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Kalam, PM greet people on Dussehra

President APJ Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday greeted people on the occasion of Dussehra.

india Updated: Oct 01, 2006 22:19 IST

President APJ Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday greeted people on the occasion of Dussehra.

In a message, the president said: "The festival celebrates the triumph of truth and the power of ethical and moral values and value systems cherished so deeply in society. Let us on this auspicious day resolve to bring peace and well being and to share our happiness with those in need."

Manmohan Singh, who is in South Africa, said the festival signifies the triumph of righteousness over evil "and through this profound message inspire the humanity to lead a pious, virtuous and noble life."

Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat said the festival "reaffirms our faith in the sublime and eternal values in our lives and celebrates the triumph of good over evil with gaiety and enthusiasm.

"May the great festival bring peace, prosperity and happiness in the lives of all," he added.

First Published: Oct 01, 2006 17:32 IST