Getting an award is always a gratifying feeling.. but when you get it really unexpectedly, it has a different charm. When I got a call from the organizer, I felt a bit out of the place as most people in their fifties get awards of any sort. But it still had its own charm and lured me to think I will be able to connect with people from different parts of the world.
When I reached Delhi I found that most of the people were in their fifties and sixties and I was probably the youngest one. But it didn’t matter to me. I met quite a few interesting professionals from different fields across the globe. Got a chance to share what I do in my country and with my foundation for the people. I met a few like-minded women who were really a go-getter like me. Got a very good looking award which is worth flaunting in the drawing-room. The organiser, NRI Welfare of India has been doing the same for the last 35 years. Many political and high profile government officials were present. Though it had lacked the charm of Modiji’s agenda as I didn’t feel Modi fever there.
I also realized that I have a different connection with Delhi, it just brings some or other good news to me. I think I should often visit Delhi to find out this connection feeling.
Yes, the reason of the awards also gave me an opportunity to go to Haridwar which was an extra bonus.