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New Year Resolutions, Wishes and Habits
Series for Personal and Professional Development
Series # 1 (Dt. 3-2-2016,
Few days before the New Year and
during the first week of New Year most of us become excited and emotionally
charged to bring some changes in us and in the world. We wish Happy New Year to
our family members, friends, colleagues and others. We celebrate it in
“Hope smiles from the threshold
of the year to come, whispering it will be happier …” – Alfred Lord Tennyson.
We make many Resolutions to stop
bad habits i.e. Smoking, eating junk
foods, procrastination, short temper, negative thinking, use less mobile and internet.
And start new habits and develop skills i.e. start fitness regime (going to
Gym, attend a Yoga class, Walking etc.), Reading and Writing, Drawing, Dancing,
Cultivate good manners, Be assertive, Proactive, Helping wife in Household
things, Teaching children etc.
We also prepare wish list for our
professional life / workplace i.e. to reach office early, Planning and
organizing things in office, to be a good team member, achieve targets in time,
motivate team members, develop networking with professionals, innovate and work
People expect and hope that there
will be harmony, peace, happiness and progress in the world. The world will be
a better place to work and live. Govt will be more proactive. Poverty,
Unemployment, Inequality, Crime will be reduced.
There are many publications in
the newspapers, magazines and online -
how make New Year Resolutions, how to set Goals during that period.
Very few people put their
resolutions and wish list in writing but most of us just keep these in our
mind. What happens afterwards…… in the few weeks of 1st month. We
forget our resolutions and wish list. We went back to our old habits. New year becomes a old one … normal …as usual
“Rightly understood the New Year
festival is an act of faith. It is easier for the year to change than to change
ourselves. But we believe that somehow, magically one will lead to the other”.
– R. Joseph Hoffmann
Colonel (Retd.) BinayKumar (Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand) is promoting an unique pump (he named it PrakritiJalUrja) in Jharkhnad which runs on hydraulic pressure. It does not require fuel of any kind (diesel / petrol, electricity, human or animal driven). It runs for 24 hours. It is environment friendly and pollution free. It can be used for multipurpose i.e. Community Rural Water Supply, Micro-irrigation, for animal use etc. It is suitable for hilly and mountainous areas of India. Quality of life of poor tribal people who lives in remote hilly and forest area will improve significantly if we promote this pump widely.
CONGRATULATION Col. BinayKumar for your innovation and continuous effort.
By Marguerite Theophil, The Times of India, Ranchi (Saturday, January 1, 2011)
A gift of a bracelet from Ghana at first looks like a series of linked hearts, but on closer inspection i notice a stylised bird. I learn that this is the Sankofa, a mythical bird from their culture that flies forward while looking backward, with an egg held in its mouth.
The word Sankofa derives from the Akan people, a West African ethnic group that today resides in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. The Akan, over centuries, developed a highly artistic and communicative system of ideographic and pictographic symbols, each representing a specific concept, proverb or saying rooted in the Akan experience. These symbols can be found used extensively in indigenous textiles, metal and wood work, jewellery and architecture, too.
The older African religions had no sacred texts. Their beliefs were handed down mostly orally through proverbs and stories or through pictorial symbols. A proverb from which the concept an…
S & S # 7 (dated 1st April 2017)
person to welcome you in this world. 2. FATHER The first
person to go through all the hardships just to see you smile. 3. SIBLING The first
person to teach you the art of sharing and caring. 4. FRIEND The first
person to teach you how to respect people with different opinions and
viewpoints. 5. LIFE
PARTNER The first
person to make you realise the value of sacrifice and compromise. 6. YOUR
CHILDREN The first
ones to teach you how to be selfless and think about others before yourself. 7. YOUR
GRANDCHILDREN The first
ones who make you want to live the life, all over again.
-Courtesy : “Health” (Cross Reference WISDOM, March