India and 2021: A throwback at major achievements and events

India and 2021: A throwback

India and 2021: A throwback! The year 2021 is about to end and it’s time to bid goodbye to this wonderful year. As we welcome 2022 with joy and high hopes in our minds, it is also important to have a look back at this turbulent year that was full of ups and downs but somehow, we as a Nation, had a few things to celebrate as well. 

Here’s a look back to what we as a Country, witnessed in 2021. 

1. Farmer’s Protest

The Farmer’s Protest that started around November 2020 also continued till November 2021, marking a full long year. The farmers had to go through the pain of chilly Delhi Winters during the Nov-Feb in 2020 and then further had to survive the scorching heat of Delhi during the Summer months. As the famous phrase goes “Where there is a will, there is a way”, the farmers also found their demand being fulfilled. On the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of the three-farm laws and later it was repealed in the Parliament. About 700 farmers lost their lives in the year-long agitation. This was also a message for everyone that in a Democratic setup, numbers are important but then you have to take the general public into the confidence. 

2. Second Corona Wave

The Corona Pandemic, for the second time, unleashed its havoc on the people at the start of April 2021. The Second Wave claimed a lot of lives as the Health infrastructure in many states crumbled. People ran out of hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, and life-saving drugs. Photos of people dying outside the hospitals started to emerge out and what generated huge criticisms for the government was that there was a shortage of burial places as crematoriums ran out of places. Further, bodies of people were seen floating in the holy river Ganga. Somehow, a lot of us survived but many lost their close ones. 

3. India’s Neeraj Chopra won the Gold Medal in Javelin Throw

India, as a nation, had gone through a very turmoil phase and it was high time to have something to celebrate. The celebration came through Neeraj Chopra who brought India the first Olympic Gold Medal in the Javelin Throw in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The nation celebrated soon as Neeraj won the medal and the young athlete was all over the news. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him on his victory. With this, he became the only second Indian to win an individual gold medal in the Olympics. Entire India was full of enthusiasm as Neeraj made all of us proud. 

4.  India won an Olympic Medal in Hockey after 41 long years

The celebrations of Neeraj Chopra were further escalated when the Indian Men’s Hockey Team defeated Germany 5-4 to win a Bronze Medal after 41 long years. As the whole country was celebrating the Men’s team winning the Bronze Medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, our Women’s team also made the nation proud after showing a valiant effort to reach the Semi-finals for the very first time. 

5. Harnaaz Sandhu wins Miss Universe 2021

The lovely December brought India a major reason to cheer and celebrate as Harnaaz Sandhu from Chandigarh won the Miss Universe 2021 held in Israel. This comes after 21 long years when an Indian won the prestigious Pagent title, the last was won by Lara Dutta in 2000. 

Many Lessons, Many Achievements- 2021 it was!

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By TIS Staffer
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