In this week’s episode of The Subhash Chandra Show held at Srinagar School of Management, Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, Subhashji discusses ‘choosing the right career path’ with over two thousand students present in the audience.
Kashmir has witnessed decades of violence and unrest which has deeply created a negative impact on the youth of the state. Therefore, this week Subhashji took up the topic of ‘Choosing the Right Career Path’.
Subhashji saiys that Kashmir has a lot of talent but due to some negative factors, the youth there does not have the opportunity and the right platform to exhibit their talents and skills.
Subhashji says,”As of now, almost 60% working people in India are unhappy with their jobs. 80% of those 60% are the junior to middle level staff and 40% are senior staff. See, why does this happen and how can we change it?”
Advising the youth on ‘Choosing the Right Career Path’, he says, “Finding the right career path is quite a difficult choice if you analyse its impact on your life. It could be a decision that you will have to live with for the rest of your life. But there are different approaches to looking at this decision. Some argue that your chances of success are very high when you make your passion your career. While others argue that career has nothing to do with passion – there are numerous factors which contribute to a successful career and passion is merely one of them. However, if you follow your heart and intuition while making this decision, they will lead you on the path to success.”
Subhashji urged the youth of Kashmir to take inspiration from the great Swami Vivekananda. He shared Swami Vivekanada’s mantra of success -“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea. This is the way to success.”
Answering a question about the dilemma of choosing what the family wants over what one’s heart wants, he says, “If you chose something that you do not enjoy or want, you will be unhappy for the rest of your life. You cannot fulfill what you want, neither can you make your family happy. You have to make your parents understand.”
The first guest is change-maker invited was Shri. Javid Ahmed Tak, Founder of Zaiba Aapa Institute of Inclusive Education at Bijbehara in south Kashmir. After a terror attack left him paraplegic, it was the strength of his willpower that drove him to transform the lives of differently-abled children in Kashmir. 10 years ago, he used the money he received from the government as compensation to start the Zaiba Aapa school where he offers free tuition to differently-abled children.
Speaking about his school Javid ji says that when the school beganthere were two visually impaired girls and so he learned Braille script so that he could teach them and today one of them is taking the 10th standard board exams.
Subhashji also talks about his book that sheds light on selecting the right career, “10 years ago, I had written a book on talent which explains – Striving talent, thinking talent, relating talent: Striving is – Why, Thinking is – How and Relating is – Who. When you know why, how and who of the person then you know his full personality.”
The second guest is Shri. Jaffar Ali of Career Park, an eminent career consultant of Kashmir valley,India. He helps students of Jammu and Kashmir State to fulfill their career aspirations and catering to their needs of academic education.
In conclusion Subhashji says, “If you desire something from your heart and concentrate on it, then the results will be dynamic and you will succeed.”