Jamshedpur : People across the city celebrated the beginning of the New Year with different styles with no major untoward incident reported so far.
The New Year was celebrated here with great enthusiasm and fervour. Besides organising formal celebrations, various social and religious organisations wished a prosperous New Year to each other.
The highlight of the New Year’s eve celebration was at Wave International where a dance troupe enthralled the audience with scintillating performances. People danced on the tunes till late night to welcome the New Year. Hotels like Fortune Hotel Centre Point, The Sonnet organised special dinners for its customers.
The people were busy dancing on various Bollywood numbers. Hotels in all categories lined up a variety of events to attract people. Several housing complexes and societies in Sonari and Kadma also organised functions to welcome the year.
On the eve of the year, people thronged parks for picnics. Places like Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jubilee Park Dimna Lake and Hudco dam witnessed huge rush. On the other hand, celebrations in most hotels and clubs went on till the wee hours.
Zoological Park management thanked the picnickers for celebrating the first day of the year peacefully and the supporting the zoo authorities.
“Besides counting our achievements, we should consider our failures also and strive for improvement in the New Year,” said social worker Ramesh Saksena, while spreading the message of peace at Jubilee Park.
He said that songs, folk dances and choreography depicting problems arising out of social evils, including drug addiction, illiteracy and female foeticide should also be made part of celebrations.
A large number of people gathered at religious places like gurudwaras and churches for special prayers to mark the beginning of the year 2017.
On Sunday T V Narendran, managing director, Tata Steel will cut the cake at Centre for Excellence to welcome the New Year.