Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat greeted the nation on New Year.

In his message, the President said: "As we enter into the New Year 2006, let us resolve to excel in whatever we do, whatever may be our mission or our life or profession or task in which we are engaged. This attitude and performance will definitely make the country great and bring smiles to a billion people."

Mr. Shekhawat said: "we should also remember the poor and the deprived and contribute our mite towards their welfare..."