New Delhi, September 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the nation to take inspiration from Lord Ram’s victory to create new India by 2022. The statement by PM Modi came during the public address at the Dussehra celebration at Red Fort.
“This day makes us recall the victory of good over evil. The burning of Ravana is a ritual which makes us recall the victory of ethics over unethics,” PM Modi said. “Lord Ram’s victory should inspire us to create a new India by 2022,” he further added.
PM Modi who arrived at the Red Fort at around 5:00 pm, briefly interacted with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. After PM Modi concluded his speech, President Ram Nath Kovind started addressing the nation from Red Fort.
President Kovind appealed the nation to incorporate the moral teachings which Lord Ram has left behind for the people.
“All our actions should be weighed by the ethics and morality involved. We should always strive to beat the evil by our own good,” President said.
“Lord Ram should be part of our life not just as a celebration, but as a guiding light,” he further added.
“To defeat the evils of society, we need the principles of Lord Ram, which includes poverty,” the President said.
After the speech of both the leaders ended, the Ravana effigy was burnt at the Red Fort to mark the celebration of Dussehra.
Dussehra or Vijayadashmi is being celebrated across India with enthusiasm and fervour.
Senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a 4-day visit to Uttarakhand, celebrated the festival with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans in Jyotirmath.
Effigies of Raavan, Meghnad and Kumbhkarna have been erected at all grounds where Dussehra is celebrated today.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also performed Shastra Puja at his residence in Gandhinagar on Dussehra.