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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 23.10.2012

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has sent his greetings to his fellow countrymen on the occasion of Dussehra which falls tomorrow.

In a message, the President has said, "On the joyous occasion of Dussehra, I have great pleasure in extending warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens.

This auspicious season is a time when the people of India re-enact our great epic - Ramayana and celebrate the triumph of truth and righteousness over evil forces.

May this festival stimulate in all of us the determination to emulate the righteousness of the Maryada Purush, the loyalty of his brothers Bharath and Lakshmana, the virtues of Sita and the valour as well as humility of Hanuman."

This release issued at 1000 hrs