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PM Modi greets nation on Vijayadashmi, to attend celebrations at Red Fort in Delhi

"Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashmi," Modi tweeted.
PM Narendra Modi with Rajnath Singh- File photo
Written by: India TV News Desk New Delhi 30 Sep 2017, 14:54:22 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the nation on the occasion of Vijayadashmi. The prime minister is also expected to attend Dusshera celebrations at the Red Fort Ground in New Delhi today.

"Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashmi," Modi tweeted.

According to reports, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu might also take part in celebrations along with PM Modi.

President Kovind also took to micro-blogging site Twitter to offer his greetings on the festival. In a tweet, he said, "Greetings to fellow citizens on Vijayadashami, a celebration of the victory of good over evil. Shubho Bijoya!"

Vijayadashmi, also called Dussehra, marks the culmination of the 10-day long Navratri festival, in which Goddess Durga is worshipped.

It is also believed to be the day when Lord Ram defeated Ravana, and is celebrated as a festival of victory of good on evil.

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