"Happy New Year to everybody. May 2018 bring laughter, friendship and prosperity to all our families, to our country, and to our unique and beautiful planet #PresidentKovind," Kovind said in a tweet.
Modi also extended his New Year greetings to the nation. "Wishing you all a happy 2018! I pray that this year brings joy, prosperity and good health in everyone's lives," he said in a tweet.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also wished prosperity and happiness to the citizens of India. “I convey my warm greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the advent of Year 2018 and let us collectively resolve to dedicate ourselves towards building a peaceful, prosperous and harmonious society,” he added. Congress President Rahul Gandhi also wished a prosperous new year for everyone.
A day before the new year day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in his monthly radio programme ‘Man ki Baat’. “Nothing is impossible for those filled with enthusiasm and positivity. Now, we must move from ‘Positive India’ to ‘Progressive India’,” he said.