And the Gold Medal goes to….

Over my journey in NMIMS, as I chanced upon the pictures of the most coveted event in pharma; ‘The pharma awards’, I was starry-eyed and dreamt of being awarded with a medal. As I held my Gold medal on the 9th March; I realised that dreams do come true if you power them with hard work and determination!

That afternoon when I was scrolling through my mail, I received a notification from the Chairperson of NMIMS. The subject of the white and red envelope said – Congratulations! I all of a sudden opened my mail and it transformed my typical day into an extraordinary one. I was one of the Awardees for the ’11th Industry Awards’ ceremony planned for the afternoon of 9th March 2019.

The following mail that I received, was from the Cultural Head of the college and he approached me for my Success Mantra along with a gratitude statement. I thought for a while to deliver my response in order to put across all my hard work and dedication into two simple sentences. This award is the dream come true and obviously a motivating spirit for all my future activities. I have been persistent and chased my dream overcoming all the hurdles that came my way. By getting such physical rewards one move with more dedication and focused intentions to get the dreams into reality and prosperity in all the endeavors. In that space provided, I typed my inner voice that said ‘Dedication and Creativity backed up by sheer passion’ ….

The next statement that the form demanded from me was the Gratitude Statement. To sum up my gratitude statement. So I took this as an opportunity and thanked everyone who is a part of my journey and will stand by me always.

The faculty members have not only educated me, but also taught the lesson of life and prepared me for the world outside. Many major lessons of life beyond the defined syllabus and scripted books are taught by them only. My seniors have also played a vital role in my development by being my guide and showing me the right direction and path to walk on.

On the day of the ceremony, the most amazing thing of my life was to see my parents in the hall and that itself stood as my strength. I have been awarded the best outgoing student twice, GPAT 2018 qualified and certified in my college competitions that include singing, dancing, elocution, drawing, skits, model making and presentations too. Moreover, this day was special because this was the first time I was awarded in their presence. Their eyes showed they were proud of me and honestly, that was my AWARD! I thanked them for their trust and confidence in me that has brought me here. God has always been the one that enables me to progress, and what I feel is that the entire surrounding of mine from my parents to friends to colleagues to teammates, everybody is blessed through God. I witnessed my efforts backed by their blessings & support, transforming into an excellent thing.

As I have always gravitated towards overall personality development, this is another mile achieved. By having this award on my shelf, I am surely motivated to do my best as I consider this as a token of my past efforts and also a push factor for my future endeavors.

Thank you to each and everyone for your graceful presence during the entire tenure for my success. I look forward for your support in my journey ahead. 

 

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Sneha to the Sadan

So dear readers,

Happy Independence Day🇮🇳

This blog will navigate you through the NGO I volunteer for and the satisfaction that it brings along.

Sneha Sadan Team in when stands in the Tricolor🇮🇳The Cumulative Happiness effect builds and those positive vibes are spread across…The Saffrons building courage in their kids, The Whites helping kids to achieve inner Peace and being true,
The Greens aid in the growth of the Child….
The point of intersection of the lines of Ashoka Chakra is Our Sneha Sadan… Following its significance, we keep learning as an ongoing process and be the change to lead our kids from dark to light…

Now that its been a month, I find peace in the place..Every time when I look into the kid’s eyes, it reminds me the motive behind me being sitting there..

The fortunate that I am to educate these kids and contribute to the development of my Mother India as these gems will constitute the nation tomorrow.

The positivity I receive is incomparable..

How the thought of bringing a positive change in a life of an individual just brighten up your day or probably the entire week?… Who else waits for the Sunday to run to the NGO?

The time-out flippen tool that we use in our NGO, if used for the country to curb all the menaces that people face, the Country will really wake up to freedom.

The youth population of the nation defines the KRA of the nation, so a constructive approach and the commitment will relish our state of being free…

We aim at teaching our kids to shine in this highly competitive world…

Strong volunteers can make a strong nation.
Proud to be a part of U&I and enlighten the dark 😊

A promise made to myself-
*The Sneha to the Tricolor, forms our peaceful Sadan*

Happy Independence to all dear volunteers and affirmations for the decision to be change.😇

Build Your Bridge Stronger

Reach out to what you want people.. Let me start with something beautiful that I could think of-

Words are Inspiration,

Inspiration brings Motivation,

Motivation is Beginning,

Beginning is Hope,

Hope is Beauty,

Beauty is Perception,

Perception is Ladder,

Ladder to Goal,

Goal is Success………..

While you dream of anything, don’t expect things to come easy to you. Prepare yourself for the sweat. No secret shortcuts can drive you towards your goal, only a proper planning will. You will not get what you want by accident, you will have to strive hard for it. Count your dream, Count your time, Count your Efforts and make a road map to your destination..

Be prepared for your wish to be bestowed upon you. It is not something that you get and you are satisfied, it is an ongoing process. You have to continue your work even after some achievements. Be consistent in your efforts. That is the way you can relish your state of having achieved something.

I would highlight the importance of discipline here. Never break your own rules because you have dreamt of something while setting those. Self-discipline will make your navigation through your success map more simpler in many ways. Be committed to your rules and follow them in any situation. Make gold out of the opportunities that come to you.

Perseverance will carry you far for a long period of time, quick goals are not for life. Be patient and believe your work. You need to perform with complete dedication or do not move towards it at all. Never expect miracles to happen even before you work. Keeping your goals alive is in your pocket. Choose peace over fight sometimes. Determine your potential and make the most of it. Be clear enough and plain. These combination of values are very essential, they complement each other. Social media connections are easier but try to develop true connections with people. Communicate your thoughts, be clear in your vision and you will move ahead in life, ahead stronger.

Cultivate habits that aid you to handle your stress more effectively. Be patient and work so that things come in their own way. Efforts and Pain have no option. You need to count it on the cost of succeeding. While climbing the ladder, do not wait for the right time. Continue working and turn your passion into something that you want.

Be imperial and true for the most great things don’t come served ready. Never find substitutes for anything, you never know what you get while moving towards your goal. Sometimes your responsibilities stand in your way as a great hurdle but you know that you cannot escape your responsibility. Carry on with your work and let the thought of achieving something revolve in your brain, this will hold you for a better future🌏.

Surround yourself with positive people😊. They not only add up to your aims but also keep you motivated in tough times. Never consider yourself superior or inferior to somebody but push yourself to the reality of life. Stay a pragmatic person, think rationally and find solutions to your problems. Read good things. Read failure stories so that you know what is not to be done. Never train yourself for perfection as that is not desired. Express yourself better and explore new things. Be honest in every task that comes, there is no stronger map to success.

People have a positive approach and read this whenever you feel low. I did my best to bring a spark. Best wishes to all my readers and More power to you.💕😊

Animal Communication-Knowing them!!

Have you heard the frog croaking? Heard the dog barking? Animals have their own way and potential to communicate. It’s just that they don’t have a true language. They get our emotions as well as intentions. They have inborn quality of signalling their feelings which carry a meaning. The study of animal communication is called zoosemiotics. Function of their communication deals with food related calls, mating rituals, alarm calls or ownership.

The movie ‘Main Prem Ki Dewaani Hoon’ shows a parrot speaking. I wonder how life on earth would have been if animals could talk as humans. Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem. People who are open to telepathic connection are able to communicate with them. Animals have the potential to communicate in all sorts of non-verbal ways. They communicate visually, auditory, through touch and chemically. Many of my friends, relatives and neighbours own pets, so I very well know that animals can communicate. They understand basic commands that you give them. Sounds and gestures are their weapons to communicate.

A dog🐕 lover friend of mine predicts the message of his Browny by observing its wagging tail. Cats, dogs, and most animals have a magical way of being funny and cute without even trying.

Does anybody else too wakeup to the tweeting and chirping of birds🐤? I can’t tell what they’re saying, but know that they are talking something amongst themselves and even to the world around them. Imagine how would you deliver valentine day wishes ❤without a true language? If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty and gratitude; then animals are better off than a lot of humans. I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love. Female silkworms attract males by releasing a pheromone bombykol. Fireflies glow to attract mates and the male whales sing to communicate with female whales. We marked territories with walls but animals mark their territories with their scent and hence indicate other animals to stay away. We have red signals to indicate danger but the deer simply flick their tail to warn other deer following them of possible dangers ahead. I wonder how disciplined queues we would have if we were able to use pheromone trails like the ants or just sometimes I could slap eight people at a time like an octopus😊. Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
When I write that I dance like the bees, I mean that on returning to their hives, the bees dance and tell the other bees that they’ve found nectar. We think the peacock fans its feathers only when it’s happy but it does so even to visually display a territorial warning. Daily we come across people whom we describe as attention seekers but the dolphin slaps its tail to get attention of others in water. Animals save other animals by some signals.

  • Birds loudly squawk at a distance of a predator.
  • The Vervet monkeys have thirty-six cries of warnings for different predators. Wolves howl to call the other wolves in pack.
  • Elephants feed and wait for crippled herd member showing empathy.
  • All great apes, elephants, dolphins recognize their image in the mirror, if they find anything unusual they try to rub it.
  • Cats tail high show a friendly greeting, straight down tail show aggressiveness, curve their tail to show defensiveness and raise bristly their tail to show fearfulness.
  • Some mammals flatten their ear to show suspicious nature, retract their lips and show teeth to display threat.
  • Death-watch beetle signal each other by producing clicking sound made by tapping their head against wood.
  • Red squirrels will make a series of loud rattles and screeches to warn off intruders.
  • Female primates often hold and frequently cuddle their young this helps in establishing a bond.

Animal communication is innate whereas human babies must hear and speak a language to learn it. Singing in birds in instinctual, they can produce songs (abnormal ones) even if not exposed to song in 7 weeks. Humans have more elaborate means of communication still we communicate less.

Joseph priestly says “Don’t quack like a duck, soar like an eagle.”

Animals talk to us; spread their ‘Pawsitive’ energy. They see beyond the sphere of their own personal world and embrace all living beings with their innocence. They are defenders of the weak, voices for the silenced and crusaders for oppressed.

All about Alphabets- The Origin and Evolution…

‘ The art of writing is the most miraculous of all things man has devised’ The first thing we studied as a child is Alphabets….Remember our Pre-primary teachers teaching us ‘A‘ for ‘Apple‘ and ‘B‘ for ‘Ball’.. Did you ever think where did this A,B,C come from? Yes, you are reading about the origin and evolution of Alphabets(breath of Language). I may not be able to cover the vast historical background of Alphabets, but it will be my true effort to justify you reading this blog. Who?Where?Why?When? Answering this; it seems to have been about 1000 BC but scholars are not quite sure about it. Alphabets have far older origins; we call it Latin Alphabet but it has a Greek name, even though it wasn’t invented by the Greeks. Let me take you back to 3500BC, Wikipedia says that Semitic form of writing developed in Egypt by Semitic people( living in or near Egypt). Cuneiform ( Greek word meaning Wedge-shaped) is the system of writing developed by the ancient Sumerians between 3500 and 3100 BC. While, Hieroglyphs involved tiny pictures or glyphs used to represent words. The Writing systems include:

  • Pictogram – Signs eg(Cuneiform, Hieroglyphic).
  • Syllabary– LinearB eg(Chinese, Japanese, Mayan).
  • Abjad- Consonant eg(Hebrew, Arabic).
  • Abugida- Consonant + Vowels eg(Devanagiri)
  • Alphabet- Consonant or Vowels eg(Greek, Latin, English)

Without Alphabets it would have been very hard to literate and have control on knowledge. It is from the Greeks that we get our name for the word “alphabet.” It comes form the first two letters of their alphabet, Alpha and Beta. The Latin AlphabetThe Etruscan peoples of Italy picked up the alphabet from the Greeks, in about the 7th Century BC, and from the Etruscans it ultimately came to the Romans. Defining Alphabets (CollinsDictionary), Alphabets is a set of letters or symbols in a fixed order used to represent the basic set of speech sounds of a language, especially the set of letters from A to Z. Inspite of undergoing many changes, Alphabets have become the most used in the world today. I would’nt have written this and you wouldn’t have read. It goes like… Semitic writing——-> Greek Alphabet ———> Roman Alphabet. The Phoenicians (Neighbours of Egypt) play a vital role in the development of Alphabet.. Prof. Bernie Cohen mentioned that Phoenicians were Cannanite sea-farers who migrated from the Persian Gulf to Byblos where they traded cedarwood for Egypt’s papyrus. By the 14th CBCE; they were trading across the entire Meditterean probably as far as England for Cornish tin. The Phoenician Alphabet represented single syllables that allowed easier writing of words in other languages. It is because we write on basis of sound. They changed some symbols and added some of their own. This did not include Vowels. They wrote from left to right, so you may find it difficult to recognize letters. Shown below are the Phoenician Alphabets: The Phoenician names differ from those of The Proto-Cannaite as, digg (fish) to dalet(door), gaml (throwing stick) to gimel(camel)….. and many more.. The Phoenician Alphabet consists of 22 letters … I am representing it as the order, Hebrew name_ Greek name_ Modern letter_derived from_ Origin. So here starts the series…

  • Aleph- Alpha-A-1st letter of Semitic Abjads meaning ‘The Ox’- Ox head.
  • Beth-Beta-B-‘The House’-Reed shelter
  • Gimel-Gamma-C-‘The Camel’- Image of boomerang like throwing stick.
  • Daleth-Delta-D- ‘The Door’- Fish.
  • He-Epsilon-E- ‘The Window- Man with raised arms calling out or praying.
  • Waw-Digamma-F(UVWY)- ‘The hook’- A mace.
  • Zayin-Zeta-G(Z)- ‘The Sword’.
  • Heth-Eta-H- ‘The Fence’- Deep throat consonant.
  • Teth-Theta-I- ‘The Spindle’.
  • Yodh-Lota-J- ‘The hand’- Entire arm.
  • Kaph-Kappa-K- ‘The hollow or palm of hand’.
  • Lamedh-Lambda-L- ‘The Goad’- Ox stick.
  • Mem-Mu-M-‘The water’.
  • Nun-Nu-N- ‘The fish’- Snake or Eel.
  • Samekh-Xi-X- ‘The fish’- Uncertain origin.
  • Ayin-Omicron-O- ‘The eye’- Other deep throat consonant.
  • Pe-Pi-P- ‘The Mouth’- Corner.
  • Sade-San-S- ‘The sound between S and Sh’- Plant or Fish hook.
  • Qoph-Qoppa-Q- ‘The Monkey’- A knot.
  • Resh-Rho-R- ‘The head’.
  • Shin-Sigma-Sh-‘The Tooth’.
  • Taw-Tau-T-‘The Mark’.

Imagine life without Alphabets😊. I don’t say No Alphabets-No Communication but it would have been phonic…..Right? Yes I agree expressions speak a lot but Love letters❤ wouldn’t have been so interesting… So now coming to the end I would like to express myself with the aid of these Alphabets and the beautiful combination they form. T-H-A-N-K-Y-O-U😊 I–LOVE–YOU– ALL❤ References:

  1. Peter T. Daniels, The World’s Writing Systems, Oxford(1966).
  2. Prof.Bernie Cohen, webspace.shipedu.
  3. Todayifoundout-the-origin-of-the-english-alphabet.
  4. Wikipedia-image source and Alphabet.
  5. The Development of Writing System and The Origin of Alphabets-Wool Ahn.
  6. The Origin and History of Alphabets-Do you know?_- wordpress_ maanvirus- Allen Butler.

‘New Language- Sparkles Life!!’

Havent you wondered what people are whispering in other languages when they’re around you? Whether about you or not? 

I believe one must learn different languages to as to sparkle life. Life is about a change, as much as we all love trying  find stability in our lives, the most constant there is out there happen to be…change.

Several advantages can be noted of learning a second language. Right from ‘Improving your employability‘ to ‘Broaden your creativity‘. New language helps improve memory. It positively aids in better understanding of a country’s culture.When a person learns a new language, he is likely to establish deep connections and build cross-cultural friendships. He understands a country’s culture better by knowing the language. Crosscultural friendships may depend on person’s nature but it surely increases interactions with people of different cultures. When you have a conversation with another person, you automatically know the outsider‘s perspective about your own culture. How amazingly interesting to know?😬 

Learning a new language develops confidence in oneself and improves the decision making skills. When in a new place, a person can answer his own ‘Where, What and How’ himself if he knows the language. You won’t appear stupid in a Crowd, instead more impactful. As a tourist it decreases your chances of being fooled by the locals, when you know their language well. As it is necessary to stay alert in a new place, this point proves to be significant in even security point of view. Surely you won’t be a target for ‘EavesDropping‘ if you know the language. Most amazing advantage for youngsters is that your search of a date can widen over a larger spectrum when you know more people. 

    When it comes to answer the question of What languages to learn, I would say that learn a language which proves to be useful to you. According to  lifestyle, hobbies, profession and passion; the choice of languages may vary from person to person. 

I would say check out and go for a language spoken widely in many countries and which will benefit you more. After English, French-Spanish-German can be your choice. Mandarin– official language of China is already most widely spoken language in the world.

One important thing to tell you guys , Don’t sail on two different boats at a time.i.e. learn only one language at a time to avoid confusions and learn better. Don’t make way to suppress your confidence level by dating identical twins😁. 

   For children, experts say that learning foreign language can give kids a leg up in many areas of their lives, both now and in the future. It will add up stars to their academic development and improve interpersonal relationships. It creates a unique impression of a child. Bilingual children coordinate and negotiate information across their languages. Bilingualism does not cause communication disorders, and monolingualism does not cure them. So Guys , don’t wait for the correct time, make this time correct to step forward towards self development and empowering yourself by learning a foreign language. 

A new language proves to be a new vision of life.

“Racism- Threat to Global Peace. “

    When the word Racism is mentioned what comes to mind? To most of the people Racism is when one believes that his/her genetically physical characteristics are better than the characteristics of another race. But what we don’t think of is Racism did and can lead to the elimination of another race, enslavement of another race, division of nations , as what took place in history. 
Racism had been geared off in ancient times when it was believed that the Ham, one of the three sons of Noah, was being cursed because he was black. Since then the concept of racism started as it was said that dark skinned people are cursed whereas white skinned people are good men in the world. 
How about if we stop discrimination on the basis of race, caste,creed, sex and make Humanity our religion? 
Racism brings hatred in the society. Racism leads to rifts among religions. Racism is the biggest threat to Global peace.  Racism is a quite complex issue to understand. Studies say it is not possible to completely get rid of this issue unless people change their mindset. Taking this into consideration ,it is up to the people who can largely change the beliefs and society for betterment. 
We are standing in the modern era when we can keep upgrading our devices for better access to the world. But unfortunately we forget to upgrade our minds and beliefs for our own good. We belong to such society where people are being judged by their skin colors. 
“A white fellow: when born he is pink, when grows up he is white, when tanned he is red, when cold he is blue and when dead he turns into purple.”   
So why to hate when everything is a fate?. 

     

       -Shreya Gawde👑