Every human born on planet earth is blessed with talent and individuality. It is something that no one can take away from him. Wealth, fame and all material things can be robbed, cheated and taken away but this individuality of his is God’s real gift to him. The desire to succeed in whatever field a person chooses is only met if he feels its need equal to the need of
Dr. Kelvin and his Commission who were in charge of harnessing the power of the Niagara to power the town of Buffalo, which is incidentally the second most powerful city in the province of New York today, granted the contract to the combine of George Westinghouse and Dr. Tesla. This was a dream come true for Dr. Tesla. He worked tirelessly for this project and with extreme dedication and hard work managed to get the entire AC power plant functional on Niagara in just 11 months which was unexpected and indeed a record time. It was on November 16, 1896, within even a year from the complete destruction of his laboratory that Dr. Nikola Tesla generated and transmitted electrical power to industries in Buffalo from the hydroelectric generators at the Edward Dean Adams Station at Niagara. The generators were built by Westinghouse Electric Corporation using Dr. Tesla’s AC system patents. The nameplates on the generators bore Nikola Tesla’s name. Within a few years there were a total of ten generators working at Niagara, totally in line with the project plan. Now the plant was supplying electricity to the entire New York City. City Broadways, the place better known as an entertainment district was ablaze with lights; the elevated, street railways and subway system rumbled with electricity from Niagara. What is more shocking and astounding is that even Edison converted from his conventional direct current system to alternating current system. The phenomenal rise from a massive fall of Dr. Nikola Tesla that too within just 11 months of destruction of his lab makes us compare Dr. Tesla with the famous Phoenix bird that rises from ashes and ascends high. Such a fight back can only be expected from a true believer of God. Only faith breeds such tenacity.
At the momentous occasion of the inauguration of plant on the day of January 12, 1897, Dr. Nikola Tesla uttered the following words, “We have many a monument of past ages; we have the palaces and pyramids, the temples of the Greek and the cathedrals of Christendom. In them is exemplified the power of men, the greatness of nations, the love of art and religious devotion. But the monument at Niagara has something of its own, more in accord with our present thoughts and tendencies. It is a monument worthy of our scientific age, a true monument of enlightenment and of peace. It signifies the subjugation of natural forces to the service of man, the discontinuance of barbarous methods, the relieving of millions from want and suffering”. Dr. Tesla’s noble intentions and his vision for ending inequality are apparent in these words and only a sage like Dr. Tesla could dream and execute such a project, remain humble and get back to his lab to further better human lives.
Life presents everyone with many ups and downs. Failure in our work, loss of a loved one or even a mere financial loss is sufficient to push the most optimistic individual into depression. Then just imagine how difficult it would be when one has to witness destruction of his dreams, his achievements and everything that he has worked for in his life. It indeed must be utterly devastating. Faced with
The story of Dr. Nikola Tesla is one of faith, hope and belief. It is a story of what one individual can achieve and how a single person utterly dedicated to his cause and with unwavering faith in God can move mountains and change the world with his efforts. When we last saw Dr. Tesla at the World Columbian Exposition, the efficacy of the AC transmission system had been proved
1st of May 1893 marked the commencement of the World Columbian Exposition in a grand style and in full swing. There were almost hundred thousand (one lakh) people witnessing this great fair on the very first day. The spectators enjoyed the Exposition throughout the day visiting various places, buildings and special exhibits, and as the night fell, they were amazed as if a casting spell fell at the venue. Those
Dr. Nikola Tesla returned to New York after his Europe tour. With fond memories and the grief of loss of his mother Dr. Tesla again began his experimental work in his laboratory. But soon he overcame and conquered this sorrow. It was the same year of 1892 when Dr. Nikola Tesla actually received two of the most prestigious honours. Before his return to New York, Dr. Nikola Tesla was invited