Thursday, November 8, 2012

Have a Meaningful Deepavali - tomorrow in The STAR

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964)
“Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.”

Back to basics: 
What we should do in the beginning before anything else

Each year zubedy picks a theme that is relevant for our nation, our Malaysia. We usually launch a new theme around Deepavali. Last year we called on you, our brother and sister Malaysians to consider The Middle Path as the way to move forward. For this coming year, we feel it is time for us to get back to basics.

As we progress as a people, we need to understand and appreciate our history, to remember our principles, to further strengthen our foundation, and to find ourselves. We need to go back to basics.

What do we mean by going back to basics?

It is the need for a firm foundation – to rebuild it if needs be. Ensure the cake is right before icing it. Eat right and exercise, before considering supplements. Get the product right before advertising. Know the alphabets before aiming to read and write. Eradicate poverty before erecting fancy monuments.

Why is there a need to get back to basics?

Because we must first have a strong footing for all our actions form chain reactions; the right ones will provide the groundwork for success and the wrong ones may lead to bad consequences. And also, because we need to address the fundamental problems and not just the symptoms – patch-up work won’t do anymore. Get it right at the start.

How do we get back to basics?

Believe; we need to do this. Prioritise; delay gratification and allow politics to be on the back burner. Act; do what is right and needs to be done. These three steps can very well be the start of a better Malaysia and help us avoid situations becoming like nasi jelantah – undercooked at its core.

When to do it?


Where should we apply this concept?

At home. At work. In politics. Business. Education. Welfare.  Family. Poverty eradication. Sports management. Everywhere.

Who to do it?

You and I.

At zubedy, our programs draw strength from shared values and traditions. We believe that at heart, all Malaysians want good things for themselves and for their brother and sister Malaysians, simply because our nation cannot prosper as a whole if some of us are left behind.

Let us be first and foremost Malaysians.

Let us add value,
Have A Meaningful Deepavali

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