Mother India needs more such sons…

Dear Sridhar,

 

With wet eyes and sunken heart I am writing to you. I wish I could do such a service to the humanity and the nation. Hats off to your brother and to the family for instilling such values. We pray to the almighty to  bless you and your family in this hour of need.

 

Love you and will remain,

 

Sreeni.
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Dear Sreeni sir,

It is the Saddest & Proudest moment in my life to write this : 

 

Saddest because: I lost my elder brother- Mr.N.Muralidhar (39 yrs) on Dec, 15, 13. He was an MDO (Mandal Development Officer), Gandepalle (Rajahmundry), East Godavari Dist of Andhra Pradesh. His cadre was APPSC GROUP-I service and will have been promoted to an IAS Officer very soon. He was one of the toppers in the APPSC exams and he got ‘Best Service’ award from the Governor three times and many awards from the Ministers, Collectors, etc. His service was also complimented by our CMs.

 

 
On Dec 15, he along with his 36 subordinate staff members went to a tour to Araku Valley (Vizag) and he gave a speech about ‘How to do the Best service for the people from the govt?’ and felicitated one office attender to his surprise. On the return to Burra Caves, the brakes of the bus failed and the bus driver alerted my brother who was sitting in the last seat of the bus. These ghat roads are very dangerous with steep curves and there were many accidents in the past. All the passengers started screaming as the bus was proceeding to the valley. Then my brother shouldered the responsibility of saving the 36 lives on board. He alerted every passenger to hold on to the seats and the back of their front seats and he gave them the courage. Later he went to the driver and stood beside him and asked him to hit any wall only. He said to the driver  – “Don’t panic and be cool. I am with you. Hit the wall only otherwise all the 36 people will be killed as it will go into the steep valley. I will be at the foot board monitoring our bus path “.  All the bus passengers and the driver asked my brother not to be at the driver and save his life by coming back to the bus. But he did not listen to them and stood by the driver only because there were chances that the bus driver could jump out of the window to save his life (similar incident: recently Volvo bus caught fire and about 60 passengers were killed) and it could ram into any other vehicle also. As per my brother’s instructions, the driver hit the wall forcibly. All the passengers and the driver were safe. Very unfortunately, my brother who was on the foot board was thrown out of the bus and was killed.

 

PROUDEST because, I have seen many popular people like Dr. YSR, NTR and they served the people unto their death. But my brother served the people at the time of his death and he felt that the 36 lives were important to him at the expense of his life. This type of sacrifice is usually made by army men only. Now Thousands of people have been coming onto the roads in E.G.District to pay homage to my brother. They observed BANDH by voluntarily closing schools, colleges, shops. Many people said “Generally the Bandh is observed for politicians. This is the first time we are observing Bandh in the memory of one government officer in our area. After YSR’s death now the people have shed the tears”. Many villagers and the people are in tears about this death. All the print media and TV Channels like TV 9, E Tv, Sakshi, ABN telecast special videos on him

 

It is an irreparable loss to my family(me, my wife, my parents) . I had only one loving brother and no sisters. My brother has a wife and one boy (15 yrs) & one small daughter(8 yrs). I and my brother lived like friends and he raised me to this position. He took care of me and my family. My brother has never harmed anyone and very honest and has helped thousands of people in his service (old aged people, Physically challenged, etc). The people of Rajahmundry and the MLA, State Minister-Mr.Thota Narasimham are now saying ‘Muralidhar is not a man but GOD as he saved 36 families before he helped thousands of people thru his ideal service’. Last night the District Collector-Ms.Neethu Prasad called up our family and said ‘I have never seen such type of person in my service and I am proud to have worked with a Martyr’.

 

But why the god has taken away the god’s life? 

 

 

 

“After saving us, why did you sacrifice yourself? “- Andhra Jyoti
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Everything Happens For The Good – From the world of Akbar and Birbal

When I was going through the email that Rakesh, a friend, sent across, I thought of blogging it.

In every motivational session of mine – Dream It Do It! – I keep saying ‘Look ahead, leap ahead; Do not live in the past”. Most of us want to run ahead, but live in the past. We are full of all those negative thoughts that prevented us from achieving our goals. How can you run ahead, looking behind! Have you learnt the lessons from those incidents to be better in the future? We can change the future, and not the past.

Let us give our best, without compromising on the effort; Whatever happens, it happens for the good..

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“I have heard this statement couple of months ago. This statement got struck in my head. I started to think about it a lot. I analyse every situation to see whether this statement holds some truth. I found mixed answers when I analyse all my past and current situations. But as time goes by, I realise that yes, this statement is correct. My senior colleague Mr. Sunil Tiku made ​​me understand the worth of this statement via the world famous Akbar Birbal story.” – Rakesh
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Whatever happens, Happens for good

Whatever happens, Happens for good

Here is a ‘story’ from the times of Emperor “Akbar” who had a wise Advisor “Birbal”. Birbal followed Akbar everywhere, and his favorite advice was, “Everything happens for the good”.

One day Akbar went hunting and had a little accident. He shot an arrow at his own foot and was injured. He asked Birbal what he thought about the accident, to which Birbal replied, “Everything happens for the good”. This time Akbar was really upset and ordered for Birbal to be put in a well. Akbar asked Birbal, “Now, what do you think?” The Birbal again replied, “Everything happens for the good”. So Birbal remained in prison.

The emperor Akbar went on a hunting trip yet again, this time without Birbal. Akbar was captured by the Tribes, who decided to offer him as a sacrifice to “Goddess Kali”. Just before chopping his head off, one of them saw the wound on the Akbar’s foot and decided to throw him back into the jungle, as per their customs they cannot offer an imperfect body to Goddess Kali as “Bali”.

Akbar realized Birbal’s words and repented for leaving him in the well and went back to get him. When Akbar explains what happened and apologizes to Birbal for his act, Birbal says “Jahapana, good that you left me, else they would have killed and offered me to kali instead of you”.

Success Principles

It is true that everything in life happens for a purpose, and always for our own good. If you think about it, all our past experiences actually happened to bring us to where we are today, and it is always for the good. All the past experiences make us a better person. So, whatever challenges that we may face today, consider it happening to bring us to the next level.

“When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
When you feel you cant bear even one minute,
Fight the urge to give up
Have faith in self and keep forging
You are about to turn the corner,
Your course is about to change the plane,
New summit is within your reach….keep going!”

Believe in Self, the world will be at your feet – Swami Vivekananda
Karmanye-vadhikaraste Maa phaleshu kadachana – Bhagavadgita

Do not think about the results, just give your best! Wishing you the very best for all your endeavours. Go and hoist your flag!

Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I ……?

This is a very interesting mail I received from a dear friend Rakesh Dasmana. I just thought of sharing with all those who have kids around them…
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SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”
DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?”
SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?”
SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “If you must know, I make $100 an hour.”
SON: “Oh! (With his head down).
SON: “Daddy, may I please borrow $50?”
The father was furious.
DAD: “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior.”

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.
The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?
After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:
Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $ 50 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

DAD: “Are you asleep, son?”

SON: “No daddy, I’m awake”.
DAD: “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $50 you asked for.”

The little boy sat straight up, smiling.
SON: “Oh, thank you daddy!”
Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

DAD: “Why do you want more money if you already have some?”

SON: “Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do.

“Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

Hold me, Cuddle me

Hold me, Cuddle me

It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $100 worth of your time with someone you love? If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family

I, me, my, mine …. belonging and possessing : on SREENIViews

My and Mine are so powerful expressions of self – emotional bonding, belonging and possessing …. For me, the dimensions are endless as human being is all about this powerful emotion! Every moment, every thought, every action is more or less motivated by this emotion. I am compelled to explore these endless dimensions, that cover a full life cycle…
 
 

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

 
 

My little sibling, waiting for you
My little sibling, waiting for you.

I have painted my canvas with the emotions of belonging and possessing and I am sure you would love to add your colors too at after exploring the canvas on SREENIViews,

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