President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Dussehra.
"On the joyous occasion of Dussehra, I have great pleasure in extending warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens," said the president in a message.
The festival falls Wednesday.
"This auspicious season is a time when the people of India re-enact our great epic - Ramayana and celebrate the triumph of truth and righteousness over evil forces," he said.
"May this festival stimulate in all of us the determination to emulate the righteousness of the 'Maryada Purush' (Rama), the loyalty of his brothers - Bharata and Lakshmana, the virtues of Sita (Rama's wife) and the valour as well as humility of Hanuman," he added.