Updated: September 30, 2017 10:00 pm
Dussehra, marking the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana and symbolising the triumph of good over evil, was celebrated with fervour across the country on Saturday, with leaders from several political parties attending the festivities. In Red Fort, New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu attended the celebrations, along with Former PM Manmohan Singh, BJP President Amit Shah, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader Vijay Goel and Manoj Tiwari amongst others. PM Modi remarked that such festivals should not be seen merely as a source of entertainment, rather they should be a resolution to achieve something.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh celebrated Dussehra with the troops deployed along the India-China border at Rimkhim forward post, Joshimath and Auli in Chamoli district on Saturday. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Union Petroleum and Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh also registered their presence in the Dussehra celebrations. “I wish to fight against corruption in the country reaches conclusion,” remarked Dharmendra Pradhan.
Here’s a look at the celebrations:
The ideals of Lord Ram are exemplary to the entire human creed, said President Kovind.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh at the celebrations.
Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti attended the Dussehra celebrations in Srinagar’s Polo Ground.
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh attended Dussehra celebrations in Raipur.
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