Speech on Dussehra

Dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian sub-continent. It commemorates the day when Lord Rama killed Ravana in Lanka. The festival is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil and is also widely celebrated as Durga Puja. I am giving below speeches on the Dussehra festival for students.

Short and Long Speech on Dussehra

Speech 1

Respected Principal Sir, teachers, and my dear friends. As you all know that the festival of Dussehra is just around the corner and the holidays for it will also be announced shortly.

I couldn’t hold my excitement for visiting the hundreds of Durga Puja pandals and witness the burning down of Ravana’s effigy, with the deafening sound of firecrackers.

My personal Dussehra favorite is visiting Durga Puja pandals and witnessing the spectacular world of Hindu mythology and beliefs. Every time I visit a pandal, I am amazed by the display of Hindu philosophy of ‘good always emerges victorious’ and the evil always bites the dust; however powerful it might be. In fact, it is also the very basic essence of the Dussehra festival. This is what the festival teaches us.

Be it, Durga killing Mahishasura, the demon king or Rama killing Ravana; in both cases, it is the good that emerged victorious in the end. The better I understand the meaning of Dussehra, the more respect I generate for my religion.

Well, friends, it is a day to celebrate with your family and friends and also make advance preparations for the Deepawali festival that comes twenty days after Dussehra.

Once again I extend my greetings to all of you. With this, I end my speech. Thank you!!

Speech 2

Respected Principal Sir, teachers, and my dear friends! Please accept my greetings and well wishes. As you all know that tomorrow is the Dussehra festival and the excitement on the faces is quite visible.

We all know that it is the day when Rama killed Ravana; don’t worry, I am not going to narrate the incidents once again, that you already know. I would rather stick to the points about how we should celebrate and what should we learn from the festival.

It is a festival that celebrates not only the victory of Rama but also the victory of good over bad. Ravana was evil, nevertheless powerful. On the other hand, Rama was on exile in the forest; he had left his kingdom and accepted a life of exile, living like a saint with his wife Sita and younger brother Lakshmana.

This shows us that a person who follows his morals can’t be defeated; however, lonely or weak he may look against the enemy.

It is a day for us to dive deep into the life of Lord Rama and learn some lessons on simplicity, moral conduct, honesty, and duty from him. Rama wasn’t God – the epics document him as ‘Maryada Purushottam Ram’. As you can see that the second word is a combination of ‘Purush’ that is ‘man’ and ‘uttam’ meaning superior. Therefore he was a man in flesh and blood, much like you and me, but he was exceptional in the way he carried his ‘Maryada’ or morality.  It is, therefore, a day for us to be right and fearless and also try to idealize Rama’s values in our own lives.

A lot happens during Dussehra – effigies of Ravana are burned; Durga Puja pandals are erected – go join the celebration and rejoice, but do remember that you keep your conduct morally justified. For me, that would be the true meaning of being a Hindu and above all a human being.  With this, I might wish to end my speech. Thank You!

Speech 3

Good morning everyone! Please accept very warm greetings to all of you from me for this festive season. I am thankful to all the elders present here, for taking out their valuable time to celebrate with us.

Friends I am here to share my happiness with you and also tell you the significance of the festival – both religious as well as spiritual. As you all know that we are celebrating Dussehra today – the festival commemorating the triumph of good over evil.

Dussehra also called Vijayadashmi is one of my favorite festivals and I am quite sure that you also share the same feelings with me. It is the day when Lord Rama, one of the most revered Hindu deities, killed Ravana, punishing him for his evils.

As you all know that Ravana had kidnapped Sita and taken her to his kingdom in Lanka. Rama went in pursuit of his loving wife, with an army constituting of few of his admirers and friends.

Ravana was a formidable opponent, though he was evil, he was also powerful. His army fairly outnumbered Rama’s and was also the most powerful. Even then Rama was able to kill Ravana and conquer the kingdom of Lanka, rescuing Sita.

For many, it might seem to be a simple story of a prince rescuing his wife from a demon king. But it wasn’t simple at all. There are several inspiring facts about Rama’s personal life and his fight with Ravana.

Rama was a powerful prince, the obvious heir to the kingdom of Ayodhya. But he was also a man with a high level of morality in thought and conduct. He happily left his throne for his younger brother Bharat and went on fourteen years of exile in the forest. The ease, with which he rejected his comforts and accepted hardship, is an inspiration for us.

Moreover, he could have assembled the best army to fight against Ravana. But he rather chose to make an army of local tribes and his well-wishers. This teaches us that however powerful evil may be, it is truth and righteousness that emerges victorious in the end.

Hence, we celebrate Dussehra with the same spirit of righteousness, commemorating the triumph of truth over evil. This is the reason why the effigies of Ravana are burnt in every corner and street of the country. It is symbolic of the victory of good over bad.

The festival teaches us to be fearless as long as we are right and have not committed any wrong. If you have conducted yourself as per your moral values, then you shouldn’t fear anything, however formidable, the opponent may be.

The good thing about the festival of Dussehra is that the message it gives is not only for a particular religion but also for other religions as well. It also teaches us to be nice and considerate towards those who are weaker than us, as Lord Rama was to others. It also teaches us that we must never underestimate someone else and overestimate ourselves, and should always act according to the moral values.

Friends, it is a day to celebrate and learn. Celebrate the victory and learn the lesson that it entails. For me the happiness is double – firstly the festival of Dussehra itself and secondly is the fact that it also announces the arrival of Deepawali, twenty days later.

I think, I have spoken enough and should now be excused to enjoy the festivities. Once again very warm Dussehra greetings to all those present here. Hope that you will enjoy the festival as much as you have enjoyed my speech. Thank You!!

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