds the arrival of spring, is a celebration of joy and the triumph of good over evil.
Although Holi is primarily a Hindu festival, it is also observed by people of other faiths. It heralds the start of the country’s spring harvest season. People eat sweets, thandai, and splash coloured powder, water, and balloons on each other to celebrate the festival.
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