For a better tomorrow

Strong Resolve

For a better tomorrow

Looks like the New Year will see the rise of a more positive, responsible and sensitive young brigade. Instead of making resolutions and not being able to keep them, youngsters have decided to spot one or two things that they can work on and change in themselves.

Metrolife speaks to a few students to get an insight into their plans for the New Year. While some have decided to give partying hard a break, others have decided to spend more quality time with their families. And then there are those who have decided to keep their spirits high and not succumb to negativity at any point. Those who are going to turn 18 in the coming year are looking forward to exercising their right to vote for the very first time.

Raven Geo V, an MBA student, says he intends to start the New Year on a sober note. “I didn’t attend any of the New Year Eve parties because of the Delhi incident. I think women must be treated with a lot of respect and this is the least I could do to pledge my support to the safety of women,” says Raven.

He confesses that he is a bit of a spendthrift and hopes to cut down on all unnecessary expenditure and begin to save more. Varun, another student, says his tight academic schedules leave him with very little time to think of an active social life. “It leaves me with no time to spend with my family members and some of my old friends. Partying is certainly not my cup of tea. I wish to work on being a better person year after year and changing some of my old ways,” says Varun.

The girls are not far behind in wanting to change a lot of things about themselves. And safety is uppermost on their minds. Meghana Harinath, a final-year student of Mount Carmel College, says this is an important year for her as she will be graduating and stepping into the job market. “I also hope to improvise and better my skills in Carnatic music and dance. I also look forward to exercising my right to vote this year and electing a leader who will uphold our democratic values,” Meghana points out. 

Anokitha K, another 18-year-old, hopes to transform into a more positive person. “I don’t want to expect anything because it can be depressing if those expectations are not fulfilled. I am going to shrug off negativity and think positive and have faith in whatever I do,” she says.

Thushara, a first-year degree student, feels that every New Year brings with it a lot of expectation and a chance to better oneself. “I never follow the resolutions that I make every year. So I am determined to stick to my resolutions in the coming year,” she signs off.  

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