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Career in Event Management

Events take place at different levels:

Personal level:

Events such as birthday parties, wedding parties, anniversaries, house warming ceremonies etc.

Academic level:

School Day, Quiz Competitions, Inter School Competitions, Annual Day, Sports Meets, Inter College meets and fests ,Seminars etc.

Corporate Level:

Annual General meeting, Award Distribution ceremonies, Product launches, Conferences, Congresses, Exhibitions, etc.

Cultural level:

Big Festive events, Cultural programs, Religious Events, Social gatherings etc.

Entertainment level:

Fashions shows, Film premieres etc.

Sports level :

Events such as Asian games, Olympics, league matches etc.

Event managers are the people who take up the job to make an event successful and memorable.
If you are a person who has following qualities then you can think of getting into event management field:

•You are a social person with a big social network and are good at public relations .You love interacting with people of all sorts and are really good at it.
Reason: In this field you will be interacting with and dealing with lot of people from different backgrounds, culturally and educationally. Social skills play a very important role as in this field you will be dealing with lot of clients.

•You are a creative person and can think out of box. You have originality in your thoughts .
Reason: In event management you are required to organise events .The more creativity you use the more chances of making the event a success.

•You are a kind of person who can work under pressure and maintain cool of mind.
Reason: In event management you have to constantly work under the pressure of deadlines and need to work up to expectations of the clients.

•You are an organised person.
Reason: In event management you will be organising big events .You will be required to organise all activities and people in a proper manner.

•You are a good manager.
Reason: The event should be properly managed.

•You are a person who has risk taking ability.
Reason: When organizing an event you should always be ready to expect the unexpected.

Tasks of an event manager may include:

•Site identification and site surveying
•Budgeting and cash flow management
•Risk management
•First aid and crowd management
•Procuring any licences required
•Designing and planning the show

Educational background:

Various organisations provide diplomas and degrees in event management.
Various certified courses that can be acquired are:
Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM)
Certified Manager of Exhibits (CME)
Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM)
Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP).


Depends upon the company you join and your skill.

A piece of advice :

In this field you will always be better if you start on your own after gaining experience.



Meditation in Motion-Part 2


Yoga is another form of meditation in motion. It is a way of integrating mind ,body and soul.

Sitting and trying to meditate takes a lot time and practice. It is definitely possible and people have achieved it but , with great effort. Yoga is a easy way of focusing your mind first on asanas and slowly shifting attention to breath.

Studies show that regular yoga practice helps us to focus better, feel relaxed, increases our concentration and memory. Our mind is not cluttered with unnecessary thoughts, yoga helps in clearing way for better thinking .

You may notice that when you are tensed or angry or when your mind is very active, your breath is shorter. The essence of yoga is to concentrate on asanas and along with it move your attention and be aware of your breath. All asanas are associated with breathing sequences, each step is associated with a breathing pattern. So in yoga you move from physical asanas to subtle movements of breath and become aware of your breathing pattern. This leads to relaxation.

It is well known that no machine can work with hundred percent efficiency if it is working for twenty four hours round the clock. It needs rest. It needs time to cool down otherwise , it will break down and finish due to wear and tear. Same is the case with our fast paced lives. We need to do a lot. We need to achieve a lot .When we are in the state of activity or hyper-activity our brain waves move very fast. With all this running there is always an inner subtle urge for taking a break from all the activities.

We need to understand the importance of slowing down at times. We need to learn to slow down our brain activity as with that comes relaxation, clarity of thoughts and intuition (i.e. we are able to hear our inner voice clearly).

First, we slow down our physical body movements and then we slow down our breath which leads to slowing down of brain activity and this leads us to a state of bliss.

It is said that when we slow down our brain activity, it is only then we receive cosmic energy. Our thoughts are a blockage to reception of cosmic energy which is very much necessary for our well being.


Take out a moment to ponder


What has happened in Uttarakhand in India, is Nature’s way of telling us that She deserves attention.

Nature is crying for the DUE LEGITIMATE ATTENTION.

We need to understand that when we take so much from Nature, we should learn to give her back. With rights come responsibilities. One way traffic doesn’t workout well. It creates imbalance. This imbalance is projected in many ways.

Nature has her own way of telling us and reminding us of this imbalance. Time and again nature has warned us through tsunamis, cyclones, floods etc.

She has been pleading us, first through softer and then through harder ways –

Her constant pleads are falling on deaf ears. We are not listening to what Nature has to say.

What happens when one is deprived of one’s due rights?

First dissatisfaction is created. Then, come the silent protests. When the silent protests go unnoticed, then come the violent protests.
So, what are we all waiting for ???
Do we want more violent protests from Nature to listen to what She has to say?

Let us all carry out our part of responsibility towards Nature. Let us begin giving back to Nature her share. Don’t see if somebody else is doing or not. Don’t wait for somebody else to start. Start it with yourself .Concentrate on what you should be doing and not what others should be doing. Too much of talk is there and little of action. Let us reverse this pattern with more of action and less of talking.



Success Story – Aiyesha Farooq


Aiyesha Farooq has become the first combat-ready female fighter pilot in Pakistan.

She was at loggerheads with her widowed and uneducated mother when she wanted to join airforce seven years ago. She hails from a society where girls don’t even think of doing things such as flying aircraft. She came up and stood against all odds and barriers of Pakistan’s conservative society and taboos attached with it and made this choice for her.

She stood up for her beliefs and dreams and is an icon for everyone who dares to stand up for his beliefs and dreams. She has chartered a path for others to follow — A path of DIGNITY and SELF RELIANCE.

People like her have the power to change the society’s and nation’s way of thinking.

Hats off to Aiyesha Farooq!!!
Hats off to people like her who move into unchartered territories, charting a course for others to follow!!!



Meditation in Motion – Part 1


Tai Chi:

Tai chi is a form of martial art that is often referred to as moving meditation. Tai chi helps you to find balance between your mind and body .It works on the belief that focussing mind fully on movements brings mental peace and relaxation, which in turn helps one in reducing stress and anxiety levels. In addition to developing physical discipline, it helps one to focus his energies in constructive ways.

Tai Chi is a very slow form of workout that involves graceful movements along with proper breathing .It is a rhythmic series of movement with one movement leading to another in a very smooth manner.

Tai chi means directing of life force or energy inside our body. Tai chi has following elements:

•Taolu meaning solo hand and weapons routines/forms
•Neigong and qigong meaning breathing, movement and awareness exercises and meditation
•Tuishou meaning response drills
•Sanshou meaning self defence techniques

In China, tai chi is categorized under the Wudang grouping of Chinese martial art which is a form of arts concerned with internal power.

Although you can learn Tai Chi from videos ,etc . but, it is always better to learn Tai Chi under a well trained instructor for full benefits. A proper teacher will teach you all the movements along with proper breathing and also teach you how to focus the energies while exercising. Thus, instructor has a great role in imparting proper technique. Anything you learn is useful only if you do it using the right method and technique.



How to choose a Career

In earlier days people used to work for the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. With the passage of time more complex things came into being and with this complexity , came more complexity into the type of work performed by people. With the advent of gadgets people were required for their designing , manufacturing and maintenance. With the increase in complexity of life situations people were required for administration and maintenance of law and order. So, now at this stage, work is not only required for basic tasks of getting food , clothing and shelter but also for more complex tasks such a designing of aircrafts etc.

Today people have a pool of careers to choose from. Choice of career is very important as it affects the whole life of an individual. So, while choosing our career two questions need to be answered:

Q1.Why should I be choosing this career?
Q2.How this career will affect me?

Following points will guide you to answer these questions for yourself:

Before choosing a career spend some time with yourself and know yourself better:

    Find out for yourself what are your likes and what are your dislikes? What are the areas that interest you?
    What are your strengths and what are your weaknesses? Remember ultimately we need to bank on our strengths and not weaknesses.
    What is your sense of security? Are you adventurous and risk taking or you yearn for security in life? Would you like to be your own boss or would you be happy following the leader?

    NOTE: Remember risk and reward are directly proportional .Greater the risk taking ability greater the rewards and vice a versa.

    Where would you like to be in 10 years down the line?

    NOTE: Take a look into the career options with objectivity and see where they will lead you? Do they provide with enough challenges and opportunities for desired growth and development in the career graph?

    Do you have a hobby where in you would like to spend more of your energy and time and mould it into a career for yourself?

    Would you like to work in a fast paced world or would like to do something that moves on a slow pace?


    The choice of career also affects social standing of a person. In a gathering when somebody is introduced as CEO of a company, people guess rest of the things such as his calibre, skills and education from that only. Thus, our career speaks a lot for us.


    The career we choose will ultimately affect our whole life style and being. So, before making a career choice be very clear as to what kind of life you would like to lead.

    When we choose a particular career, we spend major productive chunk of our daily time in a particular type of environment and we tend to work and think in that way in our normal daily lives too. Thus, in which ever field we work it starts becoming a part of our personality. For example, if the individual is in teaching field he will start teaching and giving instructions at home also. A doctor will behave in a peculiar fashion at home also with a more hygienic way of life.

Choice of career should not be a matter of chance or compulsions but it should be long and objectively thought of process.
Always follow your passion. Don’t go for something because it is trendy or because of peer pressure. Remember a useful chunk of our time in this life will be spent working and if we don’t enjoy what we do then we are heading for a torturous life for ourselves.

If in dilemma while taking decision regarding choice of career try talking to people who are already into that career. It may help you.


Success Story – Arunima Sinha

mt everest 3

It is the story of valour and fighting back for life. It is the story that tells us that nothing can stop us but we ourselves. It is the story of an amputated girl Arunima Sinha from India, who scaled the mightiest and most gigantic Mount Everest to become the First Female Amputee to scale Mount Everest.

Two years back tragedy struck this woman , who was a volley ball player at that time. She was thrown out of a moving train by thieves for resisting to chain snatching. One of her legs was crushed by a moving by train. In order to save her life doctors had no choice but to amputate her leg.

“At that time everyone was worried for me. I then realised I had to do something in my life so that people stop looking at me with pity”, Sinha told Indian TV before leaving for the climb.

So, this is really what is required to succeed in life “A never giving up attitude”. However , big the hurdles may come in life the spirit to fight back should never end.

Sinha’s climb was sponsored by The Tata Steel Adventure Foundation and she was trained and guided by Sherpa’s Asian Trekking company in 2012.

Tom Whittaker, a British mountaineer, was the first person with disability(amputated foot) to scale Mount Everest in 1998.

Hats off to Arunima Sinha!!!!
Hats off to Tom Whittaker!!!!
Hats off to people like them who show the courage to fight back and come up !!!!



Healthy Lifestyle is the best legacy we can pass to our kids- A Viewpoint


As parents we should strive to inculcate health conscious habits in kids and teach them how to lead and maintain a healthy life style.

•We along with our kids can go in for morning exercise sessions. Once this becomes a habit for them they will know for themselves the benefits of morning exercise. This will keep them active mentally and physically. Soon they will know the difference between the days they go for exercising and the days they don’t go for exercising.

•Good eating habits form a part of healthy life style. Now a days it is seen that children keep on munching junk food. We as parents need to discourage this and make a shift towards healthy eating habits. We should keep our children well informed about the food value of various foods and how it affects our body.

•Regular Meditation can also be introduced into their daily routine. Once they form the habit of meditating , knowing of course the right technique , this will help them in mastering their mind. Their mind will not wander unnecessarily and unwanted chattering of mind will stop. They will be in control of their thoughts and can direct their mind like a chauvinist to what they want it to think and not expend their energies in unnecessary thoughts.