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On Vijayadashami, Kejriwal hopes ‘Ravana-like Corona’ will end soon

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on a crane rath at Red Fort ground on Friday. | Photo Credit: SANDEEP SAXENA
Special Correspondent New Delhi 16 October 2021 01:27 IST
Updated: 16 October 2021 02:00 IST

CM participates in Ravan Dahan programme near Red Fort

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that Lord Shri Ramchandra had not killed any particular person, but killed adharma with his dharma, and that he prayed that the entire country gets freedom from this ‘Ravana-like Corona’.

“All of us have seen Ramlila and how Lord Shri Ramchandra killed Ravana. It is not the killing of any particular person. It is in a way the victory of dharma over adharma,” he said.

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The CM attended the Ravan Dahan programme organised by the Luv-Kush Ramlila Committee on the occasion of Vijayadashami near Red Fort in Chandni Chowk. He ceremoniously lit the 30 feet effigies of the three demon kings — Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnad — by shooting arrows at them and later participated in the aarti of Lord Shri Ram.

“We have read in the Gita that whenever adharma increases, god destroys it in his own way. I attend the Luv-Kush Ramlila every year and the whole ground is packed with crowds. But today, there are very few people because of COVID-19. People have to abide by social distancing norms as well,” he said.

“I pray to god that everyone in our country remains healthy and diseases get destroyed,” the CM added.

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