Toolika Pankaj: A retired Chief General Manager of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development who is now a passionate content writer and mentor, inspiring people of all ages.
What makes a truly inspirational story in this world? Who is the biggest source of inspiration to succeed in life?
Rise to the top despite torrential rain of hardships will be the answer for most people. You are right! There is nothing wrong with it!
Most people usually consider Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Anil Ambani, Bill Gates, Gautam Adani, and Anand Mahindra as their source of spark for climbing the growth ladder in life.
There is nothing wrong with that too! But this trend must change now.
Why should only multimillionaires be respected so much? I am not against the respect you give them. They have earned this respect. There is no doubt about it!
Why not introduce a new trend now?
Charity begins at home! Let me take the initiative and launch this trend. The time is now to make these amazing people a household name.
I have curated a list of such amazing sources of motivation for you. Today’s post is dedicated to one of those.
Toolika Pankaj – A True Inspirational Story Hidden Among Us:
Who is she? Is she a business bigwig like Lakshmi Mittal or Savitari Jindal? Is she a popular politician like Sonia Gandhi or Sushma Swaraj?
Many such questions must have come to your mind about her. You may want to Google about her. I request you to let me save you time.
I have done some research to satisfy your curiosity.
Why Is She So Special?
This amazing personality has everything required to earn your attention and respect. The list includes but is not limited to the following only:
- Higher education
- An accomplished career in various domains.
- Desire to rub shoulders with the modern generation
- Unbelievable enthusiasm
I have listed enthusiasm at the bottom of the list in this post. But this is the first thing that I would like to throw light on.
Most people in the world decide to live their life at home after retirement. They feel like there is nothing left to be achieved. They get satisfied with what they have done in their life.
Most decide to sit at home and expect their children to serve them for the rest of their life for this reason. I don’t see anything wrong with it. Your parents deserve this much respect for what they have done or faced to raise you to such a level.
But Toolika Pankaj is in a higher league. What is more important is the way this gentle personality has decided to pursue her dreams and lead a life of satisfaction and fulfilment.
She just loves to live life and drink every moment of it to the fullest. I would like to present a proof of it. This conversation happened between me and her.
Her unmatched enthusiasm makes her life a truly inspirational story for everyone. In my opinion, her reply to my message is compelling evidence of it.
Do you want some more proof? I then suggest you read about her educational qualification, an accomplished career in multiple industries, and the fire to rub shoulders with youngsters.
But the most important thing you must read about is the way she is inspiring people to lead a life full of happiness and aspirations after retirement.
Her Incredible Educational Achievements
Let me first tell you about her schooling.
Higher School Education
She attended Mount Carmel School, Pana, Bihar for higher school education.
This amazing source of motivation attended Ranchi University between 1977 to 1979. She graduated in the domain of Humanities/Humanistic Studies in the first division during this period.
She had Psychology, Philosophy, English, and Hindi as her other subjects in college. During her graduation days, she fell in love with Hindi and worked on her reading and writing skills.
Toolika Pankaj attended Ranchi University between 1979 to 1981 to pursue Masters in History with specialization in International Relations, and Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
She accomplished her educational dream in the first division. What’s more important is her second position (rank) in the university. She fell in love with English and improved her Reading and Writing skills further.
Successful Completion of a Harvard online course in the domain of HR management is also one of her major educational achievements.
Content Writing Certification
She enrolled herself in ECT Content Writing Certification to become a certified and trained content writer.
ECT (Education And Career Times is a government-recognized training institute in India.
The Central Government of India has set up this educational institute under the aegis of Digitalimpulse Online Private Limited.
This passionate wordsmith dedicated more than thirty years of her life to the service of NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), a DFI (Development Finance Institution) in India.
The department kept her connected to her passion for writing through various paper writing and document creation tasks.
This former Chief General Manager of NABARD acted as a guiding light for the following:
- Rural Women.
- Rural Unemployed Youth.
- Small And Marginal Farmers.
She dedicated her wealth of learnings and skills to mentor and nurture them. What is more important is the way she leveraged the potential of Self Help Groups (SHGs), Micro Enterprise Development Programmes (EDPs), and Farmers’ Producers Organisations (FPOs) to make it possible.
The department entrusted her with the responsibility of planning, advocating, and reporting on the implementation of Rural India Development projects.
This inspirational wordsmith took all of these tasks as an opportunity to hone her content writing skills even at this stage of her life.
She successfully headed the committee for the prevention of sexual harassment against women at their workplaces. In my opinion, all credit goes to the way she values life.
She also provided necessary guidance and counselling to women to make sure they feel and stay safe at their workplace.
Skills And Hobbies
What exactly makes her a passionate content writer? You must be thinking about this. This is an important question. However, it is not a million-dollar question.
What makes Toolika Pankaj an inspirational story for everyone to read, understand and follow? Actually, the million-dollar question is this.
You must have largely understood it so far. But you will understand it only at the end of this post. Why don’t you read about her skills and hobbies till then?
Let me help you on this front. Listed below are some skills and hobbies of this Certified ECT of her skills and hobbies:
- Technical Content Writing
- Academic Content Writing
- Fiction Writing
- Website Development
- Professional Bios
- Paper Writing
- Document Creation
- Designing online and offline course and their content
- Telling moral, historical, and mythological stories
- Reading, writing, and reciting poems and essays
- Providing academic support to the training system of organizations
- Designing and organizing management-oriented programs and workshops to empower females and help them understand their worth and value it.
- Learning new languages
- Strumming guitar
- Solving word and number puzzles
This is the way this passionate wordsmith keeps her brain agile and adaptive even at this stage of her life. This shows the kind of passion she has for her life. More importantly, it shows the way she respects herself even during the second innings of life after retirement.
This is what makes her a truly inspirational story for everyone. In my opinion, everyone must read this story for this reason. Such a fantastic attitude towards life reminds me of a couple of motivational lines from Ulysses, a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson:
“Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
I would like to salute her for such an amazing attitude for life even at this stage. Everyone must follow her footprints for this reason.
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She Belongs to Patna, Bihar. But she is currently living in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
She attended mount carmel school in Patna, Bihar to complete her higher school education.
She attended Ranchi University for her Graduation and Post Graduation.
Toolika Pankaj is dedicating her time to content development at ECT as an intern in addition to enjoying her life after retirement from NABARD as the Chief General Manager.
She dedicated her wealth of learnings and skills to mentoring and nurturing rural women, rural unemployed youth, and small marginal farmers. She also headed the committee for the prevention of sexual harassment against women at their workplaces. The list does end here only.
Toolika Pankaj always had a passion for writing. The quality of her efforts to improve her reading and writing skills during her graduation and post-graduation days at Ranchi University is compelling evidence of it. Even NABARD also encouraged her to be a content writer by trusting her for tasks like paper writing and document creation. How can we ignore the way she loves to read, write and recite poems, essays, and historical and mythological stories to children? All these things have collectively inspired her to be a passionate wordsmith.
This passionate Content Writer is a great source of inspiration for people of all ages. Elderly people as well as youngsters must seek inspiration to lead a life full of dreams even after retirement. It will help them upgrade their soul for life after a journey. Such attitude and enthusiasm make Toolika Pankaj a true source of inspiration for people of all ages.
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