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Two Advice for Career and Life
S & S # 6 (dated 3rd March 2017)
Different Knowledge base and skill sets are required to perform different tasks and to pursue different careers. But positive attitude and certain values are important for all jobs and careers. If a person practices certain values then he /she may not reach the top of the ladder of career but will have inner peace and get respect from colleagues and people.
I had noted two advice – one from RD Tata and another from Maulana Wahiduddin Khan in my diary which I think are relevant even today for career and life. I do practice these two advice.
I. “You will find in your path many pitfalls and temptations which you will have to shun and jump over, through great difficulties. If you always keep before your eyes truth and honesty whatever happens, you will come out safe – at least you will never be discredited or dishonoured”.
- JRD Tata’s father RD Tata wrote a letter and said above thing in Dec. 1921
II. “Do not try to obtain favours but rely on your own efforts. Every favour is limited in nature. It has no unlimited scope. But when you try to unfold your potential that is like embarking upon a journey that is limitless. Favour may give you temporary relief but hard work is the only ways to achieve great success. All super achievements were born out of hard work rather than favour”
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