With Dussehra going on, Hindu devotees in Okhla are getting ready to celebrate the festival by visiting the ghat at Okhla Head inside the canal colony. Besides, preparations are for burning of the effigy of Ravana. Live every year, this year also the effigy has been placed at Okhla Head to be shifted in the evening when it is going to being burned.
Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind greeted citizens on the eve of Dussehra.
“Celebrated in different parts of our country as well as overseas, this festival is an expression of the shared values and culture of our great nation. It reminds us of the human and social values related to the life of Lord Rama. The ideal character of Lord Rama teaches the lessons of dedication to duty, morality and social service to all of us,” the President said.
Kovind urged citizens to resolve to make their contribution to building an ideal family, society, country and the world while fighting against all evils.
In Okhla for years the festival is being celebrated by Hindus and Muslims as a sign of communal amity. The biggest crowd turns up in the evening when the effigy of Ravana is burned, with children and elderly and people of all age taking part.