Mr S Krishnan, Senior Principal Scientist (absent for the function), Mr Krishnan, Cook, Canteen, and Mr Emanuel, Organic Lab on 31 August 2015
I worked two years in the canteen as Director Nominee for the Canteen Committee. There is no post like Director Nominee, this was created by Dr T Ramasami and nominated my name for that post When I see the canteen, canteen was in zero profit. Mr Harry Thomas told me that Rs.25000 put as balance, but later we see Rs.27000/- due for milk payments. Literally there is no balance in the canteen to run daily work. Daily sales money, we use to take and buy materials for next day. I use to take advise from Krishnan, how to run the canteen. In the afternoon, we use to sell pulav, there is a lot of loss in the canteen, we have to reduce loss, there is no other way. Then I asked Krishnan, how many KGs rice you are putting for pulav. He told me 7 KGs rice for pulav making and how many we can sell, again he said 70 plates, but sales are not more than 30 plates. Then I asked why we are putting 7KGs, what are other masalas like yalaka, etc. I said you prepare only for 3KG, if anybody is coming more than 30 plates, prepare chapatti or puri. Like that we use to take advise from Krishnan to run the canteen and reduce the waste. There is no other way to run the canteen, only reduce waste whatever possible. We have to run the canteen,
One day, we went to Dr T Ramasami for LERIG order. He said that he will not give, then I asked how to run the canteen without orders. He asked me to contact Mr Subba Rao, and we met him and then he said we are inviting tenders from caterers. We went for bidding and won and got the order. Dr Krishnama Naidu was the Chairman, said come Rao, this is not our family function, if they give we do it, otherwise leave it. But I went again to Dr Ramasami for Order, again he said that you cannot do it, I should not get 1% complaint. Then I said how it is possible, one fellow say karam is high, another fellow may say karam is low. Again Ramasami said that I should not get any complaint from anybody, I accept for the same and took the order. The whole order was done due to support of Canteen staff, especially Krishnan support. What they asked me, you give me immediate over time money, then we will work, I promised the same, the third day afternoon, I paid over time money to them. Before we leave we put Rs.235000/- profit in the canteen, after 5 or 6 years went on smooth due to good balance. What I am telling is we are bidding for our own canteen to get the order.
One Mr Rahul Alex phanikar, who has studied in IIT, Madras left his job in US and started a business for incubators for cheap pricing. Millions of babies are dyeing because of low weight, Cities no problem for incubator but in villages, no incubators and no current also. Without incubator, baby infected by bacteria and die easily. He invented less than 1% cost of conventional incubator and sold 2.5 lakh incubators and saved so many babies. It operates on battery. Our canteen is also like incubator baby, we have to see, there should not be high temperature or low temperature because many use to come to canteen. If you run the canteen, you can run parliament very well.
Krishnan, use to live happily, always smiling, laughing, he use to do mimicry and makes us laugh, we use to enjoy what he does at that moment. I read in the news paper that happy hormone will be injected for treating cancer disease, one Bengali from US and one from Kolkata invented the happy hormone which is treating cancer disease. What happens when happy hormone injected, this hormone won’t allow blood supply to cancer tumors, so it will naturally dye. Generally in the cancer treatment, other healthy cells also die, not only cancer cells, that is the main problem. Here happy hormone won’t allow blood supply to cancer tumors, so it won’t harm the healthy cells, it kills only cancer cell. Krishnan wife also suffered for last ten years but she survived because of happiness which Krishnan use to have.
In Mahabharata, there is a story about the hospitality. Athidi Devo Bhava means guest is a god to us. In Mahabharata, Vyasa maharsi told to Pandavas to go one family as guests for that house to hide themselves. Because he is the person does athidi seva. Olden days, some families go for guest, give food for the guest and then only they take food, if they won’t get guest, that day they won’t take food. In India many good traditions were there in olden days. Even today some of the villages they use to follow this tradition, they search for guest and give food after that they will take food. What mahabharat says that Bakasura use to take food from that village. Every family one day, they have to send food and one human being. Kunti sent Beema instead of that house boy, after that Beema killed Bakasura. What the story tells us is the good things won’t go anywhere it gives back, so their child saved. Here our Emanuel, I seen he used to dress well, and take care of many big fellows with so much obedient.
Mr S Krishnan, tannery also is retiring today, he also worked practically when tanneries are closed by court order, he went to the tanneries and helped to pollution control practically. In tanneries, there are many kalvais (canal) to send water, we do not know where water goes, he personally spy on those kalvai and closed those things to reopen these tanneries. He is affectionate person, he use to talk to even enemy, he shares his things to all others and then only he takes last. I seen him in many exhibitions, use to talk to me.
I prey almighty to give good health and prosper to them all.
Thank you all.