Dr. Avnish Jolly ,October 09, 2008 :Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister participated in the Vijay Dashmi festival organized by Jakhu Hanuman Temple Board in association with Sanatan Dharam Sabha here today. Chief Minister lighted the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarana and Meghnath on the occasion.
Chief Minister felicitated the people on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi and added that the day is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Rama against Ravana, who was symbolic of evil forces. He said that this day inspires us to shed all evils and to adopt good conduct in life. He said that Lord Rama, symbolized truth and virtue and we could lead a righteous life by following his teachings.
He also planted a sapling to mark the occasion.
Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, Local MLA, Shri H.N. Kashyap, Secretary State BJP, Shri Ganesh Dutt, President, District Shimla BJP, Shri Madan Sharma, President Shimla Segment BJP, Dr. Arun Sharma, Principal Private Secretary to Chief Minister, Shri J.S. Rana, Deputy Commissioner Shimla, Shri R.M. Sharma Superintendent of Police, Shri Amitabh Awasthi, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Shimla and prominent people of town were present among others on the occasion.