Fireworks in London, Hong Kong, Pyongyang, Sydney and Auckland welcome the new year. In Bangladesh, particularly the young generation, joined in the New Year celebrations just after the clock struck 12 midnight.
Dhaka University students welcomed the New Year 2018 in a festive mood flying air-balloons at the Teacher Student Centre (TSC) in the campus amid tight security measures. Police blocked all entrances to the Dhaka University for the outsiders. Only DU students were allowed to enter the campus after showing varsity ID card.
On this special occasion, people conveyed their best wishes to their friends and beloved ones through greeting cards and using different messaging applications and social media platforms. Corporate and government officials and various organisations also did the same thing as they do every year to greet their nearest ones.
The day is also a moment of looking back to the outgoing year for reviewing the successes and failures and planning strategies to reach new goals for the new year by completing the unfinished tasks.
The year 2017 was a significant year for Bangladesh as it saw many successes in major areas, especially in politics, economy, agriculture, counter-terrorism and IT sectors.
Alongside many achievements and global recognitions, the country was totally peaceful in the political landscape in 2017. The peaceful political situation helped the country’s economy to grow faster.
The outgoing year marked the successes of the government in carrying out huge development work in the country as well as fighting militancy.