Next morning, all of us presided in our assigned vehicles to the venue. I don’t know about the other awardees but this was the first time in three months, the enormity of the moment hit me. As my driver, Darshan Singh turned into the VIP enclave and displayed the car pass to gate number 37 my mind unwittingly flashbacked to R Balki’s Paa where MP Abhishek Bachchan seeks special permission to take Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) to visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Auro did not descend at his dream venue and hence lost an opportunity! On the contrary, I made sure to walk down the long passage slowly and quietly, in order to soak in every detail of the ambiance and the experience! The first thing that strikes you about the place is the magnitude of space, the gardens, the colorful flowers, the multiple sturdy pillars and the red carpet all through the stone steps. Inside, it is the architecture, the high ceiling, the innumerable chandeliers and the sheer magnificence of the room.