In life there are many first times, and this award ceremony like this blog post was the first one for me. Mixed expectations on why, how, what rang through my mind as I sat through patiently waiting for the Master of Ceremony to begin proceedings. What I went through in the next hour just changed my outlook towards the way I looked at a company I admired working for, it just happened that I admired it more !

With chitter, chatter and obviously with Awards to be given away there was a lot of matter, we group of friends giggled and wiggled together as the Award Ceremony began at a really nice Rani Seethai Auditorium, this award ceremony was the first one ever at Bot. Even the heavy downpour could not dampen our spirits. These awards were different, they were not based on a shot, show or performance, these were based on recognizing people right from the start who became the pillars to make what BOT is today. These awards were a celebration of the hardwork and toil put in by no less than 27 people classified as Pioneer and Trailblazer Bots.

What to me was most interesting was the personalized way in which each ones contribution was recognized and talked about, their history of struggles, their humble background and why they were such an inspiration for every young artist looking to make a mark stood out as a unique aspect of this award ceremony.

Not to mention the fact the company recognized and still gave awards to several who had also moved over to other companies, spoke volumes that work may come, people may have come, may have moved, yet their contributions can never be small nor forgotten.

As we bots flipped through a short and sweet video presentation put together by the team with pics from yesteryears making us nostalgic, we just realized how several years of hardwork and step by step learning has made us today what we are, of course with the ever told mantra “that quality is everything” and being an artist can be demanding, all of it is really worth it when you have that golden beauty of an award in your hand with your family and friends and colleagues looking on and admiring.. you simply have a smile which helps you go a thousand more miles!

Thank you BOT VFX for one amazing night of recognition. Congratulations to all the awardees, you guys are an inspiration for the next generation of Bots in the making. Lets keep doing what we do best!