SEPTEMBER First LIC BIRTH DAY!

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LIC Central Office building YOGAKSHEMA in Mumbai.

Come September First great thoughts of Insurance Industry
Comes to mind! Concept India had practiced heftily
From time immemorial-Joint family system
Symbolized great practice! life insurance!

Came the current practice years hundred and forty eight ago
With the British Insurance companies in Eighteen seventy!
More than two hundred and forty companies Indian and foreign
Offering life Insurance protection to the selected citizens!

Came Independence and great leaders with Nehruji at the helm
Deshmuk as Finance Minister thought of nationalization
Born the great Life Insurance Corporation this day first September
sixty two years ago in Nineteen Fifty Six! Happy birth day to you LIC!

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LIC Building on Mount Road, Chennai-Southern Zonal Office

INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY 28th June.

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Insurance-a great concept from the days of yore
Joint family system practiced by our ancestors
Indeed great! But collapsed – social revolution!
Insurance for economic problems great solution!

Lack of awareness keeps all away from insurance
Despite a big team is ready for assistance!
Excuses readily offered for not going in
Insurance is a concept purchase-invisible!

On this day let us all review our insurance needs
Take concrete decisions for the benefit of all
Life or general a must for the family sure
waste not time to go in for safety it is pure!

insurance awareness day 2018 க்கான பட முடிவு

MY SWEETEST SONG!

 

Today is SEPTEMBER FIRST – the day in 1956- my Alma mater great LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION  where I learnt the art and science of LIFE and LIVING for more than four decades- was born. A week following COME SEPTEMBER FIRST” is named as INSURANCE WEEK and great celebrations are observed all over the Corporation in India and abroad.

I pleasantly recollect  my SWEETEST THOUGHTS of my services in LIC for more than 40 years and the Insurance Week Celebrations I observed in various places I have worked during 1962-2001 and share the same 3ith my Esteemed Viewers o ENVIUS THOUGHTS.
“We look before and after

And pine for what is not

Our sincerest laughter

With some pain is fraught

“Our sweetest memories are those that tell of saddest thoughts”

a great quote of P B Shelly in his immortal poem  “ODE TO A SKYLARK”.

Inaugurating 1600th Session and the open air class room “SHANTHINIKETHAN” in LIC Zonal Training Center, Ambattur, Chennai in 2000.
Inaugurating 1600th Session and the open air class room “SHANTHINIKETHAN” in LIC Zonal Training Center, Ambattur, Chennai in 2000.

In the life of our nation, no other financial Institution has played such a sterling role as Life Insurance Corporation of India. Yes; LIC is entering its seventy one  year of service today. Every year commencing on first September LIC observes INSURANCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS for a week and I was very, very particular that the WEEK must be observed meticulously in letter and spirit on all the seven days without exception and hence I in my forty years of LIC service, started organizing the Week at my different stages-as AAO (Development) in Coimbatore during 1969-1972, as ABM  (Administration) in Ooty (1972-1975), as SSS Liaison Officer, Thanjavur Divisional Office (1975-1978), as Administrative Officer (SDM Secretarial/Development (1981-1983), as  Branch/Senior Branch Manager in Erode Branch I (1983-1987), Coimbatore Avinashi Road  Branch (1987-1991), as Marketing Manager, Bikener, Thanjavur and Salem (1991-1995), as Senior Divisional Manager Kadapa (1995-1998), as Secretary(Marketing) Zonal Office, Chennai (1998-2001). I had the pleasure of involving myself directly with the celebrations in all these stages and places. While I was Administrative Officer (Audit and Inspection) South Zone (1978-1981) I could not involve in the Week. In this way, THIRTY Insurance Week Celebrations in which my direct involvement was there and they remain as quite SWEETEST THOUGHTS! Sitting at my Flat in Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai, brooding over the past at my 76th year of age, I vividly and pleasantly look back on these Insurance Week Celebrations” which I would like to share with my great and esteemed viewers and friends present and  past of LIC.

In my first post in my ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com I have shared exhaustively “MY TRYST WITH LIFE INSURANCE CORPORAION OF INDIA”- four decade long journey!

Hence I would strictly touch upon my sweetest thoughts of the INSURANCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS only in this post.

Normally my Insurance Week extends to EIGHT days-eighth day- ADULT LITERACY DAY!

First of September falling on a week day will be the monthly business closing day in a Branch and hence the celebration will be restricted to the Inauguration of SPECIAL SERVICE COUNTER by a local dignitary in the Branch office premises.

Since it was my strong belief that the occasion should give a fillip to the image of the Institution, the rest of the seven days events will be conducted outside the Branch premises. One day will be for the children’s drawing, painting, essay writing like competition in any school premises. Another day for workers in a factory-an elocution contest for the workers on the benefit of Life insurance for them will be organized. Yet another day Woman’s day in a Woman’s hostel like YWCA etc. On all September fifth- Teachers’ Day will be organized in a local school –with a breakfast to the teachers-speeches in appreciation of the good work turned out by the teachers for the society. The school will be selected in such a way that Salary Savings Scheme can be introduced or extended in a big way!

Another day a talk in the Rotary/Lions/JCs Club about LIC and its achievements in serving the society will be delivered. Seventh day valedictory of the week will be held in a public auditorium with prize distribution and some cultural programme with an outsider Chief Guest.

Eighth day ADULT LITERACY day, in the adult education center in a village – some donations like books, electric lights etc will be made; participation in Government arranged functions.

With slight variations in programs, all these thirty years celebrations are still the sweetest songs in my memory and pass through like a film!

In Erode Branch, with the cooperation of administrative and marketing teams, a Bus Shelter was donated in one year; one page supplementary on the Branch growth and achievements was brought out three years.

This was almost the same pattern everywhere where I served, Bikaner or Coimbatore, Salem or Thanjavur,  Kadapa or Madurai!

In particular the way in which Insurance Week Celebrations in Thanjavur Division render sweet songs. My great colleagues in Thanjavur Division, besides other programmes in the Town Hall in the center of the city and in the Divisional Office premises performed a folk lore called VILLUP PATTU depicting the history of life insurance and the LIC and later as a rural  publicity program was performed in several rural pockets which naturally won  tremendous response from the public. The folk lore involves singing and speaking to the accompaniment of striking the strings of a big bow with a foot long stick.

A typical VILLUP PATTU scene- a great folklore!
A typical VILLUP PATTU scene- a great folklore!

Extensive press coverage used to be given in Hindu to Indian Express to Dinamalar to Dinathanthi!

More heartening were the reports that appeared in Yogakshema and Southern Splendor SZ house magazine and South Central and Northern Zone House magazines.

These paper cuttings and the respective house magazines in my home library when I go through after 16 years of leaving LIC take me to very heavens!

A view of the YOGAKSHEMA prestigious house magazine of LIC of India.
A view of the YOGAKSHEMA prestigious house magazine of LIC of India.

“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven” a great poet wrote about Industrial  Revolution! It was indeed a bliss to serve LIC for forty long years and more. In fact LIC is my Alma Mater where I learnt the great art and science of Life and living!

I took legitimate pride whenever YOGAKSHEMA the prestigious House magazine of LIC carried my articles on different subjects in those days when I was in service. But then, to find a story after 14 years of retirement in AUGUST 2015 ISSUE OF YOGAKSHEMA written by Shri Hari Krishan Chaudhary, Chandigar under the title: “An encounter with a Septuagenarian Poet”  was heartwarming and took me to ecstasy as that encounter was with this writer!!!!!

While I am thankful to the author I am grateful to the Editor of Yogakshema for having published the same. I am indeed overwhelmed with the nice gesture shown to me by my Alma Mater.

I have reproduced the article for the ready reference to the readers along with the letter of my former colleague in Coimbatore Avinashi Road Branch about a quarter century ago!

GEETHA PRABHAKARAN

Sir,

I have attached herewith the scanned copy of the one page article by Shri Hari Krishan Chaudhary in the August 2015 issue of ‘Yogakshema’. The soft copy of the magazine is yet to be received from the publishers.

Sir, I felt very proud reading about your accomplishments and went about bragging in my department about your being my first boss when I had just joined LIC.

Hearty Congratulations on all your achievements and I wish you many more accolades!

With warm regards,

Geeta Prabhakaran

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Here are a few photographs taken during the Insurance Week Celebrations in different places and different years for the perusal of my respected and beloved viewers from more than 210 countries.  Some of these photographs are my great possessions indeed!

Photos are always very great memory servers! I am very fond of yesterday’s photos in the print form and in fact I have a few with me for almost four decades!; in these digital days, any number of photos of any decades are well stored in our computer system; yet the printed photos have their own charm and beauty! I do preserve some of them so carefully that they come to my help for any occasion and in any of my literary journeys!

Inauguration Week Celebrations in Erode - thirty years ago.
Inauguration Week Celebrations in Erode – thirty years ago.
In Coimbatpre Avinashi Road Branch – during 1987-1991
In Coimbatpre Avinashi Road Branch – during 1987-1991
Drawing / painting competition for school children.
Drawing / painting competition for school children.
IW Celebrations in CBE Rotary Club Prize distribution- Coimbatore
IW Celebrations in CBE Rotary Club Prize distribution- Coimbatore
Inauguration Week Celebrations-Avinashilingam Home Science College- Coimbatore
IW Celebrations-Avinashilingam Home Science College- Coimbatore
IWC-in Seerangammal Kalvi Nilayam Teachers Day -Coimbatore
IWC-in Seerangammal Kalvi Nilayam Teachers Day -Coimbatore
Insurance Week Celebrations Salem Division d in September 1994
Insurance Week Celebrations Salem Division d in September 1994
Insurance Week Celebrations in Kadapa- 1995-1998
Insurance Week Celebrations in Kadapa- 1995-1998
Insurance Week Celebrations-Kadapa Division- 1995-1998
Insurance Week Celebrations-Kadapa Division- 1995-1998
At Kadapa LIC Redsidents Association meeting
At Kadapa LIC Redsidents Association meeting

In this way, the songs that I hear of Insurance Week Celebrations in different stations and different years are indeed sweetest .  I used to tell my agents in those days that they should perform in such a manner that will remain ever sing sweet songs and I will be happily recollecting the same in my seventies and eighties reclining in my easy chair and responded splendidly in all my marketing assignments. Precisely that is what I am doing now on my tryst with LIC and in particular these Insurance Week Celebrations.

Thanks my dear viewers for your patient viewing!

DAZZLING DIAMOND IN LIC’S CROWN!

 

                                                            LIC CHENNAI

Sixty years in the service of the Nation LIC completes
The giant public sector organization gladly resolves
To reach seventy five with greater glory in its cause to serve
The people, society and the nation with remarkable reserve!

Economy protected, people’s money for people’s welfare
Sixty long years-LICsians in million work sans fanfare
With the motto sole YOUR WELFARE OUR RESPONSIBILITY” pure
Grateful people made the giant LIC market leader sure!

Lot of grounds yet to be covered realize all those connected
Present and past dream, think act to fulfill that ambition conceived.
Companies may come and companies may go but EL AI SEE goes
On and on towards its goal cherished to serve and serve sans woes!

 

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                                 LIC CENTRAL OFFICE YOGAKSHAMA in Mumbai.

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FEED BACK ON “MY TRYST WITH LIC”

“ENVIUS THOUGHTS” commenced through https://nvsr.wordpress.com  with the first posting  “MY TRYST WITH LIC” on 28th February 2015- on the completion of FOURTEEN years of my retired life. Quite new to blog and all, I just emailed the information to all the email ids of my known friends and also shared with my Face Book and Google friends.

To my greatest joy and surprise that post had 148 views – one of the highest for any day from 28/2/2015 till this day!!!

Not only views but also feed backs and comments thrilled me. To all of them of course I acknowledged and conveyed my heartful gratitude then and there. Of course there were several phone calls from my good friends who where in the know of my telephone number.

We know that we read a lot but then no time or mood to respond in black and white! That is a part of our nature.

Yet,

Feed backs/comments and some of my replies are nearing 100 which I wanted to share with my great friends and hence here it is!

Feedback/comments help us to analyze our performance and provide a chance to improve and hence I eagerly look forward from all my well meaning readers.

As and when time and mind working in unison with the body, kindly read and respond.

1  Name: CLIFFORD MARTIS

Bangalore

Comment: It must be good because the writer is a poet and also a devoted proactive member of the large organization called LIC

Will read the whole presentation and then offer comments

 

2 Name: T S Venkata Ramani, Chennai

Very interesting and inspiring. Incidentally, only now I come to understand you have adorned full suit also some times.(Sorry if my comments take you “from the sublime to the ridiculous?”(Incidentally is the handsome (!!) young man standing by your side in the Salem, my humble self?)

 

3 Yes u r-GREAT T S VENKATARAMANI-The bosom friend of N V Subbaraman!

N V Subbaraman

 

4 Name: CLLIFFORD MARTS

Comment: Dear Subbaraman, your experience with such a large organization and your contribution which helped to make it a large organization make very interesting reading Hearty congratulations

Please edit the memoirs and shorten to three fourths or even half the length

Please drop the very last paragraph totally. You write what you are capable of. Don’t worry about others and their abilities. Remember you are a poet. How many other are?

God bless you

 

5 Clifford Martis
Bangalore, Feb 28

In these fast food days and whats App days

I saw Mr C Ramanathan in one of the photos Pl send your memoirs to friends like him

Do shorten it. The very first few paragraphs can be shortened

The last paragraph must go

Martis

 

6  ks_krpuram <ks_krpuram@yahoo.co.in>

Feb 28

Subbaraman,I spent full 30 MTS to read your memories and only word I can tell it is a flurry of words, emotions, simplicity, honest words and what not. Congrats. I too have an intention to write a similar write-up. Yours will be a model for me. You are simply my role model for a few things like believe in yourself and do your best for people around you. Thanks – Sridhar

 

7 ks_krpuram <ks_krpuram@yahoo.co.in>

Feb 28

Only a few days back I sorted all the photos and sorted them center wise of my postings and will jot down all important events at each of the place of posting then prepare. Matter of coincidence u have prepared first ( as always)

 

8  T.S.Swaminathan
Bangalore,Feb 28

Dear Shri. Subbaraman,

Kindly accept my best wishes on this memorable day. Do you know that this date is common to both of us!! Yes. I too retired on 28th February only. I do not know your date of birth in 1941. However, I was born in July 1939, but Feb 1939 was given in school records to help me appear for SSLC exam without any problem(I got double promotion from Class I to Class III and hence, studied for a year less) With this official date, I retired on 28th Feb 1997 (when I was just 57 years 7mths. the normal superannuation age being 58 at that time) This morning, I got up with the idea of my retirement date and when I saw your mail, I was surprised.

I will go through your write up leisurely. Best wishes once again.

Regards,

Swaminathan

 

9 Subbaraman NV
Chennai, Feb.28

to T.S.Swaminathan

Great! All the best for a happier and healthier, peaceful and prosperous retirement year!. As you read you will find a reference to the real and actual date of birth-under STINT AT OOTY!

My actual DOB is 31/07/1941 and the official is 17/02/1941. Our retirement age was revised to 60 and hence I enjoyed official life by two more years and 68 days more! Sixty eight days more- what is that? Please read and you will know!?!?!?

N V Subbaraman

 

10  s raja sekhar <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Feb 28

 

Name: s raja sekhar

Email: rajusaripella@yahoo.co.in

Comment: Dear Sir,

I am immensely impressed by your detailed account of your Tryst with LIC.

I wish that one day I will also pen down few lines like you about my journey in LIC that started at Bhilai Branch under Raipur Division in April 1983 as a Direct Recruit Officer of 12th Batch and will end in November 2018, unless the God willing otherwise.

Though I heard a lot about you from the LICians I am coming across from the Kadapa Division I felt very happy to get it vetted from your own account.

I am presently holding the position of Principal, ZTC, Hyderabad.

With regards,

S.Raja Sekhar

PS: Without any intention to hurt you I take liberty to point out two factual inaccuracies noticed by me in your write up.

  1. In page 39 of your write up the retirement year( original ) was mentioned as 2009 instead of 1999. b) Similarly in page 44 the last FY in your service was mentioned as 2001-02 whereas it should be 2000-01 as you retired in Feb 2001.

 

11 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Feb 28

to s.rajasekhar

Thanks. I am delighted.

Yes it should be 1999.

It is only 2001-2002 as I have referred to therein I unofficially continued till May 8th 2001- 68 days beyond the actual date of retirement at the request of the then ZM!?!?!?

Thanks again.

N V Subbaraman

 

12 BVChandrasekar, Trichy.
Feb 28

Comment: excellent lic autobiography. i was very much reminded of tenure service in lic in those days

 

13 CHANDRASEKHARA REDDY THOTA , Hyderabad.

Feb 28

Comment: Sir, I started reading your “memoir” with great enthusiasm. But could not finish it in one go. Hope I will be able to do that soon. It was certainly amusing and interesting.  I am glad that you had preserved so many photos even. Sitting in arm chair, savoring in the evening of one’s life of his own achievements,(!!!!) however small they may be, IS CERTAINLY A VERY PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. It gives some satisfaction that “YES…. I DID MY JOB WELL!!!”- Notwithstanding certain omissions and commissions here and there. I too attempted writing some time back my “musings” like these in Telugu. Let me see whether I can share these with the FB friends!!!!TCR.

 

14 VGopalan, Thanjavur.

Feb 28

Name: VGopalan

Website: http://www.bharathipayilagam.blogspot.com

Comment: Very interesting history of your career. You have seen many places, people and their attitude. Though I know your overall history, I am able to go deep into the minute details in your write-up. This is a good habit of keeping their own track record, either bad or good. It will be pleasant to recollect some of the past incidents, though they may not be pleasant during those days. I appreciate you for reproducing your past with interesting anecdotes. I feel, if some of the interesting events which took place are also mentioned with specific details. Overall write up is nice and interesting. All the best in your retired life!.

 

15 Subbaraman NV Feb 28th
to VGopalan

Thanks. But then giving everything …………………….if it hurts any one at this stage……………..Help ever, HURT never…………………………!?!?!?

Thanks aplenty.

N V Subbaraman

 

16 Gopalan Venkataraman , Thanjavur.

Feb 28

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire write-up, which gives us a vivid picture of your career, ups and downs (though there no downs) and your achievements, mending the ways of services to the public etc. Settling death claims within a short span of time is really an achievement to your credit. I know your personal interest in celebrating Insurance Week and you have mentioned about Villupaattu group in Thanjavur, in which I am also associated a bit (in writing the lyrics). Really I am not aware of your transfer to Rajasthan and the quick retransfer within a short span of time. During your first stint at Tanjore I know your sons, that too the junior one, who once walked all the way from Convent to LIC D.O. all alone. Bravo! I shall read it again and come out with some more observation. Thank you sir.

 

17 Subbaraman NV

Feb 28

to Gopalan

So nice of you. Please see that your love for me does not blind you!

N V Subbaraman

 

18 Ramnath N S , Bangalore.

Feb 28

to me, Lakshman

Wow that’s amazing!

He remembers kumar’s odyssey!!!

Sent from my iPhone

 

19 Subbaraman NV

Feb.28
Ramnath

Yes; that is that Gopal!.

 

20 CHANDRASEKHARA REDDY THOTA, Hyderabad.

Feb 28

Name: CHANDRASEKHARA REDDY THOTA

Comment: I HAVE SENT A COMMENT ON THIS…WHERE IT HAS GONE…IT IS NOT APPEARING IN FB OR HERE.TCR

21 G. Sridharan

Feb 28

 

Name: G. Sridharan, Chennai.

Comment: Excellent. You have purposefully avoided mentioning the names. Any reason?

My uncle was a teacher at Srinivasa Rao high school. Athmanatha Iyer of Bhavasami agraharam.

Time: February 28, 2015 at 5:26 pm

IP Address: 117.193.30.184

 

22 K R Ramani, Hyderabad.

Mar 1

 

Name: K R Ramani

Comment: In 1985 I was transferred to LIC Ooty Branch. I found several persons remembered N V Subbaraman with great admiration. It was 2 decades after his leaving that place. I visited Kadapa in 2011, 15 years after his leaving that place .People remembered him with great regard.

There is only one word to define both his personal and official life – EXEMPLARY.

Time: February 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

IP Address: 125.62.209.250

 

23 Subbaraman NV

Mar 1

to Sridharan

Thanks for your feedback. Yes; it has a reason; some may get offended in which I am not at all interested.

Yes; Shri Athmanatha Iyer and I were colleagues; how is he? Kindly convey my enquiries and regards to him.

Thanks again.

N V Subbaraman

 

24 Subbaraman NV

to K, bcc: Ramnath, bcc: Lakshman

Thanks Ramani. I am grateful to you for the nice sentiments u have expressed..

N V Subbaraman

 

25 Sudershan Pal

Mar 1

Name: Sudershan Pal

Email: spal1950@gmail.com

Comment: Dear Shri NVS

I am a retired Banker and being from the same fraternity, go thru’ the LIC forum regularly. I found your story quite interesting – in fact, saw a STRANGE resemblance in cultures in the working experience of people from two different organizations – Could not stop myself from commenting.

Regards & wishes.

Time: March 1, 2015 at 7:34 am

IP Address: 120.56.195.85

Contact Form URL: https://nvsr.wordpress.com/

 

26 Subbaraman NV

Mar 1

to Sudershan, bcc: Ramnath, bcc: Lakshman

Thanks aplenty.

We are birds of the same feather!

N V Subbaraman

 

27 K VENKATA KRISHNA, Kadapa.
Mar 1

Name: K VENKATA KRISHNA

Email: kvkrishna1965@gmail.com

Comment: VERY NICE SIR

Time: March 1, 2015 at 8:30 am

IP Address: 125.16.8.154

Mar 1

 

Name: Latha raja

Email: rajasatyanarayana@yahoo.com

Comment: Chinayana,I never thought thaatha had any part to play in your LIC job. I also didn’t know that you at any time worked as a groundnut supervisor. Strange!

Time: March 1, 2015 at 10:38 am

IP Address: 85.154.68.26

Contact Form URL: https://nvsr.wordpress.com/

 

29 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 1

to Latha

It is not groundnut supervisor, Latha, it is the surveying the produce of groundnut in Tamilnadu as an Economic Investigator of the Delhi Cloth and General Mills Co. Ltd. for TWENTY ONE DAYS on a consolidated payment of RUPEE SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY!!!!!!

Chinnaina

 

30 M.Sundaram. <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 1

Name: M.Sundaram.

Email: sundaram.m08@gmail.com

Comment: I am very happy to go through the details. I need your email id and phone Nos. so that I can keep in touch with you. After a very long time I could see lot of details from your articles.

With Regards,

M.Sundaram.

09849698536

Time: March 1, 2015 at 11:54 am

IP Address: 183.83.168.177

Contact Form URL: https://nvsr.wordpress.com/

 

31 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 1

to M.Sundaram.

Thanks aplenty Sundaram. How r u and where are u now?

I am in 12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai 600101.

Ph: 044/26544950  / 9840477552.

Thanks again.

N V Subbaraman

 

32 V.Krishnan commented on My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India

 

INTRODUCTION By no means is this to be taken as completely autobiographical; this is purely some random thoughts on my almost …

 

Quite interesting presentation of an involved career spanning a period of nearly four decades! I remember the association I was privileged to have with you in Thanjavur D.O. during late 1960s. When we were together in P.h.s. and you used to give the highest number of revival quotations and acted as a role model for others to follow. I cherish the association we had on subsequent occasions when you were heading Bikaneer and subsequently  Cuddapah divisions of L.I.C. And even after your retirement when you visited Hyderabad as a Trainer of Bajaj alliance. Best Wishes for a Long, healthy future!

V.Krishnan.

 

33 Harihara Subramanian commented on a link you shared.

Harihara Subramanian

March 2 at 9:28am

NVS! We were quite envious of Shri Subbaraman’s energy, alacrity, and knowledge and willing to take responsibilities–He was a person with tejas and well-kept physique, due to his Yoga practices and clean habits and thoughts! I always feel fortunate to have been in association with him, when he was in Madurai. A prolific writer and a poet, he continues his activities, even after retirement. He never appears to be aging. May God be with him in all his activities!

 

34  Kothanda Raman <kothanda@hotmail.com>

Mar 4

 

Thank you, dear friend!  Your creativity, at your age, amazes me. v.r.k raman

Sent from Windows Mail

 

From: Subbaraman NV

Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎March‎ ‎3‎, ‎2015 ‎6‎:‎48‎ ‎PM

To: Kothanda Raman

All the best in US!

N V Subbaraman

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM, Kothanda Raman <kothanda@hotmail.com> wrote:

In sugar land, texas, u.s.a

v.r.k.raman

 

35 Ganesh.K <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 4

Name: Ganesh.K

Email: k.ganesh@licindia.com

Comment: Sir, Pranams to you….delightful anecdotes on your varied experiences…I recall you inform me that ZM wanted you to continue working as “Honorary” Secy Mktg, even after retirement…you spoke to me on this. I was MM Salem then; also recall the time you could spend with me when you visited Thanjavur on 2000-01…When I visited kadapa, I recall our association when I read the scroll of SDM of Kadapa!!!  Many memories keep flooding….Regards to you & all your family members… (Your son – is he still with Eco Times?)….Ganesh

Time: March 4, 2015 at 10:34 am

IP Address: 125.18.122.38

Contact Form URL: https://nvsr.wordpress.com/

 

36 Lakshman Subbaraman <lakshman.subbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 8

to me, Ramnath

My friends vidhyapriya’s comments…

Thanks

Lakshman

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: Vidhyapriya <vidhyapriyas@gmail.com>

Date: March 8, 2015 at 11:20:30 AM EDT

To: Lakshman Subbaraman <lakshman.subbaraman@gmail.com>

Cc: Sruthi Srinivasan <sruthi.srinivasan@gmail.com>

Subject: Re: My dad’s tryst with LIC with some pics

Very interesting and inspiring read, Lakshman! Your dad is such a great writer. I don’t think it is common to see a person being so loyal to their Institution -40 years with twelve transfers. Wow… I remember that we used to tease for changing your native city periodically, depending on the person you were talking to..  Like, you belong to say kadappa, Ooty, Thanjavur to name a few. Now I know you were not joking :

It was nice to see the old pictures too! Thanks for sharing! Hope you dad is doing well. Please convey my namaskarams to him.

Priya

37 a.kempanath <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 11

Name: a.kempanath

Email: a.kempanath@gmail.com

Comment: A real tryst with LIC

a peep into a glorious selfless and inspiring service to LIC.

I had the opportunity to be with you and benefit a lot to improve myself.

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38 V. Balagopal commented on My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India

INTRODUCTION By no means is this to be taken as completely autobiographical; this is purely some random thoughts on my almost …

Dear Sir, it was nice reading your autobiography relating to your experiences in LIC. I too had the good fortune of working with you (not under you…!! while you were MM at Salem and I was Sr.BM at Salem North, a great(!?!?!?) branch, I am sure you will agree with me…!!!)

I was also receiving your copies of “Young Poet” and used to enjoy going thru’ the poems.

I remember one of that you gave me when I told you that I was transferred to Delhi in 2001, you told me… keep your head cool and your feet warm.

Sir, I wish you all happiness, joy, good health and prosperity in your life….

  1. Balagopal

 

39 B R SETHI <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 12

Name: B R SETHI

Email: sbr1937@gmail.com

Comment: Thanks for sharing your story. You have narrated it as it happened. Liked it.

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40 Clifford Martis <clifmart@gmail.com>

Mar 13

 

THE PARA NOTED BY ME IS UNNECESSARY AND ALSO GIVES A STRANGE IMPRESSION  YOU WANTED TO WRITE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE AND CONTRIBUTION  YOU HAVE DONE IT  WHAT OTHERS WOULD HAVE DONE OR HOW OTHERS WOULD HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR THOUGHTS IS NOT ONLY UNCALLED FOR BUT ALSO ………………………………………..

 

Kindly find out how the paragraph can be deleted and do delete it

 

41 Raman Pk <pathiyilraman@yahoo.co.in>

Mar 13

 

Dear NVS Sir,

Nice to see your write up in my “in-box” today! I was overwhelmed by nostalgia. Hats off to your sharp

memory and painstaking efforts to preserve the old and rare photographs! Last week I met Mr. VKM

(Ooty Krishnamurthy) and we were talking about you. Pleasant surprise that he is seen with you in your Ooty photograph (in full suit)! Pease keep writing and keep us inspired.

Regards

P.K.Raman

 

42 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 13

to Raman

So nice of you, Raman! Thanks aplenty.  Those were indeed happy days. Thanks again

N V Subbaraman

 

43 Venkata Ramani <sevalayatsv@sevalaya.org>

Mar 16

 

How do you know padmanabhan sivasubramanyam-who is my brother and a journalist?

 

44 From: Subbaraman NV [mailto:nvsubbaraman@gmail.com]

Sent: 16 March 2015 09:42

Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 16

to Venkataramani

He is in my mailing list. How can I omit a great scholar and writer?

 

45 Subir Kumar Mazumder <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 16

Name: Subir Kumar Mazumder

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Comment: Read with rapt attention “My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India”.  Reading every line took me to the days of the early seventies when one young man of 23 years, born and brought up in the city of Kolkata, had to relocate himself to the tiny township of Sindri (270 kms away) for joining LIC as an Assistant leaving his parents, friends, and the much loved city.

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46 Theresa <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 6

Name: Theresa

Email: theresajoseph1029@gmail.com

Comment: Sir, Thanks for your autobiography. It is emotional and beautiful. It flows with beautiful and necessary precision of language. I am doing an MBA project on Work life balance in LIC. Your article would be of greater source to me. Ayya, MIKKA NANDRI …Thank You

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47 K S Unny <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 7

 

Name: K S Unny

Email: unnyks@yahoo.com

Comment: Read with great interest, as our periods of service in LIC almost coincide. Nevertheless experiences differ. I still remember how I missed all the automatic promotions in spite of becoming an AFFI in 1965 and FFII in 1969.

It was good going through your experiences with the LIC. The period I worked under you at the Avanashi Road Branch of Coimbatore are still very fondly remembered.

Though there was much heartbreak during the period of service, the most vivid one being the stagnation at the ADM’s cadre for 9 years, I now look back to the past with fond memories. I lead a contended and happy retired life with peace and tranquility. And your write up helped me rewind and unwind.

I am very happy for you and wish you and your family all the good things in life. My wishes to you also for a good health, happiness and peace!

God bless.

48 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 7

to Theresa

All the best in your project!. In case you need any help, please don’t hesitate to ask. Where r u doing the project?

I am in Chennai-044/26544950 / 9840477552

Thanks for your inspiring feedback.

N V Subbaraman

 

49 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 7

to K, bcc: Ramnath, bcc: Lakshman

Dear Mr. Unni,

I am indeed delighted at your response. Thanks in millions.

Where r u now?

I am in Chennai-04/26544950 / 9840477552

With regards.

N V Subbaraman

 

50 theresa damian <theresajoseph1029@gmail.com>

Mar 18

Res Sir,

Thank You for your kind response.

Sorry for the delay.

I haven’t checked the mail for a while

Nice, to know of your goodness.

Sure, I will seek your goodness.

 

I am in Chennai doing my study in Mother Teresa Women’s university.

Your autobiography is inspiring.

I also learnt from your profile that you are a profound writer. I read few of those.Feel that you write more.

Thank You Sir

With Respect and prayers

 

51 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 18

to Theresa

God be with you and guide you in all your activities. You are welcome at all times. Just now I completed a treatise on Insurance in Tamil titled “ஆயிரம் பொன்” It is aimed to be a guide to the students of Insurance, practitioners of Insurance and knowledge seeking public.

Thanks for your mail and with best wishes.

N V Subbaraman

 

52 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 18

to Theresa

I am eager to know about your progress in your research work. I hope u r getting necessary and needed guidance from him /her. What exactly is the theme? It is just out of curiosity. If u don’t mind sharing pl. do. No embarrassment, I believe. All the best!

 

53 Jayasimhan Tmm

Congratulations. I went through a few paragraphs. I will read through. But one question – why was that left hand shake as jack of all trades!!!!

February 28 at 6:12am · Like

 

54 Subbaraman N.V.

Great! On the one hand probably he was giving the prize and probably forced to give left hand shake! What a keen observation by Shri TMMJ!

February 28 at 6:23am ·

 

55 Jayasimhan Tmm

Sir kadapa episode is wonderful

February 28 at 6:52am ·

 

56 Subbaraman N.V.

Yes; u r from KDP!?!?!?

February 28 at 6:56am ·

 

57 Venkata Ramani Please see my comments in NVSR.WORDPRESS>COM

February 28 at 7:03am · Like

58 Subbaraman N. V.

Seen; replied; thanks.

February 28 at 7:06am · Like

 

59 Esakki Rajan

படித்து முடித்தேன்….

அழஅழகான வர்ணனை.

அருமையான அனுபவம் .

துரோகங்களை துயிலுறித்துக்காட்டாமல் கோடிட்டு காட்டிய பாங்கு. உங்கள் பெருந்தன்மையை

பெருக்கிக்காட்டுகிறது.

 

கடப்பா RUN FOR LIFE INSURANCE டீ சர்ட் திருப்பூரிலிருந்து என் ஏற்பாட்டில் தான் அனுப்பிவைக்கப்பட்டது. பெருமைப்படுகிறேன்.நான் அப்போது திருப்பூர் கிளை மேலாளர் .

February 28 at 9:20am ·

60 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks aplenty Esakkirajan. I very well remember your help to me on that occasion.

February 28 at 9:30am ·

 

61 Banda Gangaraju

I follow your memoirs as I worked during the same decades as you

February 28 at 10:18am ·

 

62Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks Gangarajugaru.

February 28 at 10:24am ·

 

63 Shrinivas Sathya Susarla

Sir though I left LIC my memories about lic is thick. Reading your blog my stint at lic flashed. Like the way u wrote the memoir without mentioning the names of the officers at the same time expressing ur feelings. The touching point ed personnel …… sir u mentioned stopped coffee tea.. at the behest of Kanchi Parmacharya. May I request you to share your experiences with Paramacharya

February 28 at 1:55pm · Edited · Like

 

64 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks. Pl. c another posting on the topic “BYE TO COFFEE”

February 28 at 1:58pm ·

 

65 Subbaraman N.V.

My dear SSS, 044/26544950 / 9840477552

February 28 at 2:02pm ·

66 Venkatraman Chandrakesan

Dear Mr. NVS, excellent memory of yr 40 years lic life. By yr write up, i am very much reminded of those happy days of working along with yr good self.

February 28 at 3:26pm ·

 

67Subbaraman N.V.

I equally cherish those happy times. Thanks.

February 28 at 3:43pm · Like

 

68 Subramanian Ruppa Sundarrao

Excellent memory. I really feel that it is to be printed and given to all the employees now to improve the service still better and to face any challenges. Thank you, RESPECTED SIR.

SRSRao.

February 28 at 4:33pm ·

 

69 Chandrasekhara Reddy Thota

I COMMENTED ON THIS TO DAY EARLY MORNING..IT DOES NOT APPEAR HERE…I WONDER WHERE IT HAS GONE…..TCR

February 28 at 4:43pm ·

 

70 Subbaraman N.V.

Kindly recollect and repost for my benefit.

February 28 at 4:44pm ·

 

71 Chandrasekhara Reddy Thota

SIR, YOUR MEMOIR IS QUITE INTERESTING AND AMUSING TOO. PL LET ME FINISH READING IT FULLY BEFORE SHARING MY VIEWS …I COULD NOT DO THAT IN ONE SITTING….AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF IT, IF PUBLISHED IN YOGAKSHEMA (WHY DON’T YOU SEND IT) MAY BE INSPIRING FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION ….I TOO ATTEMPTED SUCH “MUSINGS” IN TELUGU SOMETIME BACK…LET ME TRY TO TRACE THE SAME AND SHARE WITH THE FB FRIENDS..TCR.

February 28 at 4:54pm ·

 

72 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks. It indicates your love for me. That is all.TCS Reddy

February 28 at 5:01pm ·

 

73Rajagopal Krishnamurthy:

Awesome mama. It is nice that came across a good person like you in my life.

February 28 at 5:21pm ·

 

 

74Subbaraman N.V.

I feel elated. Thanks. All the best for you!.

 

75 QUITE INTERSTING AND INSPIRING TOO. PL LET ME FINISH READING IT FULLY BEFORE SHARING MY VIEWS …I COULD NOT DO THAT IN ONE SITTING….AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF IT, IF PUBLISHED IN YOGAKSHEMA (WHY DON’T YOU SEND IT) MAY BE INSPIRING FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION ….I TOO ATTEMPTED SUCH “MUSINGS” IN TELUGU SOMETIME BACK…LET ME TRY TO TRACE THE SAME AND SHARE WITH THE FB FRIENDS..TCR.

February 28 at 4:54pm ·

 

76 Subbaraman N. V.

Thanks. It indicates your love for me. That is all.TCS Reddy

February 28 at 5:01pm ·

 

77 Subbaraman N.V.

I feel elated. Thanks. All the best for you!

February 28 at 5:24pm ·

 

78 Purushothamrao Rao

Very interesting. I would like to request you to see that this is published in some of our house magazines so that it would help the present generation of our erstwhile organization. With best wishes

February 28 at 9:25pm ·

 

  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thank you Shri PRRao.

February 28 at 11:29pm ·

 

  1. Chandrasekaran Chandrasekaran

Congrats, wish u to contribute your experience and blessings to all LICians for many more years with good health

March 1 at 3:33am ·

 

81 Subbaraman Nagapatnam Viswanathan Love is blind. Thanks Balu.

March 1 at 5:35am ·

 

  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks Chandrasekaran

March 1 at 5:36am · Like

 

  1. Sankar Rao

Our memories are always with you and are still very fresh and green-. in our hearts of Kadapa Division. We. Wish. A. Healthy. Long. Life. Sankar. G. S.  Kadapa.

March 1 at 8:33am ·

 

  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks a lot Shankar Rao. I have named it a golden period for me.

March 1 at 8:41am ·

 

  1. Yanadi Setty

I AM GOD ALMIGHTY TO GIVE LONG LIFE TO YOU SIR.YANADI SETTY

March 2 at 6:45am ·

 

  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks, Yenadi Setty.

March 2 at 6:48am ·

 

  1. Cheenu Srinivasan

My pranams to my mentor who lived for simplicity, integrity and helpful approach to complicated issues.

March 2 at 9:58am ·

 

89 Subbaraman N.V.

‘lived for’ or’ living for’…………………………..!?!?!? Thanks aplenty.

March 2 at 11:06am ·

 

90 Cheenu Srinivasan Sorry sir! It should read “lives for ”

March 2 at 1:25pm ·

 

91 Subbaraman N.V.

Sorry Cs, I made it just in a lighter vein. I know well that neither I lived nor am living with simplicity, integrity helpful approach etc.!Thanks again.

March 2 at 1:46pm ·

 

92 Venu Gopal

A true account of yourselves. Well done!

March 4 at 9:39am ·

 

93 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks aplenty Venugopal.

March 4 at 10:07am ·

 

94 Ramana Rapthadu

Still remembering those days at Cuddapah

March 7 at 10:32pm ·

95Subbaraman N.V.

Yes; very much. Those days are unforgettable indeed! Thanks for your response

March 8 at 5:28am ·

 

96  Balasubramanaian Srikanteswaran

I N V U

really great

with respects

Balu

February 28 at 11:29pm ·

 

97  Subbaraman N.V.

Love is blind. Thanks Balu.

March 1 at 5:35am · Like

 

98 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks Chandrasekaran

March 1 at 5:36am · Like

 

 

                                   LIC-Great – Envius Thoughts

         Removing the bushes-as apart of the Campaign- Senior Divisional Manager,                                                 Kadapa , N V Subbaraman in action

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN MEMORIES- INSURANCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS!

Inaugurating 1600th Session and the open air class room “SHANTHINIKETHAN” in LIC Zonal Training Center, Ambattur, Chennai in 2000.
Inaugurating 1600th Session and the open air class room “SHANTHINIKETHAN” in LIC Zonal Training Center, Ambattur, Chennai in 2000.

In the life of our nation, no other financial Institution has played such a sterling service as Life Insurance Corporation of India. Yes; LIC has entered its sixtieth year of service on first September this year. Every year commencing on first September LIC observes INSURANCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS for a week and I was very, very particular that the WEEK must be observed meticulously in letter and spirit on all the seven days without exception and hence I in my forty years of LIC service, started organizing the Week at my different stages-as AAO (Development) in Coimbatore during 1969-1972, as ABM  (Administration) in Ooty (1972-1975), as SSS Liaison Officer, Thanjavur Divisional Office (1975-1978), as Administrative Officer (SDM’Sec./Development) (1981-1983), as  Branch/Senior Branch Manager in Erode Branch I (1983-1987), Coimbatore Avinashi Road  Branch (1987-1991), as Marketing Manager, Bikener, Thanjavur and Salem (1991-1995), as Senior Divisional Manager(Kadapa) (1995-1998), as Secretary(Marketing) Zonal Office, Chennai (1998-2001). I had the pleasure of involving myself directly with the celebrations in all these stages and places. While I was Administrative Officer (Audit and Inspection) South Zone (1978-1981) I could not involve in the Week. In this way, THIRTY Insurance Week Celebrations in which my direct involvement was there and they remain as quite GREEN MEMORIES! Sitting at my Flat in Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai, brooding over the past at my 75th year of age, I vividly and pleasantly look back on these Insurance Week Celebrations” which I would like to share with my great friends of LIC and outside.

In my first post in my ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com I have shared exhaustively “MY TRYST WITH LIFE INSURANCE CORPORAION OF INDIA”- four decade long journey!

Hence I would strictly touch upon my green memories of the INSURANCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS only in this SUN DAY story-in the course of 2015 celebrations.

Normally my Insurance Week extends to EIGHT days-eighth day- ADULT LITERACY DAY!

First of September falling on a week day will be the closing day in a Branch and hence the celebration will be restricted to the Inauguration of SPECIAL SERVICE COUNTER by a local dignitary in the Branch office premises.

Since it was my strong belief that the occasion should give a fillip to the image of the Institution, the rest of the seven days events will be conducted outside the Branch premises. One day will be for the children’s drawing, painting, essay writing like competition in any school premises. Another day for workers in a factory-an elocution contest for the workers on the benefit of Life insurance for them will be organized. Yet another day Woman’s day in a Woman’s hostel like YWCA etc. On all September fifth- Teachers’ Day will be organized in a local school –with a breakfast to the teachers-speeches in appreciation of the good work turned out by the teachers for the society. The school will be selected in such a way that Salary Savings Scheme can be introduced orextended in a big way!

Another day a talk in the Rotary/Lions/JCs Club about LIC and its achievements in serving the society will be delivered. Seventh day valedictory of the week will be held in a public auditorium with prize distribution and some cultural programme with an outsider Chief Guest.

Eighth day ADULT LITERACY day, in the adult education center in a village some donations like books, electric lights etc will be donated; participation in Government arranged functions.

With light variations in programs, all these thirty years celebrations are still green in my memory and pass through like a film!

In Erode Branch, with the cooperation of administrative and marketing teams, a Bus Shelter was donated in one year; one page supplementary on the Branch growth and achievements was brought out three years.

This was almost the same pattern everywhere where I served, Bikaner or Coimbatore, Salem or Thanjavur,  Kadapa or Madurai!

In particular the way in which Insurance Week Celebrations in Thanjavur Division is very, very green in my memory. My great colleagues in Thanjavur Division, besides other programmes in the Town Hall in the center of the city and in the Divisional Office premises performed a folk lore called VILLUP PATTU depicting the history of life insurance and the LIC and later as a rural  publicity program was performed in several rural pockets which naturally won  tremendous response from the public. The folk lore involves singing and speaking to the accompaniment of striking the strings of a big bow with a foot long stick.

A typical VILLUP PATTU scene- a great folklore!
A typical VILLUP PATTU scene- a great folklore!

Extensive press coverage used to be given in Hindu to Indian Express to Dinamalar to Dhinathanthi!

More heartening were the reports that appeared in Yogakshema and Southern Splendor SZ house magazine and South Central and Northern Zone House magazines.

These paper cuttings and the respective house magazines in my home library when I go through after 15 years of leaving LIC take me to very heavens!

A view of the YOGAKSHEMA prestigious house magazine of LIC of India.
A view of the YOGAKSHEMA prestigious house magazine of LIC of India.

“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven” a great poet wrote about Russian Revolution! It was indeed bliss to serve LIC for forty long years and more. In fact LIC is my Alma Mater where I learnt the great art and science of Life and living!

I took legitimate pride whenever YOGAKSHEMA the prestigious House magazine of LIC carried my articles on different subjects in those days when I was in service. But then, to find a story in AUGUST 2015 ISSUE OF YOGAKSHEMA written by Shri Hari Krishan Chaudhary,Chandigar under the title: “An encounter with a Septuagenarian Poet”  was heartwarming and took me to ecstasy as that encounter was with this writer!!!!!

While I am thankful to the author I am grateful to the Editor of Yogakshema for having published the same. I am indeed overwhelmed with the nice gesture shown to me by my Alma Mater.

I have reproduced the article for the ready reference to the readers along with the letter of my former colleague in Coimbatore Avinashi Road Branch about a quarter century ago!

GEETHA PRABHAKARAN

Sir,

I have attached herewith the scanned copy of the one page article by Shri Hari Krishan Chaudhary in the August 2015 issue of ‘Yogakshema’. The soft copy of the magazine is yet to be received from the publishers.

Sir, I felt very proud reading about your accomplishments and went about bragging in my department about your being my first boss when I had just joined LIC.

Hearty Congratulations on all your achievements and I wish you many more accolades!

With warm regards,

Geeta Prabhakaran

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Here are a few photographs taken during the Insurance Week Celebrations in different places and different years for the perusal of my respected and beloved viewers from 173 countries.  Some of these photographs are my great possessions indeed!

Photos are always very great memory servers! I am very fond of yesterday’s photos in the print form and in fact I have a few with me for almost four decades!; in these digital days, any number photos of any decades are well stored in our computer system; yet the printed photos have their own charm and beauty! I do preserve some of them so carefully that they come to my help for any occasion and in any of my literary journeys!

Inauguration Week Celebrations in Erode - thirty years ago.
Inauguration Week Celebrations in Erode – thirty years ago.
In Coimbatpre Avinashi Road Branch – during 1987-1991
In Coimbatpre Avinashi Road Branch – during 1987-1991
Drawing / painting competition for school children.
Drawing / painting competition for school children.
IW Celebrations in CBE Rotary Club Prize distribution- Coimbatore
IW Celebrations in CBE Rotary Club Prize distribution- Coimbatore
Inauguration Week Celebrations-Avinashilingam Home Science College- Coimbatore
IW Celebrations-Avinashilingam Home Science College- Coimbatore
IWC-in Seerangammal Kalvi Nilayam Teachers Day -Coimbatore
IWC-in Seerangammal Kalvi Nilayam Teachers Day -Coimbatore
Insurance Week Celebrations Salem Division d in September 1994
Insurance Week Celebrations Salem Division d in September 1994
Insurance Week Celebrations in Kadapa- 1995-1998
Insurance Week Celebrations in Kadapa- 1995-1998
Insurance Week Celebrations-Kadapa Division- 1995-1998
Insurance Week Celebrations-Kadapa Division- 1995-1998
At Kadapa LIC Redsidents Association meeting
At Kadapa LIC Redsidents Association meeting

In this way, my memories of Insurance Week Celebrations in different stations and different years are still green and fresh in my mind.  I used to tell my agents in those days that they should perform in such a manner that will remain ever green in my memories and I will be happily recollecting the same in my seventies and eighties reclining in my easy chair and responded splendidly in all my marketing assignments. Precisely that is what I am doing now on my tryst with LIC and in particular these Insurance Week Celebrations.

Thanks my dear viewers for your patient viewing!

LIC DAY IS TODAY – 1st Sept

Image result for LIC Central office building Mumbai-image
“Yogakshema”   building, Mumbai- Corporate Office of LIC

 

“LIC Day” is today, a great day in the nation’s life
Quite sure, a nice day to remember in the Indian file
Serve people millions, presence felt and seen in thousand hues
Steps into sixty with youthful verve and strength- never in blues!

A household name in every part of our sacred Motherland
Runs to the succor of all who believe, with its magic wand
Helps in thick and thin of millions under its protection
Dedicated men and matters, with principles in action!

Pandit Nehru’s wisdom, Deshmuk’s farsightedness LIC  born
Born to serve the nation with all sincerity; pieces to torn
The views of the doubting Thomases on nationalization
Till this day unparalleled with lamp in its hands of protection!

Sixty years of service in the cause of people and nation
Untiring efforts of all employees quite in attention
Ever ready to serve millions in the field to advice
Grows the Corporation- to none and never a big surprise!

Lamps of security lighted in homes millions-awesome
Back bone of Indian economy stands erect wholesome
Sure to be in the lime light for decades to come and depart
All connected with past and present be complimented vast!

(I had the pleasure of serving Life Insurance industry for 47 years.- in fact LIC is my Alma Mater where I studied the art and science of life and living.)