Countdown begins for 2015
Countdown begins for 2015, As the countdown starts for the New Year 2015, Vizag residents are working round the clock finalising plans for the last night of 2014.
Vizag decks up for New Year’s carnival
Visakhapatnam: As the countdown starts for the New Year 2015, Vizag residents are working round the clock finalising plans for the last night of 2014. Many of them are planning to go on long rides, have fun with family on the beach, cut cakes, have a gala time on the flyover, poolside party and fun on the dance floor.
The city is brilliantly lit up and a colorful atmosphere and festive cheer is prevailing in every person. Shops are packed with people shopping for gifts, greeting cards, special 2015 dairies for their loved ones. While the streets and hotels are illuminated and colourful banners set up, temples across the city are being decked up to organise special pujas and at churches at midnight masses.
Hotels geared up with an array of attractive events. The Park is planning an event ‘Hawain’ with unlimited lavish dinner and beverages. An international performer from South America, Bollywood dancer Shalini is also to entertain the public. Apart from this, DJs and cracker show will set the mood for the New Year party.
Hotel Novotel is organising two parties at different venues in the hotel. The pool deck party will have live music with unlimited snacks and dinner. Fusion Bands from Kolkata and Mumbai and Indian Idol singer Ananya Mishra will come up with their performance. Sea Green in the city offers unlimited food, DJ, dance performers from Kolkata and a Fashion Show with models from Mumbai.
Te youth are no less than others in celebrating the New Year. Nikisha Uddagiri, a student from St Francis College, came from Hyderabad to spend time with her family and friends in the city. “Till midnight, we will be in our apartment, along with my neighbours, decorating the building with lights and Rangoli, play games and cut the cake as the clock strikes 12. We will make a delicious cake and have a treat. After that, we will head towards the beach for another round of celebrations,” she added.
Sarada, a housewife, said they would welcome the New Year in the traditional way with Rangoli, playing ‘Antykshari’, sitting together and rewinding the good old days, cook Indian special dishes and participate in cultural programmes in the temple near their house.
The word Resolutions immediately strikes one’s mind during the end of the year. This year people are planning new themes for making resolutions. Most common resolutions are putting on weight or losing weight, quitting smoking and drinking, studying well, not wasting time, concentrating on achieving goals, shopping less and saving money.
Amrutha, a Class 10 student, decided to start writing diary every day. She hopes that this will make her understand life in a different way. Karthick, a B. Tech student, who takes a resolution every year, plans to get a pet from his pocket money. He says he feels excited to add a new member to his family this New Year.
By: Sri Lakshmi Muttevi