By Hindustan Times
This Dusshera, it’s not Raavan, but corruption that Delhi wants to burn forever. Inspired by Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption, which swept the nation last month, the theme has become central to Ramlila celebrations in the city. Effigies of Raavan will be stuffed with firecrackers, and their burning will symbolise the end of corruption.
“All three effigies —Raavan, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath — which symbolise evil — will each wear a necklace that will say bhrashtachar (corruption). This will mark the riddance of evil from society,” says Ravi Jain of Shri Dharmik Leela Committee. Organised at the Red Fort grounds, this is one of the oldest Ramlilas in the Capital, dating back to 1923. “It is important for a Ramlila to represent the greatest evil of current times,” adds Jain.
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