Indians greeted on the occasion of Dussehra

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New Delhi: President of India Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greeted the nation on the occasion of Dussehra.

“On the festive occasion of Dussehra, I send my greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens,” President Pratibha Patil said in her message.

“Dussehra celebrates the victory of good over evil. May the ensuing festival be a time to celebrate our unity as a nation as also to work whole heartedly for the betterment of the nation,” she said.

Reaching out to citizens, Vice President Hamid Ansari in his greetings said the festival of Dussehra celebrates the victory of good over evil with traditional gaiety.

“The festival of Dussehra celebrates the victory of good over evil with traditional gaiety. May this festival inspire us to work for peace and prosperity of our nation,” he said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his message said Dussehra and Durga Puja signify the triumph of good over evil and are an inspiration for a life of righteous action.

He expressed hope that the two festivals would usher in peace, prosperity and happiness for all.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said while the country moves forward as a resurgent nation, the celebrations also consolidate our commitment towards a transparent, responsive and inclusive social order.

“I urge the people to celebrate this occasion with an objective to eliminate all evils and deprivations that are prevalent and to promote goodwill and communal harmony among them,” she said.