Infinity In The Race For Excellence!
By G. S. Oinam
“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.
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.
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.
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 (Allah) 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.
Time is limited and the dream is boundless; therefore I am always in hurry. We seek to eliminate the false choice of either working, making mistakes and being punished, or remaining idle, making no mistakes and therefore avoiding punishment.
We guarantee the freedom of speech for all and give people the right to express their opinions objectively. However, we should behave responsibly and be aware of the social and cultural structures around us. We realise what we have achieved is ground-breaking by all standards; we also appreciate that we are still at the beginning of the journey and that the road is long. We believe that the role of government should be restricted to legislation and regulation, in addition to the continuous development of the country’s infrastructure, thus making the private sector the engine of the development process. We feel the pain and suffering of our fellow man around the world, and we make a positive and effective contribution to alleviate the suffering of others; we help the needy to combat poverty, hunger and disease around the globe.
Our aid has humanitarian objectives only; it is never governed by politics or limited by the geography, race, color or religion of the beneficiary. We provide humanitarian capital and are a major relief station for the poor; we do not hesitate to help and support the brother, the ill-fated friend or the needy wherever they are. This is our message to the world, and this is the United Arab Emirates. These are valuable famous words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, PM of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
India UAE Relationship:
India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) enjoy strong bonds of friendship which are founded on millennia-old cultural, religious, defence and economic intercourse between the two regions. People-to-people contacts and barter trade between the two regions have existed for centuries. The relationship flourished after the accession of H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi in 1966 and subsequently with the creation of the UAE Federation in 1971. Both sides have made sincere efforts to improve relations in all fields.
India and the UAE have signed a number of Agreements and MoUs from time-to-time, such as Cultural Cooperation Agreement (1975); Civil Aviation Agreement (1989); Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (1992); Agreement to Combat Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (1994); Extradition Treaty (1999); Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Criminal & Civil Matters (1999); Agreement on Juridical and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters (1999); MoU on Defence Cooperation (2003); MoU on Manpower Sourcing in (2006) India-UAE Joint commission towards promoting bilateral cooperation New Delhi,( 2007) in the field of Trade & Investment; Combating Crime, Terrorism and Illicit Activities; Education, Culture, Youth & Sports; Health, Science and Technology, Agriculture & Environment; Manpower; Energy, Hydro-carbons, Petrochemicals and Fertilizers; Customs Cooperation; Civil Aviation & Telecommunications and other issues. A revised MoU on Manpower Sourcing (September 2011) and MoU on Political Consultations (June 2011). Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons and Agreement on Security Cooperation (November 2011).
India-UAE trade, valued at US $ 180 million per annum in the 1970s reached level of $ 67 billion during 2010-2011. For UAE, India is the largest trading partner. India's major export items to UAE are: petroleum products; precious metals; stones, gems & jewellery; minerals; food items (cereals, sugar, fruits & vegetables, tea, meat, and seafood); textiles (garments, apparel, synthetic fiber, cotton, yarn); and engineering & machinery products and chemicals. India’s major import items from UAE are: petroleum and petroleum products; precious metals; stones, gems & jewellery; minerals; chemicals; wood & wood products. UAE was the fifth largest import source of crude oil for India in 2010-11 with import of 14.20 MMT of crude oil.
Investments: Total FDI from UAE to India is estimated to be US$1.8 billion. UAE is the tenth biggest investor in India in terms of FDI. UAE’s investments in India are concentrated mainly in five sectors: Energy (19.1%); Services (9.3%); Programming (7.8%); Construction (6.8%); and, Tourism and Hotels (5.6%). Prominent UAE companies such as DP World, EMAAR, RAK etc. have invested significantly in various sectors of the Indian economy. Several prominent private and public sector Indian companies and banks are also operating in the UAE. UBI, Federal bank and Baroda banks of India are operating in UAE.
UAE is home to an Indian expatriate community of more than 1.75 million – the largest expatriate community in the UAE. Between 15 & 20 percent of the community is made up of professionally qualified personnel, 20 percent belong to the white collar non-professionals (clerical staff, shop assistants, sales men, accountants, etc) and remainder (about 65%) belongs to the blue-collar workers. There is also a significant business community from India. The Indian community has played a major role in the economic development of the UAE. The economic boom in the UAE has created a huge demand for short-term immigrant labour and white collar non-professionals and professionals in increasing numbers are coming from India. Over the last few years, steady improvement has been witnessed in respect of grievance-redressal mechanisms for the Indian workers in the UAE.
India and UAE signed a MoU in the field of Manpower Sourcing in December 2006. The revised MoU was signed during the visit of UAE Labour Minister Saqr Ghobash to India in September 2011. Consultations took place on February 8-9, 2012 in New Delhi. The two sides discussed wide range of issues including the areas of bilateral and mutual interests, regional developments in the Gulf, Middle East and South Asia and international issues.
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