Our alumni from the Arsha Vidya Tirtha AIM for Seva Free Student Hostel for Boys in Jaipur continue to do us proud. Sukhlal Bhajat who studied in the Jaipur hostel from May 2008 to July 2015 is now currently working as an apprentice at the Maruti Suzuki India Limted plant in Manesar Gurgaon.
Recollecting his hostel life, Bhajat says that 50 of them lived under one roof and he imbibed strong cultural values during the Jaipur hostel years from 2008 to 2015.
He is grateful that he stepped into the AIM for Seva hostel network at a crucial juncture in his life. “Many of my friends in the village got addicted to smoking and drugs. I am happy that I focused on my studies,” he says.
While living in the hostel, Sukhlal also learnt driving and obtained a four wheeler driving license. Sukhlal has four other siblings—2 brothers and 2 sisters and he is second of the lot. His father owns a small plot of land in Chokdi village which is in Jhadol tehsil in Udaipur district. The family grows corn, rice, spinach, wheat and soybean in this farmland.
After completing his schooling, Sukhlal enrolled in ITI (Industrial Training Institute) in Udaipur from 2015 to 2017 in the motor mechanic course. After completing his training, he appeared for a written examination conducted by Maruti Suzuki and was one of the six who made it to the interview stage. In this final round, only two candidates got selected, one of them being Sukhlal.
Sukhlal is currently earning Rs 14,000 per month and is employed as an apprentice in the auto major’s Manesar plant.
Sukhlal’s biggest learnings have been hard work and motivation. “After coming into the AIM for Seva network, I realised the importance of being focused. Competition has increased in all sectors and the only way to remain focused is to work hard,” says Sukhlal.
Sukhlal is contemplating to open his own mechanic shop sometime in future. At the moment, he is look preparing for training and recruitment in the armed and police forces.