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On the invitation of Principal S. Jagjit Singh of a school at Hanumangarh (Rajasthan) India, I delivered a seminar on Personality Development, Career Guidance and Significance of Communication Skills i.e. Communicative English and non-verbal communication to students of Beauty & Grooming Skills on Saturday, 13 July, 2019.
WELCOME: WARM WELCOME WAS GIVEN BY THE STUDENTS BY SMEARING A SMALL TIKKA I.E. dot on my forehead with vermilion. It was really a great feeling to have this vermilion from the finger of student. She carried lighted lamp with petals of rose flower. Rose flower petals were showered upon me and the principal when we entered the main entrance of the school. Videos and photographs were taken.
The seminar focussed following in general:
A: Basic traits for success:
1) Self-honesty in efforts.
2) Positive self talk boosts positivity in mind.
3) Life is a wonderful journey. Enjoy it.
4) Self confidence.
5) Self efforts.
6) There are three people responsible for your success: who are they, students said: Mother, father and teacher. I said: No. You, you and you. Mother cooks food, washes clothes and helps you in other affairs. Father earns for you and pays your fees. Teacher guides you and teaches. They are your aids for success. But real success comes when you own self-responsibility for success. They agreed.
B) For success: AVOID these
a) Bad food for health and energy i.e. junk food, excess of every thing, moderation .These kind of foods create make body lethargic and lazy. They cause diseases. Light home cooked food is good for health and energy of body and mind. Honey is good. Take it. Deep breathing is good. I blew a balloon to show them the mind appears like un-inflated balloon but when breath is infused in it, the balloon can be inflated more than 20x. Same is with the brain. Read more and your brain will develop.
b) Bad diet for mind:
Seeing bad picture. Reading bad books is really bad for mind. Watching bad movies, listening to lewd songs is bad for mind. Sports channel are good and boost our mind for working hard and achieving more. Science channels are good. More you are the judge. Guide yourself. Be your own guide and light. Don't ask others for guidance. You guide yourself. Self-reliance, self-help, self-dependence are the best for going ahead in life.
c) Never cheat yourself:
Sometimes, we indulge in cheating. For example: My mom is illiterate. She was fond of getting education. But owing to poverty and only 218 schools in 1938, she was unable to get good education. But she was very much interested to get her kids educated. I, being the eldest, was first. But I used to cheat. Many times, I used to take very big book and keep a novel in it.
My mom thought I am working very hard and she used to give me more milk than other kids. But slowly, slowly I felt that I am cheating myself, not my mom. She believes me. I stopped reading novels and started studying hard. And result is that I became Associate Professor and now I am a trainer, mentor, guide. Colleges and universities invite me. Mother still believes that I am working hard, hence I need milk and almonds. She gives daily and never misses.
So, children do not think that you are cheating parents but you are cheating yourself. Avoid it. Be honest with yourself.
YOU ARE WINNERS. BELIEVE IT. WORK FOR IT AND ACHIEVE IT.