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Prime Minister Urges People To Take Inspiration From Dussehra

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| September 30 , 2017 , 19:10 IST

Celebrating the Hindu festival Dussehra in Delhi's Lal Quila Maidan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi burned the effigy of Ravan by putting an arch to it as the crowd cheered the victory of good over bad.

News Agency ANI tweeted, "Effigies of Ravan, Kumbhakarn and Meghnad burnt at Delhi's Red Fort Ground in the presence of President Kovind and PM Modi."

The Prime Minister also addressed the crowd saying, "These festivals shouldn't merely be for entertainment, we should take inspiration from these festivals and set an ambition."

Addressing the public gathered to see the 'Raval Dahan', the Prime Minister said, "This festival reminds us the victory of good over evil. The burning of demon king Ravana is a ritual reminding us about the victory of ethics."

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This comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second Dussehra address in Delhi since he assumed the PMO back in 2014.

For the first time, President Ramnath Kovind also addressed the gathering at the event.

The President said, "All our actions should be weighed by the ethics and morality involved. We should always strive to beat the evil by our own good."

Seeking to promote the morals of lord Ram, the President also added, "We need the principles of Lord Ram to defeat the evils of society, which includes poverty."

Earlier PM Modi had offered his greetings on the auspicious occasion on Twitter.