Friday, December 6, 2013

Live Coverage: Penguin Annual Lecture By Amitabh Bachchan On 29th Nov 2013

I cannot compare my post with this one that has been written so well with audio and video coverage. :)


It was a privilege to attend an event with Amitabh Bachchan as a part of the event. Amazing were the moments when I got an invite from Penguin group to attend Annual Lecture event for which the lecture was to be delivered by none other than the great Amitabh Bachchan. It was organized at Thyagraj Stadium. The event had to start at 8 pm, and was scheduled finish was 9.30 pm.


Entries were to be closed at 7.30 pm and it was a fight to reach at the venue, driving there for the first time and not knowing the exact location. As usual, few guys responded by giving wrong direction when asked them for it, probably they felt proud in telling any direction even if they didn't know the exact location. Anyhow reached at the location in time after facing all kind of wrong direction, heavy traffic and parking issues. Finally was inside to witness a great personality and to drink his words in real, for the first time, and that too, along with my family.

His words are magical. He himself is a calm ocean with huge amount of intellectual gems in himself. I am sure when he started speaking, each of his word was absorbed by each of the audience in the hall. His flawless, clear and weighty lecture was about himself, his films, his father, his father's work, his family, his father's work and his social goals. He emphasized on girl child education and freedom towards choosing her career/ future.

It was amazing to witness Amitabh Bachchan, his lecture, and his discussion hosted by another great journalist Rajdeep Sardesai - Editor-in-chief of IBN18 Network.

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