Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a Malayalee from Bangalore, was one of those military men who died fighting the terrorists in Mumbai. Following widespread criticism of the Kerala government’s failure to officially acknowledge the supreme sacrifice made by the late Major, the Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan visited the Major’s residence in Bangalore last evening.
However, Mr. Unnikrishnan, father of Sandeep refused to meet with the two politicians and said that he did not wish his son’s death to be part of any undue publicity. He asked the two to leave. An aggrieved Unnikrishnan was seen on television chasing away the media personnel and the politicians calling them “filthy dogs” and raged at the fact that him family was not given the respect & privacy they deserved on their only son’s death.
Although it is a tragic situation for any father to cremate his only son, I’m all cheers for Mr. Unnikrishnan for putting those politicians in their places! May the Major’s family find some peace.
The results will officially be out in a couple of days but our scorecard is done…..and we rocked! My team & I have done very well in November. When I took over as the training team lead, I wasn’t sure how well I would do and had the fear that I would lead the team to the bottom. The month before I took over the score was 91% which was the highest ever the center has ever had. Luckily for me, my first month the team scored 90%, even as I was just feeling my way through.
The next month we did one better and scored 92%. I felt wonderful. Not only that, I thought I had this down pat. I thought I had it figured out as to how to get good scores on our performance and began to plan accordingly. But in September we were driven a blow to our plans and as things weren’t in our control, we scored only 90%. I was bummed. But we bounced back and I planned like hell and ensured that everyone was on board till the very end and we scored 95% in October. The 2nd & 3rd highest scores of the training department were both with me at the helm! Yeehah!
So now the onus was to do even better and rock hard. I also noticed that the pressure was on us to perform higher but there was no talk of proper pay. I still was waiting my promotion hike. As much as that annoys me, I planned for the month. Everything didn’t go as per plan and there were hurdles along the way but I was prepared and my team came thru. And we aced it. 97%! Which means that we could be either top or join top all India! That is great man. I am pleased. A little tired as November was a tough month for me due to my illness. But I’ll be high as a kite when they officially announce all the other states scores!