Dussehra festivities, melas take place under watchful eyes


Dussehra was celebrated with fervour in different pats of the city on Wednesday. And for a change, Dussehra committees of different localities installed CCTVs at the venues as an extra security measure. The step was taken in co-ordination with the Ludhiana Police, which also had mobile vans roaming the city to keep a tab on anti-social elements with tight police security seen near venues of melas.

Talking to Newsline, Commissioner of Police (Ludhiana) Ishwar Singh said: "We motivated the Dussehra committees and we are happy that CCTVs have been installed at more than 40 sites in the city. This can help us a lot in case of any law and order problem and at the same time it is good for the dussehra committees as well as they are taking good steps for the safety of the masses."

Despite bad weather on Tuesday, which felled a few effigies, the functions went off without a hitch. Melas were also seen at Sarabha Nagar, Dugri, Daresi road and Chandigarh road areas.

Day celebrates power of good over evil: Tewari

Congress spokesperson and Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari, on Wednesday, said that festivals like Dussehra remind people about the power of good over evil. "No matter how strong the evil may be or try to be it can never stand the strength of goodness," he added.

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