January 20, 2009

Witness History In The Making...

Barack Hussein Obama II is the first African American to be elected President of the United States. It is certainly a matter of pride for each and everyone. It is surely a history made.

Let us all get to know the schedule of events for Mr. Obama's inauguration as the 44th President of the US (what if we can't be there for the ceremony, right???) -

8 a.m. (6.30 p.m. IST): Gates to the inaugural ceremony on the West Front of the US Capitol open.

10 a.m. (8.30 p.m. IST): The inaugural festivities start. Two-hour programme includes musical selections and invocation by Rev. Rick Warren.

11.45 a.m. (10.15 p.m. IST): Joe Biden is sworn in as vice president.

12 noon (10.30 p.m. IST): Barack Obama takes the oath of office as president using Abraham Lincoln's inaugural Bible.

12.05 p.m. (10.35 p.m. IST): President Obama gives the inaugural address.

12.30 p.m. (11 p.m. IST): After his inaugural address, Obama escorts outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony.Attends a luncheon in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.

2.30 p.m. (1 a.m. IST): The 56th Inaugural Parade makes its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.Later that day, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will host 10 official inaugural balls.

(PS: I got this data from a website.)

It is being said that more than one million people flooded the capital to watch the swearing-in of the country’s first black President.

I wish I could have been there. For me, this is a sensational victory for the not only the blacks but each and everyone. All the racial boundaries have to get dissolved and vanished with this!! Obama has sworn-in as the 44th President and he is the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT and he has made history.

It might sound stupid, but I am personally so happy after his victory. This victory in itself is an answer to the whites’ thinking of their being the most superior and premium race in the world. This man, Barack Obama, seems genuinely an honest man. His intentions (i.e. working towards the welfare of his country) can be clearly seen on his face!

I personally wish Mr. Barack Obama best of luck and may God shower all his choicest blessings on him and his family. May God give him strength and courage to face any obstacle that would come his way!

PS : The collage has been made by me and it is a gift from my side to Mr. Obama. I know he won't even come to know about this collage, but I am just trying to be OPTIMISTIC.


Arjun said...

Yeah.. Obama's win is a milestone in many sorts... First for the racial thing.. So good for the world...

His real thing will be known only in these five years.. Just as u do, we all do hope we proves his words and inspiration right...

Nice collage Aarthi.. :)


Preeti Shenoy said...

No it does not sound stupid at all.I too am very glad he won!
Preeti Shenoy

Anonymous said...

hey dop, lets mail him ur banner na :)

Anonymous said...

maybe he'll award u with a million dollars! ;)

Anonymous said...

on a serious note, its good that he won...! hope he does a better job than bushy! :)