My Special Day
Today is my special day!!!
Well, what are my most memorable events during the days of 19? To me, 26th June 2008 – meeting with the ex Chief Justice – Sir V.G would remain engraved in my memory.
After much difficulty, it happened for me to be lucky enough to be able to obtain a courtesy call at his office at 10:30 a.m. With the support of Dada Ji only that arranging this meeting was possible. It was his initiative in fact.
Already 9:45, we left the programme at Droopath Ramphul SSS to set off for Chancellors House. We were nervous. As maximum as possible, I tried to remain calm. We arrived at Sir’s suite five minutes before the scheduled meeting time. The office secretary welcomed us and Sir was informed of our arrival. After a few moments, the honourable allowed us into his office. A firm handshake and elusive smile. After having a seat, we immediately proceeded to the items in the agenda. I kept talking, maintaining the eye contact whilst he was jotting down the points. The keys of his BMW car on his table and shelf full of law books behind. Then Dada Ji introduced me as a would be University student. Again, Sir was hardly interactive and only asked questions when necessary. The end of the meeting came quickly given Sir is a very busy person. We thaked the secretary and took some fresh air. It was such a short meeting which I will never forget.
It is in the same way that Alan Shore faces the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S from Boston Legal’s episode 17 (Season 4). He had to speak sense pressure on him to defend his client and fight for the principle he believed.
The next day, came another surprise: an unscheduled, unexpected meeting with a young, newly appointed magistrate. This time, he was talking much about the Law profession whilst I kept listening attentively. His voice was clear, loud and he had full conviction in what he was talking.
Well these are the best moments, amongst others, during my nineteens. Let’s see what lies ahead in my new twentees now!!