DAINIK NATION BUREAU
At the Red Fort ground New delhi, where Dusshera festival being celebrated in the presence of President and Prime Minister of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim with a bow and arrow at the effigy of Ravana as a symbolic gesture to mark Dussehra festivities but could not succeed.
As the PM drew the string of the bow, the shot failed. Undeterred, the PM tried again, only to realise that the bow had broken. Immediately, the PM then threw the arrow with his hand like a javelin with a smile on his face. On the state next to PM Modi were president Ram Nath kovind and Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh.
In his address, PM Modi said festivals are not mere events of festivities but are also a medium to educate the society. He said these festivals keep us aware about the values in the society and teach us to live together as one community.
He urged everyone to ‘sankalp’ of positive contribution for the nation by 2022, when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence, PM Modi added.
Later President Kovind said Lord Ram’s values are still extremely relevant for humanity today. Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is a festival that celebrates Lord Ram’s victory over Ravana and the triumph of good over evil.