The country is celebrating the auspicious festival of Dusshera, also known as Vijaydashmi, today. President, Vice-President and Prime Minister have wished the citizens on the occasion.
President Ram Nath Kovind wished the nation on the occasion of Dussehra. He said the festival is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. It inspires us to live by honesty and truthfulness.
Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. This is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. May Goddess Durga shower her blessings on us and enrich our lives with joy and prosperity #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 6, 2019
In a series of tweets Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation. He said that the festival reminds us that we need to constantly quell the demonic forces and foster goodness and harmony.
I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of #Dussehra.
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) October 8, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted people on Vijayadashami, asserting the need to end the evil which plagues the society.
In a short video, the prime minister said every section of society had joined Lord Ram during his war with Ravan.
विजयादशमी के पावन पर्व पर आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 8, 2019
He said everyone has to join hands to end the evil plaguing the society today.
According to Hindu calendar, Dussehra festival is celebrated in the month of Ashvina and it falls on the tenth day.
Lord Rama fought a battle at Lanka with the demon king Ravana where Lord Rama killed Ravana. Therefore, Dussehra or Vijayadashami is celebrated. This festival is celebrated after the conclusion of the nine-day Navratri.