Self-Reliance at an Early Age

Published: 14th December 2014 09:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th December 2014 09:53 AM   |  A+A-


I am 21 and have been working for the last two years, but I think I started late,” says Tanya Mankani, a third-year BTech student of Kalinga Industrial Institute of Technology University, Bhubaneswar, who believes one should start earning at least part- time immediately after  school, like in other developed countries. 

Tanya, who belongs to Asansol in West Bengal joined the eBIZ Private Limited, dealing with multilevel marketing, through one of her friends. The motto and objective of the company to transform the mindset of masses in general, and youth in particular, attracted Tanya, who wanted a constructive and meaningful use of her leisure time.

“We impart training in computer science, general knowledge and basic English language which help youth and housewives to gain confidence and earn a better livelihood,” says Tanya. Tanya goes to college from 10 am to 5 pm and spends the rest of her time working as an Associate of eBIZ and earns  three to four thousand a week apart from the bonus.

“Initially my friends used to tease me, but that helped me identify my true friends”, says Tanya, who handled the peer pressure adamantly.  Through her work she got a chance to interact with people from different age groups and learnt to face the world with confidence “I have a dream to start a website of our family jewellery business, and have saved all my income for that. That will be a gift to my parents”, says Tanya confidently.


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