For thousands of years, it has been a sacred tradition for youth to represent the Ramayana on the celebration of Navrati, a festival honoring goddess Durga.
This year, religious leaders through all India expressed concern that in our modern age this tradition of representing the story has been lost. They predicted that if the destruction of the demon by light was not being reenacted as it had been, the evil forces would again gain dominance in the world. Who knows????