On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja and Vijayadashmi, I convey ‘Shubho Bijoya’ as well as ‘Dussehra Greetings’ and best wishes to all people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

This festival celebrates the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana and it also celebrates the triumph of Goddess Durga over demon Mahishasura.

This beautiful festival is a celebration of victory of truth over falsehood, triumph of the righteous and defeat of evil.

May Goddess Durga guide us to work to empower women in society, especially girl-children. And let us celebrate Lord Rama as a reflection of the moral and eternal values that have guided our way of life since time immemorial.

May the day bring happiness to our families, our society and also to our Country.

I urge all to observe all Covid-19 protocols while celebrating the festival.

Kuldeep Rai Sharma

Member of Parliament