Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the Dussehra celebrations. at DDA Ground, Dwarka, in New Delhi on October 8, 2019.
New Delhi, October 8, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended Dussehra celebrations at DDA Ground at Dwaraka here this evening and urged the people to take up a mission to end wastage of food, conserve energy and save water.
Greeting people on on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami, he said India is a land of festivals.
"Due to our vibrant culture, there is always an occasion or festival in some parts of India. 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.
Modi also said that India is a land of "Shakti Sadhna". "In the last nine days we worshipped Maa," he said.
Taking that spirit ahead, he called for working towards furthering empowerment as well as dignity of women.
Reminding about his talk on Ghar ki Laxmi during his recent radio address Maan ki Baat, the Prime Minister called for celebrating the accomplishments of the country's "Nari Shakti" this Diwali.
Noting that today is Vijaya Dashami and also Air Force Day, he said India is phenomenally proud of our Air Force, he added.
He said that if people want to understand the power of collective spirit, they must seek inspiration from Bhagwan Shri Krishna and Bhagwan Shri Ram.
The Prime Minister watched the Ramleela organized by the Dwarka Sri Ram Leela Society. He also witnessed the burning of giant effigies of Ravan, Kumbhakarn and Meghnad, signifying the triumph of good over evil, during the event.
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