GUWAHATI, Dec 31 � Governor PB Acharya has greeted the people on New Year�s eve, exuding the hope that the New Year would emerge as a new era of peace, prosperity and progress for the State.
People across the State bade farewell to the old year in style. Parties, bonfires and cultural extravaganzas marked Wednesday evening as the young and old basked in the revelry.
For the conflict-hit State, it was a fervent appeal for peace that rang across every nook and corner with citizens yearning for an end to the violence that affected many families.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has also extended his greetings to the citizens, expressing the hope that peace and amity would rule supreme in the State.
On the other hand, Information and Public Relations Minister Basanta Das, while wishing a peaceful New Year to the people, hoped all the subversive forces would be eliminated and the aspirations of the public would be fulfilled.
Several organisations including the All Guwahati Students�, Union have called upon the people to come together and strengthen the amity and unity among all communities, castes and creeds to take the State on the road of progress.
The Sadou Asom Karmachari Parishad (SAKP), while extending New Year greetings, has insisted that the authorities should ensure security of life and property in 2015. The SAKP said that the spurt in violence in 2014 brought untold miseries for the common people, and that this should not happen in the New Year.
The AGP, APCC, BJP and several other political parties, too, have wished a prosperous and peaceful New Year to the people of the State.