I attended ILF’s fifth anniversary celebration tonight at the Intaki Cultural Center. There were quite a lot of people there which was very satisfying to see. The security arrangements Bataav and I tended to seemed more than adequate and I’m relieved there were no problems. We had excellent weather too!
The speech the Suresha gave was not what I expected. He actually spent very little—almost no—time talking about ILF’s five years, and I wonder how many in attendance were disappointed about that. As one of the corporation’s newer faces I would have liked to have heard about ILF’s beginnings, milestones…a story about a favorite memory or a particular achievement which specifically highlights our cause. Some will say he hijacked the anniversary specifically to make a political statement rather than simply enjoying the occasion and being thankful for the successes everyone has contributed to.