The value system of any company represents thought process of company’s founders and reflects in the overall working of it. Some 100 years back it was the ‘owner and laborer’ culture where laborer are considered to be just like machine or they were in place of machine. Labor used to do all sort of work and the value system was to keep them engaged with work all the time. It was quantity not quality time. There were no thought for employee or society as stake holders.
As the time passes, with the formation of International organizations like International Laborer Organization and Indexes like Human Development Indexes, the value system gets changed and as employees also got more aware, they demanded for promotions, justified salary, pensions and holidays etc. In that era, formation of labor union started. With the value system little changing and was completely money minded, leaders of such labor union was enticed and kept in control for controlling larger mass of laborer. The thought for employees in the mind of employer was just taking initiation in that era.
Then developed the current value system, where employees are equal stake holders and there are different policies for them. Now the employees’ satisfaction towards work is given equal importance by employer and they are provided an ambience of friends instead of boss-labor culture. Thus today sustainability as value system of company is developed for employees. Now only those are successful, which care for their employees as their own, this culture is demand of today.
It’s not only that you want to build a brand, so you are caring for employees, but its need of today. Because otherwise you will not be able to retain your employees and since as a company you have invested so much on their learning and otherwise, so it will lead to financial setback and work will gets delayed also. Also the society and your clients will not consider you as a good company. People now have started looking at sustainability aspect of whole product life cycle and accordingly deciding their purchase of a particular product and/ or services.
Thus sustainability is need of hour. As a value system it is developing and future is for sustainable companies only!
The brand of a company is everything that is being earned by over the years of hard work. With the revolution of information technology and changes in natural climatic cycles, awareness among customer about environment is increased substantially. They have now started talking more about green processes and green products. They look at the label and appreciate the less polluting, water conserving and energy efficient companies.
The sustainability is must for your own existence in present and near future rather than for someone else to care about. In coming ten or twenty years, only those will survive and lead the business, who are seeding now the culture of sustainability into their processes and products.
We wish to be your partner in inculcating the same and hope to have a all win-win sustainable way ahead for all!
Heat Stroke Prevention & Management
1. Maintain hydration throughout the day by drinking water. Always take a water bottle whenever you go out.
2. Eat raw onion mixed with mint leaves and green chilly with meals.
3. Drink chaach, nimbu pani, nariyal pani, aam pana as and whenever possible.
4. Soak raisins(munakka), dry dates(chuhara) in water and consume.
5. Consume fruits like musk melon, water melon, grapes, musammi, papaya etc.
6. Avoid going out during peak hot hours and dont leave children in a parked car.
7. Schedule your exercises / yoga to early morning hours.
8. In case of dehydration take rest, drink ORS , carry out cold water sponging.
If you are extremely dehydrated or start feeling vertigo/dizziness rush to the nearest hospital.
Benefits of Harsingar(Parijat):
1.Fever- Grind 7-8 “leaves” to extract the juice of harsingar, add juicy extract of ginger and take it with honey. It is useful in dengue and malaria also.
2.Dry Cough- Grind some “leaves” to extract the juice and take it with honey thrice daily.
3.Intestinal worms- Grind some “leaves” to extract the juice and take it with sugar and water.
4.Sciatica- Make Kadhaa from “leaves” and drink half cup twice a day.
5.Dandruff- The kadhaa of “seeds” is used as hair tonic and is used to wash the hair daily to get rid off from dandruff.
*To make kadhaa – boil the content(leaves/seeds/flowers) in 4cup of water and leave till 1cup remains .Then strain the mixture.*
Sustainable development is a vision and a way of thinking and acting so that we can secure the resources and environment for our future generation. Sustainability is a process of caring about others as well, while taking care of oneself. It remind me the Indian tradition- “sharing is best way of living”. In sustainability this sharing is with respect to use of resources natural as well as industrial with nature and society. This sharing is necessity for our children and their children and all coming generations to live their life with the resources we are having right now. It’s not the one who has polluted will suffer at the end only but everybody sooner or later will get the pain of not living in harmony with society and nature. Thus we must think about it from a point of view that it is required for our own benefit and not for charity.
Our contribution to sustainable development could be as small as taking care of our kitchen garden with natural manure or switching off fans and lights when not in use. For corporate, it could be making using solar panels for electricity generation or using biodegradable stationary. It could be recycling or proper disposal of waste and after use products.
Anywhere we are, whatever our endeavor is, we must go for sustainable development in our own domain for betterment of our gennext!
When we say “cheeni kum” most of the people hold their sugar in tea or coffee,but the fact is that there is hidden sugar present in most of the processed foods and drinks and even in what we consider healthier options-low fat yogurt,fresh orange juice,a grilled chicken sub etc.
Corn flakes,potatoes,wheat flakes,wheat chapati,white rice etc are some examples of high glycemic index foods(foods that instantly spike sugar levels in the blood). Pizza,burger,cold drinks all are loaded with sugars.
Sugar is addictive but is only an indulgence. The daily recommendation is 6 teaspoons in females and 9 teaspoons in males per day. Our diet contains more than this amount as all cereals,fruits and starches are reduced to sugar in the body. We must consume fresh seasonal fruits as they contain essential fibers also and avoid sweets.
Sugar changes “muscle protein in the heart” leading to heart failure.
When we leave consuming extra sugar either in the form of junk food or jams ,ketch ups etc the craving is so intense in the initial days because the body undergoes a massive metabolic shift.But the things become normal in a month or so.
Balancing the sugar also helps in maintaining weight.
Its upto us,to take the decision now at this very moment.If you love, you and your family ,start balancing the consumption of your sugar now.
In the Earlier post, I have talked about the traditions related to Sharad Paksha.
Today I want to touch upon another Indian tradition and its implicit sustainable aspects.
The worship of different plants and trees which are most beneficial to the environment or which are most required for that geographical locations is one such example. Indians are known to worship Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) as most pious plant which is now known to have hundreds of medicinal and therapeutic effects. It helps in purifying the air and soil as well. For example- Tulsi (Holy Basil) is an excellent anti-biotic, germicidal, fungicidal and disinfectant. It helps in protecting our body from nearly all sorts of bacterial, viral and fungal infections. A decoction of the leaves, with honey and ginger is an effective remedy for bronchitis, asthma, influenza, cough and cold. Even healthy persons can chew 12 leaves of basil, twice a day, to prevent stress. It also has immuno-modulatory properties. It is anti carcinogenic and it found to be effective in healing nearly all types of cancer and tumors. In recent past a number of applications were being filed for the therapeutic effects of Tulsi leaves by different foreign countries and India had to fight hard to keep them unpatented. All these effects are known since ages to the Indian community. It is made pious and worshipped as a Goddess in Indian culture. Thus it developed as a Tradition to have Tulsi plant in every home and use it daily. Thus you can see Tulsi plant in every house and concern about its growth.
There are many other such trees which were made pious and different days are allotted for them for some good reasons. Like for getting a handsome groom, girls are advised to worship Peepal(Ficus religiosa) tree and pour water in it on every Thursday. Also we are known not to cut Peepal tree as God won’t forbid us for this. There is a tradition of knotting Raksha Sutra( Red Thread) around trees and make a wish for our good fortune. The use of Neem (Azadirachta indica) on the day of Akshaya Tritiya on door of house or the culture of growing five trees in courtyard are examples of sustainability intermingled in our tradition.
Now see the implicit sustainability in this. As we have tradition of worshiping the plants, we will not cut them for any reason. We will take utmost care of them. We pour water in them daily and use them daily without any harm. Our children also learn to care of the plants. Hence these traditions take us near to nature and educate us to live in harmony with it. This leads to a win-win situation where environment has viability and in turn it benefits to human in every aspect.
Thus if any good practice converts to tradition like worshiping of trees, it will be persistent and hence will keep us sustained for a better future.
Ms Seema Gupta
We Indian are known to live with nature in full harmony. From the ancient time the Traditions of India are full of sustainability. Many examples can be cited for this.
The fortnight of Shradh parv of Hindu religion is one of such example. This time is marked by remembering our pitra by offering cooked food and doing some ritualistic pooja and then distributing the anna to Brahmana and needy people.
In this way,not only we remember our forefathers but also learn to respect the needy people and other creatures like crow and dog. The simple rituals take us near to the environment.
The light and smoke of bhog burnt with ghee removes the little insects and worms that have prospered due to Monsoon and Rainy moist 4 month season and cleans the atmosphere. Although burning dry cowdung pollutes the air yet the ghee burning does some purification of the air too.
Ms Seema Gupta