NEW DELHI: On the occasion of Vijayadashami on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in India, weapons are worshipped not to dominate any land but to protect its own land.
“On Vijayadashami, there is a tradition of ‘Shastra Puja’ as well. On Indian soil, weapons are worshipped not to dominate any land but to protect its own land. Our Shakti Puja is not just for us but for the welfare of the entire world…” PM Modi said, while addressing the public gathering at the Dwarka Sri Ram Leela Society at DDA ground in Sector 10 in the national capital.
Referring to the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, the PM said that the country is celebrating the festival of Dussehra after almost two months of the Moon mission
After a 40-day journey into space, the Chandrayaan-3 lander, ‘Vikram’, touched down on August 23 at the uncharted lunar South Pole making India the first country to do so.
” I wish all the countrymen a very happy Navratri and Vijayadashami. The festival symbolises the victory of good over evil. This time we are celebrating Vijayadashami when it has been 2 months since our victory over the Moon. We know the knowledge of Gita and also have the capability to build INS Vikrant and Tejas,” the PM said.
PM Modi further said the people of the country know the dignity of Lord Ram and also know how to protect the boundaries of the nation.
“Today we are fortunate that we are able to see the grandest temple of Lord Rama being built. On the next Ramnavami in Ayodhya, every note echoing in Ramlala’s temple will bring joy to the entire world. Only a few months are left for Lord Ram to reside in the Ram Temple,” he added.