The Grand New Year 2016 is going to usher in soon. At the outset, let me wish you from the bottom of my heart the very best in your life during the year, making it memorable in every sense. Let us welcome the New Year with open arms not just with partying and entertainment, but with an attitude of benevolence and sense of hope and determination to make our life wholesome. Let us pray that the New-year is free from all the negative/ destructive/annihilative tendencies , witnessed last year at the individual , family, community , national and global levels and that it is an year of constructive actions ,peaceful co-existence and happy and zestful life .Let righteousness, justice , integrity and transparency govern every action. Let this New year be exceptional in material prosperity ,the realization of human potential for the good of all and in harmonious living , Let people lead a life with the spirit of fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man .Let people in the world live like ‘Loka Manava’ or world citizen without the shackles created by man. Let man raise up to the nobility of human race, which took billions of years to move from subhuman existence, to be endowed with higher intellect and discriminative knowledge .Let us be proud of rare human birth and heritage. Let us raise above all those ficiparious tendencies that divide us and strengthen the bond of human relationships by love, mutual trust, cooperation and unified efforts to create a better tomorrow. Let us realize our responsibility to hand over this planet earth, to our future generation with all its treasures. Let us realize that we don’t own the planet earth nor it is our permanent Residence. We have borrowed it from the past generation for our camp life to be handed over to our future generation in the same way and in the same condition, with which our ancestors passed on to us and made us trustees . Mother earth with all its bounty is the gift of God and it is our duty to keep it as ‘kamadhenu’ or source of ever meeting our needs, not greed. Let us destroy the real enemies which are with in us such as ‘Kama, kroda, Lobha, Mooha, Mada, Mathslrya’ , meaning lust , anger, miserliness or the tendency to accumulate more and more, desires, self-aggrandizement, destructive/ cut throat competition rather than others whom we wrongly perceive as our enemies . Let us uphold our values of ‘satya or truth, ‘dharma’ or righteousness , ‘prema’ or love , ‘santhi ‘or peace and ‘ahima’ or non-violence. Which are the edifices of timeless Indian culture and traditions and bacons of light to humanity who are ailing under ‘Avidhya’ or ignorance. Let s realize that in this vast universe, we are no body and only instruments of Almighty, so be humble in our life and not with any self assumption. Let us perform every act with worshipful attitude and make every ‘karma’ as ‘ Karmayoga’. Let us not become a ‘Bogi’ meaning who indulges in material comforts with out any limit, on the other hand let us become ‘Thyagi’ or yogi meaning who practices self-restraint, from running after glitters of worldly pleasures, the very nature of which is fleeting followed by awful sorrows. Let us develop the ‘care and share ‘attitude. Let the reservoir of our inner energy surge out in constructive actions, without getting dissipated in malevolent and frivolous activities. Let us all be the masters rather than slaves or victims of outside inducements of pleasures. Let us not chase outside pleasures like fireflies attracted by flame rushes to court with blazing fire and get destroyed. Let us make love and care as universal practice and build up a world Religion in which all the major religions are like petals of a flower that share the bewitching colors and aroma and gift to the world Let us use the marvels of Science and Technology to serve man and not harm him in the name of development . Let us fight against our common enemies of hunger, sickness, inequality, hatred, jealousy, exploitations and such evils.
Let our aspirations for achieving perfections in human life sour higher and higher goals matched by hard work, dedication to the goals and persistence in our efforts till goals are reached. Let us make heaven, the so-called ‘kingdom of God ‘ on this very earth .
Let the New-year 2016 which would usher in shortly be a glorious year in every sense , for the individuals, families, communities, , nations and comity of nation – in short for the world as a whole-a new era of hope, tolerance, compassion , peace and prosperity Let our enthusiasm to take our country forward in the path of development be fuelled by past successes , our unflinching faith in altruism, self-confidence , iron will and love towards our motherland or patriotism . Let us ask ourselves what we can give rather than we can get .Let us lay the foundation for the birth of a new and unprecedented world order, where there are no boundaries between people and nations. Let us do everything check warming of earth that would lead to major catastophies and devastation of human race itself . Let us work together towards achieving those goals for the humanity, which is the king and crown of God’s creations. Let our great epic saying ‘Vasudeva kudumbakam’ meaning let the world at large be an extended family’ come true both in letter and spirit, as an out come of our sincere efforts . We can make it . It is in our hands.