The new year, also ushering in a new decade, will be an important year in my life. While 2009 was surely one of the most defining years of all, 2010 could well be a trove of surprises. With the second semester of my first year at IIT Roorkee along with the first of the second year, I'll probably start feeling much more like a college student.
Last year, my grandfather passed away. It was like the end of an era in my life. But with my new life at IITR, a new era has begun. After all, sunset is always followed by sunrise. This new year and indeed, the new decade, will change my life forever.
So, any resolution? Well, I normally never make any New Year resolutions because well, I can't keep them. But this year, I'd like to make two resolutions, which I will keep no matter what. Firstly, I shall not smoke or drink. Never will I indulge in such acts. My family has never been into this and neither will I. Neither will I let my close friends get into these habits either. All it takes is strength, and we are each other's strengths. Secondly, I shall not rag any junior no matter what happens. I don't care if the authorities ask me to do it (which they very well could) but I will not. These are two resolutions that I make for my late Grandfather and I will keep them. I will.
May the new year and the new decade be one of great joy and prosperity to you, your family, your friends, your country and our planet. And never stop praying: prayer is an expression of hope. And an expression of freedom.