January 1, 2021
Esteemed Fellows of INAE:
The Year 2020, despite all of us wishing each other and seeking blessings from heaven, turned out to be the biggest nightmare and harrowing experience of our lifetime, possibly comparable to the unforgettable devastation and misery caused by Spanish Flu (100 years ago) and World War II (80 years ago). But 2020 also taught us the need to adopt personal hygiene and protection, treat nature with respect, and shun mindless and infinite greed and profligacy. Ultimately combined strength and collective wisdom of humanity must prevail and triumph. We must learn from the mistakes of the past and vouch never to repeat them again.
Please accept my earnest and warm wishes to you and who you care for, a VERY HAPPY AND ENJOYABLE NEW YEAR 2021! Let the NEW YEAR usher in a new dawn of hope, reassurance, cheer and compassion, and beckon us to a new lease of success, self-reliance and prosperity.
Looking forward to receiving your active cooperation and valuable advice to forge ahead with INAE’s multi-faceted program ahead,
Best regards and cheerful wishes once more to you all,
Prof. Indranil Manna