Rohit faced “the scariest time of his life” in his teens.
Rohit is no stranger to hardship and adversity. In his early teens, he witnessed, what he describes as, “the scariest time of his life” when his father fell gravely ill and was completely bed-ridden. Though the illness was curable, the family had no money to get him treated and friends and relatives refused to help them in their time of need. This was the turning point in Rohit’s life that was determined to find a regular, stable income and pull his family out of financial misery.
Determined to achieve independence, he worked multiple jobs until he came across a mobilization camp set up in his village by ASDC, Tiroda. The mobilizer encouraged him to enroll and briefly touched upon the highlights of the placement-linked programme. He began his training under the care and guidance of ASDC, Tiroda and was selected to work as a trade electrician.
Here, he worked very hard on his theory and practical sessions, completed all his assignments and homework in a timely manner, focused on improving his mannerisms, etiquette and language skills, participated in extracurricular activities and volunteered his time towards schemes such as the Government of India’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan, a nation-wide campaign that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, towns and rural areas. Rohit excelled at his training where he continuously scored high marks in all his assignments and as promised, landed a job with Supreme Treon Pvt. Ltd in Pune with a monthly income of Rs. 9500.
He credits his training and the grooming sessions for turning him into a smart, presentable and confident young man able to face up any challenge that life may throw at him.