Sunday, January 19, 2014

Case Study

Dictum says, “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” At this crucial juncture of learning, I am ushered through the right pathway of Case study without slightest problem mainly due to unprecedented support and guiding force of Mrs. Jyoti. The successful and timely completion of my project truly owed to her being side of my journey and giving light during the time of shadow. There is an aphorism “Only lighted candle can light others.” Mrs. Jyoti exactly typified as a source of true light in every aspect of want and need at deserted situation.  As Anacreon rightly quoted “Life is like a chariot-wheel that ever rolls along.” Along with the profound knowledge of field guide, rolled me along the enduring experience of case study.
It is universally known that, one wing bird can’t fly up in the sky and we can’t clap with one hand. Similarly, my case study would not have been possible, without one being my case study client. Besides, very busy hectic schedule and narrow period of time, Mr. Puspalal Sharma spared lots of his precious time keenly listening to the questions and giving me the true personal information. Due to his stretches patient and time, I could produce full-fledged project in a way actually requisite. Sincerely regard him my due respect and indebtedness for extending full swing cooperation at critical time of my need.
It is charming experience to do such project which would immensely  be helpful for future research though it was challenging for novice like me. As Albert Einstein said, The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” Once again I owe greater height of gratitude and gladness to field guide and client.

This miniature case study assignment embodies the whole life structure of National Football player of Bhutan who has played at the length of nine years. I have interviewed and as well given questionnaire to obtain his true image and identity. Hence, this very case study embodies detail life history of his career as a national football player and experiences    that he gained while going out of home frontier. Human life is assortment of bliss and blush, so is his. Indeed, consist series of tales and anecdotes which in fact added flavor in my case study. James Freeman Clarke once said “We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.” I have pen downed many confrontations and challenges that were encountered in his due course of time as a student, professional, and responsible person in the family.
This project also substantiates number of events with snap shot features.   I did have trace his social and psychological history, including kinds of social interests and psychological relationships he actually owned. Later part of the story describes the possible remedies and solutions for problems encountered by the client.  

Following are the targets in due, and would like to seek through the case study of National Goal Keeper of Bhutan.
i.             To know life history of client.
ii.           To know the reasons of his success  as soccer players
iii.          To know the relationship of games and sport with studies
iv.          Able to find the impact of games and sports in the field of later life
v.            To find the problems faced during his course of career
vi.          To learn the personal experience gained during period of his career.

The Case Study about Genius National Soccer Player of Bhutan
1.           General information:
      Name: Puspalal Sharma
      Age: 30 Years
       Sex: Male
      Date of Birth: 8/11/1983
       Time of Birth: 8:24 AM

2. Family Data information:
a.            Father’s Name: J. N Sharma
Age: 63 Years
Religion: Hinduism
Education Qualification: Graduation
Occupation: School Principal
Relationship: Friendly, frank and approachable.  As saying goes; "The grass isn't greener on the 'other side’, the grass isn't greener on your side. It's Greener where you water it." He has strong bond of love and attachment with father. They use to share every twists and turns of experiences, feelings and thoughts without any hesitation. They use to bring every issue and matter at the center of discussion and derive consensus base upon mutual understanding.

b.   Mother’s Name: Tila Rupa Sharmas
  Age: 58 years
 Religion: Hinduism
 Education Qualification: Nil
 Relationship: He holds strong tie of Caring, charming and enclosed relationship with mother. As Rodney Dangerfield said, “On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like them. It is very difficult to get loving, caring, generous and heartwarming person like mother in the world. So he  owes a lot to parents, especially mother and father. He believes that without mother in the world would have no progeny and generation at all. Mother is one that has been first teacher to teach all essence of life that eventually shines future of children. So he pays greater homage to mother being provided meaning of life to live worthwhile.

c.            Sisters:
i.             Name: Krishna Maya Sharma
         Age: 34 years
         Religion: Hinduism
         Education Qualification: 10 Passed
          Occupation: Technician 

ii.           Name: Tika Devi Sharma
        Age: 28 years
          Religion: Hinduism
         Education Qualification: 10 Passed
          Occupation: Tourism and Hospitality
iii.          Name: Bishnu Maya Sharma
         Age: 26 years
         Religion: Hinduism
         Education Qualification: 10 passed
         Occupation: House wife

Relationship with Sisters: He says that, the best relationship is the one in which our love for each other exceeds our need for each other. And the love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege. Margaret also said, “Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. They have strong bridge of love and caring relationships and maintain unity and solidarity of family bloodline.

d.           Brother’s Name: Nil

e.            Grand Father’s Name: Late Purna Nandha Rimal
         Age: 90
         Religion: Hinduism
         Education Qualification: Nil
        Occupation: Farmer

f.             Grand mother’s Name: Ishori Rimal
        Age: 101 years old
        Religion: Hinduism
        Education Qualification: Nil
        Occupation: Farmer

3.  Family Type: Nuclear Family

4.         His attitude toward Family:
He projects innate love and care for family since they have been his constant source of inspirations and guides in his due course of difficulties and times of need. He truly remains indebted for being source of strengths for his pinnacle success. “Every family has a story that it tells itself, that it passes on to the children and grandchildren. The story grows over the years, mutates, some parts are sharpened, others dropped, and there is often debate about what really happened. But even with these different sides of the same story, there is still agreement that this is the family story. And in the absence of other narratives, it becomes the flagpole that the family hangs its identity from.” This is exactly how family is, according to A.M. Homes. The bond that links our true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Quite often he does remember members of one family grew up under the same roof. Now as a responsible person and employed civil servant, he had to drift away from same roofed home for the interest of family and his own survival. As Chanakya Richard said “He who is overly attached to his family members’ experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.He worked as lecturer in Education College in Bhutan and now pursuing Master Degree in Physical Education in Lovely Professional University, Punjab.  
5. Health Information:
i.             Height: 5.9 inches
ii.           Weight: 70kgs
iii.         Blood Group: O+
iv.      Food habits: He prefers healthy food items like fruits, meats, green   leaves, dhal, rice, vegetables and avoids junk foods, sweet foods, and fast foods.
v.           Exercise: Gym, games and sports, jogging, and mountain climbing
vi.         Hobby: Playing games, hiking, trekking and rock climbing.

6.       Biological health information
        i. Complexion: Brown
       ii. Eye color: Blue
iii.         Hair color: Dark brown
iv.         Teeth: 32
v.           Psychology problem: He is psychologically sound and physically fit. There is no record of mental illnesses and neurotic problem.
vi.         Physical problem: Till date, he did not meet with any kind of accident, physical problems and physiological disorder. He is physically fit and sturdy.

7.       Physical Condition of home:
 i. Cleanliness: His beliefs that “cleanliness is the next to Goodliness” Room         
 ii. Information: one room, shared by three of his friends.

Interior decoration: His room is festooned with many portraits of Kings, Queens, western footballers, Gods and 
8.           Recreational Facilities: table tennis bats and balls, football, volley ball, badminton rackets, lawn tennis rackets and skipping ropes.

Disciplines at home: He maintains good discipline at home respecting parents, elders, loving and guiding younger.  As saying goes “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.” Discipline is a tactic that creates harmony in the family. Thus, their family dwells in peace and harmony by respecting each other.

10.        Mother’s health during Pregnancy:
          Age: 28 years
          Due Date: 9/11/1983
          Weight: 3.5kgs
          Hospital: Government Hospital
11.        Development history of Child:
Since his mother was a housewife and did not have to go anywhere he had enough breastfeeding till 18 months. From commencing 10 months he was also supplemented with juicy fruits, healthy solid foods and green leaves. He was very fast growing and healthy child. He was taken good care and fed good foods, growth rate was progressive. He had not suffered any chronic diseases and physical accident. He could reflect back himself as one of the energetic and stout child among many of his age mate. He used to spent most of the time playing games which indeed prepared him to become soccer professional later. As Abraham Lincoln said, “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.” He had taken keen interest in learning the tactics and skills of playing games. He was fan of good professional footballers and loved spending hours watching football match every evening. He had no sign and symptoms of chronic disease, accident, and psychological disorder. He had never been involved in any kind of substance abuse, drug addicts, gang fights, criminal actions, and vandalism. He grew up as fully fledged and sound human being.

12.        Emotional History:
   Team in Myanmar
He is emotionally healthy. He could tolerate pain and suffering at zenith as physiology could withstand. He is extrovert, outgoing, generous, jolly, and laughing gas. He draws an analogy; Crops grow up under the influences of ground and environment and as a result, bear fruits. So does a soul. So does consciousness. Consciousness can be active vivaciously or make the better self by knowledge, Enlightenment, and the influence of environment. He always remains conscious to avoid unpleasant episodes happening and offset every negative event with optimism. Whatever unpleasant, tragedy and awful faced are taken care with positive attitude and dynamism. Thus, he is emotionally stable and generous fellow.
13.        Social History:
He is out going and extraversion guy. He love socializing, mingling and getting together with social groups, peer groups, family, teachers and siblings.
He generously loves playing games, singing, dancing and participating extra co-curricular activities. Right from the pre-primary level he was genius footballer. He has many historical achievements in the field of games and sports. He holds numerous medals, certificates and prizes that he achieved as a games and sports captain, teacher and lecturer. All those achievement owed to his friends, family, and teachers who had been source of inspiration and supporters.
He firmly believes that society are people with whom we share our feelings, thoughts, dreams and fears and a true society will keep the secrets and love us without judgment or conditions. He quotes the dictum, “True friendship is essential to happiness in life. Although the nature of friendship cannot be fully described, finding a true friend is a priceless gift that can be cherished at all phases of life.” which vividly denotes that he is extraversion and sociable.

14.        Educational History:
According to Chinese proverb “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” His parents planned his life by providing a quality education right from the tender age. The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Thus, he got enrollment in of the pre-primary class at age of six on 10th march, 1989, in one of the remote schools in Bhutan. Although he was skilled and intellectual sport man, his studies gradually declined as he ascended higher classes. The reason behind was the diversion of time and interest towards games and sports.
i.             Pre-primary to classes IV  ----- Samang Community primary School, 
                                                                                          Mongar District, Bhutan.
 Aggregates Obtained in different grades:
 PP ------ 60.5%
 I -------- 67.2%
 II ------- 64.7%
III ------- 69.6%
IV ------- 71.2%                        
ii.           Class VI first Year -----Khasadrupchu Primary School, Thimphu Capital
                                       City, Bhutan from year 1990 to 1996.
  Aggregate Obtained in Class VI, 1st year: 72.1% but failed in National Language Paper Dzongkha. He obtained only 33 marks and failed by 7 marks.
iii.          Class VI second and third Year ---- Zilukha Primary School, Thimphu,   
Bhutan. In year 1997 and 1998.
In 2nd Year of class VI, he obtained 75.3% but failed in National Language paper Dzongkha by two marks. In 3r Year of Class VI, he obtained 78% and successfully completed class VI.
iv.          Classes VII to VIII ------ Changangkha Lower Secondary School,
                                              Thimphu, Bhutan in year 1999 to 2000.
In class VII he obtained 72% and in class VIII 70%
v.            Classes IX to XII ------ Yanchenphu Higher Secondary School, Thimphu,
                                              Bhutan from 2001 to 2002.
Aggregates Obtained:
Class IX ------ 67%
Class X ------- 65%
Class XI ------ 63%
Class XII ---- 62%
vi.          Graduation............ Paro College of Education from 2004 to 2006.
Degree 1st Year ------ 66%
Degree 2nd Year ----- 64%
Degree 3rd year ------ 65%
vii.         Career …… He worked as a Lecturer in Physical Education, Paro College
                             of Education from Year 2007 to 2011 mid.
viii.       Master Degree in Physical Education……. Lovely Professional University,
                                      Punjab, India, from Mid-2011 to 2014.
Mid-term result for 1st year 1st Semester, he obtained 63% only.
Positive Aspects: He is very good at games and sports. He earned many medals and certificates in schools, colleges, universities, national level and international level. As a national soccer player, he got adequate opportunity to socialize with various kinds of peoples, exchange cultural diversities, learn new knowledge, inculcate integrity, and respect others. He also developed sense of team spirits, competition, unity and solidarity. It was also time for him to showcase country’s customs, disciplines, morale values, conventions and traditions to outside world.
As a representative of country, he could act as the role of good will ambassador of his country by showcasing the country’s unique cultural diversities, traditions, national dress code, cuisine, talking about nation’s guiding principle of development ‘Gross National Happiness.’  As Earl of Beaconsfield rightly quoted “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” He also grabbed the opportunity provided by the government and innate talent that he possessed to become successful in life.
As a professional football player, he has deep and profound knowledge about world Olympic Games and sports rules and regulations. He also emphasizes of Olympic sports code of conduct, ethic and motto of ‘Fair Play.’
Negative Aspects or Problems:
Every coin has two faces, and every success is followed by failure. He could not literally perform well in academic comparing to games and sports. Interest of games and sports dislodge his interest for studies that’s why he failed three times in 6th grade. Daily exercise was hectic and tiring that hampered concentration in the class.  He has to maintain his physical body and reduce diet amount. Thus, has no power of choices for foods and meals.
He is so outgoing person and we could hardly see him in the room. He has developed instinct of disliking room and wanting to go out with friends. Whereby, he landed up many times not completing assignments, home works and other important works on time. He devotes less time for studies and talking with roommates.  Most of the time, he goes loitering in towns and streets which are indeed not good places. 
He needs to learn how to keep track of time and division of works to accomplish on time and minimize other useless activities that would thwart his profession. Over ruled exercise obstructs learning in classes, hence need to reduce the length of play time. Need cozy and hospital home environment to cage him within the four walls of room to prevent loitering unnecessarily in towns and streets. That would at least save time, money and energy doing productive task. Roommates and friends need to push him along the routine of work for accomplishment of his assignments and other academic tasks on time. Need him interesting and healthy resources and books to entangle in reading world. Facilities like music, television, internet, video game, indoor games; table tennis, chess, Chinese checker, reading resource; comics, magazines, newspapers, story books, novels and scripts must in placed for personal development and professional enhancement.
Provided, if all those measures are taken into account, certainly problems embedded within him would be rid of and ensure perfect personality development and professionalism. Because problems are the stepping stones for betterment of an individual in times to come. One can learn sweet lesson from bitter problem and step up for necessary rectification which would factually stabilizes lifestyles completely.
 As James Joyce  said, “A man's errors are his portals of discovery.” I, being an infant in the field of research and with very limited knowledge might have counterfeited innumerable information that perhaps would touch the heart of readers. Thus, I humbly like to urge everyone to bear with my ignorance and be portal of discoverer in future research. I sincerely welcome the trunk of criticisms and amendments for better development.

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