I was not the brightest of the lot when it came to education and had to quit studying after tenth grade as I lost my mother. I was working several odd jobs to earn money, from tailoring to typewriting, but none of it interested me or brought me a steady income.
That’s when I was recruited to be part of a wedding reception party to hand out juice to the guests. However, my interest was drawn to the mehendi stall and I stayed there watching the artist draw shapes and designs with a little cone on the hands of the guests, all day. My supervisors often shunned me and would ask me to get back to my place.
I slowly began to practice these designs. I took up a few projects and now I have grown to take up big wedding functions, all by myself. I start my day by cooking for my brother and father, finish all the chores at home and then set out for my mehendi classes and business.
Over the past few years I have also started training students in Mehendi designs and have over seven students working with me at the moment. “Education is important, but if you fail to receive it because of some unavoidable reasons, you should not let that deter you, instead you should find your passion and excel in it”, I believe.
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