Thursday, 2 July 2015

Training of Cadre

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji  impresses about the training of the cadre. It is the training that makes them robust. But it is a gradual process and need to be done with all care and concern as these are human beings.

constant flow of raw material in the form of human element is essential. Every organization has its own devices to choose the proper raw material. As a person requiring iron, can take a big magnet and move it round about, so that the magnet attracts the iron, so the organization has to attract the workers. But utmost care has to be taken to keep away the unwanted material. Otherwise the time and the energy, taken in the efforts yield no dividends. The devices and the processes of one organization differ from those of another organization and they cannot be copied. The requirements and the objectives of organizations differ depending upon their character and complexion.

Every organization has to go through the trial and error method until it ultimately comes to fix its process. The persons recruited are put to different tests such as responsibility response, way of thinking; implementation, adjustment to environments etc. and they are adjusted according to willingness, even to offer their life for the ideology they have accepted. This process of testing requires patience. Haste becomes waste and the organizations suffer. Patience pays in progress and success of the organization. The personnel of the cadre thus selected become the standard of the organization. Even hundred men of a lower level will not do the work of ten such people of the cadre, who can be at the helm of affairs. Thus cadre formation is a phased programme and cannot be carried out in haste. Different ordeals have to be gone through.

Only persons of sterling merit, caliber and determination should be selected to form a cadre. Such people live the ideals of the organization. Booklets, handbills, pamphlets, etc. are of much less worth when such living organizations exist. Such people give a fresh fillip to the activities of the organization. The life workers and the whole-timers of the Vivekananda Kendra who have dedicated their energies to the cause will speak better about the Kendra through their life rather than through any printed material. Words have limited concept and import; workers who live the philosophy of the Kendra will propagate the objectives of the Kendra more easily than mere printed or spoken words. We must have such workers of quality in large numbers.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji uses the simili of yarn and cloth. It makes us clear the every thread of yarn cannot be converted into a cloth. Some breaks which remains and gets used for some other purpose. He says :

An organization requires participation of people who can be trained to assume control and train others later. Even though the yarn can be transformed into cloth, some yarn, which breaks again and again, is removed and used for some other purpose, as for the cloth it is not good. Such waste yarn is not thrown away; it is utilized in some other way. So a person not coming up to the standard can be maintained but not as a cadre. Thus as all the raw material does not yield the finished goods, so also all men may not be turned into a cadre. But an organization cannot work without the cadre and the process of forming one may turn out to be a very lengthy and troublesome one.

It makes us clear that though each one is useful in the organisation, the utility could be different and once that is understood properly, there would not be probably any mistake in understanding each other as well the hierarchy too.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Cadre makes organisation

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji further talks about the cadre. He says :

A properly trained class of devoted workers who are suited to the maintenance, stability and progress of the organization has to be created. Eknathji brings out the simili of cement concrete structure for clarity. He says : In the cement concrete structure, the cement, sand and stones do not give the necessary strength. Iron bars are imbedded in the cement concrete so that it becomes reinforced cement concrete which is slightly stronger. The organization also requires such reinforcement for its strength and durability.

Such workers recruited with great care form proper human material for the work. These persons must measure up to the demands of the organization. In textile industry, even though the finished goods, namely, the cloth comes at the end, still it has to go through many processes. But initially there must be cotton which is the raw material. If the cotton is of a superior variety and of a long staple, the product will be equally superb. Thus, the persons selected must be capable of transformation through proper process. It is only copper wire that is useful as a good conductor of electricity. One cannot use ordinary iron wire or coir rope in its place for the reason that copper is costly. In every industry and production, the suitable raw material is of the utmost importance.