New Delhi : President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Dussehra and Vijayadashmi on Friday.
"On the occasion of Durga Puja and Vijayadashmi, Dussehra greetings and Shubho Bijoya to fellow citizens. This is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. May the day bring happiness to our families and our shared society," President Kovind tweeted.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted: "Vijayadashami greetings to everyone."
Vijayadashami is majorly celebrated in eastern states of India, marking the end of Durga Puja. Similarly, Dussehra is widely celebrated in northern India when effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad are burnt with fireworks marking the destruction of evil.