Volunteer

a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.

 If a person can contribute his best for the benefit of all and it benefits the society and Country overall, it is a good idea to utilize those skills and values.

We all know civilization started from the cartwheel. We used ancient knowledge and kept growing which made us reach where we are now. In the modern world, we often ignore old people by considering them incapable or under-educated. We even lost effective communication and the result is that even if that person can help us. We can not understand the language of those old people because they have their own termi·nology. Ancient farmers used their words if we tell our modern farmers they might not even understand.

My first education in Canada was a short training in a Security officer course focused on getting a security guard license.

Most students focused on passing the exam but I was fully open to applying the knowledge in daily life.

The first two things I learned in that course

  1. Put your own safety on the top of the priority list. While doing a security job you will face unknown people and the safety of yourself and others must be considered. We were never encouraged to harm even those who break into sites.
  2. The second thing was that as a professional you must perform best in the worst situation.

My second course in Canada was Candian Electrical Code where I learned that every rule book in Canada is to serve some safety purposes.

My instructor taught me that Every rule in Canadian rule books has an intent and we are supposed to know and focus on the intent rather than the wording.

When we understand the intent, we work for the benefit of the country and the safety of our citizens.

For example, if a Codebook has a rule that when you staple a wire on a wooden stud 35mm ( do not remember exactly right now ) clearance from the edges is required. The student who knows the intent that the nails drywaller use is 30mm longer. When they shoot their nails can hit the wire if stapled closer than 30mm to the edges of the wooden stud. The students who do not know the intent behind the code will never know.

I would like to mention here the movie “The man who knew infinity”

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan is a biography of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, written in 1991 by Robert Kanigel. The book gives a detailed account of his upbringing in India, his mathematical achievements, and his mathematical collaboration with mathematician G. H. Hardy. 

The whole intent of Ramanujan was that his knowledge and skill must be utilized even if he knew he has not a long life because of medical problems.

That movie motivated me to contribute whatever I can after knowing the universal truth that everybody has to die one day.

Author: Amrik Khabra

Amrik Khabra representative for Khabra Electric Ltd.

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