Friday, May 21, 2010

Life has a Mission

My friend Karan Dalal inspired me to have a blog and here I am. In the age of 70 on the 22nd of May, I may not add much to whatever little I could do in life, but there will be enough to talk about. Karan had met me about a year ago and he already shares my view that life has a mission. We take up a job, have family and make associations to fulfill that mission. For some the mission is search for truth, for others it is service to mankind and yet others believe in the philosophy of eat drink and be merry. There is no limit to dreams of life.
Dreams are not decided in heavens, though it appears we are here to play a role of some kind. Dreams come from within. My small dream to have a school for the rural poor had come to me when I was about 10 years of age.My wife Nirmala made my dream her own and we made sincere effort to fulfill the dream. This effort is the story of our life.More about it later.
Like Karan, my son Neelesh has heart for the poor and he shares my dream. But, Neelesh thinks we need not be wedded to hardships while serving the mankind; Karan says he eats to live. We are pround of Karan and Neelesh. We feel very happy that the young men are trying to carry forward the dream and to better on it Long live the dreams!.


  1. Dear Papa,

    You have been an inspiration not just for me but for a lot of people, and I hope you shall write your life stories or courage and hope and heartbreak here -- and not just about the history of the earth!


  2. Long live the dreams, indeed! Great posts and very inspirational. Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us. Looking forward to read more! -Monica

  3. Dear Sir, I'm reading your blog because of Neelesh, a school senior, a former colleague, an inspiring contact and possibly, a friend!

    I am a big fan of Neelesh but he has lost that honor to you today. That's because I share your dream. I have nurtured that dream for the last 15 years but never had the courage to live it. Moved out of the country recently, I long to live my dream even more.

    I must congratulate you for what you have done and continue to do. I will surely come down to meet you when in India next. Who knows, that might be the turning point of my life!

  4. ' Its the spirit of life'-best wishes for the fresh journey which is inspiring and imitable for all-hirehalli Devaraj

  5. एक ब्लॉग के माध्यम से ज़िंदगी में बटोरे आपके अनुभवों को पढ़ना व समझना रोचक रहेगा ऐसी आशा है।

  6. Dear Sir,

    All dream for themselves, but having a dream for others is special. I wish all thought like you. You inspire many of us and I am sure your work for mankind will not go waste. I will definitely do something to bring change.

  7. Mishra Ji, Pranam!

    Your sheer love to people around and being essential part of what we call humanity, is adorable. Kudos to your sons and regards to Mrs. Mishra for being always there when you needed her. I was born in Unnao and working now in Mumbai, so a neighbor to you there and a neighbor to your son here. :)

    Regards once again,
    Pankaj Shukla