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Posted at: Jan 2, 2018, 2:01 AM; last updated: Jan 2, 2018, 2:01 AM (IST)

Residents embrace the New Year their own way in city

Residents embrace the New Year their own way in city
Youngsters enjoy dance during a New Year party in Jalandhar . Photo: Sarabjit Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 1

The festive fervour could not be missed in the city today, as everywhere people were seen celebrating the arrival of the New Year, while bidding adieu to 2017. 

It was time to reunite and go gaga for the New Year celebrations all across, be it clubs, hotels, restaurants, markets or religious places.

Everyone had one or the other plan to celebrate the occasion in his own style. 

Some visited restaurants or pubs, some strolled around the markets and parks, some opted for ‘geri’ routes, while some offered parties at their residence.

At several places, loud collective countdown was chanted and when the clock ‘struck 12’, jubilation followed, as there were fire crackers, loud roars, music, cheer and excitement. At many places, people also welcomed the year by cutting cakes at their homes and offices.

The residents kept on partying well beyond the midnight to celebrate the onset of the New Year. 

At Moti Mahal Delux, DJ session, live singing and lots of games delighted the visitors. “It was an excellent start of the New Year, and we had a lot of fun,” said Kanika, a resident.

At The Maya Hotel, party on the theme ‘Retro to Metro’, a journey of fun, fantasy and life style events forced everyone to come on dance floor and rock the stage with salsa, swing and hip hop, while Live Sparsh band and DJ Nitin at Underdoggs Brewery and Kitchen captured hearts.

Games, activities and lucky draws also kept the residents upbeat about the parties for a long time. At many clubs, the party went on till the wee hours in the morning today. 

“We came back from the party at 3 am. It was great enjoyment and a wonderful start to the New Year,” said Trishla Verma, a resident. 

Changing mindset

Earlier festivals and every other auspicious occasion were celebrated at homes and people were invited for parties to one another place. On the contrary, people nowadays not only enjoy privacy but prefers keeping their circle small and special, they not only go for parties with their partners or close friends but also chose to stay out throughout the night partying together.

“The idea is to make the New Year memorable. It doesn’t matter where you celebrate it. But staying at a hotel after a long party adds another charm to the celebrations,” said a resident.

Chill fails to dampen the spirit

The residents braved the chill and moved out of homes to welcome the New Year.

“This is what you remember throughout the year and beyond. So, the start to the New Year has to be unique and most memorable”, said Reena, a youngster.

  • Everyone had one or the other plan to celebrate the occasion in his own style. 
  • Some visited restaurants or pubs, some strolled around the markets and parks, some opted for ‘geri’ routes, while some offered parties at their residence.
  • Games, activities and lucky draws also kept the residents upbeat about the parties for a long time.

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