I have been writing articles
on various issues connected to corporate world, corporate law, and legal profession
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Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam refers in his book that “strength respects strength” and he refers to the importance of knowledge and education in his book “Wings of Fire” and the same is extracted below:
First, by building your own education and skills. Knowledge is a tangible asset, quite often the most important tool in your work. The more up-to-date the knowledge you possess, the freer you are. Knowledge cannot be taken away from anyone except by obsolescence. A leader can only be free to lead his team if he keeps abreast of all that is happening around him-in real time. To lead, in way, is to engage in continuing education. In many countries, it is normal for professionals to go to college several nights every week. To be a successful team leader, one has to stay back after the din and clutter of a working day to emerge better equipped and ready to face a new day.
The second way is to develop a passion for personal responsibility. The sovereign way to personal freedom is to help determine the forces that determine you. Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others.”
As I am interested and connected to corporate world doing little big research and involving in corporate consultancy and litigation, I respect legal profession, accounting profession and the role played by Company Secretaries. All these people deal with very very complicated subjects and are long learning unlike other professionals. To support the industries and for attracting FDI and creating a feeling in the minds of foreign investors that India provides good managers, secretaries and accountants, we need truly qualified Legal Professionals, Chartered Accountants and Company Secretaries.
If some legal professional or Company Secretary is not discharging the functions properly when he opts profession or if such a person lacks the quality or ability suiting to his qualification, we need not criticize him, but, we need to again look at as to where the fault lies.
The way adopted by a student while pursing his CA and CS etc. largely determines as to what he is in future. Its true. If a student thinks about passing the examination at any cost without concentrating on the importance of conceptual understanding of things, then, such student can never be a good professional even in future. I have seen and spoken to many students and they always talk about passing the examination at any cost and completely ignore the conceptual understanding of their chosen subject. A student should not pursue professions like CA and CS with such a thought as they will be handling complicated issues in future when they are employed in a company or will be advising their clients.
With my limited knowledge and exposure, I want to give my advice to the students who pursue professions like CA and CS as follows:
(1) Have a basic thought that you need to be a master of your field in future and never limit your thought to just working in some company and getting the salary.
(2) Have a probing mind from the beginning and don’t turn pages, if you are not able to understand completely as to what you have studied.
(3) Don’t focus on remembering the answers to the selected questions and don’t focus only on questions and answers.
(4) Read about each and every topic and chapter and try to get complete understanding of what you have studied.
(5) Do sincere introspection on your abilities and your speed in reading and writing.
(6) After thorough introspection about your abilities, have a clear plan for preparing for your exams and write down on paper.
(7) Never get deviated from your chosen plan at any cost and don’t loose your temper, concentration, spirit and competitive mind at any cost.
(8) Concentrate on self-motivation by listening and reading about the successful personalities like Infosys Narayana Moorthy, Nandan Neelkeni, Ambani, Sir Sorabji, Barrack Obama, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam etc. and it keeps you moving and you start questioning yourself when you look at successful persons and their pains in the life journey.
(9) Don’t get settled and keep changing your targets and aiming high.
loose hope and belief that the better days will come.
I just want to quote as to how our great Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam opined about illusory backwardness before concluding my small brief and the extract is as follows:
Note: Wishing all the best to the student community, I want the students to note that I have just expressed my opinion.