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New year: All work and no celebration

Good bye 2008 and welcome to 2009. It’s time to welcome a new year after the end of a year. Some one will celebrate it with feasting and outing while some others have separate programme to enjoy it.

But for some others, the new year has nothing to be celebrated.

Talking to Assam Times, Dr B S Saikia said, “We have no time to join the celebration in this profession. But we can only wish the people a happy new year.” But they have a plan to spend time with their family members after all it’s a new year’s day.

For those manning the vehicles on the streets? Same it is in this case . For them celebration means an extra duty hour.

Md Rafikul Hussain, a traffic policeman said, “their celebration of joy is our extra duties and responsibilities to ensure peace and normalcy.” They can’t compromise their duties in the name of the new year’s day celebration. “we have family members and as such we also want to give time to our family members but our duties do not permit these.”

But the drivers there is no exception. They prefer duties and responsibilities to the celebrations. If they abstain from their duties in the name of celebration who will ensure them income.

Rantu Baruah said,” it does not mean that our family members want to avoid celebration. We want celebration. But we are bound to stick to out duties only because of income.”
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