Indian sports was the lone saving grace in the year 2016 which was marked by many unsavory events that knocked our nation time and again. Our cricket team performed brilliantly led by Virat Kohli while PV Sindhu brought laurels and cheer by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Our junior team won the Junior World Cup and most of our sporting participants did well at international meets.
Stock market did promise to hit record highs but were derailed by Brexit and demonetization but should perform well in times to come if corruption and Black money is out of the system. Digitization is a new way of trade and hope it is beneficial for the country. “Achhe din” promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not materialize but one hopes the war on corruption is a move in the direction towards better days for citizens. Surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir should silence terrorism activities at the borders. Hope the pain of demonetization would be a thing of the past and 2017 will bring lot of cheer and happiness in the lives of people. Wishing readers of your esteemed newspaper a very Happy New Year!
– S.N. Kabra
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