The students of BIBS created a video on the glimpses of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s life
Making a video on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is a learning experience of lifetime for us. We were making a video about him, so we began to study about him. While studying about him, we came to know about the various aspects of his life.
The feeling of meeting the former president, and a distinguished scientist, lifted the spirits of all the BIBS students to a different level, which showed its impact on the quality of work we presented.
While doing the research we came across a huge gamut of projects that he had been associated with which deserves mention in the video. It was a challenge for us to short list the work he has done and his contribution for the country in just 5 to 10 minutes’ video. To make our work easier and to use the limited time efficiently, we divided the work among ourselves.
Selecting a song which has an emotional appeal and which synchronises itself with the video, and keeps the audience glued to their seats was another challenge for us. It took us around 20 hours to complete the video. The support from our faculty members at BIBS made us confident about the work.
The most important thing that we learnt while making this video was time management. Working under pressure to manage time under stressful situations is important. Works of Dr. Kalam’s life motivated us to think differently.
Hall management enhances our skill to work under pressure
Management, Life &Learning, organised by Bengal Institute of Business Studies on 17th January, 2013, was an eventful day for us. It was our privilege to have the former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as our guest speaker.
As somebody has famously quoted “Person’s fame can be known by the number of people he attracts “. It sounds good but having given the responsibility of managing them is challenging. Our team was in charge of receiving corporate guest, managing the security check at the entrance and maintaining decorum in the auditorium. Our team had a hand on experience of the same at the venue.
Most critical part was handling the corporate guests at the rush hour. A huge crowd was waiting outside the entrance to meet Dr. Kalam, but we couldn’t allow every one. Personnel from the National Security Force had reached the auditorium, they scrutinised every nook and corner of the hall. We were entrusted the difficult task of denying entrance to people with a smile.
Sharp at 3.30 p.m. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam reached the venue. Watching him from such a close distance was an out of the world experience for us. Dr. Kalam was calm and unaffected; the audience greeted him with a loud applause.
After the inspiring session, the job was to lead the people outside the auditorium with minimum hassles and noise as Dr. Kalam had to be smoothly escorted outside the auditorium. There were people eager to get an autograph, a photo with him or at least a hand shake which made our task challenging. We managed to accompany Dr. Kalam to his car before he bid adieu to all of us, only hoping to meet him once more in this lifetime.
As his convoy moved away from us his inspiring words kept echoing – to achieve something great in life aim big and work towards its achievement with integrity.
We thank you Dr. Kalam for the enriching session.
Sk. Sirajus Shajudeen,
Rohit Bhattaharya and team.
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