Thursday, May 5, 2016

A year of 366 days



I am told that I have a knack of remembering dates and occasions-not a  good thing to do as past has acute potential to bring one back to negativity. With God's grace I tend to remember happy dates too- the good times of thrill, joy, romance, togetherness- ofcourse, not with precision of a character dubbed as 'Calender' in a popular Hindi movie.

Before this leap year started, the stress and strain was at its peak. The year before was such that the mantra 'this too would pass'  alone kept me afloat. I was bogged down under the weary weight of workplace inconveniences. The weather of city beautiful, the greenery, the cosy ness of the house I was residing in were the redeeming features for the soul in agony. The mix of good and bad is always happening but its our own ability to cope, overcome the not -so -good which gives way at times. The veil of negativity was lifted at last and I was set afoot a fresh journey exactly a year ago.

On 5th of May last year I joined as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal.

‎The year just gone by has been of varied hues. The excitement of a new assignment , the enthusiasm due to this-is-what-I -really- like-to-do, the apprehensions of a new place, the dreams and aspirations of a zealous commitment for the cause of swachhta -all put together, the journey started with great gusto. 

Have travelled for scores of days covering ‎thousands of miles, worked and worked and worked causing irritation to the dear ones who have gradually stoically accepted and let me be. I ate regularly irregularly reinforcing my reputation further as an in disciplined dieter and casual workout doer. The weigh machine bears ample testimony to this point. 

Have been so persistent and consistent in bringing work work work in all leisure hours with family, chats with friends that they have naturally and justifiably felt frustrated and irritated and respite I have provided none.  Workaholic like me are work obsessed and the quantum of patience required to deal(read tolerate) is huge,formidable! 

The year has seen ups and downs and downs and ups ..yet persisting ever I have marched on and on and on. Were it not for some rooting in Srimadbhagwadgita, the possibility of my overcoming the despair and dilemmas, the ‎trial and tribulations would have been bleak.

It's not fair to judge the year from perspective ‎of loss and gain as the investment was in blood, sweat and tears.

 There were moments of being on proverbial cloud nine and on other extremes I felt lost,dejected, hugely weak and finished. But small gesture of love and care saved like the divine interventions and enabled me go on. 

The completion of a degree has enthused‎ but the failure to get place amongst the first and fast track lot of smart cities by less than half a mark  has hit like a thud on the face and butt on the head. 

The mood has seen as many swings as the temperament. It's difficult to gauge whether I am wiser or better, worse or ‎not as bad. This I should not attempt as only the time unfolds what becomes of us in face of forces of devils and grace of angels.

In short, this year of 366 days consists of stories as many.

34 comments:

  1. You have always been a hardworker and achiver, may god give more strength to do welfare of masses

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  2. You have always been a hardworker and achiver, may god give more strength to do welfare of masses

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  3. Your presence has made lot of positive changes in our life and due to your best sense of leadership we defeated most of the challenges

    One year passed in a second but that one second changed a lot in our life

    I have lot to say but couldn't explain in words

    With lots of regards and wishes for your good health thank you for being part of our life

    Vikas

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    1. Thanks Vikas, your role has been exemplary as a big big support! regards

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  4. jaadu hai ya talisma... tumahari kalam me... tum khud ka keh rahe the.... hua mujhe apna ghuman tha....

    Mam, you really paint the canvas with miraculous alphabets... It shows something bigger is on the way...you inculcated me alot in my life as FPG.. regards

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  5. मैंने आपको काम करते बहुत नज़दीक से देखा है। जिस तरह से आप हर काम में डूबकर उसे अंजाम देते हो, बहुत कम ऑफिसर ऐसा करते हैं या शायद कर पाते हैं। ऐसी आत्मीयता और तन्मयता विरला ही देखने को मिलती है। आपका हर दिन सफल और शुभ हो...

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  6. मैंने आपको काम करते बहुत नज़दीक से देखा है। जिस तरह से आप हर काम में डूबकर उसे अंजाम देते हो, बहुत कम ऑफिसर ऐसा करते हैं या शायद कर पाते हैं। ऐसी आत्मीयता और तन्मयता विरला ही देखने को मिलती है। आपका हर दिन सफल और शुभ हो...

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  7. You are what you are. Not place or posting or person can change you. You always give your 100% , be it duty or relation.And we always love you ...

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  8. Amazingly put across. It speaks of so many emotions in such simple words that the reader can actually feel the emotions. That's the beauty of your writings. This reminds me of your beautiful poem that says, sukh aur dukh ka kuch gehra Nata hai, sukh jaha at a hai vaha sukh bhi chala at a hai.( Not the exact words though)

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  9. Amazingly put across. It speaks of so many emotions in such simple words that the reader can actually feel the emotions. That's the beauty of your writings. This reminds me of your beautiful poem that says, sukh aur dukh ka kuch gehra Nata hai, sukh jaha at a hai vaha sukh bhi chala at a hai.( Not the exact words though)

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    1. Hi Megha, You are always so quick in commenting! Thanks.

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  11. पांच मई 2015 का वह दिन आज भी याद है...जब आपने नगर निगम आयुक्त का पदभार संभाला
    भूल इसलिए भी नहीं सकता क्योंकि मेरा जन्मदिन था...और आज भी है
    पत्रकारों की टोली सवाल पर सवाल दागे जा रही थी
    आपने बड़े ही सहज भाव से हर सवाल जवाब का दिया
    कंडम इमारत के आफिस में आपके बुलंद हौसले को उस दिन पहली बार देखा था
    बेजान से नगर निगम ने उस दिन के बाद जो रफ्तार पकड़ी वह आज सबके सामने है।
    सब आपकी बदौलत है...आपके जुझारूपन व जुनून को सलाम...
    हां यह भी सच है कि जितना तेजी से विकास की ओर करनाल बढ़ा, उससे कई गुना आपसे हम सबकी उम्मीदें भी बढ़ गई।
    निश्चित रूप से हम स्वार्थी तो हैं। चाहते हैं कि पूरे शहर का नक्शा आपकी देखरेख में ही बदल जाए...क्या पता आपके जाने के बाद फिर कोई करनाल की सुध ले न ले
    आपने सदा हम सभी में नई ऊर्जा का संचार किया है
    सभी बाधाओं को आपकी तरफ से बस यहीं कहूंगा
    सरफरोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है...देखना है ज़ोर कितना बाज़ु-ए-कातिल में है?
    वक्त आने दे बता देंगे तुझे ए आसमां...हम अभी से क्या बतायें क्या हमारे दिल में है?

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  12. Kudos !
    If to serve is to live, what better living than this ?
    May you stay blessed with the zeal to work more and serve more !
    Proud of you.

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    1. Thanks, Maneesha. You have stood by me through all the thick and thin. Me blessed to have you in my life. Regards

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  13. Respected ma'am,

    Your year of 366 day is truly inspiring.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Ashish

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  14. Waqt hai..... guzar hi jayega.... piche chod jayega.... kuch yadein... aachi yadon ko sanjo kar rakho.... kadvi ko dil se nikal do.... shayad jeevan ka yahi niyam hai.... par apne karmo ko kuch is tarah se karo ki sab ke dil mein ek mithi yaad ki tarah raho hi ek ache insaan ki pehchaan hai.... aap waisey hi hain.... naman

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  15. Waqt hai..... guzar hi jayega.... piche chod jayega.... kuch yadein... aachi yadon ko sanjo kar rakho.... kadvi ko dil se nikal do.... shayad jeevan ka yahi niyam hai.... par apne karmo ko kuch is tarah se karo ki sab ke dil mein ek mithi yaad ki tarah raho hi ek ache insaan ki pehchaan hai.... aap waisey hi hain.... naman

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  16. I remember the words of Longfellow :
    Heights by great 'men' reached and kept
    Were not attained in a sudden flight
    But they, while their companions slept
    Were toiling upwards in the night

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    1. Wow , sir!! I am grateful for your comment. Regards

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    2. Wow , sir!! I am grateful for your comment. Regards

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  17. Congrats for successful 367 days..................Weldon Job

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  18. Your dedication towards work has inspired many, just like your poetry. I hope your enthusiasm remains lively as ever and you continue to rise and shine.
    -Regards. Dr. Gurpreet Kaur Gill

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    1. Thanks Gurpreet. Inshaallah. Regards

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    2. Thanks Gurpreet. Inshaallah. Regards

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  19. An eminently readable write-up! It brings us close to you as a hard-working person pursuing specific goals! Thanks for sharing the link.

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  20. Thanks, Sir. A compliment from you adds hugely to my confidence. Regards

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