As the year 2014 comes to an end, we bring to you some of the moments that make this year prominently memorable! As History gets written, read and said, 2014 will forever be remembered and our memories are best captured by the 7 Cs i.e.
Total Recall 2014.
The lethal Ebola Virus broke out of West Africa to pose a significant global health challenge. Till date, almost 7000 innocent victims have lost their lives to this hazard & the death toll continues to rise. We pray for a cure!
Also, Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the CM of Delhi, bringing to an end a 49 day old dream. A short-lived transformation indeed.
The Sochi Winter Olympics were held in Russia. President Vladimir Putin’s only PR victory in the year that was.
The metaphoric rise of the planet’s richest and most terrorizing force, the Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS) shocked world with a formerly unparalleled display of barbarity on murder. The militant group captured most of the territory in in West Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a self-styled Caliphate.
This month, Narendra Modi filed his election nomination from Varanasi and Vadodra. It was a month of never-seen-before hectic campaigning which altered the course of electoral exercises in India. Innovative methods like 3D holograms and ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ combined with the state-of-the-art technology left the world gawping.
The BJP won a landslide victory with 282 seats in the Lok Sabha. The NDA tally was 336. The nation witnesses a Saffron surge never seen before.
Infosys founder Chairman Emeritus NR Narayana Murthy appointed Dr. Vishal Sikka as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer
Amit Shah, the Chanakya of our times was elected the National President of the BJP and went on to manage the BJP’s spectacular show in Haryana and Maharashtra.
The Red Fort in Delhi went Saffron for a day as PM Narendra Modi delivered an extempore speech, stressing on public hygiene as an essential part of nation-building. He invited the world to come, ‘Make in India’.
“Kem Cho Mr. Modi”, said President Barack Obama as the Prime Minister received a rockstar welcome in the USA. He delivered a speech in Hindi at the UNGA and mesmerized the crowds at the Madison Square Garden in New York while addressing the Indian community in the US.
On 2nd October, on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Swach Bharat Abhiyan was launched. It envisaged a cleaner and greener India by 2019.
Phil Hughes tragic demise left the world shocked. The Australian cricketer died of a deep injury to his head. May his soul Rest In Peace.
On 16 December 2014, an devastating attack had left the world surprised. After investigation police has found out that 9 members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) conducted a terrorist attack on the Army Public School in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. They entered the school and opened fire on school staff and children, killing 145 people, including 132 schoolchildren, ranging between eight and eighteen years of age.
The year 2014 will go down in history as that annual period where the world experienced a curious mix of continuity and cataclysmic change. To say that this year was a terrible one for President Barack Obama would be an understatement. For his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the times just got tougher. Afghanistan found a new President in Ashraf Ghani. The middle-east continued to burn as the Arab and Palestine world watched helplessly. On the economic front, the US economy ended the year with a 5% GDP growth rate. Stock markets in US scaled a series of peaks with the DOW closing at an all-time high. the Eurozone economies stayed subdued and challenged along with a specter of continued deceleration in the Chinese economy. The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong withered away like the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dilma Rousseff was returned to power in Brazil and the same Japanese PM Shinzo Abe met with the same lucky fate. Indonesia elected Joko Widodo as its President raising hopes of an economic revival. Chaos in Thailand continued with the Martial law in place. Our very own Prime Miniter Modi made 9 foreign visits and his government received 10 heads of state and governments in India. The Congress party, its supremo Sonia Gandhi, its never-to-be-crowned Prince Rahul Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh were consigned to political oblivion by the Indian people. As the sun sets in 2014, under Prime Minister in India, we truly have, for the first time, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sarkar.
We wish you a Happy & Prosperous New Year ahead!