When SANS got it all wrong..
Being a human, we have some exceptional abilities to look around us, enjoy the little things in life which make happy, sad and all other emotions. Often these emotions are subjected to whatever happens to us in our daily life. We are happy when we are around a good and positive environment and sad/angry when what we see doesn’t necessarily be eye pleasing. Such an incident happened on 27th October where a responsible person went up to another responsible person to rectify the mistake. Read on to know more about how SANS, a multinational cyber security training company sleazily offended all Indians.
On the day of 27th October 2017 Bside conference, New Delhi, an event where all the cyber geeks tag along, there was SANS too. Now specify SANS because the article is all about how their representative degraded India’s map and didn’t even feel sorry about it.
The conference had many kiosks with company’s representatives answering all your queries. One such responsible person name Dinesh Bareja pointed out major blunder SANS did. Their kiosk had a poster with India’s map, which was printed totally wrong.
If you could see the picture, the map has Jammu & Kashmir missing out our map. This was the blunder SANS carried out. Now after a conversation with the SANS representative, it was said that-“ he didn’t notice it”, “it is just a printing mistake”, “I will have to talk to my boss about this”. It made me furious just to know that, he isn’t apologizing for this mistake, also he didn’t care about our own country map. How hard can it be to spot the map which we having been seeing throughout our lifetime?
There are countrymen, soldiers, and martyrs who have bravely fought to keep the Line of Control safe so that we civilians lead a safe and harmonious life. There isn’t much we can do sitting in our living room about the soldiers but at least we shouldn’t disgrace towards their sacrifices, they made selflessly for our own country. People like such who consider this as a “silly mistake” don’t value the Indian sentiments towards our patriotism and our freedom.
The representative tried to convince Dinesh by adding the A4 sheet to cover his “silly mistake”, TWICE. It was an utter disgrace and insulting how being an Indian didn’t affect him. Eventually when his country manager dropped by to meet Dinesh to settle the whole issue.
The manager tried to strike a conversation, wherein he dropped hints that he could bring Dinesh business which should be a cover-up or a favor to stop the issue by adding more fuel to this petty issue. As A4 sheet of a traced map of Jammu & Kashmir won’t help ease out the insult towards our India map. The same way luring to give business didn’t stop Dinesh to contempt the act what SANS company did.
We came to a conclusion that people are bound to make mistakes and that’s okay. It is wrong when someone is pointing out that mistake and you don’t want to rectify. By giving silly excuses about no authority over it or camouflaging the mistake doesn’t make it right! The main issue was not printing the wrong map; the point was the perspective about the mistake and how you gracefully handle it. Perhaps now school teachers need to be tough about drawing India’s map, isn’t it?