I was born and brought up in a family where we had two brothers and three sisters. My father was a farmer and we had a small piece of land. Everything was completely depended on him as the supreme head and he took this responsibility with great courage and many sacrifices to fulfil our wishes. I consider my father as my role model and an inspiration who has motivated me to follow my passion and given me wings of freedom throughout my career. I owe a lot to him for his guidance and motivation every day in my life. He is my mentor and reason for my success in my lifetime.
He has been a pillar of strength and given me the best education and moral education so that I can judge and make right decisions in my life. I remember once from my childhood days when we had a bad season and our crops were destroyed. It was really difficult for him to pay our fees but still he told me to continue my education and he will take care of everything else. My father taught me the basic rules of life and understanding value of money. He would give me coins for doing some work in our farm land during my summer vacation which helped me understand about how difficult it is to earn money and how easy to spend it.
I was not good in Hindi language writing and would often get fewer marks in it. At that point, my father would teach me after coming back from work in the evening. He would sit with me for hours till midnight. It was really tough for me but his coaching helped me to attain highest marks in my school and winning one Hindi essay competition. Even when after passing 10th class, he told me to pursue my passion and interest and follow a career as per my preferences. Then there were times, when I was very sick and had missed my college classes. At that point of time, he took a week off from his farm house and came to stay with me in my hostel and would take down all the notes from my friends and would spend time taking care of me and my health.
I also remember while preparing for my medical exam, my father helped me to lose weight so that I could qualify for the same. It could not be possible without him as he took the pain and would jog and run with me for hours. He would wake up early in the morning and restricted me to proper food diet. Even after when I was well settled with my job, I told him about my decision to take risk in life and start my own business. My father felt very happy at my decision and helped with finances and everything so that I did not had any issues and I could do office work and follow my business on weekdays.
I love my father for being my care taker and teaching me every day so that I can sustain a better living and achieve something more every day.
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We are born in a country where there are so many restrictions and barriers within a closed society. There is a responsibility of family, children and having stability in life. The end result is that we do not get time to think about ourselves and have to concentrate on things to earn more money and give strong support to family in terms of finances and other resources. I have also been through the same with lot of pressures and tension in my life. If somebody tell me to imagine life without any constraints and I can dream anything, then the top 5 things on my Bucket List that I would do if I was #BefikarUmarBhar are-
- Start an Education Club and Teach students
My parents have given me strong support and education and I feel very thankful to them for it. I feel everything achieved by me is all due to education. It is very important tool for understanding between wrong and right and I want to pass this tool in hands of children who will be going to be the future of the country. I want to start a community club where I can bring at least few children who cannot afford education and give them basic knowledge. It will give me satisfaction and also improve the life of these street kids. I feel sorry for them and feel helpless at times when I see them begging on roads.
- Helicopter Ride with Children
I have travelled on commercial aircraft for business related work but never felt the satisfaction and found it quite tiring. There is not much leg space and no element of luxury. It feels very uncomfortable after the flight. I have a wish to take my children and my wife for a surprise helicopter ride on our anniversary to make it feel special. My wife does not like to travel by airplanes and she prefers land transport. Helicopter is better option as it flies low and much comfortable too. I hope I can make this possible some day in future.
- Earn Post Graduation degree from United Kingdom
It is due to lack of time and finance that I have not been able to pursue post graduation after getting full time sales job. This has affected my promotion and career growth. Further due to family commitment, I am not able to leave my job at this stage. My wish is to leave this hectic job and get admission in one of top MBA College in United Kingdom and then get a highly paid job.
- Pursue my passion and hobbies
I have a passion for drawing and painting but I could not pursue it due to parental pressures as they told me to concentrate on my core subjects and get good marks. During school days too, I used to collect stamps and coin of different countries and keep it in a collection book. Now if there is a possibility then I want to again invest my time to draw paintings of the hills, mountains and people.
- Trip to see Next World Cup with friends
I have seen more than hundred matches but only on television channel and so my last wish is to get a chance to see the next world cup live with my close friends. It is one of the most the greatest world tournaments where every team participates. I want to get the best front row seats which are closed to Indian dressing room and from where I can see the match very closely.
This post is written for the BefikarUmarBhar Campaign for Indi Happy Hours.