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  • Dussehra celebrated across country with religious fervour

    Published on October 9, 2019

    Vijayadashmi also known as Dussehra was celebrated across the country on Tuesday. The festival is celebrated to remember Lord Ram’s victory over Ravana, marking the triumph of good over evil. The day also marks the culmination of Navratri and Durga Puja.

    In West Bengal, Bijoya Dasami, the last day of Durga Puja,was celebrated with immersion of the Durga idols.

    President Ram Nath Kovind participated in Dussehra celebrations at Indraprastha Extension in New Delhi and burnt the effigy of Ravana. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kovind said, Dussehra is a celebration of the triumph of truth over untruth.

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh attended Dussehra at Lal Quila parade ground in Old Delhi. Inhis address, Mr Naidu said, Dussehra is a celebration of the universal law that truth alone triumphs in the end.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi  said that India is a land of festivals and every festival brings the society together.
    Addressing Dussehra Celebrations at DDA Ground in Dwarka in the National Capital last evening, Mr Modi said, festivals connect and mould people.

    He said, if people want to understand the power of collective spirit, they must seek inspiration from Lord Krishna and Lord Ram.

    The Prime Minister said, India is a land of Shakti Sadhna and in the last nine days people worshipped Mother Goddess. He said, it’s our responsibility to respect every daughter in India.

    Taking the spirit ahead, he called upon people to always work towards furthering empowerment as well as dignity of women.

    The Prime Minister urged the people to celebrate the accomplishments of Nari Shakti this Diwali.

    At a time when India celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Mr Modi urged to take up a mission of not wasting food,conserving energy and saving water.

    He participated in the special puja at the venue and burnt the effigy of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil.