40-feet Ravana poster created for eco-friendly Vijaya Dashami in city

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Bhubaneswar: To combat air pollution this festive season, the denizens of the capital city here on Tuesday created a 40-feet Ravana poster at Nayapalli area instead of an effigy.

While many Ravana effigy was set ablaze in the city on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami, the Puja committee of Nayapalli yesterday created a 40-feet Ravana poster and celebrated pollution-free Vijaya Dashami.

The event witnessed thousands of devotees, who throng the annual ritual – the burning of an effigy of demon king Ravana.

The Dussehra celebration on Vijaya Dashami day is aimed at fostering amity between different communities of the state and to mark the triumph of good over evil.

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