Mangaluru/Udupi, Jan 01, 2016: The New Year celebrations got underway just after sun set on December 31, 2015 Thursday. A wide cross section of Mangaluru’s people of this Port City celebrated the New Year’s eve in their own style. Many clubs in Mangaluru were decorated, especially with colurful lights, for the season and offered entertainment for the guests.
Celebrations everywhere : Udipi and Manipal were no different. As the curtains came down on another year, Mangalureans turned up on glitzy MG Road, Jyothi, Kadri Hills with people excited to celebrate the arrival of 2016.
Fireworks lit up the sky and added to the festive mood. Restaurants, clubs and pubs offered special New Year hype and food for the enthusiastic people. Most of the revellers were youngsters who started taking over the streets as soon as the sun set.
The visibly excited revellers were clicking selfies with their friends against the backdrop of the decked up streets. Expressly hopes ran high that the coming year would be as good as the previous year, if not better.
The police intensified patrolling and kept a strict vigil to avoid any untoward incidents. The food joints seemed to be packed with families and couples who preferred to dine out. Many hotels and restaurants arranged for orchestra, dance, music and fun games.
Udupi and Manipal had students taking to the roads in glee on motorbikes and in cars welcoming the NEW YEAR 2016 and wishing everyone well.