Durga (Photo courtesy: ravepad.com)

President’s Durga Puja Greetings, India Gears up for Festive Week

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee greeted nation and Indians abroad on the occasion of Durga Puja, which is a major festival for Bengalis and all Hindus as it marks the victory of right over evil.
In his message on the eve of Durga Puja, he said:“On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow countrymen, in India and abroad.”

Durga Puja marks the victory of righteousness over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Goddess Durga is the mother of the Universe and personification of all virtues. May this festival be an occasion for revival and rejuvenation.

Durga (Photo courtesy: ravepad.com)

Durga (Photo courtesy: ravepad.com)

May it inspire us to tread the path of moral rectitude and build a society in which woman are respected as equal partners in the building of our nation. Let us pray to Goddess Durga that she guide us on the path of right conduct and service to our nation”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said this year’s Vijaya Dashami is “very special” in an apparent reference to the Army’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads across LOC.

“We will celebrate Vijaya Dashami in the coming days. This year’s Vijaya Dashami is very special for the country,” he said, at a function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

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