A Heroic Act By a Common Man

Today, I would like to share a real heroic story. An act which was done by a common man, which deserve applause. Let me tell you what happened?

Well Done: I Salute You

Well Done: I Salute You

One day a man was commuting to his home and he got a phone call on the way. To attend the call, he parked himself in a side(never attend a call when you are travelling.) When he was having the conversation, a cyclist met an accident. The person who hit him ran away. The man was injured badly. He was not even able to walk. He was asking for help to the passerby, but nobody extended hand to help him. The “hero” hung up the call and went to him. He locked the cycle of the injured man. As that man asked our hero to drop him home, our hero took him to his residential area, which was looking like a slum area. Then our hero took that man to a nearby private hospital along with the father of that injured man, got him the required medication and also given some financial help for the medication.

It sounds very small act, but according to me it is a heroic act and deserve an applause. I would like to request one thing that whenever you find someone doing such acts share it with me as I would love to share it with everyone with a hope that if it can inspire at least a single person. You can also make a small gesture to appreciate that person who does such good causes without any expectations.

By sharing this story, I just want to share what our hero shared with me. Often we see people run to help the ladies and people on bike or cars, who met an accident in bulk. However, people avoid helping such poor people, who actually need the help. This was just an accident case, you might have seen many such occasions. For example, we see someone harassing a lady or someone is snatching or bullying the innocents. We see the things, but we don’t raise a voice or extend hand for help. We all want to help others, but we hesitate. Sometime it sounds weird to make such act or we have some good excuses like running out of time, I am an introvert, etc. But, believe me it feels excellent when you do a smallest thing for someone. Try once, you will love to do it again and again.

I have one more request. To appreciate this good deed of that hero, give him good wish or a salute whenever you meet him. Let me reveal his name. He is Deepak Tripathi, a friendly HR of Ecosmob Technologies. Deepak, you are a gem. Keep up the good work.

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Ash Vyas – Internet Marketing Manager

Ash Vyas is working as an Internet Marketing Manager at Ecosmob handling online marketing activities like SEO, SMO, Link-building, content marketing, etc

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Happy Earth Day!!..??

As you must be knowing today is Earth Day, but why do we celebrate this day? I mean every day is an earth day. Isn’t it? Then why to celebrate earth day specifically on 22nd April? To share images and quotes on our social media? To start a conversation with someone πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ The matter of fact is we are not celebrating this day, but we are just following the trend we see on social media. Aren’t we? We share a pic and see how many likes and comments we got? Is it more than the whole friend circle? Then we get another post to share of something like “happy happy to get hundreds of likes/shares/comments”. Is it the purpose of celebrating, I would rather say,Β recalling the earth day? Neah, the sole purpose is to spread awareness. Now, you must wonder. Awareness? of what? To keep our earth in a way it should be.

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

Knowingly or unknowingly, we all contribute towards global warming and other issues which are destroying the earth’s beauty. This earth day is like a reminder, which rings a bell to tell us to be more responsible and do our bit to make earth a better place to live for us and of course our future generation. I usually raise the questions in my writing and leave readers to answer it on their own. Today, I won’t list out the questions I have in mind, in spite of that, I will list, what one can do to Make Every Day an Earth Day and more specifically, to protect and nurture the beauty of earth

  • Stop littering
  • Use dustbin
  • Clean up litter in community as and when possible
  • Use reusable/recyclable items as much as possible
  • Use earth-friendly and organic products
  • Donate or sell used items (Don’t throw them)
  • Save energy and water (even if your neighbours waste it :P)
  • Use bicycle, public transport or take a walk as and when possible. You can also practice carpooling with friends
  • Have earth-friendly food (confused what is it? Surf it out)
  • Plant trees and nurture it (If can’t at least don’t cut the trees or save trees getting cut)
  • Help/nurture animals, if possible
  • Take responsibility for yourself and your circle to get committed towards saving earth drive
  • Spread awareness as and when possible

There can be many more things on the list, but this can be the beginning πŸ˜‰ As I had begun with, earth day is a reminder as of now to save the earth, but we can make it a day of celebration by doing our bit to make earth a beautiful place and nurture its beauty. I am going to do my bit, Will you?

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Clean Drive Mission At IIM Ahmedabad By Ecosmobians

When we want to do something, We Just want to do that and We Just Do it πŸ™‚ No matter it is a complex VoIP software development or contribution towards society and India. As you know, we have been an active part of the clean India drive started by PMO Narendra Modi. On our weekends, we go to a place, clean it and beautify it in a way so people hesitate to spread mess there again (that we hope, desire and request). This time, we went to IIM Ahmedabad. What we saw? A dirty wall flooded with the advertisement posters and spit marks. Here is a glimpse of that wall. ewwww..

IIM- Dirty wall

Advertisement posters still did make some sense to me. I mean what can be the reason of sticking it there on the wall, but spitting on the wall!! Crap. I mean, why do people do disastrous paintings on the public walls with the spits? I mean, if someone like those spit-spots so much then why don’t they try at home? Why to litter the public walls, roads and other property? Never mind, one day they will understand with this hope, let’s move and do at least what we can do for this.

We pulled on our masks and gloves and started the mission, “Clean This Wall” πŸ™‚ (I gave this name :P). First, we get off the posters. Believe me, it’s a tough job, but Ecosmobians did it well.

clean drive india before pic

Then we cleaned the wall so we can beautify it. Once the cleaning process done, we painted it. We also put a few awareness quote so at least a few stop littering. This is how the wall looked after the process.

After clean drive by ecosmobians

This wasn’t the end. After this, we made sure to clean the mess which might get there because of our cleaning efforts. We swept the whole area, washed the benches and cleaned the whole place. And once again we did it πŸ™‚ We did our bit.

Ecosmob Team

Take a look at the album of the activity here:Β https://plus.google.com/photos/+Ecosmob/albums/6137884911894948385

And now, time for my special comments. IIM Ahmedabad is a very posh area I think. It’s on the way to my office so twice in a day I get a glance of that place. Many snacks, tea and cold-drink vendors have their carts over-there. They also do their bit, by putting posters like “Use dustbin”, “Jo baka kacharo to kacharapeti ma j nakhay”, etc. I often see people come in luxurious cars and vehicles. I also see that they usually have expensive gadgets. So I assume they are well-educated and they can read the posters which clearly states to throw the mess in the dustbin. In fact, even if there isn’t any poster, again, they are educated enough to throw such mess in dustbin only. Even after then why do they mess around? (When they can come all the way to IIM just to have tea and snacks then why can’t they take 2 steps towards dustbin??

I haven’t written it to offend anyone. I just want to pass a message that guys and gals, we do understand the value of cleanliness. Moreover, the value of a clean city and Growing India. Then please be the part of cleanliness drive. You don’t need to go to sweep the streets. You just need to do your bit. Stop throwing mess and stop people around you (at least those known to you) littering around. Just do a little.

If you also want to be part of our CSR activities, contact us and join us for free πŸ™‚

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Ash Vyas – Internet Marketing Manager

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Joy of Giving – Blood Donation Camp At Ecosmob

CSR - Blood Donation Camp

CSR – Blood Donation Camp

We all know that giving something to someone gives much more satisfaction than getting something. May be because by getting something the only person gets happiness is you, but by giving something you make not only yourself happy, but also someone else. πŸ™‚

Ecosmobians believe in the joy of giving and always stay ahead to do something for the society. This time we had a blood donation camp as part of our CSR activities. This time Ecosmobians decided to help those kids who are suffering with the malady of thalassemia. A team of Ecosmobians conducted a camp with the help of an NGO, namely, Prathama Blood Centre where people can donate their blood.

Each Ecosmobian came forward to take part in this initiative. Though a few ecosmobians like me had to be disappointed because we couldn’t donate blood due to certain issues 😦 But we contributed in other possible ways like helping people in filling up forms. We are happy to see a few volunteers came forward for the noble cause. A few Ecosmobians also visited the nearby shops and streets to spread awareness and get a few more donors. We are glad to collect 32 blood unites and looking forward to have such campaigns again in future.

We are thankful to all those volunteers who contributed to this cause. We are also thankful to Prathama to make our thought true. They also provided bags to the donors as a token of appreciation. We appreciate the efforts they are putting for the people in need.

I would like to share a few facts which I learned during this campaign. A few people do not donate blood due to various fears. I would like to tell you there is nothing to get scared of. Donating blood will not make you weak or sick. In fact, it contributes to your health in a positive way. Regular blood donation reduces the accumulated and unwanted iron load from the body which reduces the chances of Ischemic Heart Diseases (beginning of heart problems). A few people also think that you donate it for free and they are selling it. There is a reason they charge for it. The blood you donate is raw blood, which can’t be used directly for anyone. That blood gets processed and preserved, which is an expensive process. So you can say that the price anyone pay for a blood bottle is the expenditure blood bank had in blood processing and preservation. Hope this burst the myths and biases, in case you have any. I also hope that at lease some of you get inspiration to save a life by donating blood.

You can have glimpse of the camp here https://plus.google.com/photos/+Ecosmob/albums/6132637564834078769

If you also want to be part of our CSR activities, contact us and join us for free πŸ™‚

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The Cleanliness Mission Continues

As you all know that we have joined the Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Abhiyan. We had worked towards the clean drive mission on 14th Feb, 2015 by cleaning the Ahmedabad Municipal Market at C.G. Road for the first time. We decided to continue the efforts and be an active part of this drive as we are one of those people who believe in the Quote, β€œBe The Change, You Want To See.”

This time we went to the location near judges bungalow. It was an abandoned and very messy plot near H.P. Petrol Pump. When our team reached at the site, the whole place was too filthy and untidy. The garbage was spread out in each nook and corner of the plot. Abandoned carts were lying there in disorder. The heavy wooden sticks were dispersed here and there. An open drainage line was making the place more ugly and sick. It was a complete disaster for the clean and healthy environment. The fact to be noted here is that the place is surrounded by the residential area. People do live in such a messy and unhygienic place.

Well, it was the time for action, so the Ecosmobians put on their masks and gloves and started cleaning the place. We asked the local vendors on roadside to collect their things so we don’t sweep someone’s useful stuff. As part of our mission, we swept the whole plot, arranged the abandoned carts in a place and made sure that the collected garbage get out of there. We are thankful to AMC to send the garbage collecting van on our request to get the garbage out of the place. I think, we did contribute to what we had thought of.

Clean Drive by Ecosmobians

Clean Drive by Ecosmobians

A few experiences I would like to share specifically. When our team was sweeping the area, we saw a local lady came into her balcony with a big plastic bag of garbage. She was about to throw it, but stopped as we were sweeping there. She hung it there and went in. I don’t know why, but my gut feeling says that she must have thrown that garbage-bag once we had left that place. 😦 Another thing was a woman came in her balcony and shouted, β€œCould you please take the garbage from that area also as it stinks a lot!” We invited her to join us and she went in with an excuse, and never came back πŸ˜› We saw a few men shown us thumbs-up and clapped from a distance and then went into their houses πŸ˜€ An another local man told us, β€œyou are cleaning this, but come tomorrow and you will see the same filthy place.”

Fuh, what to say? What to learn? What to do with the mentality of such people? I strongly believe that people want to see a clean city, a clean nation, but I just don’t understand why they are not willing to contribute towards it? Why they can’t stop themselves or people around them to stop messing around? Why do we have the set mindset that India can’t get completely clean?(I hear this often so mentioned it) Why can’t we all join the drive instead of criticizing some political parties or blaming each other for messing around?

We need to be open-minded. We need to understand that the cleanliness is for our betterment. The mess around our residence or work place or our city is making us sick, not the country. It’s about our health. Stop throwing waste on open places, no matter, anyone is watching you or not because you are watching yourself. We all are at least that much educated to understand the importance of cleanliness. So we have and must behave like responsible citizens. Please excuse me if it sounds rude or offensive, but this is the sad feeling I usually have each time I see the disappointing gestures of the people towards the cleanliness and our nation.

I am not saying I am perfect and doing best towards cleanliness. I still resist appealing people to throw waste in dustbin when I see people throwing wrappers or spitting here and there. I get a strong feeling to tell them to use the dustbin, or just give it to me and I will throw it there, but I just can’t 😦 I scold myself often for this fear of mine, but I will try to work on it. But it doesn’t mean I am not doing anything. At least, I ask known people to not throw garbage. I do take responsibility that my family and friends don’t make our city, nation filthy. I am at least doing a bit to keep my city, my nation clean. I think everyone can do that. Right? So will you?

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Ecosmobians Exhilarated By Breathing With Shwas

Ecosmobians take part in various activities and events to contribute towards society as part of their CSR activities. On last Saturday, Ecosmobians went to support a local NGO, called “Shwas – Breathe Life Into”. The NGO is supporting underprivileged children to get better education and improved life. The NGO is started by a group of volunteers and they started various activities to encourage underprivileged kids to achieve their dreams. The Shwas has enrolled the children into schools and also teach them on a daily basis in their area by taking private classes. The NGO encourages people to support these children by paying their fees via NGO or directly to the school. The NGO also arranges various events to collect donation which is used for the education of the children and also to generate awareness about the cause amongst people.

This time the NGO had arranged an event under which they had established a food stall and painting exhibition at B.K.School of Management, Ahmedabad. The paintings were painted by one of the kids. The team of Ecosmob Technologies went at a food stall as volunteers. The Ecosmobians supported the cause in all possible ways, including, taking active participation at the stall; Collecting donation from the visitors; Buying one of the paintings and donating the fund collected at Ecosmob. It was a great experience for us to be part of such a noble cause. We also appreciate the initiative of “Shwas-Breathe Life Into” for doing such a noble cause. A few of our Ecosmobians are also looking forward to be an active part of it and help the kids in all possible ways.

Ecosmobians at Shwas

Ecosmobians at Shwas

There is also something I would like to share which the Ecosmobians had experienced there. A very few visitors were happy to help while a few visitors was not really interested to buy a food packet of just 25 Rs. I assume the majority of people who were there might spend 100 bucks on watching a movie or having some light snacks just like that. Excuse me if there is some genuine reason those visitors had to not to support the cause. I think we can at least do a bit by buying a single food packet, or buying a painting which will not only encourage a child, but will support the future of the underprivileged kids. According to me, we used to hesitate to donate due to various reasons. One of them can be a doubt that the donation might not reach the right people, but the matter of fact here is the Shwas NGO encourages to directly pay the fees into the school if you have any doubts. In such scenario, there is a least possibility to have doubts. I am not saying to donate blindly to anyone, but at least try to check the details and support the NGOs which are genuinely doing something good for the people in need. I wish after reading this article, next time more people will donate or support such social activities and activists. If you are encouraged to contribute to the betterment of those kids via Shwas, here is the Facebook page URL where you can get more details https://www.facebook.com/ShwasBreatheLifeInto

If you want to be part of the CSR (including Clean India Drive) activities of Ecosmob Technologies, contact me by leaving a comment with your details in this Blog or by contacting me on any of the social media listed in my Author bio below.

This is the time to do something good for someone. I am doing my bit, Are You? Will You?

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Wet Blessings, Dry Tears and So many Questions

Ecosmobians at an Old Age Home

Ecosmobians at an Old Age Home

In 2015, the first step Ecosmob Technologies took is to be serious about its responsibilities towards the society. Ecosmob Technologies has decided to be active in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities. The initiative endeavors to serve the people in different aspects of life. As part of this initiative, Ecosmobians (Team Ecosmob) visited an old age home last Saturday. During the visit, Ecosmobians distributed some fruits and spent some time with the young seniors.

If I talk about my personal experience, then I don’t know good or bad, but I had very very emotional time over there. When I was bowing down and greeting the elders of old age home, they were giving me blessings with smiling faces. But somewhere I can feel the blessings are wet with emotions and I could see those tears which got dried with the time-span. A senile gave me a message and insisted me to pass to anyone and everyone I can. Here it is:

“Your parents are your God. The other Gods are for older people like us. Never hurt your parents and serve them in the best way possible. Always bow down to your parents in the morning.”

I would like to update it a bit, no matter you bow down to your parents in the morning or not, but please respect them, their values and most importantly their feelings. Because if you don’t have respect for your parents (Better to say all elders) then there is no meaning of bowing down 10 times a day.

I’m quite curious person with many questions in mind. Whenever I hear stories or see the abandoned parents, a tornado of questions starts twirling in my mind. The most important of them is, do any parents deserve to get this at the last camp of their life? We all know what parents do for their children. I don’t need to mention it. Then how can someone forget all the moments of love and care parents shower on him? and how can a child be so ruthless?

We all need to keep one thing in mind that when we were kids; in fact, even before our born, our parents took an immense care of us. They stood by us in each stage of our life and accepted us in our best and worst. When they get older, it’s our duty to repay. I know it’s impossible to repay even 10% of what our parents have given us, but we can at least try to do as much as possible. The happiness and proud on the parents face because of a child is the “Priceless Award” one can ever win. And tears are the worst one can ever get even if they are actually not cursing by words. I would like to share the words of an old lady I met, “It’s not the fault of my kids. It’s the fault of the time. The time is like that our son did this to us otherwise my sons are very good.” How big a mother’s heart can be? Doesn’t she deserve to live with grace with her family?

I know this Blog got flooded with emotions and you might already know all this, but I would like to share a short story,

Once a man was packing a bag of his father. He put two bed-sheets in the bag, but his kid snatched away one. When the man looked at his young son puzzled, he replied, “Dad! After 20 years when I will get you to the old age home, I will need this bed-sheet for you, no?”

I don’t need to explain the takeaway here. Right? The only thing I would like to mention at the end is in those old eyes, even after a betrayal, somewhere a hope is residing that one day my son will come to take me home. They have a wish to leave their life amidst of their family in their home. So please, if any reader have put their parents in any old age home, just go, say sorry and get them home.

I wish all the old age homes get empty and all those old people get their home, respect, love and care which they deserve. Please take a pledge to respect all the seniors and never ever let anything like this happens. It’s not so difficult, is it?

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Ash Vyas – Internet Marketing Manager

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