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London, Arcelor Mittal, 30 Jan 2011

London, Arcelor Mittal, 30 Jan 2011

I was in Green Park and I thought I want to visit ArcelorMittal company.

When I reached the place I made a phone call to Ian. Ian was busy so I wasn’t able to meet him then, but I thought I should call another person, Mr. Maheshwari, he is also in ArcelorMittal company, I was referred to him by Mr. George Gupta, High Commissioner of India. When I called he was very happy to hear me and asked where am I and if I’m downstairs he would ask someone to show me the way.

When I came to seventh floor I was shown to the meeting room. There I talked to Mr. Maheshwari and explain everything about me and my mission. He was very happy to see me. He asked me if I met any other people from ArcelorMittal and when I told him that I met Ian and Mr. Gupta he immediately called to Mr. Gupta and asked him why he didn’t tell him about him meeting me. After their conversation on phone we talked further and I told him that I met Ian, who’s the Head of the Department of Communications, he said he wasn’t able to meet any hire authority that’s why he couldn’t get back to me earlier. He told me he will talk to him and will arrange me assistance and support. He also told me that he would like to invite me to his home, because his 14 years old boy likes to watch Discovery and National Geographic Channels so much and it would be very interesting to him to meet me, also his friends would like to see me and listen about the difficulties faced and experiences gathered during my travel. After our talk I thanked him sincerely and he said that he’ll call me. One day later I got his call, he asked me if I’m staying here, in London for one more week. I said “No, next week I’m going to Netherlands”. When I told him that he invited me to spend evening at his home next day, it was Saturday. When next day at arranged time I came to the metro station we set as a meeting point he picked me up and took me to his home. It was a beautiful hundred years old building. When we got in I met his son, daughter and his wife, she’s so kind personality. We were sitting in the living room when more of their friends joined, the Mexican Ambassador was among them also. Later some people left and we had dinner. Mexican Ambassador girl, Maheshwari ji daughter’s friend joined us. We had a very delicious, rich Indian dinner, which was dhal, chicken, boori (which is special, Bengoli). After dinner Maseshwari ji asked me what I need for support, so I told I need a video camera and also one recorder and he told he would like to provide that camera and a recorder for me personally. It was nice, I didn’t think he could help me this way. He told that it’s not any problem for him, he would be happy to help me. Before leaving their home I told goodbye to everyone and Maheshwari ji took me to the station where I caught a train to go to Leyton to Darius’ home.



About Somen Debnath

Dear friends, my name is Somen Debnath. I am a resident of the village of Basanti, Sundarbans, West Bengal, which is a great mangrove forest and the largest tiger reserve in India. My "Around the World Bicycle Tour for HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme & Presentation of Indian Culture" started on 27th of May 2004, two days after I acquired Bachelor degree in Zoology from the University of Calcutta. I have also completed 'Visarad' in Fine Arts from the Sarbabhartiya University. My goal is to cover 191 countries till 2020. I will travel 200.000 km in the whole world and reach nearly 20 million people. 118.000 km I will travel for charity, that's why I'm selling my Km to people. The support I will get from people buying my kilometres will help me fulfill my other dream: to build a Global village in my native place, Basanti, Sundarbans.

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