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Business News/ News / India/  Dussehra 2023: President Murmu, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi extend ‘Vijayadashami’ wishes to citizens
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Dussehra 2023: President Murmu, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi extend ‘Vijayadashami’ wishes to citizens

PM Narendra Modi extends Dussehra's wishes, emphasizing ending negative forces.

Effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbkaran being put up by the Sanatan Dharam Mandir Ramleela Committee members for burning on the occasion of Dussehra festival, at Ramleela Ground, in Sector 21A, in Noida, India, on Monday, October 23, 2023. (HT)Premium
Effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbkaran being put up by the Sanatan Dharam Mandir Ramleela Committee members for burning on the occasion of Dussehra festival, at Ramleela Ground, in Sector 21A, in Noida, India, on Monday, October 23, 2023. (HT)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended Dussehra or Vijayadashami wishes to people across the country, saying that this holy festival brings the message of ending negative forces.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), PM Modi wrote, “Best wishes to my family members across the country on Vijayadashami. This holy festival brings the message of ending negative forces as well as adopting goodness in life. Wishing you all a Happy Vijaya Dashami!"

“My heartiest wishes to all the countrymen on the holy festival of Dussehra!" President Droupadi Murmu extended greetings to the people of India on Dussehra.

She also wrote, “Dussehra, which is also celebrated as Vijayadashami, inspires us to follow the path of truth and religion. On this auspicious festival, I wish that we all keep moving forward on the path of truth and justice with the spirit of welfare of the entire humanity."

On Vijayadashami, Home Minister Amit Shah said the victory of the light of righteousness based on truth is eternal.

“Best wishes to all the countrymen on 'Vijayadashami'. No matter how dense the darkness of unrighteousness is, the victory of the light of righteousness based on truth is eternal," Amit Shah said.

He added, “Symbolic of the victory of virtue over sin, 'Vijayadashami' is a festival that inspires and teaches us to always follow the path of wisdom and truth. May Lord Shri Ram bless everyone. Jai Shri Ram!"

“Falsehood and ego should be destroyed, truth and humanity should reside in everyone's life," Rahul Gandhi said in a post on the microblogging site.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami also extended his wishes to the people of the state on the occasion of Vijayadashami.

"The festival of Vijayadashami symbolises the victory of good over evil and truth over untruth. Today, the need is that we should be free from ego in our lives, walk on the path of truth, and work together for the social harmony of the state and the country," an official release quoted the Uttarakhand CM as saying.

Andhra Pradesh Governor S Abdul Nazeer and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy extended Dussehra festival greetings to the people of the state.

Conveying his Vijayadasami greetings, the Governor said the "Navaratri" festival symbolises the supremacy of dharma (justice) and the victory of good over evil, marking the culmination of the nine-day festival.

"Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the holy festival of Vijayadashami, which symbolises the victory of truth over falsehood, good over evil and justice over injustice. On this great festival, we should take a pledge to end ego and evil and promote social harmony, amity and brotherhood," Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said in a post on X.

Vijayadashami, also known as Dussehra, is a prominent Hindu festival celebrated every year at the end of Navaratri.

It is observed on the tenth day of the month of Ashvin, the seventh in the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar. The festival typically falls in the Gregorian calendar months of September and October.

The festival also starts the preparations for Diwali, the important festival of lights, which is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami.

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Published: 24 Oct 2023, 09:51 AM IST
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