Wednesday 11 November 2015

A Role Model Who is Made of Great

In this beautiful  Journey of our life we meet many people , Some of them leave a great impact on our mind , some are there whom we love to follow and they become our Role Model .
One such person whose story I would like to share is my Father - in - law, Mr. Abdul Ahad.
Born and bought up in a small village in Bihar , he was much different from his siblings .He had the vision of importance of education for common man specially women education and empowerment.
Unlike his other siblings he completed his studies including Master's degree and got a job in TNB college Bhagalpur,Bihar.Later on he became the Principle of that college .
I am adding link to official site of TNB college Bhagalpur , where in the History  of college  , name of founders and all principle's are given. One can read Mr.Abdul Ahad's Name in 12th rank , He was principle of college from June 1961 to January 1962 .

That time during 1960's girls education was not given much importance , specially in Muslim families girls were not allowed to attend school and colleges , they use to get basic education at their home. But my father-in-law sent all his daughters to school and college for formal education.He did not cared what relatives and society is saying about him and his family.He believed that it is very important to give formal education to girls as it is the women who runs the household , teaches her kids , so its essential that they should be educated and if required they should also  step out of their house and do a job , something which was not considered good that time in society .
So he believed in Women Empowerment .Giving formal education , then Technical education and then a chance to prove their talent by doing a job.All his daughter were well educated , much more than the women of that time , the youngest one did MBBS and moved to USA for higher studies (after her marriage).
So later on he became a role model for others specially in the Conservative Muslim Families that girls should be given a chance to prove their talent.
He was also  the Founder of URDU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL , BHAGALPUR .
He wanted girls to come out and study , since girls from minority community were not sent to government or private schools , he thought of opening an Urdu school where those girls can study and get basic education.The school was founded in the year 1969 and its still there at Jagdishpur , Bhagalpur .

He loved his daughters more than his sons , which again was different from the inequality in the society where boys are given more preference than girls .
On festivals he used to make clothes for his daughters first then for others .
Thus taught others that girls should be given due respect and love from their parents family and everywhere.

The other aspect of his nature which I would like to share is Employee Care .
Since he was the principle of  a famous college he took this as his responsibility that he has to take care of all his subordinates and provide them the best of every thing.
He fought for the rights of class IV employees of his college .
In the University meeting in Patna , he requested that the salary of Class IV employees should be increased , they should get Bonus once a year , They should get free uniform and Winter  wear  from College , since they were so poor that they can not afford to buy those things . It took some time but then the Bill was passed and not only in TNB college but in many other colleges in Bihar the salary of class IV  employees was increased with bonus and uniform .
So people use to give him blessings for this .
Thus again he taught that we should have Human Touch with our employees  when they serve us and do so much of hard work , its our responsibility to take care of their needs.
People in Bhagalpur still remember his name and his college employees who are very old now still tell the tales of him that how he had fought for their rights .
So he is a Man Who is Made of Great , who fought for the rights of others , For Women Empowerment and for Employees of various colleges in Bihar .
One more thing which I would like to mention is his Strong Will Power and Trust on Almighty.
Even in stressful situations he used to remain calm and had trust on Almighty  and used to say that Everything would be All right .
After his retirement he was not getting Pension from the college as at that time there was no pension scheme for college employees.Since he had a family to support and he was not very rich person , he took another job.At the age of 60 when people take rest , he started doing a job in college which was very far away from his home , but instead of getting disheartened he took this as a challenge and did that job .
So he taught others How to find a way in any Situation , instead of complaining and crying its better to find  a way.
Thus all this had a great impact of me and I learned many good things from him and I am proud to be his Daughter-in-law.
He was a simple man but his strong Will power made him  extra ordinary , one who was Trust Worthy and Reliable , driven by Self Belief , and a Pioneer in bringing positive change in the society.
I learned Self Belief from him.
We have to have belief in ourselves then only we can rise .
We have to create opportunities for ourselves .
He used to say Rights are not served in a Plate , You have to Fight for it .
And its true , sometimes we have to fight for our rights .That makes us more strong and confident.
So my father-in-law is #madeofgreat.
His honesty , sincerity , love for everyone , love for Almighty made him  such a Great Person.

I am writing this post in association with Tata Motors #madeofgreat campaign.
Lionel Messi is global brand ambassador of Tata Motors .
He is talented and icon for todays youth .
And Tata Motor is a Brand which is Reliable ,Trustful and innovative.
So association of  Tata Motors and Lionel Messi is a great thing .

Now my question to readers :
What do you think of Tata Motors association with  Lionel Messi ?

The best comments can get an  voucher worth 750/-!!
The last date to comment and win is 25th Nov.2015.

So  enjoy reading the post and do comment , waiting to read answers.

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RioZee said...

Really outstanding heroic man and I sm really awed at his foresight. Salutes.

I simply think that Tata's are all the more lucky to have found a gem of a person inLionel Messi to steer their extraordinary ship.

Unknown said...

A very nice write up Ghazala..
And about the association of tata motors n Lionel Messi, both are the big names though associated with different fields but are the best to rely upon. Their association defines the quality, faith and trust which is hard to break.

RDH Sir said...

Tata Motors' association with Lionel Messi is #madeofgreat due to the Unity of two excellent Entities , marvelous Merits, Sports and Technology joint venture , merger of brilliant forces for the crowning glory of Sports and Auto Industry, The Superstars of Sports and Auto will dazzle and brighten the whole World.

Betuke Khyal said...

I like such stories of unsung heroes who have contributed so much to the society and yet have gone largely unnoticed simply because they never chased any Padma awards or like. A delightful read indeed on a great soul from my home state.

Apropos the question on association of Tata Motors with Lionel Messi, I have to say this:

Both Tata Motors and Lionel Messi inspire awe and respect by putting on display unmatched performances resplendent with a touch of class and finesse not witnessed elsewhere.

Unknown said...

Commendable job done by your father-in-law Ghazala and nicely written.
Bringing to fore the stories of unsung heroes amongst us is a magic that occurs when excellence meets commitment-Tata Motors and Lionel Messi!

Unknown said...

Kudos to your father-in-law dear for the noteworthy job. Very beautifully penned. When determination meets excellence, there evolves the breathtaking collab of Messi and Tata Motors!

KickUpstairs said...

Hats off to your FIL for contributing to the society to this level. Thank you for sharing these contribution of him with us. I salute to him.

My answer to the question :
Tata Motors has gained the goodwill from giving the best and innovative Automobiles and it is also known as one the best Automobile Manufactures. And if you see the Lionel Messi , his throughout dedication, zeal , targeted goal of life and technically soundness make him big, achiever and remarkable position in the world.
As per me, the association of Tata Motors and Messi is a grand amalgamation of two legendary entities of the world, and their amalgamation will definitely break down the clutters and affect the cut throat competition of Tata Motors. Tata motors will sure get a huge preference by the fans of Messi. This will sure make a record on the of Tata motors in the world of production or may be the highest selling automobiles.
Tata motor’s main target is to give an impression on the large amount of crowd and this can be achieved only through the Messi, because the youth generation is crazy for MESSI and this can be smart move and a great achievement for Tata Motors they positioned MESSI as their BRAND AMBASSADOR .
In the nutshell, Tata Motors , Messi joining hands will definitely give more soundness in technicality of promotional strategies and Messi’s influence will influence the audience for choosing Tata Motors and expand the business drastically.

Unknown said...

Great work by your father-in-law! Nice post. Do check out mine too :)
As far as Tata and Messi are concerned, I just have one thing to say, when Durability meets Excellence, the only way is ‘Forward’!

Pramod said...

A reformer has gone unnoticed. Thanks Ghazala for introducing us to such a great soul.

When two greats in their respective fields join hands the result is bound to be greater. Tata Motors with Messi as brand ambassador is definitely soaring to the pinnacle of glory. Let us expect the next beast from Tata's stable to hit the Indian roads to be the greatest.

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Nandhini said...

Born in an era when women were designated for kitchen and home care, he has made a revolution. He's indeed a great inspiration!

I was moved when I heard about Messi's other side of having been selected as the goodwill ambassador by UNICEF for supporting lives of children across the globe. Tata Motors has brought several dreams of middle class citizens alive with their most affordable car in the world, Nano. Behind Nano's making, there was certainly a touch of humanity. I believe, with what drives them from within, as individuals, they are sure to create something great for the future of the world. Not to exaggerate, but Messi's words during the event, "Namaste India" has certainly rang a new moment in the history of India!

Nandhini Chandrasekaran

Utpal Khot said...

The story of a Legend in himself – that’s how I will describe it in a short sentence. Very well written with words and pics which enhance the simplicity yet greatness of the Person. Salutations and very happy for you to have got inspired and bringing out your best in life.

My answer: Tata is a name which any and every person can rely on for its honesty, commitment and perseverance. Lionel Messi is a legend who has carved his name in history books with total dedication to the game, simple living and improvisation which is seen with each game he plays. The association of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi as their Brand Ambassador will definitely give an edge to the Tata group over its competitors solely because the brand Ambassador also holds the same reputation of not letting his fans down ever, like Tata Motors who have given the best to the world over the decades. Its an exemplary association par excellence.

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alok said...

Hi Ghazala,
Indeed a nicely written post. I wish you good luck for the contest
Here is my answer
The association of Tata Motors with Lionel Messi is that of two greats. Lionel Messi has been exceptionally talented who with his hard work, determination and sacrifices has got better and tougher in his chosen sport so is the Image, reputation and quality of TATA Motors that have transformed brilliant ideas into masterpieces of engineering and created a brand and products that we are so proud of as Indians. Lionel Messi has transformed his body and the mind body co-ordination into a masterpiece of precision and excellence it would not be wrong to say that Lionel Messi is the TATA Motors of sports where as TATA Motors is the Lionel Messi of vehicles both giants in their own spheres driven by the drive to excel and lead by example. So Lionel Messi is the best choice for becoming the brand Ambassador for TATA Motors

Unknown said...

Your post describes #madeofgreat so well that it has winner written all over it. Good luck for your entry.
Here is my answer.
Like minds think and act alike looking at the track record of TATA Motors it has stood the test of time and built a business that was built using bricks of hard work on a foundation of trust. Authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation are the trademarks of brand TATA Motors. These same qualities are present in Lionel Messi who with his immense talent has made a mark for himself on the international football field .Facing all hardships he has worked hard toiling on the fields and in training sessions facing injuries and pressure to come out trumps and be a winner. Thus these two greats Lionel Messi and TATA Motors are made for each other .There association is a bond of two legends
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Mahima said...

Your post defines #madeofgreat to the hilt. Goodluck for the contest
My answer is:
Authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation are the pillars of strength on which TATA have built a brand that has put India on the global map. It is a brand that has stood the test of time just like Lionel Messi who tackles opposition on the field with his skill,agility,strategy,brilliance and raw power to reach and score a goal so has been the track record of TATA motors who has become a brand leader and a global giant. These qualities make TATA Motors and Lionel Messi perfect partners who stand for the same set of values thus Lionel Messi is the perfect brand ambassador to represent TATA Motors.
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bhuwan said...

Your post defines #madeofgreat in an awesome manner.Very well written and interesting post indeed.
My Answer
Tata Motors is a brand that makes durable vehicles, with its MADE IN INDIA mark makes every Indian proud. It is a brand seen globally as Trusted, Reliable, Innovative and at the forefront of technology. In its journey since inception it has overcome all odds, competition, and adversities with grit and determination. These same qualities are associated with Lionel Messi who was very talented and hardworking from a very early age. With each game that he played he kept improving his skills and built a career to become one of the best player of professional football. There qualities make both TATA Motors and Lionel Messi giants who perfectly compliment each other and Lionel Messi the right and perfect Ambassador who stands for the same values that TATA Motors does.

Khushboo said...

Your father in law is truly an inspirational person! I am so glad to be acquainted with his work through your post.

To answer your questions, I think that Messi is a great ambassador for Tata Motors as both of them stand for the same values, believe in pursuing excellence and strive to be best in their fields :)

Koyeli S. Chakraborty said...

Very nice post dear! Wish you very good luck!
My Answer:
Tata Motors' association with Lionel Messi is undoubtedly #madeofgreat! Tata Motors known as a maestro in Auto industry, and it's not any surprise that they would like to make bond with another maestro, iconic figure Messi! No one can say, it is just for publicity or a trick to attract a particular generation, by teamed with celeb branding; it is very natural and rightly to make a bond in two great - Tata Motors and Lionel Messi. And, if you ask me; I'm a fan of both, so it's perfectly #madeofgreat for me!