Winding his way toward the city and flanked by police officers for his safety and a small Saksham ambulance adorned with Bobby’s Walk graphics travelled ahead.
Many members of Saksham also joined the walk into Nagpur and Bobby was already feeling overwhelmed with his welcome.
He was greeted along the way by hundreds of school children who had lined the route enthusiastically waving flags and shouting words of encouragement.
Bobby was then taken for a tour of the hospital where he talked with patients and viewed the facilities.
During the day, thousands iof children and staff from seven schools lined the walk route and greeted Bobby as he passed.
Bobby also met with many Radisson Blu staff with speech and hearing impairments who had been successfully placed in jobs with the help of Saksham and Radisson.
The route continued and more school greetings followed even from schools on the opposite side of the road.
Bobby did his best to shake hands with and talk to as many of the children as possible.
This extremely tiring but exceptional day finished at Saksham’s HQ in the city centre where more people were waiting to greet Bobby alongside the media who were waiting to interview him. All of this was followed by a lovely reception lunch.
That night we were invited to stay at the house of Villas and Nandini who were a wonderful couple that had only returned from Singapore the day before.
We were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in the beautiful appartment.
I went to sleep dreaming of a sea of India flags waving in the wind.