VHP, i knew this stands for Vishwa Hindu Parisad. Religious fanaticism has caused the most destruction to humanity than anything else. A drug made to cure has been used otherwise,
Anyway, this time the acronym was for Vitality Hire Program. I was selected from a crowd of 364 odd candidates in a campus placement for IBM. Only 14 i think were finally selected out of 364 and i was the lucky one. This was a perfect example of being lucky, as out of 40 questions asked in the test, i knew only 8 correct and rest were all a guess-work. I was lucky.
The presentation before was fantastic. Mrs Pallavi and Sudheer Mehani introduced IBM in quite a wonderful way and all were very excited. I was assuming this only an opportunity to experience “How IBM test paper looks like?”, The test and finally interview, it took 11PM and i reached home in night. I was not expecting to be selected for 1st round.
A week later got a call from Gurmeet, i was selected. I was taking physics class in my coaching, was explaining the kinetic way of proving the work energy relationships. I quickly noted the A26, Okhla phase 1 address and went there for final interview round with Dhruv and Pallavi again. I wanted to be selected for second round. I took all the magazines articles which was published in Physics for you etc. They asked few questions from mobile telecommunication and i explained drawing all smart illustration on paper. I was selected.
NIIT Delhi south-ex appreciated quite brilliantly me.
Before second round i got a call from NIIT south-ex that i have to report immediately to NIIT with all my documents and passport. i didn’t knew why, i was not knowing that i was selected in IBM. I went there and i was told to meet Sudha Madam. Sudha madam took me to a class and introduced. Meet Rashid, he has cleared IBM offcampus drive. I was treated like a celebrity. I can’t express the joy, happiness and nervousness. This was extremely amazing. Called Abbu immediately. All were very happy. I was in. I got a job.
I was thinking for my established coaching institute. What to do for Spectrum. I had put a lot effort in making my coaching institute a success in locality, and i was thinking now to close it. This was not possible for me to drive both the things. i was not a smart businessman, but only a heart follower. Slowly i moved my students to other institutes. The rivals were happy, and i was also very happy. Did some bridging classes to the BEST institute for three months. IBM induction training and 3-4 hours classes in night. I was very enthusiastic, otherwise this was quite hectic for me.
IBM called us Vitality Hires, and the whole team proved beyond all expectations. I learned a lot. A lot about new things. However somewhere the Physics teacher was lost. I still miss my classes and interactions with a lot students. This is like a situational breakup with an old girlfriend and being married to someone, somehow keeping balance for a happy married life. There is more to regret and much to appreciate.