Bengal guv greets people on Vijaya Dashami

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Kolkata, Oct 26 (PTI) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Monday greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami, and prayed for everyone's peace and prosperity.

Taking to Twitter, Dhankhar also hoped that this 'festival of joy will protect people from the evil effects' of the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Best wishes and Greetings to all on Vijayadashami.

Mahaparava signals victory of good over evil a d truth over untruth. May this festival of joy and happiness protect us from evil effects of the ongoing pandemic and bring peace, prosperity, happiness and affluence to us all (sic),' the governor tweeted.

Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra marks the triumph of good over evil. In Bengal, clay idols of goddess Durga are immersed in river after a five-day-long revelry, as devotees bid her farewell. The ceremony symbolises the end of her annual sojourn to her paternal home. PTI DC RMS RMS