From IIT Campus, we proceeded to Palra via Gurugram, onto Pataudi Road and then on to Jhajjar via Farooq Nagar. It was enjoyable, scenic 2 hour journey through green country side with glorious views of flowering mustard fields, on either side of the road. Stopping over at Hotel Neelkanth, Jhajjar, proved very refreshing with hot tea, coffee and eats.
Welcome at Palra
We had 8 kM to go to Palra. While I and Sh Vinod Yadav went ahead others followed about 10 minutes behind. A wonderful reception awaited us there-even pictures cant tell it all !
We all proceeded direct to the inauguration site, where pretty school girls in beautiful dresses were awaiting, right behind the ribbon.
You thought that was over?–the village has long procedures of welcome! It was now time for ’tilak’ or ‘abhishek’, as it is called in Sanskrit
Drawing the curtain
After this, there was Muhn Meetha to be done and everybody got to eat a sweets. Drawing of the curtain covering the inaugural plaques, was the next step.
Worship of the Goddess of learning
Library being the abode of Goddess Saraswati, offering prayers to her came next. Her picture was installed right in front of the Library and one by one we all went there to light a Diya (light) in respect of Her.
Continued to Part 4, Inside the Library…………….