Saturday, January 24, 2009

Investiture Ceremony


On the eve of the Republic Day of our country, i take this opportunity to present this award to my blogger friends who have made a difference by writing their frank opinions in their blogs as well, as in the comment columns of other blogs. These bloggers have not written any sensational or luscious stories to attract traffic to their blogs, but they have put down in prose as well, as verse, whatever they have felt strongly about, may it be about their personal lives or about a burning issue of the society. The sole purpose of their writing has been to make a difference. I wish that their ideas may fructify and bring a change in the society for better. I salute them all.

I know few of them by names but most by their blog names. Here is the list to whom this award goes :-
Shobhaa De

The Life and Times of an Indian Home Maker

A Quest.....!


What we obtain too cheap, We esteem too lightly.


banalities of my life


जाने भी दो यारो........



JP's randomthoughts

my space
Overdrive ... :)

La Belle Dame Sansmerci

Pinku-Enchanted Life

A point and a view

Stand Up India
ਕਾਗ਼ਜ਼ ਦੇ ਕੁਝ ਪੁਰਜ਼ੇ / Kaaghaz de Kujh Purzei

It's in the Eire...

Thank you friends for making a difference.


Usha Pisharody said...

Just happened to refresh the Dashboard of my page and this wonder of a post greets me!

You did say you were designing one, and this one fair takes one's breath away :) I know I am too early here, lol, but I couldn't wait to tell you that you indeed are a master craftsman of a techie to have designed something that is aesthetically beautiful, with a personal touch of your virtual world, and brought in a delicate, and meaningful citation with it! Thank you immensely for the care, and affection with which this has, I know, been crafted, and for the generosity of your sharing it!

Honoured to be in blogdom, sharing space here, with you!

Hats off Sir, and Kudos too!!

Usha Pisharody said...

And a wonderful title to the post too!!

Renu said...

I see you on my blog after a long time and then find an award for me, double plesure:)
Thank you so much for considering me in the list ! I am honoured.

Indyeah said...

Balvinder Sir....Thank you so,so much...
I am honoured..truly...
One day,a day like any other...I discovered Usha Pisharody...:)
and then through her I discovered you...:)
This is why the world's such a beautiful place to be in..:)

I really admire the way you have created this award....Its beautiful.....and It will ALWAYS have pride of place right at the top....because it speaks to see..the picture...:)an army brat in every sense I am and I should have figured that this would be the passion inspiring picture you would use.....

'Investiture Ceremony'
Once an Army man ,always an army man...:)(not an award ceremony or anything else,just Investiture...:) )
But what I loved the most is the citation....Beautifully thought out.....painstakingly written....with time and with passion...:)
so for all of this ,I once again thank you so much Sir..:)
truly honoured....

Indian Home Maker said...

Lol @Investiture Ceremony :))
That's so creative ....
And heart felt gratitude to you for saying, "but they have put down ... whatever they have felt strongly about, may it be about their personal lives or about a burning issue of the society. The sole purpose of their writing has been to make a difference."

I do feel that even if one mind is changed or even if one mind stops for a moment to think, we bloggers will be made immensely happy :)

Thank You again!

And I noticed in your list, some blogs I have never visited before, thanks for introducing us to each other :)

my space said...

Thank You Balvinder..I was overwhelmed when i read the citation..and very creative the award looks...and coming from an army guy...I am impressed by myself!!
Thanks..m travelling but will put this up soon ..

Roop said...

omg ... i can't say how humbled i truly am. coming from someone as accomplished as yourself, i am double triply n'ly humbled. Thank u thank you thank you, kind sir.

banalities of my life aka Roop :))

Shobhaa De said...

that is the sweetest!! thank you.... I cherish the award. de

Balvinder Singh said...

Now i am being humbled by getting overwhelming comments in response to this post. And the response itself is an award for me.

Usha, initially when i was thinking of designing the award, it was seeming a bit difficult job with my limited computer expertise, but when yesterday i started working on it, it came out to be very very easy affair. May be the systems in my PC, which otherwise make me look like a fool sometimes, supported the cause (of presenting the award to my blogger friends).

and thank you for the compliments.

Renu, i do keep visiting your blog very often but some times do not leave a comment. I will take care in future.

Indyeah, your blog is my most recent find and a pleasant one at that. Thank you for the very very passionate and encouraging words in response.

IHM, the bloggers are emerging as an intellectual force to recon with and yes if our ideas hit the right chord at right time, we can make a difference together.

In my list two of the bloggers are my collegues and the rest are all a great find through the comment columns of other blogs.

Arti, thanks for the compliments, yes, the Army guys have to prove their worth and i did that and what better an occassion than the Republic Day.

Roop, thank u for the compliments. I don't know what impression you got from my blog about my accomplishments but i am just struggling to keep head and heart at their right places.

Shohaa, thank you, your blog and other writings are a great inspiration for us novices.

Harpreet Kaur said...

WOW you are really doing amazing work. I always love to read new articles on your blog. You are becoming computer wizard now. I am proud of you.

Balvinder Singh said...

Happy, thank you. it is always the love and inspiration of the dear ones that takes one ahead. And you have always acted as a great strength for me. I want Malvika to start blogging as she writes lovely stories. But i know it may be too early for her. She may get distracted from her studies.

And me no computer wizard. Just made a slide on Power Point and saved it in jpeg format.

But yes have come a long way from 1998-99 when started learning on MS DOS that too on a 486 processor.

J P Joshi said...

Thank you Balvinder for the citation, the award and most of all for bestowing it on the occasion of our Republic Day. The design of this award is very thoughtful and I would like to second the comments of all the bloggers here.

Loved it. Thank you once again......Will put it up on my blog shortly. Not too good at this, and an internet cafe is not the place to do this kind of stuff.

Usha Pisharody said...

I know you will get there eventually, but I did so want to thank you all over again, here!!

Indyeah said...

Thank you once again for the award Sir..:)

Cess said...

hey, thank u very much for the reward, it s greatly appreciated :)

Ashwani Saini said...

In our life, all first's are always remembered. This award is my first on the blogsphere and will always remain dear to me.

Thanks to you Sir for having considered me for this.

Balvinder Singh said...

Usha, aapne toh award ko chaar chaand laga diye apney shabdon ke saath.
You have beautifully ebroidered the award with the rich thread of your intellect before dispalying it on your blog shelf. This is the most profound meaning i have ever come accross for the three coloures of our flag.

"The sanctity of a saffron spirit
Seeking to express the divine within"

"The Purity of white, that sees all!"

"The fecundity of a green, ever fresh
In the prolific innovation"

And yes we are on "a common platform where perspectives meet, mingle, find acceptance and Grow!"

Too good

Thanks and regards

Balvinder Singh said...

JP you are welcome and thanks for the compliments. Yes take your time. I know cyber cafe computers don't behave most of the times. And blogging needs cool surroundings.

Balvinder Singh said...

Indyeah, you are welcome

Cess thanks for the acknowledgement

Ashwani, that's great that my award is again first on your blog. Bismillah once again.

PARRY said...

I had always loved the tri color picture on your blog. Now I have a reason to put it on my blog.
Thanks for the award.

Reflections said... could I have forgotten[Nancy beats herself up]

I came here & read the whole blog & didnt want to comment just like tht. I thot I'll come back when I had some time to write a nice comment......and I forgot:-o.
I'm so sorry[Nancy beats herself more]

Thank U Kind Sir....I'm truly honoured....& as u knw I feel doubly honoured coz it was my birthday too. I'm actually searching for words but am aware of my blunder:-([Nancy beats herself some more before exiting the page]

Balvinder Singh said...

Parry,thanks, yes that image is awesome. As i was thnking of designing an award for my blogger friends so i wanted to use some image , some object which should reflect my personality too apart from stiring the emotions of my friends. So this was the most apprpriate image which came to my mind.

Nancy, com'n stop beating yourself now. And thanks for accepting the award.

Mampi said...

Thank you so much Balvinder. I received it twice as in both my blogs, I think it is a rare honor.
Thank you so much for the rememberance.
I could not come to accept it well in time, I was stuck in the hills.
HOnored to be a part of this award post.
The award is highly innovative and unique. Proud that I am two of the people who find mention here.

Balvinder Singh said...

Manpreet, i sent the award on both your blogs as i find a different readership on these so both must know about your accomplishments. And then it is a different Manpreet there on the other blog.

Inexplicably said...

I am touched and amazed by your thoughtfulness. Hugs Balvinder ! And am sorry for being late ( as usual :)))).

I am keeping the award on my writing table to remind me of the reasons that you gave it to me for ! Thanks again :)

Balvinder Singh said...

Gurpreet, you are welcome. Yes i was wondering that where have you disappeared.

You have honoured me
by saying that you are keeping the award on your writing table to remind you of the reasons that i gave it to you for !

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