President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday extended greetings to his fellow citizens on the eve of Dussehra.
In a message President Kovind said, “On the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens and wish them success, prosperity and happiness.”
“This festival is a celebration of the triumph of truth over untruth. It inspires us to live by the timeless values of honesty and truthfulness. The life of Lord Rama is in essence a reflection of these values which remain as relevant today as ever,” Kovind said.
“May this festival inspire us to work for the nation building and making a society that cares for the needy and the deprived,” he added.
Naidu in his message said that the festival of Dussehra symbolized the victory of good over evil and we need to constantly quell the demonic forces and foster goodness and harmony. He expressed hope that the festival would bring peace, harmony and prosperity to our country and the world.
“May this festival bring peace, harmony and prosperity to our country and the world,” Naidu added.