Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Communalism, casteism, nepotism are forms of evil inside us, need to get rid of these ‘Ravanas’. While addressing people at Aishbagh Ramlila ground in Lucknow on the occasion of Dussehra, Modi stated the world was late in recognizing terrorism.Terming it as enemy of humanity, Modi asked people to stand united in the fight against terrorism.
Observing that girls have left a mark in every area, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed the need of working collectively against gender bias and help provide all opportunity to them to shine. “The girl child has left a mark in every area, from studies to sports. Saluting their accomplishments on International Day of the Girl Child. “We should collectively work towards an India where there is no discrimination based on gender & where girls get all opportunities to shine,” he said in a message on International Day of the Girl Child.
Here are Updates of Narendra Modi’s speech at Aishbagh Ramlila ground in Lucknow on Dussehra:
7.04 pm: Modi concludes his speech
7.04 pm: So when we burn Ravana, we should remember that humanity can’t be saved lest we fight terrorism together: PM Modi
7.01 pm: Women should get equal rights: PM Modi
7.00 pm: The daughters of the nation made us proud at Rio Olympics: PM Modi
6.59 pm: We keep burning one ‘Ravana’ who kidnapped Sita. But on ‘Girl Child’s Day’, we should think about how many daughters we kill in the womb: PM Modi
6.59 pm: There is a need to end discrimination based on gender. Are we really killing the Ravan within us?
6.58 pm: As we celebrate vijaya dashami, the world also celebrates International Day of the Girl Child
6.57 pm: Filth, poverty and illiteracy are another form of Ravana, so lets burn them as well this year: PM Modi in Lucknow
6.55 pm: The whole world is being destroyed by terrorism. For 2 days we are looking at a picture of a small girl from Syria: PM Modi
6.54 pm: After 1992 Mumbai blasts, US said that our country faces law and order problem. But after 26/11 they came to their sensex and started talking about terrorism: PM Modi
6.53 pm: So even if all of us can’t be Lord Ram, we can all try and be Jatayu, and keep terrorism at bay: PM Modi in Lucknow
6.52 pm: Ramayana is the witness, that the first fighter against terrorism was Jataayu, who fought for a woman’s honor: PM Modi in Lucknow
6.51 pm: If a country of 1.25 crore keep an eye on every terrorist activity, they will never succeed: PM Narendra Modi
6.50 pm: There should be a celebration of Dusshera within ourselves as well, kill the 10 “haras” within ourselves: PM Modi
6.47 pm: We burn Ravan every year, what does it teach us? Every time we do that we should promise to kill the Ravan within ourselves & the society: PM Modi
Watch live: PM at the Vijaya Dashmi celebrations in Lucknow
6.45 pm: We must calculate all the evil we have destroyed
6.45 pm: It’s a victory of good over evil
6.42 pm: Modi greets people on vijaya dashami
6.42 pm: This is PM Modi’s first speech post #SurgicalStrike
6.39 pm: Modi begins speech at Lucknow’s Aishbagh Ramlila ground
6.38 pm: Rajnath Singh compares Ravan and Ram. Says, one of the biggest differences between the was their – character
6.37 pm: He proved to the world that India is no longer ‘weak, says Rajnath
6.36 pm: PM Modi wiped out corruption in India. He gracefully represented India globally: Rajnath Singh
6.34 pm: I want to welcome PM Modi personally to Lucknow: Rajnath Singh
6.34 pm: Lucknow is Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s “karmabhoomi” and my constituency: Rajnath Singh
6.34 pm: Lucknow represents the composite culture of the country: Rajnath Singh
6.32 pm: Rajnath Singh begins speech; greets people on Dussehra
6.30 pm: Apart from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UP Governor Ram Naik and a state government minister are present on the dais with Modi.
6.22 pm: Symbolic “Sudarshan Chakra” presented to PM Narendra Modi at Aishbagh Ramleela Ground (Lucknow)
6.20 pm: PM Narendra Modi felicitated with a symbolic mace & bow & arrow.
6.18 pm: PM Narendra Modi offer prayers at Dussehra Mahotsav at the Aishbagh Ramleela Ground in Lucknow
6.15 pm: PM Modi conducts the puja
6.14 pm: Dussehra puja begins
6.00 pm: Modi arrives at Aishbagh Ramlila ground in Lucknow
5.55 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav receives PM Narendra Modi on his arrival in Lucknow
5.50 pm: PM Modi lands in Lucknow; to begin his speech shortly
At a time when Uttar Pradesh is bracing for Assembly elections in the state, several questions have been raised over the timing of PM’s visit. In the last few days, the Opposition parties have attacked the BJP for allegedly playing politics over the recent surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Before PM’s arrival, the Opposition continues to attack the PM, blame him for doing politics over surgical strikes. However, BJP says he is the PM of the country and what is wrong if he chooses to visit any part of the country. Last evening, Modi in a series of tweets greeted the nation.