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New Delhi : The Vice President M  Venkaiah Naidu on October 8, 2019, called for eliminating social evils like casteism, fundamentalism, corruption, and discrimination that impede the progress of the society and the nation.

Addressing a gathering at the Ramleela Dussehra Celebration organised by Sri Dharmic Leela Committee in New Delhi, Naidu urged the people to develop a positive mindset and promote the values of kindness, joy, tolerance, love, compassion, peace, empathy and respect, especially among children from an early age.

Extending his greetings and good wishes to the people on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, Naidu said that Dussehra is believed to be the day when Lord Rama defeated the demon king Ravana and also the day Goddess Durga rid the world of the demon Mahishasura. “Irrespective of which epic one chooses to believe in, it is clear that Dussehra symbolised the victory of good over evil, of righteousness and virtue over sinfulness. It is a celebration of the universal law that truth alone triumphs in the end,” he said, according to a PIB release.

The Vice President said that Dussehra was the celebration of eternal human values and morals. “It is the celebration of the victory of dharma over adharma,” he said.

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