Being an Indian, a reason for a trip to china would have been “business, exhibition” & unless me and my husband stumbled upon this exciting opportunity, china would have never been in our list for a voyage! Nonetheless had we given a thought, this exquisite wonder came across for Beijing & Shanghai & to make it more special , we got a chance to be a part of “International Event – Jackie Chan International FAN club” ,to celebrate JC’s 60th Birthday@ Beijing.
Without any thoughts juggling over, this was a certain motivation & a life changer trip to meet my Childhood Hero & a noble soul!
Thrilled, Instant VISA application was given, baggage packed, we started from Mumbai to Beijing via Hong Kong. Even 10-11 hours flight was a comfortable one, as the thought of meeting JC kept us overwhelmed throughout. I just gleamed with joy, when JC International team welcomed us at Beijing Airport & we flooded all the wishes for his Birthday.
Next few days had to be a blast meeting & greeting the biggest philanthropist, a loyal hero for many kids around the world & to enjoy a superb cultural remix:)
Same day evening saluted us with the most popular & loved singers as JC, COCO D & many more (from China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand) presenting@ International Peace Harmony Concert attended by thousands of fans across globe .Hardly did we understand the words (as none of the songs were in English) but that did not restrict us from applauding to the striking thunderous beats of the beautiful music & presentation.
The next day, post having a lovely city trip, we arrived@ Marriott, with lovely arrangements for the FAN gathering, first Luncheon followed by the most awaited Party. Some 500-600 odd people had gathered in a big hall lit with beautiful chandeliers. It was hardly 15 minutes for Jackie to arrive & the mad fan began cheering & hooting… Chanting ,JC..JC…JC …we love you !! Such was an aura; yes after all we had a chance to meet Jackie Chan.
5-4-3-2-1 & yes JC was there very much, with such a humongous aura, awe –stricken, madly standing & dancing to catch a glimpse of him, & equally stunned to see him in “Tears” on the applause of his fans. A perfect memorabilia, well deserving & admired personality was there to enjoy the evening with his beloved fans.
It took some next 10-12 min for all of us to settle on the seats ,with the program welcoming a wonderful AV ,30 –min named as “secrets of JC” –describing him & reflecting his activities ,as a person ,as a professional from a small Kid to a star (spreading across various social messages),to social worker (of kids across the world) .
I can definitely assure that anyone in the mass could have fallen prey to his love there & then. There was no thought, as to why this individual attracted so many all over the world, not just with his stardom, but with his noble deeds as well. So much of Fun, freak, laughter, and emotions built in!!Astounded & crazy for JC.
This was a perfect day with over smiling faces & happiness spreading across.
Guys, just to share as to why he is #madeofgreat, why he has mad crowd following him. Forget him as the most passionate actor or a stunt-man, just overlook his incredible martial arts displayed, but observe & fall in love with his “Charity, his love towards “Unwanted & poor little wonders being brought up around the world”. He is just as amazing in charity as leaping from a moving train. His regret towards lacking formal education & passion towards society made him give a formal way to charity- “The Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation”, & The Dragon’s Heart Foundation which offers not just scholarships but also provides medical assistance ,raises awareness on diseases as AIDS ,Influenza & many others ,helps in natural disasters .Dragon’s heart builds school & helps children & even elderly people in need!
In his own words “When I was a child, I was very poor and wanted everything. So when I got money I began buying things. Now I want to give away everything. When I give somebody something and see their face, it just makes me so happy.”
His daily work in just a pair of jeans or pants ,without much hullabaloo around, he has become a role model not just for me but numerous lives ,for little wonders who deserve to live a life of dignity ,who deserve to study ,who deserve to move apart from poverty! Such is Mr. Chang’s name, such is his work, that world salutes him!
Yes, he was an inspiration to me & this visit turned to be a game changer in my life..EARN JUST TO SPEND ON OURSELVES?? Isn’t it what we all do? Or sometimes give penny to the roadside beggars or donate in a temple? But, is that the motive with what GOD has sent us? With millions of kids struggling for a pair of clothes on their body, is this enough what we are doing for them? Well, these questions have banged hard in my body & soul .Post looking at the work of Mr. Chan & relating it to his life, I actually felt embarrassed to find my “ZERO CONTRIBUTION” & yes this was a turning moment of my life.
Assuring my soul ,pledging my heart ,I intend to contribute to my society ,with a set goal in next 2 years ,with a group of youth’s ,I swear to start small but significant contributions & work for these little joys ,I pledge to see “SMILE” on their innocent faces ,I “SWEAR” to begin the change by educating in small lots ! Hand in hand we all can make our “Bharat Mahaan”!!
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Ending the note with Thanks ,She She!! 🙂