Dussehra comes with the common message of the triumph of fine over evil, mild over darkness. And with this thought, eminent personalities from numerous fields share their views on the 12 months passed by, the evils they need to cast off and the hope with which they want to transfer ahead. Be it gratitude for Covid-19 warriors, or the eradication of hatred, these celebs hope to reinstate religion in goodness.
End crimes towards kids
“One thing that is even worse than what Ravana did or how mythology paints him, is crime against children, especially sexual crimes against children. This should stop immediately. It is not just a wish, but a demand. This kind of evil never existed; even Ravana was very respectful of Sita. As a father, brother and husband, it is my biggest worry. We all have to collectively work for this and be brave enough to stand for justice,” says designer Rahul Mishra.
Good over evil
May we replicate on the victory of fine over evil, the facility of the optimistic, and the enjoyment of gratitude and giving. We pray that God’s grace be upon all of us and bless us with abundance and prosperity in all spheres of our lives and reprieve us from the worldwide pandemic that we’re presently dealing with. We pray that the planet heals quickly. While I pray for the world to heal and overcome this disaster, I really feel this an enormous lesson for all of us to be taught from. I consider we are going to come out of it as higher variations of ourselves. Music has been an excellent good friend as at all times to me throughout this time. Our salutations to all of the medical doctors, nurses and entrance line employees who’re doing such an excellent job around the clock. Wish all a really comfortable Dussehra,” sarod maestro Ayaan Ali Bangash.
Getting rid of negativity round us
“I would like to get rid of all the toxic and negative people — who I have been polite with all this while — to have a better, happier life,” says designer Nida Mahmood.
Say no to starvation
“There is nothing more evil than hunger in India. It is a shame that we are in the bottom of hunger index despite producing excess food to export,” says writer Anand Neelakantan.
No to entitlement
“Coronavirus is the first evil that I want to remove, but entitlement is one of the things I want to take away from the society. Also, various things are not valued enough; one should learn to value more. I want to remove adharma, too,” says Kuchipudi dancer Bhavana Reddy.
Eradicate lack of empathy
“One evil I would like to do away with this year is lack of empathy – towards fellow humans and towards the rest of the earth,” musician Sanjeeta Bhattacharya.
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