Festival of color, Holi was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in Bihar.
People, particularly children, were seen smearing colors to one another and dancing on the beats of music to celebrate the festival of color throughout the state.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, however, did not hold any festivity at their respective residences.In a micro-blogging site, Kumar greeted the people with a message "Happy Holi", while the RJD chief urged the people to protect and preserve the united colors of India.
"Let's be committed to protect & preserve colorful cultures and united colors of India. Spread more Love & Humanity... #HappyHoli," Lalu Yadav said in a post.
The BJP leaders and workers were seen celebrating the festival with fanfare following their party's landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
In Patna, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav, celebrated the festival with his supporters before driving a couple of people on a rickshaw on the state capital.
Sanjeev Chaurasia, BJP MLA from Digha, took a ride on a bullock cart with supporters to celebrate the festival.Elaborate security arrangements were made in the state capital and elsewhere to maintain law and order, police said.