Mumbai: As the 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim was laid to rest a couple of days back, people from across the country resorted to a new way of ushering in the New Year- by praying and hoping for an era that would make the nation a better place for its women folks.
Celebrities from the showbiz industry, who had been quite vocal about their views on women’s safety issues in the country, took to Twitter to wish one and all a very Happy New Year in a rather subdued manner.
Here’s taking a look at what they had to share:
Shahid Kapoor wrote: Happpppyyy new year all .... Make it count :). May this year be the year of women and may every man learn to respect the gender that brought him into this world(sic).
Ram Gopal Varma: Wish u all a very happy new year and may the coming year fill your lives with joy and prosperity.
Priyanka Chopra: May god bless us with strength, resilience, and faith..
Akshay Kumar: In the New Year,may ur cheque book & budget, balance and include generous amounts of charity coz no one has ever become poor by giving...think about it.Cheers!! Happy 2013
Amitabh Bachchan: Happy New Year to all .. For a glorious 2013 .. But never forget what 2012 left us with. ..
Arjun Rampal: Good morning 2013! wish u all, peace,love,strength and abundance of joy. Stay positive & be open to receptive to positivity. Happy New Year.
Kabir Bedi: It`s a NEW Year! "What you an do, or dream you can do, begin it" GOETHE. "The beginnings of all things are small." CICERO
Mahesh Bhupati: Happy New Year folks.. Its going to be a busy one :) lots of things being started. Lots winding down..stay tuned!!
Madhavan Ranganathan: A very happy 2013 to you all my lovely tweeple.
Asha Bhosle: Best wishes for the coming year...
Madhur Bhandarkar: While 2012 hs been quite an emotional yr for us, I wish you'll a happy, healthy & successful 2013. Let the bright side of life begin!
Viek Oberoi: Happy New Year everyone! Wishing u all love, light, happiness and success in 2013!
Lata Mangeshkar: Namaskaar and a very happy new year to my twitter family..lots of love, happiness, peace and good health to you all
Farah Khan Ali: Happy New year to one & all. May 2013 be filled with peace and love. God bless.
Anupam Kher: Wishing you ALL A Happy and Hopeful 2013. Love, Happiness, Peace & Respect for The HER among Us. :)
Mallika Sherawat: Happy New Year precious tweeple, hv a great 2013 :)XO
Vishal Dadlani: Hold the ones you love, close. Promise them that YOU'LL make India better for them. Stand up for our rights as citizens. Happy 2013.
Kunal Kohli: In 2013 lets resolve to not have any more Nibhaya's. not tolerate any more Pratibha Patils,Abhijit Mukherjee and the likes.
Shekhar Ravjiani: Be safe. Take care. Happy 2013.
First Published: Tuesday, January 01, 2013, 11:10