New hopes

We have stepped into 2019. Though, practically, it is just the dawn of another day, it has brought with it a lot of hope, optimism and joy, for it marks the beginning of a fresh new year. Perhaps, this is the only event that is celebrated by people across the world, cutting across religious, linguistic and other barriers. This century will lose its teenage tag this year as it will complete 19 come December. And, for those youth in India who are in the final years of their teenage, this year is crucial, as they will be casting their first vote in the Parliament elections.

Since they are going to choose the ones who will rule the country and decide its fate for the next five years, they need a lot of caution before doing their democratic duty. Past performance of parties that are / were in power should be evaluated, promises should be analysed and the worth of candidates (both MP and prime ministerial) should be carefully scrutinised. It is not like sharing and commenting on a post on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Also, more and more youth should come forward to take the political plunge, as Mother India needs active contribution from Her sons and daughters.

With the new year giving another 365 days, each day is meant to be spent with joy and purpose. There should be a fine balance between work and leisure, profession and family, and duty and dreams. Life is to live, with supporting family, rewarding work and fun-loving friends. On 31 December 2019, everyone of us should have beautiful memories that would be cherished in the years to come.

Happy New Year.

NT Bureau