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Resilience

What can you teach someone from a young age that can help them for the rest of their life ?

Answer: Resilience !

Resilience the ability to keep going on even when it seems to have a very sleek chance. It may seem similar to stubbornness and ignorance to go on, but has got more layers to it.

Resilience can be developed and can be an ongoing process to improve. By going through various challenging situations and getting exposed to certain circumstances, one can learnt to be resilient.

It may seem difficult at the start, but by slowing making a move it becomes clear that by continuous effort more can be achieved or delivered.

When everything is going well, it can become easier to do something more and things seem possible within the reach. But when things aren’t going well, it becomes difficult to continue have a flow and things seem to far to be fetched. During those times, it is the amount of Resilience one shows along with concentrated efforts and focus that make the ends meet.

Hence if you can teach someone one of the fundamental qualities that can help them for the rest of their life – teach them RESILIENCE !

Cheers and warm wishes for winter.

Snake Catcher | Snake Rescue in Surat

Today early morning cleaning staff was going about the errand in the society as usual, when they spotted a snake in the compound. They called in the Supervisor and informed the community via online message to avoid going towards the compound corner. They started making noise when I went to see.

Snake had made it’s way into the compound via the trees overhanging on the wall. In the backyard there are many trees and a waterhole. Snake used to roam about in that place usually in monsoon. They tried to contact anyone who would help rescue the snake. After about 10-15 minutes they didn’t seem to be able to find any way out.

I stepped in to avoid anyone taking wrong action against the snake. I made some calls to the animal rescue teams and one of them told they will find someone in our area and update. After 10 minutes I got a call from one of the nature volunteer and he asked for address. They reached in about 15 minutes.

The snake had hidden behind some steel planks near the wall. We waited around to see if the snake didn’t escape anywhere. Once they came in, they asked for the person who saw it. Asked for the size and colour. First plank was removed and nothing seen. People were doubting if it had left from somewhere. After removing the second one, snake jumped right out it and started to crawl ahead.

One of the volunteer just tried to hold it but it went pass by. Another volunteer held it from the tail and slowly started to let it flow. Within a minute he got good control on it and it was moving freely. Meanwhile they asked for pillow cover and one of the occupant provided them. They let the snake slip into the pillow cover and tied it properly. They just left after that.


Few people resort to hurting the snake, which is actually not required.

Whenever you spot a snake or someone around you spots any snake, try to remain calm and inform animal rescue team immediately. Do not hurt or overcrowd the place to avoid any accident. Provide all details clearly about the snake, location and keep a watch on the snake.

To call Snake rescue team in Surat try below organization as they are doing commendable work :


Prayas Team Environment Charitable Trust

“C-110/Commercial Complex”,
Udhna Udyognagar Sangh, Central Road No. 10, Opposite Bank of Baroda,
“Udhna”, Surat, Gujarat, INDIA.
Pincode: 394210

Phone – 9825119081

http://www.prayas-india.org/


Career : I always wanted to work on computers. I passed my tenth with A grade, however due to confusion I chose commerce stream. What options do I have to work in IT ?

First of all congratulations for scoring good grades in your 10th. As you say, that you are interested in computers and if it comes naturally to you, then you can check out one of the several options you have.

I will give example of Surat, you can check for your respective state or university.

You must secure similarly good grades in your 12th board exam. That will give you a leading edge in merit counselling and admissions. If there is any entrance exam conducted for a particular University or state to get admission into MSc IT or BCA then you must prepare accordingly.

You will however not be able to apply for engineering seats.

In Surat, you can apply for MSc IT, which has around 30-40 percent intake for commerce students and based on merit list of board results. You can also apply for BCA through central counselling which is also based on board merit. There is no separate entrance exam as of now, but that might not be the case for other universities.


Career : I am studying 11th Commerce, which programming language is best for me?

I am a student of 11th Commerce. I feel computer knowledge is necessary in this era. I checked iOS programming language but I didn’t understand. Which programming language is in demand nowadays and which one is best for me?

It is good that you are eager to understand the career prospectives in market at an early age, however I would like to clarify few things for you, so you can make a better decision on your own.

Programming language is an enabler for executing the idea and logic that has been built to create something or to solve a problem. So to understand or be able to do something you must at your age focus on algorithm or the logic in solving problems. Once you get going with the ability to think about any problem statement in the terms of executable steps, you can use any programming language or tool, to create a code which will do the task for you.

As you have no experience in programming languages yet, I would suggest you to work on the same problems that you are solving in your day to day classes for eg statistics and economic problems, using some coding language like C, Python or Java. First of all focus on writing down algorithms for the problem statements and then think through. Learn to write simple codes to execute the same on your preferred coding language. Once you get hang of it, practice other intermediate programming features by learning from books and online courses. As you grow, you can then focus on advance coding and market niche skills.

All the best to your endeavors.

Why every girl deserves a fair chance to stand on her feet

When I meet parents of a young girl who want their daughter to complete her education and get married by the age of 18 so they can feel fulfilled about their responsibility in life, I feel sad and disappointed by their views on life. They are ready to spend 10-20 lakhs on her marriage and dowry but they cannot send her to a better school nor provide her with extra facilities that may help her secure good grades or acquire skills that may help her become something in her life. And there is no question of support in case the girl wants to become something unconventional like singer, dancer, painter or likewise. Even those who have big dreams of professional life aligned with academics are not given a fair chance to prove their worth.

If you do not let them get a fair chance to do what they possibly can you are jeopardizing their entire life into a cyclic loop of compromise and confusion.

Everytime you say a girl to clean the house because that is what you believe she is going to do her entire life, you are making one of the biggest mistakes of your life.

Everytime you expect a girl to believe that it’s her responsibility to take care of family, have kids and nurture them and there is nothing more to her life, you are causing more damage than good.

Everytime you tell her to not have dreams and just follow the cycle of life, you are pulling back an entire kin to be lost about life.

So wake from your false narration and weakness. If you do not have what it takes to give them the leverage to explore life and become something, what you can possibly do is at least support her until she can stand on her feet and prove that she can do it.

If you cannot give something than you have no right to revoke anything, including her future and dreams.

So believe in her and believe in yourself. In the days things turn tough and difficult, hold on until the good times come. Make every possible attempt to give equal and open fair chance to every girl and the world will slowly become a better place. You will be liberated from your from your bondages and give her freedom to live in this world with confidence and openness.

Life inside a shell !

A ten year old who thinks she will become a singer one day practices every evening with new songs and tunes. Parents think that this is just a floating thought and it’s for fun. They never encourage. No special care or attention is given to her. She wins in school competition every year and participates in annual function. With time every year same thing repeats. Neither is she sent to any music classes nor given any training by a professional. She is not even put in the circle of such young minds. Instead she is made fun of by her relatives. She continues to live in her own world believing her self and practicing as often as she can. When reality of life will be at her door, life will uncover what’s in store.