New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday greeted the nation on the eve of Dussehra and urged "to follow the path of moral and ethical rectitude".
"Greetings and best wishes to my fellow countrymen in India and abroad on the joyous occasion of Dussehra," Mukherjee said in a series of tweet. "May this festival inspire us to emulate the righteousness of the Maryada Purush (Lord Rama) and loyalty of Bharath and Lakshmana (younger brothers of Lord Rama)," he said.
He also wished that may this festival inspire us to emulate the virtues of Sita and the valour as well as humility of Hanuman. "Let each one of us resolve to follow the path of moral and ethical rectitude which has guided us for centuries," Mukherjee said. The President also stressed that may the celebrations bind the communities and regions of India in a true sense of brotherhood and the celebrations motivate us to make renewed efforts for the unity and progress of our country.
Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. People burn huge effigies of Ravana across the country on this day. According to mythology, Lord Rama killed Ravana, the king of Lanka on this day.
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Dussehra, wishing everyone peace and harmony. "I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra," said Ansari in his message.
"Celebrated with traditional fervour and zeal, Dussehra marks the victory of the forces of good over evil and fills people with the spirit of brotherhood and amity," he added. "May this festival bring peace, harmony and prosperity to the nation," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on Vijaya Dashami. "Vijaya Dashmi greetings to you all," Modi said in a tweet. Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. People burn huge effigies of Ravana across the country on Vijaya Dashami. According to mythology, Lord Rama killed Ravana, the king of Lanka on this day.
YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy greeted the people on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. The party chief tweeted his wishes on the festive occasion.