President greets nation on Dussehra eve
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday greeted the nation on the eve of Dussehra and urged “to follow the path of moral and ethical rectitude”.
“Greetings and best wishes to my fellow countrymen in India and abroad on the joyous occasion of Dussehra,” Mukherjee said in a series of tweet.
“May this festival inspire us to emulate the righteousness of the Maryada Purush (Lord Rama) and loyalty of Bharath and Lakshmana (younger brothers of Lord Rama),” he said.
He also wished that may this festival inspire us to emulate the virtues of Sita and the valour as well as humility of Hanuman.
“Let each one of us resolve to follow the path of moral and ethical rectitude which has guided us for centuries,” Mukherjee said.
The President also stressed that may the celebrations bind the communities and regions of India in a true sense of brotherhood and the celebrations motivate us to make renewed efforts for the unity and progress of our country.
Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. People burn huge effigies of Ravana across the country on this day. According to mythology, Lord Rama killed Ravana, the king of Lanka on this day.