(A Research Review on Garhwali-Kumaoni –Haridwar Folk Literature)
Management Lessons in Garhwali-Kumaoni Folktales -2
Management Lessons in Garhwali –Kumaoni Folk Literature part -4
Research and Review by: Bhishma Kukreti
Every society is always busy in providing management training to its members. One the major factor in management is resource management. One aspect is to search and use the resource. The best way of resource management is to select resource from the available sources.
Resource management is the competent and efficient use of organization resources at the time of need.
One of the main strategies of resource management is to take the stock of available resource. The following Garhwali folktale tells us that first exploit the available materials.
Gay ki Punch aur Bhut; a Garhwali Folktale, Community Story
Many rainy seasons back, there was village. The villagers were happy and simple living. Once, evil souls (Bhut) started harassing the villagers in night, Bhut used to torture villagers. Every family did ritual performances to get rid of Bhut. The Bhut were much powerful than power of rituals.
The villagers went to caws to help them from get ridding Bhut.
Caws met and discussed the matter seriously. In evening, caw spread around the village borders.
In night, Bhut came to enter into village. Caw asked Bhut not to enter into village till Bhut accept the challenge from caws. Bhut arrogantly accepted the challenge from caw.
Caw put a condition that if Bhut could count the numbers of hair of their tail, Bhut could enter into village. Bhut were arrogant and foolishly, they accepted the challenge of caws.
Each Bhut started counting the hair of caw tail. It was just impossible to count hair of caw tail. If any Bhut would count hair up to certain extant the caw would shake her tail and Bhut would not count the hair. Every Bhut was busy in counting the hair of each caw tail. However every Bhut was failed in counting hair. In the mean time it was morning and Bhut had to return.
The same event ran for many nights but no Bhut could count the hair of caw tail. At the end Bhut accepted the defeat and agreed not to enter into village.
From that day, whenever any person is afraid of Bhut the person would catch the tail of caw and Bhut would not touch the human.
Exploiting of Available resource ingredient is first Task of Resource Management
In the above story, the villagers have caws available all the time. The folktale creator was knowledgeable that Evil Soul effect is nothing but a psychological aspect. The folk tale creator finds catching caw tail as the remedy for eradicating Bhut (Evil Soul).
Every manager should first study the available resource ingredient and should exploit the same. For example, the promotion from the available personnel in the organization is the best choice in managing resource.
Every country should first exploit the product and service available in the region to promote tourism than going for newer products or services.
The purchase manager should find first the materials from nearest available source.
The marketing manager should make branding base on the available factor in the brand.
Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti firstname.lastname@example.org 24/11/2013
Notes on Management Lessons in Garhwali –Kumaoni –Haridwar Folk Literature to be continued in part -4
Management Lessons in Garhwali-Kumaon Folktales, Folk Stories, traditional Narratives, Community stories to be continued on part -3
Research Review of Garhwali-Kumaoni Literature to be continued….
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003 (story as Chhyunti, PP 26-27)
2-Anil Dabral, 2007, Garhwali Gadya Parampara, (story as Hilogi ka Lat, pp166)
3- Bhishma Kukreti, 2003, Salan Biten Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun
4- Bhishma Kukreti, October 2007, Gadhwali Lok kathaon ma Prabandh Shastra ki suchna, Chitthi Patrika (Lok Ktha Visheshank), Dehradun
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