Thursday, September 30, 2010

CWG DELHI 2010: THROUGH A VOLUNTEER’S EYE..!!

Being a student, my schedule involves working and studying long hours and there is always a lot more going on in it. But nevertheless, I have always been involved in volunteering for years for some or the other work and there's always a certain way of managing time for it and giving the best from my end.

Priviledged is how I feel to have experience as a volunteer at CWG DELHI 2010, India. The wait was finally over when I received the call, message and the mail for being selected as one out of the many lakhs of volunteers who appeared for interviews before the organising committee....WOW..!! And then, it is at CWG Delhi 2010 that I have been selected and getting to work with the technology team as technology assistant and allocated Free Church Sansad Marg as the venue of my duty. Owing to do something for the pride of the nation, I am one among many wholly responsible for the successful hosting of Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi.
Rightly said by William Feather "Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim." and I feel proud that I am a 'no claim' person here and going ahead with the role assigned and assist in the best way.

Definitely, to an extent volunteering for some people is not completely a selfless and generous act. Well, it can be about meeting new people, exchanging views, experiencing out on workholds, visiting new places, and so on with the endless motives varying from individual to individual. Some even carry to have an improvement upon their human life and some volunteer out for fun and enjoyment and a variety of reasons. Every person has his own will to work for a certain cause and that necessarily need not to be a noble cause, it can even be for gaining experience and in self growing as a human and a person.

The overriding feeling I’m getting from volunteering with CWG is that it's just filled with great experience to be working with international team, adding to my technical know-how, fun, frolics and enjoyment. I never feel like I'm working because I'm doing something I really enjoy. Helping others makes you feel good, and I know that I end up benefiting from volunteering just as much as the people I'm supposed to be helping. I've gained so much - I'd recommend anyone to get involved in volunteering.
Just go for it....!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Technology influence on the Youth...:)

The increasing demand and use of technology is largely shaping and turning our future and as many as people assume it’s the "computer” doing it all and on contrary which is not the fact. These machines have been with us for decades and now, with their advanced multimedia capability and technology and numerous softwares available, they deserve and justify considerable credit for enhancing the attainment and learning among people of all ages and groups. But I on my end, propose that there is an even greater thirst for technology on the rise, whose power, ability and indicant is far more encompassing, embracing and comprehending. I am uttering about the causative, casual and emerging forms of interactive communications and transmission, such as the Internet, that allow us to exploit and capitalize on our supreme learning resource – the modernistic and innovative minds of people all over the globe.

All have just begin to and experience and expose the impact of this connecting and linking up of people to people, and can only guess and retrieve how enhancing and transforming its consequences will be in the approaching years. I strongly contend, however, that if one makes the better selections now, one can intimately opt for the better and high quality of how one can ascertain, and more imperative, how the youth of today and generations yet to come are tutored and instructed to contemplate.

To triumph at that opportunity requires a resolute and synchronized effort – a coalition if everyone will – among our families, schools, youth and awareness organizations, and social communities, etc. I asseverate that because I am thoughtful and aware that technology itself is never the only reason things change and modify. In fact, it depends on how people decide on to apply technology and its skills – and whether they make wise and smarty conclusions and address the genuine needs – that makes the difference ultimately.

Today, the elementary and the primary question that haunts is if one will share this “magic voodoo” with everyone, or only a few privileged and lucky ones . The remedy depends on the judgements one makes and the conduct one takes from that minute onwards. One must realise that approach to the Internet accessibility needs to be a concern and reality for all the citizens, that the untrammelled, comprehensive and limitless flow of information and the ready availability of computers for individuals are not merely the matters of “technology.” They are, in fact, the significant key that either opens or locks the doors of opportunity for the youth.

Therefore, it is within one’s own will to determine if this generation is to experience and benefit from the rewards of self-motivation, determination, self-realisation and self-discovery, a higher standard of life, and overall a renewed sense of community that derives from an innovative and interactive sharing of information and knowledge. If one makes that leap, and assure and ascertain that every individual has access to the technology and its advancement and the opportunity to learn the proficiency to apply these advance technologies for personal and over all advancement as well as for the common good, India will make a successful and brand new transition and transformation to the millennium, and if one fails, one may leave a legacy smaller than our own inheritance and existence.

In addition, when one gets thorough going to it, it hardly matters what activities the youth power gets involved in at events and organizations – thought out so they have a sense of pride, acquisition, ownership and accomplishment and, ultimately in the end, are left with the feeling, “I can and I will.” Working with peers and experts enhances their abilities and experiences, giving a broader aspect and wonderful chance and opportunity to see beyond their own skills and abilities and to develop a sense of pride and honour for oneself. I firmly believe that when one adds the new technologies and skills to the mix, one can broaden that group experience enormously and create learning relationships and opportunities for engaging the youth power and strength which before has not been possible.... And so young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

IEEE experience....:)

First of all, kudos for my work and experience with IEEE as a student member.... I’ll be graduating in 2012 and planning to go for some research and development work in future. Had an appetite to join engineering organisation, wondering how it affect my IT engineering career?
As far as advancing of my career what I believe is that every experience can be useful and beneficial.  Working with IEEE is no less an exception. One is very well exposed and gets and enjoys to work with a wide variety of tasks and people (first positive), likely to gain leadership and excellence experience (second positive), and have a GIANT and HUGE set of knowledge and when you are done can use it if ever need them (third positive).....wow...!!    If one is working for any large company, they will likely survive without one when we have to serve.  It is much easier to serve when working for a large organisation.
On the downside, some definitely view it as a negative point since one misses time from work and regular schedule.  It is, but what I feel is that the experience that one gains here far outweighs the time missed at work.
Team skills, dedication and determination are part of a suite of professional skills that professionalists expect graduates to have and be able to apply in the workplace and so is very well inculcated through IEEE.

Thanks a lot to IEEE for providing such a wide platform to express and grow...:)

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