TODAY -

Infinity In The Race For Excellence!
- Part 1 -

Gitchandra S Oinam *

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, PM of UAE and Ruler of Dubai
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, PM of UAE and Ruler of Dubai



"Beloved, words failed,
And drained me, horrible silence.

One in my plight is never blamed,
As patience finds no place.

My soul, wracked by passion,
In its paradise, morning to sunset.

Beloved,

There is no doctor to cure your ailment,
If the doctor is your illness.

And who may settle your case,
If your judge be your adversary?

I awake bewildered, as I sleep,
And my tormentor is my beloved.

Beloved,

I leant back against the darkness,
In the night of longing, alien.

I shed countless tears,
From heartbreak heavily flow.

Tasted not the anguish of love,
Who say tears bring shame.

Beloved,

Begrudge me greetings,
Yet if my eyes you request, I grant.

Torturing one you love, a sin,
Oh if only with mercy you rewarded.

How benefits one who dies of thirst,
If after him rained heavily?


--Words Failed, A poem of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, PM of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

In my dream, you came as a heroic idol, riding on white Arabian horse, and untied my binding hands and legs, unfold my sightless eyes; then said—Go! Time has come for you to unleash your skills and talent for the job of wiping out tears of every poor people, women and children, but in day light, it becomes a dream……beloved, words failed? The great Arabian horse rider has already wiped out tears of 4 million people in different countries around the world but your mind have seems to be changed to serve only for Arab world (His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum $10 billion Foundation), your proposed initiative for skills development in India are encouraging to extend to a wide range, even to get benefit for small state of Manipur and North East India.

Investment in education means investment in the lasting peace and security, which our people undoubtedly deserved-- Your Highness said it. Still I am impressed your sweet words, masculine forceful voice but I won't come to your country, my homeland is burning. A poet knows the feeling and emotion of others- you will understand; the challenges in the race for excellence must be global and it shall not be confined in a narrow Arab world only. In the race for excellence, there is no finish line…..…..

Hopefully, poetry has still place in this complex digital world, the pen and knowledge are mightier than all other powers. Poetry has contributes to the progress and rewriting your words again and again. If poetry fails to express the nation's wishes, dreams, hopes and pains, it has no value and the world will be finished!! To achieve prosperity requires liberating the media from restraints and regulation so that it can enjoy more freedom, independence and creativity. The new world order that we are living in makes it an imperative for us to be aware of what is going on around us, so that we may ready ourselves to face any emergency ahead, regardless its source—Your Highness said it.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, PM of UAE is opined to cast aside all doubt in your minds, for doubt destroys innovation. You should wake up every morning full of confidence and rise to new challenges as pioneering leaders. There are many challenges and promising opportunities; however, we have the human and material assets to meet these challenges with strong will, belief in God and in our abilities and a vision which has never let us down.

Those who neglect the new will remain at the back of the line; those who wait for luck to make things happen will be disappointed. One should not look at titles, but rather at achievements. When you do not find the way ahead you make your way by yourself. You have to take the initiative to do what you can do, or dream to do, as boldness has majestic power; you have to take initiative. The most important thing in a new economy is the idea implemented at its birth; in the age of information technology, ideas are not restricted to anyone. The individual is the major element of strength; naturally, he will have our attention. Man should always strive to leave the cage surrounding him.

With a little extra effort you can harvest much; the value of a horse who wins by seconds is a lot more. The quick pace of today forces us to take initiatives. It does not matter what your title is, it's about what you do. Try to achieve the impossible and direct your people to ways of achieving it.

The development of man is the foundation stone on which a nation is built. This structure can't be considered complete without first developing the citizens, who are regarded as human wealth, constantly giving.

Man's development depends on the power of his ideas and his ability to spread them from one person to another across deserts, continents and oceans. Before we evaluate the future we have to look at the past as it is the foundation of our future. All people have an ocean of achievement inside themselves just waiting to escape. If one allows a team to set their own goals, then achievement will follow.

Always remember that when thoughts are freed from the human mind, it is impossible for the mind to be locked again. Considering that man is the foundation and backbone of building civilizations, and with this noble goal in mind, we constantly strive to provide our citizens, in rural and urban areas with a decent, free and dignified life.

The youth should be equipped with science and knowledge as they are the sole, constant, dominant weapons in this life. The goals are clear, the road is paved and the clock ticks; there is no place for hesitation. There are many who talk…we accomplish. From crises emerge men determined to succeed. Success multiplies rapidly; make it the prevailing characteristic in all enterprises. Honesty is the road to success.

We have succeeded because we have always believed that tomorrow is a new day, that yesterday's achievements are in the past and that history will record what we achieve in the future, not what we have achieved in the past.

Unlike others, we are not content to settle for what was accomplished in the past, because life doesn't stop and it doesn't care about those who stop because they are content with what they have achieved.

I punish not those who work and make mistakes, quite the opposite; I support and encourage them to be more creative, even if they err some more. I believe that if the vision is clear then objectives can be easily achieved. If I were alone on an island I would make sure to have three things: fishing equipment, a car and a person I love. The biggest and most memorable event is that which has not yet occurred.

My priorities are work and its requisite obligations; however, I care much for organisation, as it's the chief ingredient of man's success. Our fear of falling should not prevent us from endeavoring to reach the summit. He who wants to advance should always look ahead. When you do what you like you won't feel like you are doing work.

To be continued ....


* The author is a journalist based in New Delhi and contributes regularly to e-pao.net.
He can be contacted at gitchandraoinam(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in
This article was posted on April 05, 2012.



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