Morning of the Holi festival, 10th March 2020, I was at my village home in my home city Motihari, the early morning in the color of the festival and as usual, I was about to check my phone screen.
OMG! There was a joyful email awaiting my attention from 1 AM (Tue, Mar 10, 1:18 AM IST).
It was about 5:45 AM when I saw this email notification and trust me I can’t express that moment here. It was something huge, something more than expectations, I recall the sender email, yes it was an official email from Salesforce Trailblazer Community.
In my life, I’m fortunate enough for everything, I have accomplished so many small and big things but this is something lifetime achievement for me in my professional career.
2020 class Salesforce MVP (Most valuable professional) in Salesforce Ecosystem!
Being an MVP for me more responsibility, more learning opportunity, more Ohana love, and of course more motivation to live the dream.
I have shared this news privately with my parents, wife and younger brother. They are aware and familiar with my Salesforce career journey and involvement with the Trailblazer Community so I only needed to share that I’m now in Salesforce MVPs 2020 club in our ecosystem.
I had to keep this joyful news secret until the official announcement in the evening at 9:30 PM IST on the same day, I involved in the Holi special program of the day, as usual, taking blessings of god, elders one, visiting native places with family, and have fun with family & friends.
Every holi festival is precious for us but this Holi became a lifetime joyful memorable holi for me. Thanks, Salesforce for this wonderful gift.
It was exact 9:30 PM IST, I read the official public post and my twitter timeline wishes & direct messages started giving me a special feeling & gratefulness with our #OhanaLove.
Thank you, everyone, for your warm wishes!
When I came to a metro city from a small village Kathmaliya of Motihari, East Champaran, Bihar then my dream was too small just to earn something for being self-dependent and survival in this competitive era with a programmer(Developer) role.
Today when I see my profile with Salesforce MVP Tag, then being a Most Valuable Professional in the world’s largest technical partner-economy Salesforce Ecosystem, it’s a blessing of God.
Blessings should always with us but I would like to say thanks to Salesforce and Salesforce’s core values trust, customer success, innovation, and equality.
Being from a small city with a grad & postgrad tech education background, these VIP recognizations are really the greatest reward for me.
Earlier Salesforce Lightning Champion and now Salesforce MVP recognization is the result of the salesforce core values only where I have been rewarded by Salesforce for my Expertise, Generosity, Leadership, and Advocacy.
Salesforce & TrailblazerCommunity helped me to utilise my potential strength from years, the strength which has been my assets from my childhood, Thanks Salesforce.
Not only my strength but now I’m fortunate enough to be in the club of the global leadership team as a Salesforce MVP to learn more, share more and to inspire many more.
I would like to say a big thanks to every trailblazer who has been dedicated to Let’s Succeed Together.
I would like to share my gratitude to the Trailblazers/s who has/have given a moment for me and wanted to see me as a Salesforce MVP.
I would like to Thanks all of the Salesforce MVPs who have been helping millions of Trailblazers and along they are helping the next generation to join their hands as a new class of Salesforce MVPs.
I would like to send my thankful note to all the leaders & representatives from internal stakeholders of Salesforce from different teams including Salesforce.org, Alliances and AppExchange, Developer and Admin relations and all.
Thanks to our amazing Trailblazer Community Team who keep doing lots of things day by day for our better future. I’m always grateful for the things they do for the community.
When I returned from home after Holi and went office on Monday 16th March, then it was a surprising smile on my face to see an icecream Cake brought by the team. The team that works with me, the team that motivates me. Thanks, Team.
I want to ensure and promise to Ohana that whatever I have been doing, whatever I do and whatever I will do for giving back initiative that always gives me self satisfaction, and I’ll always keep doing more and more in all possible ways.
One thing which I have been promised to my self years ago, no matter if anyone around me is going to join my hand in my GivingBack initiative, no matter my workplace organization is going to support me for my initiative or not, no matter if I need to spend few of sleepless nights, I’m on my way. I’m on the way to leave an impact behind me in our community as I understand very well the power of “knowledge sharing” , GivingBack and learn together.
As always I’m fortunate enough to work on the technology which we love, which is the most innovative platform Salesforce Lightning platform where I’m life long learner.
The Salesforce MVP recognition is a starting for my giving back, I’m gonna multiply my efforts, I’m honored, I’m inspired, feeling motivated, feeling appreciated, my question from myself has been already answered: “Am I doing something like a Trailblazer?”
Yes, I’m a proud Trailblazer, and I strongly recommend everyone to be a Trailblazer.
I would like to say Thanks to all Trailblazers who are doing amazing, day by day they are writing their success stories “Expect nothing and please keep doing whatever you are doing for giving back.”
Thank you very much to my family, I feel proud when my parents always say “If you need anything for your givingBack initiative don’t hesitate to discuss anytime”.
I’m always blessed for parent and my teachers who always taught me a mantra
ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
May all be prosperous and happy,
May all be free from illness,
May all see what is spiritually uplifting,
May no one suffer,
Om peace, peace, peace.
Once again Thank you, everyone, #Thanks, Trailblazer!
Meet Salesforce MVPs: https://trailblazer.salesforce.com/mvp
Here is the official announcement: Let’s Celebrate Your 2020 Salesforce MVPs
I always repeat to my belief:
“If I struggled for something 8 years ago, and for the same thing anyone around me is going with the same struggle again then there is no lesson has been learned. We have not grown”
On this belief, here is my #ThanksTrailblazer post I have written last year how I started my awesome journey:
You should read below post written by THE SALESFORCE MOBILE GUY, Salesforce MVP Gaurav Kheterpal who has expressed his feelings years ago what I have also similar feeling nowadays: Salesforce MVP: Neither A Means, Nor An End – The Journey Continues!
Let’s stay safe, let’s pray together for the world.