1 October, 2013
My dear young friends,
Last month I visited IISc, Bangalore to chair a session on “Life, Science and spiritualy” in the All India Conference on “Science and Spiritual Quest-Integrating Capabilities with values” on 1-2 Sept 2O12 besides visiting C-WET, Chennai for their R&D Council Meeting on 22-Sept-12.
Both the visits left some deep impressions on my mind. I wish to share my experience of Chennai visit in this letter and propose to cover my Bangalore visit in the next letter.
While I was checking in for Jet Airways Flight No. 9W 0338 starting from Mumbai at 09.00 am on 21-Sept-12; my Laptop was exchanged at the Airport security. I could arrange repeated announcements but all in vain. During the flight also, announcements had no result and I was quite worried for losing precious data and equally puzzled about my committed presentation in the afternoon for the HoDs of ReGen Powertech-A leading wind Turbines manufacturing Company. I had finalized a presentation of 6O-slides which went away with the lost Laptop.
On my arrival at Chennai, I had an option to call the HR Head and regret for the planned presentation. But then I thought it would be a diffident option causing embrassment to him as he would have already notified all his HoDs on the basis of my early morning mail confirming the session.
Landing at Chennai Airport at 11 am and reaching Hotel “Ambica Empire” past 12 noon, I mustered courage to reconstruct my presentation on the “Hotel desktop in the Business Lounge” from some old information resting in my pen drive. I presumed that the Business Lounge computer in a Hotel such as “Ambica Empire” would have an UPS. But to my surprise it was not there and after all my corrections, the power went off and my work of nearly one hour was lost. When the power came back, I had to redo all of it, all over again, pressing “Ctrl S” frequently.
I still managed to reach my destination at 2.30 pm against 2.15 pm confirmed and had the privilege of their hearty welcome & hospitality. We could still start the session at 2.45 pm and finish it by 4.45 pm without any break and to their full satisfaction.
My Laptop has been traced with some one in Delhi, who has apologized for his mistake. However, it is yet to be retrieved.
As you can see the opportunity to address the senior officials of ReGen Powertech tested my ‘fighting spirit’ and “self-confidence” at this age, to meet my commitment. On my return journey from their office to my hotel, I received a message on my mobile from one of my classmates and Ex- Vice Chancellor Shri Awadhesh Khare stating that “The determination to succeed is the better part of success”
If you stretch your nerves you can turn volumes just like a rubber band when stretched can hold together a large volume.
Tomorrow is Gandhi Jayanti- Birth day of Bapu, more important than any of our birthdays; Let us celebrate remembering father of our nation whom “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood”
Satyamev Jayate !
Best wishes and Regards,
M.Tech., Ph.D., CBI Scholar, D.Engg., FNAE, Hon.D.WRE
Chairman, Great Lakes IEMR, Gurgaon, NCR, Delhi
Co-Chairman, Advisory Council, Great Lakes-Bauer Global Energy Executive MBA program, University of Houston
Former Director General (NPTI & CPRI / REL)
No job is small or big, the way in which you do, makes it small or big (c)