Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday burnt a 107 feet effigy of demon king Ravana at Dwarka. He shot arrows to set the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnad on fire.
The event was organised by Sri Ram Leela Society in Dwarka.
While addressing a huge gathering, the PM said that India is a land of Goddesses where different incarnations are worshipped during Navratri. He appealed people to continue with the spirit to empower the women.
Modi also urged people to respect every daughter of India. He said that daughters are like Goddess Laxmi and they should be worshipped. Speaking in front of about one lakh people, Modi said that there is a need to kill the inside devil and spread goodness.
He also took the occasion to emphasise on importance of shunning plastic use. He said that environment conservation is necessary. He also appealed to people not to waste food. Modi also said that India is a land of festival where it is part of life.
The PM also talked on Air Force Day. He said that the country is proud of the IAF. “Today is the birthday of our Air Force,” he said.
Chairman of Dwarka Sri Ramleela Society, Rajesh Gehlot said that only green crackers were used in the effigies to check the pollution caused due to it.