New Delhi, Oct 21: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the people on the eve of Dussehra.
"On the joyous occasion of Dussehra, I have great pleasure in conveying warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen in India and abroad," Mukherjee said in a statement.
Dussehra symbolises the victory of good over evil, he said.
The festival reminds us that those who follow the path of virtue, goodness and righteousness will always emerge victorious, he added.
"May this year's Dussehra inspire us to remain steadfast in the pursuit of principles like Lord Rama. Let us collectively confront all adversities and march forward towards the goal of all-round development and well-being of our nation and its people," Mukherjee said.
"May compassion, love and brotherhood prevail over all forces of obscurantism and evil that seek to divide us."