A Lesson to be Learned

A Lesson to be Learned

The basic principle behind research is the search for knowledge. The quality of research work translates directly to the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, thereby benefiting students, society and the nation. We believe that the National Management Summit and Research Conference (NMSRC) will provide a platform to promote research in a vast and diverse country in India. It has been generally accepted that academic research has greatly contributed to solving many of the problems facing our society and industry. There are many instances where industries have resorted to the field of education to find solutions to important problems.

God knows, how many people lost their lives, how much tears shed, how many dreams broke and how many companions lost but are we the reasons for all these or someone else?

One of the argument that anyone could give is that this pandemic is a natural cause but nature is just the reflection of our actions, the good and the evil one. It’s not the time to blame ourselves or anyone but to realise the truth and to believe on that divine power that is love, hope and unity.

It’s not the time to compare humans on their own balance scale but to unite together for the upcoming future. It’s time to play our role of protagonist whether it is small or large. Because in the end what really matters is, the selfless part that we play.

Belief is love and love is unity!

- Abhishek Kumar
ISM Patna

मुश्किलें मुक्कदर बदल सकती हैं!

जी हाँ, आपने सही सुना “मुश्किलें मुक्कदर बदल सकती है”| इस दुनिया में सब के पास कुछ-न-कुछ किसी-न-किसी तरह की मुश्किलें हैं कुछ लोग इन्ही मुस्किलों में फस कर अपने लक्ष्य से दूर चले जाते हैं और कुछ लोग इन्ही मुश्किलों में अपने लक्ष्य को हाशिल करने की राह ढूँढ लेते हैं और अपने लक्ष्य को प्राप्त कर लेते हैं| इस कहानी में कुछ ऐसा ही जीता-जागता उदहारण देखेंगे; जिसके बाद आप भी कहेंगे –

“मुश्किलें मुक्कदर बदल सकती हैं!”

यह कहानी चीन के एक छोटे से गाँव में जन्मे एक बच्चे की है, जिन्हें लोग “जैक-मा” के नाम से जानते हैं| जैक-मा का जन्म 10 सितम्बर 1964 को चीन के एक छोटे से गाँव में हुआ था| इंग्लिश सिखने में उनकी बहुत रूचि थी, इसके लिए वे टूरिस्टो को गाइड करते और उनसे इंग्लिश सीखते; उस समय वे केवल 13 वर्ष के थे, उस समय चीन में इंग्लिश को उतना जरुरी नहीं माना जाता था| लेकिन वहीं पर पढाई में उनका बिल्कुल भी मन नहीं लगता था, इसका अंदाजा आप इसी से लगा सकते हैं कि, वे चौथी कक्षा में दो बार वहीं आठ्वी कक्षा में तीन बार असफल हुए |

इतना ही नहीं किसी तरह इन सब को पूरा करने के बाद स्नातक परीक्षा में पांच बार असफल हुए| फिर किसी तरह उस समय के ख़राब माने जाने वाले यूनिवर्सिटी से इंग्लिश से स्नातक की डिग्री प्राप्त किया| उन्होंने ३० अधिक जगहों पर इंटरव्यू दिया पर सभी जगह उन्हें असफलता ही मिली |

1995 में वे अपने एक दोस्त से मिलने अमेरिका गए वहाँ उन्होंने पहली बार इन्टरनेट का इस्तेमाल किया और अपने देश लौटने के बाद उन्होंने अपने दोस्तों के साथ मिल कर एक वेबसाइट बनाया लेकिन फंड्स के कमी के कारण उन्हें अपने वेबसाइट को बंद करना पड़ा, लेकिन जैक मा ने हार नहीं मानी और एक बार फिर उन्होंने अपनी पत्नी और दोस्तों के साथ मिलकर एक वेबसाइट को शुरू किया जिसका नाम था- इसके शुरू होने के बाद भी कई दिनों तक मुश्किलें आतीं रहीं लेकिन जैक मा ने हार नहीं मानी| आज उनकी कंपनी दुनिया के मशहूर “ इ-कॉमर्स ” कंपनियों में से एक है और “जैक – मा” दुनिया के अमीर व्यक्तियों में भी एक माने जाते है |

अगर “जैक-मा” के जीवन में मुश्किलें नहीं आई होतीं, अगर वे भी किसी इंटरव्यू में सेलेक्ट हो गए होते, उन्हें कोई अच्छी नौकरी मिल गई होती, या फिर उन्होंने हार मान ली होती, तो शायद आज वे ये सब हासिल नहीं कर पाते जो उनके पास है और हमलोग उनके बारे में नहीं पढ़ रहे होते |

इस कहानी से हमें यह सिख मिलती है कि “मुश्किलें मुक्कदर बदल सकती है” केवल आपको उसका सामना करना होगा |

“आज बुरा है, कल उससे भी बुरा होगा, लेकिन परसों आपकी जीत होगी ही |”

- चन्दन कुमार


The philosopher John Stuart Mill is credited with the first use of the word self-reliance, in an 1883 letter in which he described it as one of the most important quality of “a free man.” Self-reliance means developing the right skills and capabilities to do one’s activities without depending on external support. Its essence is not to wait for the opportunity to knock at one’s door but to create opportunities for oneself by doing hard-work and acquiring the qualities that are necessary to get ahead in life. For the students it means continuing regular studies and making other preparations to perform well in the examination, interview, discussion etc.

Self-reliant people are the makers and masters of their destiny. They never blame fate, circumstances or find vault with systems or society. They make their own tools and use them with great skills and concentration focusing on their goal. Their success, achievement and creation bear the stamp of their personality. They are original of their ideas, innovative in their approach and become the torch-bearers for others.

They are always able or ready to achieve their goals and objectives because they are resolute, single-minded and self-disciplined. They know their relative strengths and weaknesses and use their energies in such a manner that their weaknesses are not exposed to others. Since they have their own plans and, execute their plans themselves, they have some margin to manipulate things that way.

Self-reliance is the best tool, best support and more often than not, the shortest way to success. Lord Buddha once said, “You are both friend and enemy of yourself. The heaven and the hell lie within you. It is up to you what you choose. You are your own lamp, guide and staff. Never depend on others. Be the makers of your destiny own. Help yourself and the world will help you.” These lines remind us of the well said quotes, “God helps those who help themselves.” The Almighty has given every human being two hands to work and a mind to distinguish between good and bad. Why should one then try to walk on somebody else’s clutches?

It has also been found by research that those who develop the habit of depending on others lose their capabilities of doing even the small things. This happens because their body becomes lethargic, their mind lazy and their muscles want to rest all the time. Such people want someone at their back and call all the time to fetch and carry for them. They get so used to asking for help for everything that they lose their confidence and are afraid of trying to do something themselves.

There is direct-relationship between self-reliance and success. Studying the way of working of highly successful people shows us that they are self-reliant at an early age. We can take example of Dhirubhai Ambani started his business with small means but was able to create Reliance Industries-today the biggest private company in India. He managed his own affairs till his business grew so big. A.P.J. Abdul Kalaam earned his first income by collecting tamarind seeds and selling them in the market, and felt very proud. As a child he joined his cousin to collect newspaper bundles and earn some amount. He did not belong to a poor family but had an urge to do something himself. This urge made him a great scientist and then the President of India.

Self-reliance should not be misunderstood by isolation, arrogance or cynicism. It does not mean that one should remain aloof and should not seek other’s help where it is necessary. As a matter of fact mutual help is the basis on which society is built. A student needs guidance from his teachers, an employee needs cooperation from others, and passengers need the services of drivers. In other words, for various activities and tasks we need the services or help of others. Self-reliant does not demand that we should not take such help.

It only demands that we should not depend on others for activities and actions that we are supposed to do ourselves. A student needs only guidance of his teachers and he is supposed to learn his lessons, do his homework and build the level of intelligence and knowledge to pass the examinations with his own efforts and hard work.

It only demands that we should not depend on others for activities and actions that we are supposed to do ourselves. A student needs only guidance of his teachers and he is supposed to learn his lessons, do his homework and build the level of intelligence and knowledge to pass the examinations with his own efforts and hard work.

- Dheeraj Kumar
ISM Patna


I Had a Dream

I Had a Dream

I had a dream,
And it seemed real,
I wonder how amazing it was,
And it flushed out like a tear.
We had a great time,
And it disappeared in seconds mere.
Memories line by line,
But it’s broken by my fear,
Don’t hate me or call me stupid,
Because I have no one to share.
So, what if it’s all gone,
I am glad I met you here.
I’ll convert my sorrows, and all my fear,
into a mended heart.
So, never let you near,
So what if it’s all gone?
I am glad it had been,
Because I had a dream.

- Akanksha Prakash
ISM Patna

Curiosity of Mind

What, where, how, why, when......?
More these questions arise...
More you get experience and
More you are closer to your destiny.
Let your mind to arise more,
Let your mind to hike more,
Let your mind to achieve more,
Let your mind to question more,
Such curiosities of your mind
Help you uphold your desire.
Greed of your mind help you in shine.

- Sandhya Suman (shamm)
ISM Patna

मुश्किलें हैं मुकद्दर बदल सकती हैं!

मुश्किलें हैं मुकद्दर बदल सकती हैं!
गुजर जाएगा गुजर जाएगा
मुश्किलें हैं पर वक़्त ही तो है।
माना मौत चेहरा बदल कर आई है।
माना रात काली है, लोग रास्ते पर खड़े हैं,
कई घबराए हैं, कई छिपे बैठे है।
मगर यकीन रख ये लम्हा है बस
दो पल में बिखर जाएगा।
जिन्दा रहने का ये जो जसबा है
फिर असर लाएगा मुस्किल बहुत है,
पर वक़्त ही तो है, गुजर जाएगा।
ये वो कहर है जो दुनिया को डराने आया है।
ये वो कहर है जो दुनिया को डराने आया है,
मगर ना समझ है, जो इंसान को हारने आया है।
मुश्किलें बहुत हैं, पर वक़्त ही तो है गुजर जाएगा।

- प्रेरणा कुमारी
आई. एस. एम्. पटना