Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday offered greetings on the occasion of Dussehra.
Taking to Twitter, he wished courage, restraint and positive energy to everyone on this auspicious occasion.
"Many many congratulations to all the countrymen on Vijayadashami, the symbol of victory. I wish that this auspicious occasion brings courage, restraint and positive energy in everyone's life," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.
Earlier, President Droupadi Murmu in her message on the eve of Dussehra said, "On the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens".
President Murmu said that the festival of Vijayadashami is celebrated all over India as a symbol of victory of good over evil, truth over untruth, and morality over immorality. In North India, it is celebrated as 'Dussehra' and the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana is animated through 'Ravana Dahan'. Shri Ram's message of ideal conduct and propriety has been inspiring to people from generation to generation.
"In eastern India, the 'Durga idol immersion' ceremony is celebrated with enthusiasm on this day. Thus, this festival is an example of the cultural unity of India, I wish that this festival continues to inspire us to imbibe the eternal life values of ethics, truth and goodness and to live a life of peace and harmony", she added.
Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is a major Hindu festival. It marks the end of Navratri year and this year it falls on October 5, 2022. Dussehra is celebrated as the victory of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana and Goddess Durga's triumph over the buffalo Demon Mahishasura.
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi will visit Dhalpur Ground Kullu, Himachal Pradesh to participate the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.
He will participate in the International Kullu Dussehra Festival and witness this unique Rath Yatra of more than 300 Deities. It will be the first time ever that the Prime Minister of the country will be participating in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.
(With Inputs from ANI)