7.19 pm: Jo aatankwaad karte hai unko jadh se khatam karne ki zarurat hai, jo atankwaad ko madad dete hai ab to unko bhi baksha nahi ja sakta (Those who commit terrorist acts have to be eliminated from their roots, and those who aid and abet terrorism cannot be forgiven now).

7. 08 pm:
Krishna je jeevan me yudh tha, Ram ke jeevan me yudh tha, par hum vo hai jo yudh se Budh ke marg pe jaana chate hai.

7.08 pm: Ye desh charkhadhaari Mohan ka bhi hai, aur Budh ka bhi hai. Hum Yudh se Budh ki yatra kay logh hai.

7.07 pm: Women need to be respected and treated right, no matter what religion or background one comes from.

7.06 pm: Sometimes war is the only option because that is the only tool to achieve peace.

7.03 pm:
We cannot make differences between boys and girls, that too in the 21st century. just like we welcome boys we must welcome and love girls into our families and society.

7.02 pm:
We commit a grave sin by killing the girl child even before she is born. Who is going to save that girl who is the embodiment of Seeta Maa.

7.00 pm:
Just look at what is happening in Syria, the image of the little girl who is a victim of terrorism is haunting and disturbing.

6.59 pm:

If you think that we are free from terrorism, then you are wrong. It is a virus affecting our society: PM Modi in Lucknow pic.twitter.com/5bkOXAUcqP

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 11, 2016

6.56 pm:
If 125 crore Indians come together and are vigilant then no terrorist can succeed in their evil designs.

6.54 pm:
The first person to fight terror was not any soldier or human being, it was Jatayu as Ramayana says.

6.53 pm:
This year's theme of Ramlila is terrorism.

6.52 pm:
Just like Lokmanya Tilak used Ganesh Utsav to start a revolution, you too have to make efforts on every Ramlila to fight the bad and start something new.

6.51 pm:

We burn Ravan every year, what does it teach us? Everytime we do that we should promise to kill the Ravan within ourselves & the society: PM pic.twitter.com/GxQNdKky9A

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 11, 2016

6:35 pm:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in habit of doing things differently: Dr Dinesh Sharma, Mayor of Lucknow.

6.34 pm:
I want to welcome PM Modi. He has managed to wipe out corruption from India. Under his leadership the country is moving ahead: Rajnath Singh.

6.32 pm:
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the gathering, thanks PM Modi for celebrating Dussehra in Lucknow.

6:30 pm:

This Lucknow is my home, so on behalf of the city I welcome the PM once more: HM Rajnath Singh pic.twitter.com/TR2GmHLdj9

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 11, 2016

6:28 pm:

Symbolic "Sudarshan Chakra" presented to PM Narendra Modi at Aishbagh Ramleela Ground (Lucknow) pic.twitter.com/DUnd21BzpG

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 11, 2016

6:27 pm
: PM Narendra Modi felicitated with a symbolic mace & bow & arrow.

6:26 pm:

PM Narendra Modi offer prayers at Dussehra Mahotsav at the Aishbagh Ramleela Ground in Lucknow pic.twitter.com/SPGLBhhJjm

— ANI (@ANI_news) October 11, 2016

6: 24 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Aishbagh Ramleela ground.

6:20 pm:  Ramleela artists arrive on stage before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival at Aishbagh Ramleela Ground in Lucknow.

Also present at the Chaudhary Charan Singh airport to welcome Modi were Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is also the elected Lok Sabha member from Lucknow, and some state Bharatiya Janata Party leaders.

The prime minister spoke briefly with the dignitaries before leaving for Raj Bhavan, an official said.

More than 2,500 police personnel have been deployed for the Prime Ministerial visit to the state capital to take part in Dusshehra celebrations at Aishbagh.

It is the first time that any Prime Minister is attending in the 70-year-old Ram Leela in the city.