I was never a person who was interested or too keen in political ceremonies. Be it national or international. But yesterday, believe me; I was waiting in front of my television to watch the live telecast of the inaugural ceremony of the America’s next president. The sole reason behind this was the man of the show. Barack Hussein Obama. There was something magical, something impressive and something attractive in his personality that I failed to notice in the Ex presidents Mr. Clinton and Mr. Bush of America. I admired his determination and guts to become the President of the super power nation, being an African American himself. He picked himself up and dusted off the racial discrimination and fought himself a good fight. I really wanted him to win this president election which was looked up so keenly from all over the world. And Yes, He did… Hurray!!!!
Finally Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America and the First ever African American President. This is definitely a revolution!!! A black American taking the highest position of a white nation was definitely something the world wouldn’t have dreamt of. Or At least I dint. It’s a remarkable transition, an end to racism, a new laid path to the communal integrity of the world. It’s a fundamental turning point in history...He has now become a world icon!!!
It was definitely a time of honor for Obama, a time of hope for its wards, a time of come back for all those who fell back due to racism.
He took his oath on the same bible that was used by Lincoln when he became the president in 1861. This is considered as the most sacred oath the country.
Thousands of thousands of people were present to see the inauguration. Some were singing, dancing, happily waving, and some were even crying of joy. I saw a genuine smile in each one of their faces. They were there to witness another page of America’s history. That probably was the most cheerful crowd America has ever seen. The response the crowd gave for Obama’s first speech as a president showed the amount of hope and confidence they had in him.
He is indeed a great inspirational speaker. And in his speech, Obama mentioned all the challenges that America was about to face and his plans to face them. He asked America to prepare for the tough time that is nearing. For those of you who missed it, here are some lines from his first speech.
Our nation is at war and economy hardly weakened.
The challenges we face are real but they will be met.
America is bigger than the sum of our individual aspirations.
Our spirit is stronger and no one can outlast us.
Time has come to set aside our childishness.
A country cannot prosper if it only supports the prosperous.
Our economy calls us for actions, bold and swift.
We must begin the task of remaking America.
We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people
America is a friend of all nations and we are ready to lead once more.
America must play its role to make a new era of peace...
He also thanked, Ex-President, Bush for his service to the nation and smooth transition of Power. Obama has taken this position when America really needs a good leader to reshape their current situation.
His candidature is definitely not like the ones that India has witnessed, which sometimes not even lasted for 100 days. It’s definitely some serious business. He has quite a number of pending tasks, waiting in his desk which includes the war the country faces at Afghan and Iraq, the shutting down of the Guantanamo bay, a solution for the climate change and so on. His first and foremost will obviously be to fix the economic crisis that the nation is facing.
The economic crisis America faced, has definitely affected all the other industries tremendously all over the world. It’s not just the banking & financial sector or the Automobile industry or the IT industry that has taken the toll, but the others too.
He had beautifully expressed his need of every individual's co-operation. His first speech was full of opportunity, optimism, confidence and hope over fear. All these challenges will definitely not be met in a short span of time, as he mentioned clearly in his speech.
We’ll have to wait for some more time to see him in action.
So here’s wishing him all the very best for his new position and his serious challenges to be met…!!!
But wait a minute… Will there ever be a day when an Indian becomes the president of America….? Who knows!!! May be our children’s children will witness that….!!!! :D