Dussehra 2023: Droupadi Murmu, PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi extend ‘Vijayadashami’ wishes to citizens

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his warm Dussehra, or Vijayadashami, wishes to the people throughout the country, highlighting that this sacred festival conveys the message of triumphing over negativity. Through a social media post, PM Modi expressed, “Sending my heartfelt greetings to fellow citizens across the nation on the occasion of Vijayadashami. This auspicious festival carries with it the message of dispelling negativity and embracing goodness in our lives. I wish you all a joyful Vijaya Dashami!” He also added, “My sincere wishes to all the country’s citizens on this sacred Dussehra celebration!”

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In a similar vein, President Droupadi Murmu extended her wishes to the people of India on Dussehra. She articulated, “Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, serves as an inspiration for us to follow the path of truth and righteousness. On this auspicious festival, I hope that we all continue to advance on the path of truth and justice with the welfare of all of humanity in our hearts.” On Vijayadashami, Home Minister Amit Shah emphasized the eternal victory of the light of righteousness grounded in truth. He extended his warm wishes to all fellow countrymen, expressing, “No matter how pervasive the darkness of unrighteousness may seem, the triumph of the light of righteousness rooted in truth endures eternally,” Amit Shah affirmed.

He further added that Vijayadashami symbolizes the conquest of virtue over sin, serving as a festival that inspires and teaches us to consistently follow the path of wisdom and truth. He concluded with a heartfelt invocation, saying, “May Lord Shri Ram bless everyone. Jai Shri Ram!” Similarly, Rahul Gandhi conveyed, “Falsehood and ego should be eradicated, while truth and humanity should form the core of everyone’s life,” in a post on a microblogging platform.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami extended his wishes to the people of the state on the occasion of Vijayadashami, underscoring the festival’s significance as the triumph of good over evil and truth over untruth. He emphasized the need for humility in our lives and the pursuit of truth, alongside a call for collective efforts to promote social harmony within the state and the nation. Vijayadashami, also known as Dussehra, is a major Hindu festival celebrated annually at the conclusion of Navaratri. It falls on the tenth day of the month of Ashvin, the seventh month in the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar, which typically corresponds to the Gregorian calendar months of September and October. Additionally, Vijayadashami marks the commencement of preparations for Diwali, the significant festival of lights, celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami.