The President, Vice President and Prime Minister have greeted the people on the occasion of New Year-2021.
In his message, President Ram Nath Kovind said, every New Year provides an opportunity to make a new beginning and emphasizes the resolve for individual and collective development.
He said, this difficult time arising out of COVID-19 situation is a time for all the people to move forward unitedly. Mr Kovind said, this is also the time to strengthen the cultural values that reinforce the belief of unity in diversity.
He asked people to work together towards creating an inclusive society instilled with the spirit of love, compassion and forbearance that promotes peace and goodwill.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said New Year is an occasion that reinforces our spirit of optimism, hope and bonhomie.
The Vice President expressed hope that all will overcome the challenges with grit, confidence, solidarity and resilience to welcome the New Year with renewed commitment to defeat this pandemic.
He said, with vaccines likely to be available anytime soon, 2021 should be welcomed with new enthusiasm and positivity.