It is time to bid a heart warming welcome to the year 2014. We are entering 2015 with loads of optimism and dreams. Before we do so, let us recap some of the chief unforgettable moments of 2014.
Here are top 5 Unforgettable moments of 2014 which will remain in our hearts forever:
- Historic Victory of Narendra Modi
Love it or hate it, the triumph of Narendra Modi in 2014 is historic and a moment to remember in the history of Indian politics. Right from the huge campaigning efforts such as ‘achey din aney waley hain’ to ‘chai pe charcha’, the euphoria and impact of this good looking politician was such that he took oath as India’s 15th Prime Minister on May 26th, 2014. BJP won maximum seats after the General Elections ended, and Modi was unanimously elected as the new Indian PM. Presently, he is the 15th most powerful person on the planet, and 2nd most popular leader on Facebook.
- White House Campaign Against Sexual Assault
President Obama retaliated to the rising campus rape epidemic via announcing the “It’s On Us” campaign in September 2014. It worked towards laying out a revolutionary brand new foundation for universities dealing with sexual assault.
- Nobel Peace Prize for Satyarthi
This is something India undertakes extreme pride in. An Indian children’s rights advocate and an activist against child labour, Kailash Satyarthi was felicitated with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The man behind Bachpan Bachao Andolan founded in the year 1980 had worked really hard towards protecting the rights of over 83,000 children living in 144 nations across the globe. Satyarthi’s active participation and activism inspired the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to adopt Convention No 182 (on the worst forms of child labour). Presently, it is a chief guideline to be followed by governments across the globe.
- Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Prize
In October 2014, Malala Yousafzai was felicitated with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. This is definitely a huge achievement for a 17-year-olds who almost laid her life for women’s rights and thousands of girls like her across the globe. Apart from being the youngest-ever recipient of the award, Malala is the first Pakistani to be awarded the esteemed honour.
- Managalyaan Mission
This has been a huge achievement for the country. Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or Mangalyaan was launched by ISRO on November 5, 2013. This was done with an aim to study the facade of planet Mars. It created history upon emerging as the first spacecraft to reach Mars and that too, in its first attempt. Another impressive fact about the Mars Orbiter Mission is that it was launched on a budget of Rs 450 crore (virtually 1/10 of the amount spent on Maven, Mars craft of NASA).