New Delhi: In the whole of India including the National Capital, Delhi, people greeted the new year with full enthusiasm and fun. On this occasion, programs were organized in different hotels and restaurants for the new year’s reception in the capital, Delhi. A huge crowd of people gathered at Delhi’s heart ‘Connaught Place’.
The security arrangements were made on this occasion. In the meantime, there were enthusiastic crowds on many roads in the streets. In the wake of the fire incident in Pub in Mumbai, Delhi Police asked to take special precautions from the restaurants and hotel management. At 12 o’clock, people welcomed the new year with fireworks and started giving their loved ones new year greetings through social media site Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, SMS.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his hope of stepping firmly in the direction of ‘Progressive India’ from ‘Positive India’ in the new year with positive change while giving New Year greetings to the countrymen. Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted greetings to the countrymen for the new year.
Among other prominent people who congratulated the new year include Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (retired) ) Dr. B.D. Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Puducherry’s Deputy Governor Kiran Bedi and Nagaland’s Chief Minister’s TR Zeliang.
On New Year’s Eve, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Building were decorated with lights in Mumbai. On this occasion, the Golden Temple of Amritsar has also been decorated. Simultaneously, Sudarshan Patnaik, artist of the whole of Odisha, welcomed the new year by shaping the sand.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached the matali camp of the force of Uttarakhand to celebrate the new year’s celebration with ITBP jawans. The whole world was celebrated in the new year’s reception It started with New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, where thousands of people attended the street party on the annual New Year Eve. Fireworks were also carried out from Sky Tower on this occasion.
The year 2018 was welcomed in Hong Kong with great fireworks on the famous Victoria Harbor of this city. Thousands of people had gathered to see the famous fireworks near the harbor. During the 10-minute musical fireworks, “shooting stars” firecrackers were also released from the roofs of high-rise buildings.
Three hours earlier, the new year was inaugurated in Australia by the fireworks of Satarangi on the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Nearly 1.5 million people converged on the seafront of the city to take a glimpse of the historic bridge and opera house on fireworks. This is the most prominent celebration in the world after New Zealand.