|Volume 4 - Issue 10 OCTOBER 2006||
WHERE THERE IS HIS WILL, THERE IS A WAY
By Mr. Vipin Prabhakar
Having joined the Ooty School in the 3rd standard, it was a sweet journey all the way. In the year 1990, it was decided to close down the Ooty School and all of us were transferred to Parthi. After completing my 10th standard, though I was interested in the science group, I was picked for the commerce group. Again there was a debate in the house as my family was not very keen on my pursuing the commerce line. But He willed it, and I went on to complete my Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Brindavan Campus, and then an MBA from Parthi.
Entering the Business World
After completing my MBA degree in 2002, I was going to take my first step into the competitive world of business. The competition was fierce and fear of unemployment loomed large, but then I knew He was always there with me.
There was only one question that my relatives, neighbors and anyone I knew asked me. “Were there no placements in your Institute, or did you not get placed?” My answer was straight and simple. “Swami gave me world class education right from K.G. to P.G. without charging even a single penny. Having gotten the best MBA degree from a top institute, can I not secure a job myself? It is my conviction that any student from this Institute will get the job of his liking within a period of 6 months after completion of the academic program, and I am sure I will not be an exception.”
I came out of the portals of the Institute in June 2002 and exactly 6 months later I landed up as a Purchase Officer in Asia’s premier Aerospace Industry – Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. My selection was nothing short of a miracle and was all accomplished by His Divine Will.
All of a sudden, in September, I got a call for the interview. This was going to be my first interview and I was competing with more than a hundred candidates for only fifteen posts. I went for the interview fully prepared in all areas of Materials, Management and Finance. However, to my utter surprise, all the members of the interview panel only asked me questions about Swami. All of them were impressed with my answers. Swami was in Bangalore then, and at the end of the interview they asked me for the darshan timings and about the best route to reach Brindavan. The rest is history. I was one of the fifteen candidates selected.
This job was very important to me because the company my father worked at was in financial distress and all the employees were offered retirement under the Voluntary Retirement Scheme. As it turned out, both my appointment and my father’s retirement came about on the exact same day in December 2002.
Slowly, word spread in the company that a Sai student had joined HAL-Hyderabad. And now it was our Executive Director himself who called me for an informal discussion about Swami. The following week, the Executive Director visited Shivam (the Sai Center in Hyderabad) and also bought some books on Bhagavan Baba.
A Miracle at HAL
We were coming to the end of the financial year 2004-05, and our production seemed nowhere close to our target goals. One night, at around 11:00 p.m., when I was asleep, the Executive Director rang me up. He sounded perturbed. He asked me, “Can’t Swami do something? Why don’t you pray?” I replied, “Swami always says ‘Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana’ – “Act and don’t think about the fruits.” Though I could not convince him with this reply, I satisfied him by saying that I would pray. This material target, however, was never in my daily prayers. But then to the utter surprise of the entire division and HAL as a whole, all the materials required for production started pouring in from our suppliers and the employees worked three shifts and today HAL–Hyderabad has exceeded its targets by a significant margin.
Truly, anything is possible when He wills it.
Thank you, Jai Sai Ram!
- Courtesy: 'Fragrance''
- Heart2Heart Team
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Vol 4 Issue 10 - OCTOBER 2006
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