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New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday extended his greetings to the countrymen on the eve of Dussehra or Vijayadashami -- a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year.

"On the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashmi, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens and wish them success, prosperity and happiness," said the President in a message.

This festival is a celebration of the triumph of truth over untruth, said the President, adding it inspires us to live by the timeless values of honesty and truthfulness.

"The life of Lord Rama is in essence a reflection of these values which remain as relevant today as ever. May this festival inspire us to work for the nation building and making a society that cares for the needy and the deprived."

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