With the country celebrating Dussehra on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Lord Rama and Lord Krishna's stories still inspired people after thousands of years, as he took part in the celebrations at New Delhi's Red Fort ground.
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Effigies of Ravan, Kumbhakarn and Meghnad burnt at Delhi's Red Fort Ground in the presence of President Kovind and PM Modi & Vice President. pic.twitter.com/JBr2pUcB77— BJP (@BJP4India) September 30, 2017
6:25 PM President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the audience after PM Modi. The President said that Lord Rama's values were still very relevant for the whole of humanity.
6:20 PM In a way, our festivals are a medium for educating society and it has been a tradition for our festivals to lead society towards inclusiveness, PM Modi said.
उत्सव एक प्रकार से सामाजिक शिक्षा का माध्यम है। हमारे हर उत्सव के साथ समाज को सामूहिकता की तरफ ले जाना, हमारे उत्सवों की परंपरा है: पीएम— BJP (@BJP4India) September 30, 2017
6:16 PM Such a festival should not be just about celebrations, it should also lead to some mission, PM Modi said, adding that people should commit themselves to doing something noteworthy on the occasion.
6:08 PM It has been thousands of years, still Lord Rama and Lord Krishna's stories inspire people, PM Modi said while addressing the gathered audience at the Red Fort ground.