Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has exhorted the people to raise their voice against the myriad evils that are ailing the Indian society, in the collective spirit of the message propounded by the festivals of Dussehra and Durga Puja.
Extending his greetings to the people on the occasion of Dussehra and Durga Puja, which are being celebrated on Friday around the country, the Chief Minister underlined the continued relevance of these festivals in
today’s challenging political, cultural and social environment.
The nation today stands at the crossroads of various challenges that require all its citizens to take inspiration from these important religious festivals to battle the trials and tribulations together, said Captain Amarinder Singh, in his message.
In a subtle reference to the #MeToo campaign, the Chief Minister said such incidents were unacceptable in the land of Goddess Durga, who epitomises the strength of the Indian woman and womanhood.
The festival of Durga Puja teaches us to respect that strength, he said, calling for women empowerment as the key to the nation’s progress.
Both Dussehra and Durga Puja, said the Chief Minister, were symbolic of the ultimate victory of good over evil, which remains at the core of the Indian ethos and spirit.>