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Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi’s Dwarka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended the Dussehra celebrations at DDA Ground in Dwarka, New Delhi. He encouraged women empowerment and celebrating ‘Nari shakti’ on the occasion of Diwali.

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed with a huge garland at Dwarka, New Delhi, on the occasion of Dussehra. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

PM Modi applied 'tilak' on the forehead of participants playing the role of Ram, Sita and Lakshman at the stage. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

"India is a land of Shakti Sadhna. In the last nine days we worshipped Maa. Taking that spirit ahead, let us always work towards furthering empowerment as well as dignity of women," said PM. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

While addressing a gathering in Dwarka, PM Modi urged the people to work towards furthering the empowerment of women and ensuring their dignity by taking forward the spirit of Navratra. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

The prime minister also urged the people that as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's on his 150th birth anniversary they should take up the mission of not wasting food, conserving energy and water and avoiding single-use plastic. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari was also present on the occasion, along with other BJP leaders. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

In his address, the prime minister said it's a coincidence that this year the two events -- Air Force Day and Vijayadashami -- are being celebrated on the same day. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

The 107-ft effigy of the demon king Ravana and those of Kumbhakarna and Meghanad were prepared with green crackers, said chairman of Dwarka Sri Ramleela Society Rajesh Gehlot. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

The Dwarka Dussehra pandal where PM Modi visited on Tuesday in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

PM said that in a country where goddesses are worshipped during Navratra, people should take the spirit forward by working towards furthering the empowerment of women as well as protecting their dignity. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)