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The MILKHA SINGH event, which took place on 10th Dec on the Hilton rooftop, was a super hit right from the word “Go”! The legendary sprinter arrived with his entourage spot on time. There was an impressive gathering of approximately 125 people which included Jaipur chapter EO members along with spouses, their children and a large group of 19 EO Nepal members. The Event was declared open by Milkha Singh by releasing a bunch of balloons with the EO Jaipur Placard on it.
One of our EO members interviewed him on stage. Stage was in the form of the Victory stand – 1st, 2nd & 3rd. A mini speed track was made right in front of the stage which Milkha Singh used in explaining to the audience how he used to take his stance before his races. He proudly chose to speak in Hindi and shared his glorious wins, the struggle, the pain, the failures and successes.
Milkha Singh is now 82 but he spoke with the energy and confidence of a youngster. It was mesmerizing to listen to him tell his own story with so much of passion and honesty. It was indeed shocking to see him stand and address the audience for such a long time at this stage. The children were gifted personalized medals and Milkha Singh’s Biography’s several copies were placed on the sides for children to take individual autographs from their super-hero! The Event left an indelible impact on our minds and ringed home the fact once again that…… Nothing worth comes easy!