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Wednesday , October 17 , 2012
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Sinha to turn Ravan slayer

It’s time for Hazaribagh MP Yashwant Sinha to walk the talk and slay the corruption demon.

The veteran BJP leader, who has always been vocal against malpractice and bureaucratic red tape, will set free the first cracker that will light up a 40-feet effigy of Ravan, symbolising corruption and all things unholy, during Ravan Dahan in Hazaribagh town on Dussehra.

The newly formed Ravan Dahan Samiti is organising an hour and 25-minute spectacle, which will include a light and sound show, at Old Stadium near Government Bus Stand. This is the first time the event is being organised in town. Earlier festivities took place 10km away from the heart of the city.

“We have always heard about Ravan Dahan since childhood. I always wished that a similar event would be organised here too. Finally, that dream is coming true. We have obtained permission from the district administration to host the show at Old Stadium. MP Sinha will be chief guest,” said one of the organisers, Bhaiya Abhimanyu Prasad.

Twelve artisans from Ramgarh have been busy making the effigy since Monday. The programme will start at 6 in the evening.

According to Prasad, workers from Jharia, Giridih and Asansol were arranging the light and sound show. “People will see crackers light up the night sky,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sinha agreed that corruption was the main worry for society at present. “Corruption and rise in prices of essential commodities are the burning issues,” he said.

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