“Beti Bachao, Beti Padao”

Thanks  Apar India for propagating “Beti Bachao, Beti Padao”

I belong to a community where educating a girl child is taboo..

But today I feel liberated and am working…..

Apar India has made the impossible to be possible, unimaginable to be a reality. I belong to a community where female feoticide is a common practice and girl child faces discrimination and educating a girl is unheard of and working in an MNC is beyond my people’s comprehension and imagination. But thanks to Apar India I have broken all the boundaries and am working in an MNC. I feel liberated true to my name – Liberty.

I, Liberty, am a resident of Bhaghpat – a small dusty village near Meerut UP.  I belong to Khaap Community where a girl faces discrimination right from birth, female foeticide  is a common practice . It is community where educating a girl child is unheard of. A girl is not even allowed to carry a mobile phone with her. However, it was my father, who was adamant that his daughter had to have all the opportunities that a boy would have.  He always supported me.  After completing my 12th class, the most obvious question bogged me as well… what now???

As there were no opportunities for pursuing higher education was available back home, I took the bold decision of coming to Delhi and pursue my higher education.  I searched for various options for pursuing graduation in Delhi.  It was then that I came to know about Work Integrated Program – B.Voc being offered by Apar India in association with Tata Institute of Social Sciences – SVE.  When at first, I heard about the concept of WITP, it sounded unbelievable and unheard of. But I still took admission, as I liked the concept very much.

Once the classes for the course took off, it was clear to our batch that this course required us to work and so it was necessary for all of us to appear for Interviews at various companies, clear the interviews and start working.  Our Training Hub, Apar India took lots of efforts of us.  Apar India offered us Employability Skill Development classes which focused on improving our Communication, Personality, Attitude as well as Confidence. Our Chairman Mr. R. K. Jain and Director Mr. Apar Jain, were the constant source of motivation and made us believe in ourselves.

While these specialized classes were being held, the Apar India’s Placement Cell kept organizing placement drives of various companies like SMC, Policy Bazaar, State Bank of India, ICICI Shoppers Stop, Titan, Marks & Spencers etc.

After attempting interviews in various organization, I was finally successful in getting placement in none other Marks & Spencer.  I started working with Marks & Spencer and it gave me an opportunity to explore a whole new world of elite & Urban people, and the MNC culture.  It was a world that was in stark contrast to my simple life back home.

I have successfully completed my Diploma in Sales & Marketing. Today I feel liberated and have a heightened self-worth. My parents and my society have a renewed faith in me and are very proud of my achievements. So much so, that, now I have shifted to Delhi and am staying alone as a Paying Guest.

Thanks to my family especially my father and Apar India for their constant support and faith in me….