Dussehra: Dengue, chikungunya, malaria to be set afire at Kashmiri Gate today
By NewsX Bureau
| Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 17:42
Delhi: With fever cases on rise in Delhi, Ramleela organisers at Kashmiri Gate have come up with an unique idea and plan to burn Dengue, chikungunya and malaria themed effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarana & Meghanada on Dussehra.
Traditionally, the three effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran are set afire on Dussehra to mark the victory of good over evil. However, for residents of Delhi there seems to no bigger evil than these three diseases at the moment.
"We will symbolically burn down these three diseases that have rattled us through the year," said an organiser.
Thousands of people have been affected due to mosquito-borne diseases in the capital this year.