New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on the need to make a developed India which is self-reliant and everyone has equal rights to fulfill their dreams. Addressing the gathering during the Dussehra celebrations in Dwarka, New Delhi, Mr Modi called for ending distortions like casteism, regionalism harming harmony in society. He said, today, Ravan Dahan should not be about only about burning of an effigy but also about forces which try to divide Maa Bharati in the name of casteism and regionalism. He also said, India is soon going to become the world’s third largest economy. He said, India is today emerging as the world’s largest democracy and the most trustworthy democracy.
On the occasion, Mr Modi wished everyone on Navratri and Vijayadashami saying the festival symbolises the victory of good over evil. He said, on Vijayadashami, there is a tradition of Shastra Puja and on Indian soil, weapons are worshipped not to dominate any land but to protect its own land. Prime Minister said, our Shakti Puja is not just for India but for the welfare of the entire world.
Prime Minister Modi also urged people to take ten pledges. These include uplifting socio-economic status of at least one poor family, follow the mantra of Vocal for local, encourage digital transactions, save water and use made in India product.