Everyone eagerly waits for the New Year with lots of enthusiasm and expectations. Like every year, we always hope that the New year will be different and better. I thought it would be good idea to review the year 2012, as it is coming to an end. Time to rewind and relive some moments, some good and some bad. I may not be able to cover all, but some of the major events. So here it goes.
16 Feb – Two fishermen who were mistaken as pirates killed off the Kerala coast by members of an Italian ship
10 March – Rahul Dravid retires from cricket
11 April – Earthquake hits Indonesia magintude (8.6 in the richter scale), aftershocks were experienced in Kolkata and Chennai and some other parts of India.
13 May – Our Indian parliament celebrated its 60th anniversary
23 May – Congress led UPA Government completed three years in office.
27 May – Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premiere league
28 June – Surjeet Singh returns home after thirty years in Pakistan Jail
12 July – Dara Singh,wrestling champion and actor passes away
18 July – Rajesh Khanna India’s first superstar Passes away
20 July – Assam violence breaks out in Kokrajhar district and adjoining areas.
23 July – Pranab Mukherjee is elected as India’s thirteenth President.
27 July – London Olympics 2012 begins
12 August – India ends with 6 medals, two silver and four bronze in London Olympics
14 August – Vilasrao Deshmukh, ex chief minister of Maharashtra passes away
21 October – Top Indian film-maker Yash chopra passes away
25 October – Indian Actor and comedian Jaspal Bhatti passes away
07 November – Barack Obama becomes the president of United states of America for the second time.
17 November – Chief of Shiv Sena Bal Thackarey passes away
21 November – Ajmal Kasab was hung an account of the Mumbai 2008 terror attacks
30 November – Ex prime minister of India I K Gujral passes away.
16 December – A twenty three year old girl who was a physiotherapy student was gangraped in Delhi.
20th December – Narendra Modi chief Minister of Gujrat wins the assembly elections for the third time consecutively
2012 has been a mixture of some good and some sad events. By looking back, we can smile on our achievments, collectively learn from the mistakes, and try to make a change for the better. Life is a learning curve and it consists of some good and some bad experiences, but each experience helps us to grow. I hope that 2013 brings along with it peace, love, hope and change. I’d like to wish one and all a Happy and peaceful New Year 2013.