Nation to celebrate Dussehra today; PM Modi to be present at Red Fort

ANI | Updated: Sep 30, 2017 08:39 IST

New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): As the festive-engulfed country is all set to celebrate Dussehra today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the celebrations at New Delhi's Red Fort ground later today.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to convey his wishes.

"Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashmi," he posted.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will celebrate the occasion with the jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at Joshimath in Uttarakhand.

Following their yearly tradition on this significant day, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers took out a route rarch in Nagpur, with volunteers marching their feet to the tune of their anthem.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, L.K. Advani, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat were also present at the Vijayadashami Utsav in Nagpur.

Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is a Hindu festival that celebrates Hindu god Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil.

Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, and hence, also remembers goddess Durga's victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura to help restore Dharma. (ANI)