President once again calls for unity, integrity
New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday greeted nation with Dussehra wishes and once again appealed for people to stick with tolerance.
He urged people to maintain India's unity and integrity and focus on nation building, leaving aside their differences.
"Dussehra is a symbol of our ancient culture and we should forget our differences and work towards nation building. That will be our victory. I appeal everyone to maintain unity and integrity of the nation and contribute to the country's development," he said.
He said this at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi, where towering effigies of Ravana along with his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran were set afire marking triumph of good over evil.
During the day, Pranab used twitter to deliver the same message with added love and brotherhood.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was invited to the celebrations but he could not attend as he has travelled to Andhra Pradesh.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with former PM Manmohan Singh were present at the occasion.