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« Reply #70 on: December 19, 2007, 12:34:39 PM »

Good information.


Right to Emergency Care:
Date Of Judgment: 23/02/2007.
Case No.: Appeal (civil) 919 of 2007.

The Supreme Court has ruled that all injured persons especially in the case
of road traffic accidents, assaults, etc., when brought to a hospital /
medical centre, have to be offered first aid, stabilized and shifted to a
higher centre / government centre if required. It is only after this that
the hospital can demand payment or complete police formalities. In case you
are a bystander and wish to help someone in an accident, please go ahead and
do so. Your responsibility ends as soon as you leave the person at the
hospital.

The hospital bears the responsibility of informing the police, first aid,
etc.

Please do inform your family and friends about these basic rights so that we
all know what to expect and what to do in the hour of need. Please not only
go ahead and forward, use it too!!!!

Rtn.PP. Sunil Mishra, PHF
District Chairman, Vocational Fellowship, Rotary District 3030
Director, Central India Institute of Mass Communication, RTM, Nagpur
University.
Director, Central India Institute of Fashion Technology , RTM, Nagpur
University.
Chairman, Board of Studies in Mass Communication, RTM, Nagpur University.
VIP Road Dharampeth Nagpur-440010
Cell 09422146767


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« Reply #71 on: December 24, 2007, 02:33:58 PM »
mohitshah74 <mohitshah74@yahoo.co.in>

Dear Pahadi Brothers & Sisters,

Pailag.

My name is Mohit Shah, I belong to Kumaon - Nainital and Almora.

I was born and Brought up in Delhi and am well settled in Delhi, I
have this burning desire to do something useful for our community
and state.

To give you little background on myself - My Grandfather Choudhary
Hira Lal Shah was from Rawari (Near Gagas, Bagwali Pokhar) and my
Grandmother Smt Radha Devi from Pithoni (Near Chitai, Almora).

My Maternal Grandfather Sh. Jawaharlal Lal Sah (from Nanital, now in
Almora - owner of Kailas Hotel, Mall Road, Almora) is one of the
oldest Shaujeu living in today's time. He was an avid freedom
fighter and Treasurer to the then Maharaja of Rampur.

My mom Smt. Sushma Shah, born in Nainital and did her schooling from
All Saints Convent, Nainital. She is an Architect with Govt of India
in Hospital designing and is proceeding for her Super Annuation this
31st of Dec'07. My father an engineer with Uptron India is retired
and is at home playing with his grandchildren' s.

My wife Abhilasha is from Nainital, did her schooling from Ramni
Convent and her graduation from Degree College Nainital. She was a
very successful teacher before our marriage and is now an avid
homemaker.

I am a professional with over 15 years of experience in the field of
Advertising, Marketing, Corporate Communications, Business
Development, Private Equity Financing and Mergers and Acquisitions.
I am currently working as an Entrepreneur in the field of Education,
Arts and Marketing Consulting.

The reason I gave all the history about my Khandan is to put on
record - A) My background and B) To communicate seriousness on the
proposal below, based on my professional credentials.

As already mentioned above, I am in the field of Art, when I say Art
it means all forms of Art specially - Fine Arts and Animation. I
have setup a consortium of artists with whom we are working for
conducting an Art exhibition early 2008. In addition to this I am
planning to Open an Art Gallery in NCR to promote Art and Artists.
In addition to this I also have an agency dealing in Celebrity
endorsements, Celebrity Event Participations, Movie Launch and
Artist & Celebrity Management.

Now you would be wondering where does benefit of Kumaon come in
this?

The answer is that our next level expansion is setting up a Global
Village of Art, somewhere in Uttranchal, where artists, art lovers
and students from across the globe would be culminating.

The plan is to make it a one point destination for people in search
of Art, Art Education, Peace, Tranquility, Self Actualisation,
Stress Busting and make it a global destination.

This will help increase employment in that particular region as flow
of tourists and news coverages of this concept will make this
location in Uttranchal further known among the Art and Art lover
fraternity.

I wish to welcome and call for participation from all my Pahadi
Brothers and Sisters towards this cause.

I would like to make it clear on the very onset that this will be a
purely commercial operation with a Social Cause. So we have to
successfully run this commercially to harness the social benefits in
the long run.

We are looking at acquiring suitable land for this purpose, the
ideal location should be easily motorable, with good scenic view and
a waterbody nearby. If possible this location should be not more
than 7-8 hours journey from New Delhi airport as we are anticipating
lot of foreign guest coming for this purpose.

More plans and a detailed outflow of this can be shared with the
interested lot.

If you are an Artist, an art lover, a student or would like to get
involved with our Endeavour. Then please do write in at the e.mail
address with a detailed mail to:- mohitshah74@ yahoo.co. in,
mohitshah74@ gmail.com

regards,

Mohit Shah
Mobile - +91- 9810850023

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« Reply #72 on: December 24, 2007, 05:58:15 PM »
THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOUR CELLPHONE COULD DO...
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for
survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:


*I*
* The Emergency Number worldwide for **Mobile** is 112.* If you find
yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an
emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to
establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112
can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. **Try it out.**

*II*
* Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have remote
keys?*
Good reason to own a cell phone:
If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call
someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone.
Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person
at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on
their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your
keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away,
and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you
can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
Editor's Note: *It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car
over a cell phone!"*

*III*
Subject: Hidden Battery power
Imagine your cell battery is very low , you are expecting an important call
and you don't have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with a reserve
battery. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your cell will restart with
this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This
reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.
AND

*IV*
How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on
your phone:
* # 0 6 #
A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your
handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. when your phone get
stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They
will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the
SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.
You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever
stole it can't use/sell it either.
If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile
phones.

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« Reply #73 on: December 26, 2007, 12:11:14 PM »
From: mrityunjay pokhariyal <m_p_himanshu@ yahoo.com>

Hello Friends,
As u Know this is a very big news for all Uttarakhandies that Uttarakhand Govt. has booked a Guest House in New Delhi for those poor  Uttarakhandies who comes in New Delhi for medical treatment. Thanks to Mr. B.C.Khanduri ji.

The address is below of the Guest House

Balaji Guest House
D-60/1, Yusuf Sarai, New Delhi - 110016
Phone Nos.: +(91)-(11)-26853210 , 26853246, 26967414

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Thanks
M.P.Himanshu

   

   

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« Reply #74 on: December 26, 2007, 01:38:27 PM »
suchitra ji yaha thahrne ke liye kaise aur kisse contact karna hota hai..

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« Reply #75 on: December 26, 2007, 02:28:30 PM »
I think Mohan bhai mail main diye hue numbers pai sampark kar ke kuch pata chale.

suchitra ji yaha thahrne ke liye kaise aur kisse contact karna hota hai..


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« Reply #76 on: December 26, 2007, 02:57:12 PM »

We have opened a separate thread on this in development section so that it can get wide pubility.

We would update is regularly.

I think Mohan bhai mail main diye hue numbers pai sampark kar ke kuch pata chale.

suchitra ji yaha thahrne ke liye kaise aur kisse contact karna hota hai..


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« Reply #77 on: December 27, 2007, 01:30:30 PM »
BELLINGHAM — High school students from Explorations Academy are heading to India next month, but it will be far from a relaxing trip.

The handful of students will be taking classes, volunteering at a rural school, helping with gardening and living without many of the amenities of home.

“The goal is not to take seven students on vacation,” said Suzanne Wittman, humanities teacher at the school and one of the chaperones.

International awareness is part of the school’s mission. So students get the opportunity to travel abroad about every other year, depending on where the school’s dozen or so students are interested in studying.

Seven students and three adults will spend more than three weeks touring the country, starting in Uttarakhand, a rural region in the foothills of the Himalayas, and working their way south. Students will get to be tourists for a couple days in the Golden Triangle — Delhi, Agra and Jaipur — but for the rest of the time they’ll be trying to integrate into Indian culture. For example, the group will take a three-day train ride, and no one is allowed to bring i Pods or video games, giving students the opportunity to interact with fellow train passengers.

“It’s so easy to plug in and tune out and not communicate with people,” Wittman said. “Instead of listening to Beastie Boys, we’re going to talk to people.”

The trip will finish in Goa, a tourist region on the southwest coast, giving students a chance to reflect on their trip while enjoying hot running water and warm weather.

“We like to end the trip with a couple days of rewarding ourselves,” Wittman said. “We do it down and dirty the rest of the time.”

Gretta Spain, a second-year student at the school, traveled to Kenya through Explorations last year and hopes traveling to India will increase her global awareness.

“It was pretty eye-opening and maybe my eyes will open wider,” the 15-year-old said. “You can’t just do one thing and say you know so much differentness.”

While abroad, the students will be taking four classes: human relations, Indian history and politics, Indian art and architecture, and sustainable natural resources. Third-year student Rayne Luthi is looking forward to the human relations aspect of the trip because that’s when they’ll be interacting with students at a school and rural families.

“The dialect I don’t understand in any way and it will really sound like gibberish,” the 17-year-old said. “But those are my favorite times — when you do something you wouldn’t normally do because you didn’t know (what you agreed to).”

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« Reply #78 on: January 03, 2008, 01:38:33 PM »
Toothache

 
Toothache home remedies is a commonly sought after information because tooth ache is a very common problem and can occur without a warning. Teeth are an amazing balance of form and function, aesthetic beauty and engineering. Good teeth are an important part of one's health and appearance.

Symptoms of Toothache
A toothache may be sharp, throbbing, shooting, or constant. If the tooth is not properly treated, it will eventually have to be extracted.
 

Causes of Toothache
Tooth decay, consumption of soft drinks, refined carbohydrates and sugar
The main cause of toothache is tooth decay, which results from a faulty diet. Perhaps the greatest curse and cause of tooth decay is the consumption of candy, soft drinks, pastries, refined carbohydrates and sugar in all forms. Bacteria in the mouth breaks sugar down into acids, which combine with the calcium in the enamel to cause decay or erosion.

Home Remedies for Toothache
using Garlic
Among the most effective home remedies for toothache is garlic. A clove of garlic with a little rock salt should be placed on the affected tooth. It will relieve the pain and, sometimes, may even cure it. A clove should also be chewed daily in the morning. It will make the cure teeth making it strong and healthy.

Toothache relief using Onion
Latest research has confirmed the bactericidal properties of onion. If a person consumes one raw onion every day by thorough mastication, he will be protected from host of tooth disorders. Chewing raw onion for three minutes is sufficient to kill all the germs in the mouth. Toothache is often allayed by placing a small piece of onion on the bad tooth or gum.

 

Remedies for Tooth ache using Lime
Lime, as a rich source of vitamin C, is useful in maintaining the health of the teeth and other bones of the body. It prevents decay and loosening of the teeth, dental caries, toothache, and bleeding of the gums

Toothache cure using Wheat Grass
The juice of wheat grass acts as an excellent mouthwash for tooth decay and cures toothaches. Wheat grass can be chewed with beneficial results. It draws out toxins from the gums and thus checks bacterial growth.

Toothache cure using Asafetida
The use of asafetida has been found useful in curing toothache. It should be pest led in lemon Juice and slightly heated. A cotton swab should be soaked in this lotion and placed in the cavity of the tooth. It will relieve pain quickly.

Toothache relief using Bay Berry
A paste of the bark of bay berry should be made with vinegar. This paste, applied on the affected tooth, will relieve the toothache. It can also be applied beneficially on the gums for strengthening them.

Toothache home remedy using Clove
Another home remedy for toothache is in the use of clove, which reduces pain. It also helps decrease infection due to its antiseptic properties. Clove oil, applied to a cavity in a decayed tooth, also relieves toothache.

Remedies for Toothache using Pepper
A mixture of a pinch of pepper powder and a quarter teaspoon of common salt is an excellent dentifrice. Its daily use prevents dental cavities, foul breath, bleeding from the gums, painful gums, and toothaches. It cures the increased sensitiveness of the teeth. A pinch of pepper powder mixed with clove oil can be put on the cavities to alleviate the toothache.

Toothache Relief diet
Proper diet
Diet plays a vital role in dental health. The condition of the teeth after they are formed depends upon the foods one eats from day to day. Dental decay, the destruction of the bone around the teeth, and infection of the gums can be prevented with an appropriate diet. In fact, with a proper diet, the teeth and jaw bones can be made harder and healthier as the years go by.

Restrict sugar intake, include raw vegetables in diet
It is important to restrict one's sugar intake, and to ensure that the diet includes plenty of raw vegetables and whole-wheat bread. Whole foods are ideal for the teeth. Fibreless refined foods allow particles to accumulate on the teeth in a sticky mass where they can do great harm. The gums need friction to keep them firm and whole foods also help remove plaque. They are therefore called 'detergent foods' by some dentists. In preventing tooth decay, what one eats is no doubt important but equally important is when one eats

Avoid frequent small snacks and sugar intake
Frequent small snacks are very harmful to teeth, as they produce an acid medium in which the bacteria thrive. The number of times one eats sugar is one of the most important factors in determining the rate of decay. For this reason, it is better to eat sweets at the end of a meal rather than between meals.

Other Toothache cure
Other toothache treatment
Proper cleaning of the teeth is very essential to prevent tooth decay and consequent toothache. There are many theories on how best to clean the teeth. The consensus of dental opinion however seems to back using a circular motion with the brush, so as to ensure that all dental surfaces are cleaned. One should not be afraid to touch the gums with the brush, as this gentle stimulation improves the blood circulation in the gums.

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« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2008, 12:48:30 PM »
“You should dare to dream, define what you stand for,
never lose your zest and curiosity, always strive for
excellence, build self confidence, learn to work in
teams, take care of yourself, preserve, have a broader
social vision and finally never let success go to your
head,” Premji said.

The Wipro chairman was delivering the convocation
address at the 38 the convocation of the Indian
Institute of Technology, Madras.

Following is the entire text of the convocation
address made by Premji:

I am privileged to be with you here today and to share
this significant moment of your life.

The convocation marks the culmination of all the
endless nights you worked through, all the anxieties
you have gone through facing one examination after
another and all the preparation you have put in, not
only to enter this prestigious institution but also to
graduate from it successfully. It is no mean
achievement.

Only a handful of the most talented people in the
world have shared this success with you. Let me just
say that I am very proud of each and every one of you.

I am a little wary about giving you advice- because
advice is one thing young people all over the world do
not like receiving. I cannot fault you for that.

The world does look very different when it is seen
with your eyes. You are filled with enthusiasm and are
straining at the leash to get on with life.

And the world is very different from what it was when
I was at your age. Never before has the role of
technology been so pervasive and so central. The
Internet has breached all physical borders and
connected the world together like no other force has
done before.

For the first time, opportunities for creating wealth
in India are at par with the best in world. There is
no need for you to sacrifice the joy of remaining in
your own country any more.

All opportunities are accompanied by their own
challenges. I thought I would share with you a few of
the lessons I have learnt in my own life, while
loading the transformation at Wipro, from a small
company three and a half decades back into a global
corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange. I
hope you find them useful.

Lesson # 1: Dare to dream
When I entered Wipro at the age of 21, it was a sudden
and unexpected event. I had no warning of what lay
ahead of me and I was caught completely unprepared.
All I had with me was a dream.

A dream of building a great Organisation. It
compensated for my inexperience and I guess, also
prevented me from being overwhelmed by the enormity of
the task before me.

What I am happy is that we never stopped dreaming.
Even when we achieved a position of leadership in
every business we operated in India. We now have a
dream of becoming one of the top 10 global it service
companies.

Many people wonder whether having unrealistic dreams
is foolish. My reply to that is dreams by themselves
can never be realistic or safe. If they were, they
would not be dreams. I do agree that one must have
strategies to execute dreams. And, of course, one must
slog to transform dreams into reality. But dreams come
first.

What saddens me most is to see young, bright people
getting completely disillusioned by a few initial
setbacks and slowly turning cynical and some of them
want to migrate to America in the hope this is the
solution.

It requires courage to keep dreaming. And that is when
dreams are most needed- not when everything is going
right, but when just about everything is going wrong.

Lesson # 2: Define what you stand for
While success is important, it can become enduring
only if it is built on a strong foundation of Values.
Define what you stand for as early as possible and do
not compromise with it for any reason. Nobody can
enjoy the fruits of success if you have to argue with
your own conscience.

In Wipro, we defined our Beliefs long before it became
a fashion to do so. It not only helped us in becoming
more resilient to stand up to crises we faced along
the way, but it also helped us in attracting the right
kind of people.

Eventually, we realised that our values made eminent
business sense. Values help in clarifying what
everyone should do or not do in any business
situation. It saves enormous time and effort because
each issue does not have to be individually debated at
length.

But remember that values are meaningful only if you
practice them. People may listen to what you say but
they will believe what you do. Values are a matter of
trust. They must be reflected in each one of your
actions. Trust takes a long time to build but can be
lost quickly by just one inconsistent act.

Lesson #3: Never lose your zest and curiosity
All the available knowledge in the world is
accelerating at a phenomenal rate. The whole world’s
codified knowledge base (all documented information in
library books and electronic files) doubled every 30
years in the early 20th century.

By the 1970s, the world’s knowledge base doubled every
seven years. Information researchers predict that by
the year 2010, the world’s codified knowledge will
double every 11 hours.

Remaining on top of what you need to know will become
one of the greatest challenges for you.

The natural zest and curiosity for learning is one of
the greatest drivers for keeping updated on knowledge.
A child’s curiosity is insatiable because every new
object is a thing of wonder and mystery. The same zest
is needed to keep learning new things.

I personally spend at least ten hours every week on
reading. If I do not do that, I find myself quickly
outdated.

Lesson # 4: Always strive for excellence
There is a tremendous difference between being good
and being excellent in whatever you do. In the world
of tomorrow, just being good is not good enough.

One of the greatest advantages of globalisation is
that it has brought in completely different standards.
Being the best in the country is not enough; one has
to be the best in the world. Excellence is a moving
target. One has to constantly raise the bar.

In the knowledge-based industries, India has the
unique advantage of being a quality leader. just like
japan was able to win in the overseas market with its
quality leadership in automobile manufacturing, india
has been able to do the same in information
technology.

At Wipro, we treat quality as the #1 priority. This
enabled us not only to become the world’s first SEI
CMM Level 5 software services company in the world but
also a leader in Six Sigma approach to quality in
India.

However, even today I am dissatisfied with several
things which we are not doing right in the area of
customer satisfaction.

Doing something excellently has its own intrinsic joy,
which I think is the greatest benefit of Quality.

Lesson # 5: Build self-confidence
Self-confidence comes from a positive attitude even in
adverse situations. Self-confident people assume
responsibility for their mistakes and share credit
with their team members.

They are able to distinguish between what is in their
control and what is not. They do not waste their
energies on events that are outside their control and
hence they can take setbacks in their stride.

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without
your consent.

Lesson # 6: Learn to work in teams

The challenges ahead are so complex that no individual
will be able to face them alone. While most of our
education is focused in individual strength, teaming
with others is equally important. You cannot fire a
missile from a canoe. Unless you build a strong
network of people with complimentary skills, you will
be restricted by your own limitations.

Globalisation has brought in people of different
origin, different upbringing and different cultures
together. Ability to become an integral part of a
cross-cultural team will be a must for your success.

Lesson # 7 Take care of yourself
The stress that a young person faces today while
beginning his or her career is the same as the last
generation faced at the time of retirement.

I have myself found that my job has become enormously
more complex over the last two or three years. Along
with mutual alertness, physical fitness will also
assume a great importance in your life.

You must develop your own mechanism for dealing with
stress. I have found that a daily jog for me, goes a
long way in releasing the pressure and building up
energy. You will need lots of energy to deal with the
challenges.

Unless you take care of yourself there is no way you
can take care of others.

Lesson # 8: Persevere
Finally, no matter what you decide to do in your life,
you must persevere. Keep at it and you will succeed,
no matter how hopeless it seems at times. In the last
three and half decades, we have gone through many
difficult times. But we have found that if we remain
true to what we believe in, we can surmount every
difficulty that comes in the way.

I remember reading this very touching story on
perseverance.

An eight-year-old child heard her parents talking
about her little brother. All she knew was that he was
very sick and they had no money left. They were moving
to a smaller house because they could not afford to
stay in the present house after paying the doctor’s
bills. Only a very costly surgery could save him now
and there was no one to loan them the money.

When she heard daddy say to her tearful mother with
whispered desperation, ‘Only a miracle can save him
now’, the child went to her bedroom and pulled a glass
jar from its hiding place in the closet.

She poured all the change out on the floor and counted
it carefully.

Clutching the precious jar tightly, she slipped out
the back door and made her way six blocks to the local
drug Store. She took a quarter from her jar and placed
it on the glass counter.

“And what do you want?” asked the pharmacist. “It’s
for my little brother,” the girl answered back. “He’s
really, really sick and I want to buy a miracle.”

“I beg your pardon?” said the pharmacist.

“His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing
inside his head and my daddy says only a miracle can
save him. So how much does a miracle cost?”

“We don’t sell miracles here, child. I’m sorry,” the
pharmacist said, smiling sadly at the little girl.

“Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn’t
enough, I can try and get some more. Just tell me how
much it costs.”

In the shop was a well-dressed customer. He stooped
down and asked the little girl, “What kind of a
miracle does you brother need?”

“I don’t know,” she replied with her eyes welling up.
“He’s really sick and mommy says he needs an
operation. But my daddy can’t pay for it, so I have
brought my savings”.

“How much do you have?” asked the man. “One dollar and
eleven cents, but I can try and get some more”, she
answered barely audibly.

“Well, what a coincidence,” smiled the man. “A dollar
and eleven cents — the exact price of a miracle for
little brothers.”

He took her money in one hand and held her hand with
the other. He said, “Take me to where you live. I want
to see your brother and meet your parents. Let’s see
if I have the kind of miracle you need.”

That well-dressed man was Dr Carlton Armstrong, a
surgeon, specialising in neuro-surgery. The operation
was completed without charge and it wasn’t long before
Andrew was home again and doing well.

“That surgery,” her mom whispered, “was a real
miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?”

The little girl smiled. She knew exactly how much the
miracle cost … one dollar and eleven cents … plus
the faith of a little child.

Perseverance can make miracles happen.

Lesson # 9: Have a broader social vision
For decades we have been waiting for some one who will
help us in ‘priming the pump’ of the economy.

The government was the logical choice for doing it,
but it was strapped for resources. Other countries
were willing to give us loans and aids but there was a
limit to this.

In the millennium of the mind, knowledge-based
industries like Information Technology are in a unique
position to earn wealth from outside. While earning is
important, we must have mechanisms by which we use it
for the larger good of our society.

Through the Azim Premji Foundation, we have targeted
over the next 12 months to enrol over a million
children, who are out of school due to economic or
social reasons.

I personally believe that the greatest gift one can
give to others is the gift of education. We who have
been so fortunate to receive this gift know how
valuable it is.

Lesson # 10: Never let success go to your head
No matter what we achieve, it is important to remember
that we owe this success to many factors and people
outside us. This will not only help us in keeping our
sense of modesty and humility intact but also help us
to retain our sense of proportion and balance.

The moment we allow success to build a feeling or
arrogance, we become vulnerable to making bad
judgements.

Let me illustrate this with another story:

A lady in faded dress and her husband, dressed in a
threadbare suit, walked in without an appointment into
the office of the president of the most prestigious
educational institution in America.

The secretary frowned at them and said, “He will be
busy all day.”

“We will wait,” said the couple quietly.

The secretary ignored them for hours hoping they will
go away. But they did not. Finally, the secretary
decided to disturb the president, hoping they will go
way quickly once they meet him.

The president took one look at the faded dresses and
glared sternly at them. The lady said, “Our son
studied here and he was very happy. A year ago, he was
killed in an accident. My husband and I would like to
erect a memorial for him on the campus.”

The president was not touched. He was shocked. “Madam,
we cannot put up a statue for every student of ours
who died. This place would look like a cemetery.”

“Oh, no,” the lady explained quickly, “we don’t want
to erect a statue. We thought we would give a building
to you.”

“A building?” exclaimed the president, looking at
their worn out clothes. “Do you have any idea how much
a building costs? Our buildings cost close to ten
million dollars!”

The lady was silent. The president was pleased and
thought this would get rid of them.

The lady looked at her husband. “If that is what it
costs to start a university, why don’t we start our
own?” Her husband nodded.

Mr and Mrs Leland Stanford walked away, travelling to
Palo Alto, California, where they established the
university as a memorial to their son, bearing their
name - the Stanford University.

The story goes that this is how Stanford University
began.

I wish you every success in your career and your
future life.

 

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