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PM Narendra Modi greets country on Vijayadashami, remembers JP, Nanaji Deshmukh

The prime minister will visit the historic Ram Leela in Aishbagh area of Lucknow on Dussehra.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
October 11, 2016 7:20:12 am
narendra modi, pm modi, pm narendra modi, vijay dashmi, dussehra, rss chief, mohan bhagwat, rss day, india news The prime minister will visit the historic Ram Leela in Aishbagh area of Lucknow on Dussehra on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the country on the occasion of Vijayadashami. He also greeted the Swayamsevaks on the Sthapna Diwas of the RSS. “On the Sthapana Diwas of the RSS, my greetings to all Swayamsevaks & best wishes in their endeavours to serve our nation,” PM Modi tweeted.

PM Modi also remembered Jayprakash Narayan on his birth anniversary, condoning his contribution to democracy. He also paid tribute to Nanaji Deshmukh  for his “selfless service to society” on his birth anniversary.

The prime minister will visit the historic Ram Leela in Aishbagh area of Lucknow on Dussehra on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh’s Principal Secretary (Information) Navneet Sahgal said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will receive Modi at the city airport but is unlikely to attend the programme.

“The Ravan effigy will be burnt after the Prime Minister leaves the venue. Every year we give a social message as the effigy goes up in flames, and the theme this year is ‘atankvaad ka samool naash’ (destruction of terrorism from its roots),” said Harishchandra Agarwal, president of Ram Leela Samiti, the event’s organisers.

The festival will be celebrated across the country today.

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