SUDHIR KUMAR / NEW DELHI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India was a land of festivals and every festival brings the society together.
Addressing Dussehra Celebrations at DDA Ground in Dwarka here, Mr Modi said, festivals connect and mould people.
He said, if people want to understand the power of collective spirit, they must seek inspiration from Lord Krishna and Lord Ram.
The Prime Minister said, India is a land of Shakti Sadhna and in the last nine days people worshipped Mother Goddess. He said, it’s our responsibility to respect every daughter in India. Taking the spirit ahead, he called upon people to always work towards furthering empowerment as well as dignity of women.
The Prime Minister urged the people to celebrate the accomplishments of the Nari Shakti this diwali.
At a time when India celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Mr Modi urged to take up a mission of not wasting food, conserving energy and saving water.
He participated in the special puja at the venue and burnt the effigy of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil.