India Welcomes 2018 With Revelry, Voting Rights For Millennium Children

Login   |  Register Now

Follow us with

India Welcomes 2018 With Revelry, Voting Rights For Millennium Children

Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018

Total 1 News Image

NEW DELHI:  Celebrations across India and beyond marked the beginning of 2018. From big cities to small towns, revellers were seen out on the streets making most of the night that bid adieu to 2017 and welcomes the new year.

From Hyderabad to Mumbai, people celebrated the start of the year with fireworks, parties and prayers. Midnight prayers were held in several churches across the country.

In Delhi, areas like India Gate, Connaught Place and Hauz Khas Village teemed with people till late in the night. Bengaluru's Brigade Road, MG Road also saw midnight celebrations amid tight security after last year's mass sexual assault cases on the new year's eve.

Kolkata's Park Street and surrounding areas also saw  a huge crowd of people as the new year kicked in. "Over one thousand police personnel, including hundreds of policewomen, are mingling among the crowd at Park Street which is witnessing the largest turnout at midnight and keeping vigil on the movement of crowd," a Kolkata Police official said.

Keeping the celebrations aside, the new year also give voting rights to those born in the year 2000. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat has already said that votes of these people will become the "foundation of a new India".

 "Tomorrow, January 1, is special. We welcome those born in the 21st Century to the democratic system as they will become eligible voters," he said on Sunday.

New year celebrations started across the world with New Zealand's largest city Auckland where thousands gathered for the annual New Year's Eve street party, marked by a major fireworks display from the Sky Tower.

Globally, stricter security has been a key focus this time amid fears that crowds could be targets for vehicle and other terror attacks.

Courtesy : NDTV

Disclaimer: The contents or any information provided here is strictly personal and does not hold any responsibility or liability on them. We shall endeavor to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

More Articles

Garbage, waste items litter many areas..

A number of residents of Abu Halifa expressed concern about the bad condition of the streets in the area as well as t...

PM to inaugurate Indian Science Con..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Indian Science Congress at Jaland...

MoH obtains approval to extend the ..

The Ministry of Health has obtained approval from supervisory authorities to exten...

CSC examines university degrees of all..

The Civil Service Commission (CSC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education, has formed a team to run a ...

Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes ..

One of the most prolific filmmakers in the country and the pioneer of new wave cinema in India, Mrinal Sen passed awa...

Happy Holidays: Google wishes the w..

Keeping up with the festive spirit, Google on Tuesday came out with a colourful Ch...

Labor department to directly issue wor..

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) issued an administrative circular which allows labor departments to directly ...

MoE finalizing list of expat workers t..

The Administrative Sector at the Ministry of Education is finalizing the list of expatriate employees whose service w...

819 cameras to monitor flow of traf..

Sicora, a company specialized in video monitoring systems, has provided Kuwait wit...

Leadership must own up to defeat al..

"Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan, as when there is success,...

‘I’ll definitely contest in the..

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who founded his own party Makkal Needhi Maia...

His Highness Crown Prince attends Jana..

Representing His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Naw...


Copyright © 2012-2019, All rights Reserved   |  |  This Logo is a trademark of Way4Indians. For Enquires, please contact :