Jayeetha Patatunda and her friends from SCMS College, Kalamassery, are on cloud nine. They have got once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - meet the Prime Minister of India and spend a few minutes with him!
The fourteen-member team comprising girls are here to receive Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who will arrive on Wednesday.
“We are in the reception committee. Right from his arrival, we will be on the scene. That will definitely be a moment to cherish,” said Jayeetha.
But Ajeesh K A, Hargovind and his other friends from the same college are not unhappy for not being included in the team. Ajeesh will be receiving the executive co-chairman S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris). Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, business magnate G V K Reddy, Sasi Tharoor MP are also in the list of dignitaries with whom these students will get an opportunity to meet and interact.
Hargovind who already had a share of six Chinese delegates excitedly said that some of his friends will accompany Nancy Powell, US Ambassador to India. When asked whether they could interact with their icons, they said:
“Apart from ministers, we think that we would be able to have one-to-one conversation with others since there would not be personal assistants to accompany them,” they said. They added that they are keeping their fingers crossed.