New Delhi: The President of India, Droupadi Murmu in her message on the eve of Dussehra has said :-
“On the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens.
The festival of Vijayadashami is celebrated all over India as a symbol of victory of good over evil, truth over untruth, morality over immorality. In North India it is celebrated as ‘Dussehra’ and the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana is animated through ‘Ravana Dahan’. Shri Ram’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. Thus, this festival is an example of the cultural unity of India.
I wish that this festival continues to inspire us to imbibe the eternal life values of ethics, truth and goodness and to live a life of peace and harmony”.