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Work to further women empowerment and dignity: PM Modi at Dussehra celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in a Dussehra event organised by Dwarka Sri Ram Leela Society, in New Delhi on October 8, 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in a Dussehra event organised by Dwarka Sri Ram Leela Society, in New Delhi on October 8, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

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“This Diwali we should felicitate our daughters who have achieved something or who have inspired others,” PM Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 8 urged the people to work towards furthering the empowerment of women and ensuring their dignity by taking forward the spirit of Navratri, as he participated in Dussehra festivities in the national capital.

He also urged the people that as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s on his 150th birth anniversary they should take up the mission of not wasting food, conserving energy and water and avoiding single-use plastic.

He said in a country where goddesses are worshipped during Navratri, people should take the spirit forward by working towards furthering the empowerment of women as well as protecting their dignity.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi applies ‘tilak’ on the forehead of an actor playing the role of Lord Hanuman during Dussehra festivities, in New Delhi on October 8, 2019. Mr. Modi urged the people to work towards furthering the empowerment of women and ensuring their dignity by taking forward the spirit of Navratri, as he participated in the festivities in the national capital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi applies ‘tilak’ on the forehead of an actor playing the role of Lord Hanuman during Dussehra festivities, in New Delhi on October 8, 2019. Mr. Modi urged the people to work towards furthering the empowerment of women and ensuring their dignity by taking forward the spirit of Navratri, as he participated in the festivities in the national capital.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

 

Mr. Modi was speaking at a Dussehra event organised by Dwarka Sri Ram Leela Society where giant effigies of demon king Ravana and those of Kumbhakarna and Meghanad were burnt, signifying the triumph of good over evil.

Greeting people on the occasion, Mr. Modi said India is a land of festivals. “Festivals are the life of our country. This Diwali we should felicitate our daughters who have achieved something or who have inspired others,” he said.

The Prime Minister also said that the Air Force Day was being is being celebrated today and the country is phenomenally proud of the IAF.

Mr. Modi applied ‘tilak’ on the forehead of participants playing the role of Ram, Sita and Lakshman at the stage.

The 107-ft effigy of the demon king Ravana and those of Kumbhakarna and Meghanad were prepared with green crackers, said chairman of Dwarka Sri Ramleela Society Rajesh Gehlot.

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