Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 6 took to Twitter to share his Durga Puja greetings and wrote: “Maa Durga epitomises strength, courage and compassion. We seek her blessings for the well-being of our society.”
The President’s Twitter handle wrote: “This is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. May Goddess Durga shower her blessings on us and enrich our lives with joy and prosperity.”
Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee shared on Twitter pictures from his village Mirati in Birbhum, West Bengal.
Congress leader and Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot said, “#Navratri gives the message of respecting women in society. Let us resolve to stop female foeticide and educate girl child.”
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on October 6 extended Ayudha Pooja and Vijayadasami greetings to the people. The Governor said Ayudha Pooja being celebrated on Monday marks the triumph of the forces of goodness over evil.
“The concept of Durga as the protector of the human race is embodied in the celebrations of Navarathri, on which day we narrate hymns on her victory over the evil forces,” he said in a Raj Bhavan message.
In a joint message, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said people used Ayudha Pooja to honour the tools used and to pray for their business to flourish. Vijayadasami marks the launch of good initiatives like beginning of new education, industrial ventures, the leaders said.
(With inputs from PTI)