28 July 2013

D DaY BlunderS

D Day Blunders would have pushed us from where we had started. 9 months of physical training was going to end. D Day was approaching. By D Day I am refferring to the final board examination day that would have promote some of us to the level of officers . By passing that board we would have been posted to various districts within the state.
                                     The first level of the exam was PT board. PT is physical training which is similar to PT classes that we used to have in schools. PT consist of 6 tables. Each table consist of  6 workouts. So there are total 36 work outs in the complete  PT syllabus. To memorise 36 different workouts was very difficult. The exam was divided into two parts. Ist part was viva and the second part was group PT or mass PT.
                                        As D Day approached we were quite confident that every one will clear the board. Cadet Nitul sharma was over confident. He had reasons to be .He knew all the 36 workouts by heart. So he was the leader during our PT classes. A leader is one who stands infront of the group during the PT period. The group or the followers follows the leader. He was obviously the 1st choice of our PT instructor to lead our group in the PT board exam.
                                         We were very excited on the exam day. There were four board members sitting in front of us. One by one we were asked to do one or two work outs. One of the members would ask us to do a single workout infront of them. I was asked to do workout no 4 of table 3. I jumped and did one. It was actually 1st workout of table 4. The board members were slowly getting angry. Cadet Apurba Das invented one new workout when he was asked to do 1st work out of table 4. One of the board members finally got fed up and said you have all failed in your individual test. Now let us see how does you all behave in a team.
                                              
                                           Upon hearing this cadet Nitul Sharma was very nervous. Just at the nick of time Nitul forgot all the PT tables. We were asked to start the mass PT or group PT with Nitul as the leader. The 1st table was ok. But from the 2nd table everything went wrong. Nitul was doing someting and we were doing something else. Nitul was not aware what we were doing as we were behind him. Only when he bend down he saw us between his legs that we were doing different things.
                                     Ultimately the board decided that we were not good enough to be passed. The board gave us two months time to rectify. Nitul never showed his overconfidence again.

14 comments:

mysay.in said...

A great performer need not be a great leader .. but a great leader is always a good performer .. I feel.
Reminds me of Sachin Tendulkar's bad captaincy a black spot on his otherwise great career in cricket :)
Nice post sir ..teaches what a blunder over confidence does :)

allresourceupdates said...

Hahaha..I guess He learned a good lesson..Over Confidence always leads to Pitfall

Bedanga Sarma said...

Very well said Jack... Thanks for the comment and am very happy that you liked the post

Bedanga Sarma said...

Yes, over confidence can be very dangerous.. Thank you Harsha for the comment.

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chinmoy gayan said...

That was a terrible performance by all of us.I think no one had done their job convincingly that day.Infact,Priyobrata and Apurba had invented few workout themselves for this special occassion.Finally Utpal Sarma made it even worse than ever possible

Arumugam Easwar said...

Over confidence or lack of confidence is not good for any performer. But then, as human beings, it happens to us at some point of time and it's good if we learn lessons from our mistakes.

Bedanga Sarma said...

I am glad that you remember the incident. Thanks for the comment.

Bedanga Sarma said...

very true.. Thank you for the comment

jahid said...

Nice read Bedanga. Over confidence is always very risky@

Bedanga Sarma said...

That's right... Thank you for the comment Jahid.

Shyamal Gayan said...

over confidence is bad ..it's known...but the way you put it humoursly made me laugh a lot..i did n't know it happened at that time..but glad to know

Bedanga Sarma said...

Ha ha ha. Its a very funny incident.. Thanks for the comment Shymal