VIP duties for the medical persons usually means moving around them amid their tight securityFor I have done quite a number of them in the past few years; the craze and excitment I used to feel initially seems to have been washed away.
But this month when I got a letter from the hospital administration regarding my deputation for honorable president of India’s visit on 15 march,I was super excited .
First of all it is an honor to be a part of medical team of India’s first man.
Secondly I always have had this cherished dream of seeing the president ‘s security arrangements as it involves huge number of cars and men .Most of traffic on the roads is stopped when his team passes and as a common man I had watched it from outside but always wondered how it must feel to move along those fast cars traveling at high speeds .I wondered as if they had brakes in those cars !!!
Thirdly I have seen our honorable president Mr.Mukherjee enough number of times on T.V. and wanted to see him in live.
On the day of his visit , we asked to to join the duty at 6:30 am in the morning and we went to receive his excellency at the airport.It was jam packed with who-who’s of the region .I remember seeing probably every high up right from the governor to defense chiefs of the region along with seasoned politicians and bureaucrats.The whole atmosphere was filled with thrill of his arrival and on corner of the road you could see high security.
On his arrival he was given a customary march past along with dignitaries greetings .He had come with his wife and staff and then we went to the air force station.The Air force people had put up a splendid show but the best part was paratroopers jumping from the planes in Indian Flags colored parachutes and reaching the ground on a designated spot.It was really amazing and drew a lot applaud from the audience.
And then we went along with Mr.President to the governor house.All the roads on the way were empty due to high security and our caravan of nearly 100 cars zoomed past the city roads with police men all around the city .
I was wondering if Mr.President had even known the meaning of the word traffic jam !!!
After the lunch we went to PGI where convocation function was presided by his excellency.And there he was joined by the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana.
Afterwards we went back to the airport along with the caravan which this time around had about 150 cars.At the airport I got an opportunity to see all these high profile dignitaries form a very close distance .Actually I wanted to get photographed but the protocol did not allow that.But high point was watching the first citizen of the country amid his security and high profile dignitaries .
The driver of our ambulance had rightly remarked on the way:
“Dr .Saab eh ta raje ne raje ,te asi ennadi praja,
raje di shaan ta vakhri hi hundi hai
mai pichle janam rath chalanda si te es janam car”
Meaning : Doctor they(President) are the modern day kings and we are his people .
Kings magnificence is above all .
I was a chariot driver in last birth and a car driver in this birth !!!!!
It has been a decade since I have seen brainstorm evolve.
From 2002 where i spent sleepless nights with many of my batch mates checking those mcq exams with Gubakshish Singh (98 batch)to a phase where we started involving the private education institutes for conducting exams 2001 batch to a phase where brainstorm evolved into a multi city event .The success and growth of Brainstorm has been tremendous and reflects the commitment of GMCH students to Euphoria .
Looking at the history of brainstorm which is now into 15th year; mock test,exhibition and counselling are a part of the event nowadays The term used for the composite event which is spread over 5 days is “Integrated Health Education”.The event now has about 4000 participants and this year covered over 20 cities .
This year I again got an opportunity to be a part of the brainstorm and held an interactive session with over 400 students on “Adolescence-A big challenge,A big change”.
The organizers had done a great job and kudos to the Euporic spirit that drives this event on…………..
I have been a keen watcher of republic day parades since my childhood.
The glamour the parade holds is unsurpassed and makes one feel more patriotic and a proud Indian.
The parade showcases nation’s achievements in various fields through its military prowess, a scintillating display of its air power and its rich and diverse cultural heritage.
A gradual change over the years has been shift to indigenous weaponry .
The highlight of this year’s parade was Agni-V missile.It has a range of 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) but it still requires a battery of tests and must clear other bureaucratic hurdles before it can be inducted into India’s arsenal in a few years.
A great quote in president speech this year is worth quoting
“In thought faith…
In word wisdom…
In deed courage…
In life service…
So may India be great”
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With inking of nuclear deal opens up light to nuclear starved industry of india and removes the aparthied the west nations shared with us ever since 1974 nuclear tests
Faced with too much internal opposition and apprehensions finally two great democracies signed the NUCLEAR DEAL finally this month
Though a lot has been said and publicised about the deal what actually comes through will be known only in near future
But one thing it has brought to notice is the commitment of Manmohan and Bush administration with other
It may have taken more than two years to get the deal inked but it has brought us closer to America ;what couldnot be achieved in last 50 years
Hope that our agarian econmy now moves towards more industrialised and developed side once we have enough fuel supplies