As I Please – The Bits and Pieces
Career and Business Consultant Ahsanul Haq –
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as “Hello, I am Ahsanul Haq : Entrepreneur - Coach for Competitive Examinations – Soft Skill Trainer and states his philosophy as “Life is simple”. Ahsanul Haq Sahib, a widely travelled professional, is certainly an ‘Achiever’ by his own right. Like a good friend, Haq Sahib proposed to join hands to do something positive and worthwhile for the younger generation, particularly the weaker sections of the society, with regard to the career options and
opportunities as a gesture to pay back to the society. I humbly agreed to go with Haq Sahib. He quickly arranged our maiden activity in this regard – an online session on the theme “Career in the Indian Foreign Service” on September 18, 2021. I, as one of the IFS fraternity, would try my best to inform, motivate and guide the young aspirants to join the IFS, one of the elite career options. Let us see how it turns out to be.
Print and TV Media Journalist Ashok Das –On my initiative, Journalist Ashok Das of Dalit Dastak TV and a monthly magazine by the same name came and met me at my residence on September 10 instant. These days, Ashok Das was visiting Punjab with regard to the forthcoming elections and role and status of dalit communities with more 35% share in demography of Punjab and had already
interviewed and presented the Gaddinasheen Sant Niranjan Dass ji of Dera Sachkhand Ballan of Jalandhar, a staunch Ambedkarite and Editor of the Bheem Patrika, Lahori Ram Balley, Business tycoon Tilak Khinder among others in the process. Ashok Das came straight to me from Jalandhar railway station after a five hour journey from Delhi in the Amritsar Stabadi Express. During my interaction with Ashok Das over a frugal working luncheon and our extended sitting, I found Ashok Das a fully motivated and a through professional. He made a short report on my career in the IFS and my impressions and reflections on
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working and interacting with the ‘who’s who’ of the galaxy of our leadership like; President K.R. Narayanan, President Giani Zail Singh, Vice President Hamid Ansari, PM Indira Gandhi, PM Morarji Desai, PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, PM Indar Gujral, EAM Jaswant Singh, Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister Ananth Kumar and watching Babu Jagjivan Ram, Y.B. Chavan, Sardar Swaran Singh, Pranab Mukherjee, P.N. Haksar among others not from any position of authority and responsibility but as a small cog in the big wheel as a junior functionary who happened to had access to the corridors of power in the process of my work. On my suggestion, Ashok Das made a small clip on the proposal to declare April 14, birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar as International Day of Equality under the aegis of the UN with a view to seek a wide spread support to the proposal which is resting with the Government of India since June, 2015. On interest and request of Ashok Das to meet more people who were engaged in the community matters, I requested Former MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Avinash Chander grandson of Seth Kishan Dass, an associate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Sant Satwinder Hira of Khuralgarh Sahib and All India Ad-dharam Mission, Community activist and a protege of Manyawar Kanshi, Prem Shant, Principal Sarbjit Singh of the newly opened Babasaheb Ambedkar College in Bootan Mandi who kindly agreed to meet Ashok Das with a view to underline the historical and current perspective of the matters pertaining to the community. Ashok Das interviewed Prem Shant and his wife Hardev Kaur and made a video of their residence and the designated room where Kanshi Ram ji used to often stay as a family friend of Prem Shant. Later in the evening, Ashok Das left to catch up with his already fixed engagement with the Bodhisatav Ambedkar School at Phoolpur-Dhanal, a village in the vicinity of Jalandhar city. Let me conclude this piece by registering a wish and idea of Ashok Das. He would be happy to join hands with the community entrepreneurs and investors who might like to help the community by investing in the print and electronic media, the field yet to open and contribute to the empowerment of dalit communities as wished by Babasaheb Ambedkar and Manyawar Kanshi Ram. Let us hope Ashok Das gets a desired response, sooner than later.