Dussehra 2019 (Dasara, Vijaya Dashami): Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Dussehra celebrations at Ram Leela maidan in Dwarka, New Delhi. “Through India’s festivals we celebrate the salient aspects of Indian culture. We get to know different types of art, music, song and dance, he said.
The Prime Minister encouraged women empowerment and celebrating ‘Nari shakti’ on the occasion of Diwali. “Today is Vijaya Dashami. Today is also Air Force Day. India is phenomenally proud of our Air Force,” he also said in his address.
PM Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and other political leaders greeted the nation on the occasion of Dussehra on Tuesday. The President said that the festival inspires us to live by honesty and truthfulness.
Delivering his annual Dussehra speech to a gathering of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cadre in Nagpur, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat outlined some key challenges facing the country.
Giant effigies of ten-headed demon king Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran went up in flames on Dussehra marking the triumph of good over evil while at many places in the country people opted for eco-friendly ways to celebrate the festival.