PM Modi, President Mukherjee greet nation as Dussehra celebrations begin

Dussehra-celebrations A devotee dressed as Hanuman looks at an item at a luxury goods store in Amritsar ahead of Dussehra | AFP

As the festival of Vijaya Dashmi is being celebrated with much enthusiasm across the country, marking the victory of good over evil, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people.

In his message, President Pranab Mukherjee appealed to the people to resolve to follow the path of moral and ethical rectitude.

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari expressed hope that the festival will bring peace, harmony and prosperity in the nation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a series of tweets, also greeted the nation.

In the national capital, the traditional Ramlila will come to an end with the burning of effigies of Ravan, Meghnad and Kumbhkaran.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police have made elaborate security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident.

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