Vice President Venkaiah Naidu called for eliminating all the social evils in the society during the Dussehra celebrations at the Ram Leela Grounds in New Delhi. Naidu, while addressing the crowd, urged everyone for eliminating all the social evils like casteism, fundamentalism, corruption, and discrimination that impede the progress of the society and the nation. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had also attended the event with the Vice President. During the event, both the leaders applied 'tilak' on the participants' forehead who were enacting the role of Ram, Sita, and Lakshman on the stage.
Speaking at the celebrations, Naidu stated that Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation dreamt that India should aim for a 'Ram Rajya'. Praising the virtues of Lord Ram's kingdom, he stated that 'Ram Rajya' will lead to a society that will be based on virtue, morality, and justice. "To Gandhi, Ram Rajya meant a nation that ensured equal rights to "both prince and pauper". The epic of Ramayana reminds us of our duty towards the world, society, and family. The Ramayana defines the relationship of human beings with each other, and with mother earth, nature, birds, and animals. This message gains new relevance in the current global context of formidable challenges to world peace and prosperity," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Dussehra celebrations at Dwarka in New Delhi on Tuesday where he took part in the ceremonial festivities. During the event, he shot an arrow at a 107-foot Ravana effigy symbolising the triumph of good over evil. PM Modi further took to Twitter and said, "May the evil be eliminated."
May the blessings of Prabhu Shri Ram always remain upon us.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 8, 2019
May the power of truth, goodness and compassion always prevail.
May evil be eliminated.
Jai Shri Ram! 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/OCZOLsX7ug
(With PTI inputs)