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Barak Valley welcomes 2017 on positive note

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

Silchar, Dec 31: ‘You must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear; To-morrow ‘ill be the happiest time of all the glad New-year’, this line from Tennyson’s The May Queen, aptly captures the mood and sets the tone for New Year celebration. The heralding of a New Year teaches us what Horace had said about transience, ‘Not to hope for things to last forever, is what the year teaches and even the hour which stches a nice day away’. The excitement and frenzy were rising with every passing hour. People were seen anxious to welcome the New Year. Along with the rest of the country, people of Barak Valley also joined in merry making and welcoming the New Year by bidding adieu to 2016. A large number of students and young people were seen making a beeline for Silchar Goldighi Municipal Mall and restaurants.

Despite the cash crunch created by Prime Minister rendra Modi’s demonetization, restaurants, hotels and public places have been decorated with some of the finest and exquisite items in order to attract customers. Youth thronged the shops to buy decorative items, flowers, greeting cards and edible items like cakes and pastries. Gifts and greeting cards have been exchanged among friends and relatives. Goldighi Municipal Mall wore a pleasant look to match the gaiety and vivacity of New Year celebration. Various stores of the Mall have been decorated with balloons and festoons to add up to the festive mood. New Year is the time to forgive and forget old rivalries and embrace the ideals of love and affection. A large number of people of different cultures and communities celebrate the event in same manner. People have a tendency to celebrate any festival with food and they were seen converging in front of many fast food stalls to taste some mouth watering dishes on the occasion.

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