Before beginning, I would like to narrate an incident. All of us know that the song ‘Jai Ho’ is composed by A R Rahman. We also know that the song appears during the closing credits of Danny Boyle directed, eight OSCAR winner film ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’
But do you know who choreographed this song? The answer is Longinus Fernandes and his name is left out in the end credits of the film.
“There’s one guy I should mention, we’ve mentioned a lot of people, I forgot the guy who choreographed the dance at the end of the film, he’s called Longinus [Fernandes] and I forgot him off the credits, and I only found out about it two weeks ago. I’m an idiot… and I apologize from the bottom of my heart Longinus”.
This is how Danny Boyle made up with Longinus while receiving his Oscar for Best Direction.
Why I am saying this here? Because, like Longinus Fernandes, I also had an experience.
You know that I was unhappy over the fact that CyberPark Kozhikode is using my logo for some time without my knowledge. When I accidentally found this goof-up a month ago, I contacted the authorities and I was promised that they are working on a plan to recognize my success in the competition.
I am very happy to inform that CyberPark officials recognized me as the ‘Designer of CyberPark Logo.’
I was invited for the foundation stone laying ceremony of CyberPark Kozhikode on 17-May-2010. A memento was presented to me by Mr. Bhaskaran, Mayor of Kozhikode. A cash prize was given to me by Adv. P M A Salam, Member of Legislative Assembly from Kozhikode.
The CyberPark foundation stone laying ceremony was attended by Mr. V. S. Achuthanandan (Chief Minister of Kerala), Mr. Mullappally Ramachandran (The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs), Mr. Elamaram Kareem (Minister for Industries, Kerala), Mr. Binoy Viswam (Minister for Forest and Housing, Kerala) and other dignitaries.
I would like to thank Mr. Binu A Pazhoor (CEO, CyberPark Kozhikode), Mr. Thomas (TechnoPark, Trivandrum) and Mr. Vasudevan (TechnoPark, Trivandrum) for helping me out and inviting me for the foundation stone laying ceremony of CyberPark Kozhikode on 17-May-2010.
Thank you very much for all the prayers, support and comments.