A Didar Singh, a former IAS officer and secretary general of industry body Ficci, wishes the Indian economy. “Dear Indian Economy, here’s wishing you a great year!” he Tweets.
PVS Sarma, ex-tax officer and admirer of Narendra Modi, talks about India free from the Congress. “My New Year resolution: will not rest until Shri @narendramodi gets the responsibility of saving the nation and make #congressmuktbharat”. Sarma is also a member BJP National Executive Arts and Culture Cell.
Prasanna Mishra, a former IAS and ex-coal secretary, wishes for our “behaviour and belief in harmony”. “#Year2013 made the Red Beacon Light irrelevant; it empowered Aam Aadmi and brought in fear of God in the tormentors”, Mishra tweeted.
Another ex-civil servant Ratna Vishwanathan who calls herself a “proud mother” and “eternal optimist” wishes 2014 to bring “joy, peace, success and well-being to you and all your loved ones”. Vishwanathan is a development sector professional and a part-time painter.
Odisha government official Arvind Padhee has three New Year resolutions: To respect his conscience in workplace; not to be harsh on anyone; and taking care of health.
Later on the day, Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar called upon all railwaymen to provide "service with a smile". "In the New Year our emphasis should be to focus on providing our customers with a pleasant experience in their interaction with the Railways-be it passenger or freight. ‘Service with a smile’ was never so relevant as it is today", he said.