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'We aren't free from terrorism, it is a virus affecting our society': Highlights of PM Modi's Dussehra speech in Lucknow

Heightened Security Arrangements Are Being Done In The Capital Of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Ahead Of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Participation In Dussehra Celebrations.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 11 Oct 2016, 08:15:05 PM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends Dussehra celebrations in Aishbagh Ramleela ground of Lucknow. After arriving amid tight security in  for participating in the Vijay Dashami celebration for the first time, PM Modi was greeted by Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and others.

Heightened security arrangements were made in the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, ahead of PM Modi’s participation in Dussehra celebrations.

Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed, traffic has also been diverted and security was set in place for the high profile event taking place in the Aishbagh locality.

Despite the security alarms, all efforts were being made to ensure that citizens do not face any trouble due to the extra precautions taken.

According to the convenor of the event,  city Mayor and BJP national Vice President Dinesh Sharma informed that Modi would be witnessing the 'Ravan Vadh' during the Ram Leela programme.

Here are the highlights of PM Modi's speech on Dussehra in Aishbagh of Lucknow

#Women need to be respected and treated right, no matter what religion or background one comes from

#So when we burn Ravana, we should remember that humanity can't be saved lest we fight terrorism together

#Today we are celebrating Vijaydashami, and the world is celebrating International Day of the Girl Child

#Filth, poverty and illiteracy are another form of Ravana, so lets burn them as well this year

#In 1992-93, was talking to someone from US Dept of State on terrorism, they said its your "law & order problem". That changed after 9/11

#The whole world is being destroyed by terrorism. For 2 days we are looking at a picture of a small girl from Syria

#If you think that we are free from terrorism, then you are wrong. It is a virus affecting our society

#So even if all of us can't be Lord Ram, we can all try and be Jatayu, and keep terrorism at bay

#Ramayana is the witness, that the first fighter against terrorism was Jataayu, who fought for a woman's honor

#There should be a celebration of Dusshera within ourselves as well, kill the 10 "haras" within ourselves

#There should be a celebration of Dusshera within ourselves as well, kill the 10 "haras" within ourselves

#We burn Ravan every year, what does it teach us? Everytime we do that we should promise to kill the Ravan within ourselves & the society.

#Symbolic "Sudarshan Chakra" presented to PM Narendra Modi 

#He is felicitated with a symbolic mace & bow & arrow

# PM Modi offers prayers at Dussehra Mahotsav at the Aishbagh Ramleela Ground 

#PM Narendra Modi arrives at Aishbagh Ramleela ground in Lucknow

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First Published : 11 Oct 2016, 04:28:00 PM