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Vijayadashami being celebrated across country

Newdelhi:5/10/22:The festival of Vijayadashmi or Dussehra is being celebrated across the country today. 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.
President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar greeted the people on the occasion of Vijayadashami.
In a message, Ms. Murmu said the festival of Vijayadashami is celebrated all over India as a symbol of victory of good over evil, truth over untruth, morality over immorality. She added that in North India, it is celebrated as ‘Dussehra’ and the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana is animated through ‘Ravana Dahan’. President said Lord Rama’s message of ideal conduct and propriety has been inspiring to people from generation to generation. In eastern India, the ‘Durga idol immersion’ ceremony is celebrated with enthusiasm on this day. President said that this festival is an example of the cultural unity of India. She hoped that this festival continues to inspire people to imbibe the eternal life values of ethics, truth and goodness and to live a life of peace and harmony.

In his message, Vice President said, Dussehra not only symbolises the victory of good over evil, but reinforces people’s faith in ‘Dharma’ or righteousness. Mr. Dhankhar said, it is an occasion to cherish and take inspiration from the virtues espoused by Lord Rama – truth, justice, compassion, duty and courage. The Vice President wished that this festival would bring peace, prosperity and harmony in the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his greetings to all the countrymen on the occasion of Vijayadashami. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, May this auspicious occasion bring courage, restraint and positive energy in everyone’s life.

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