I belong to a small town in Tinsukia district of Assam. My family consists of five members. My father who is a farmer is the only bread winner for the family. I was always keen in joining the Hospitality industry, however due to lack of financial support, I could not pursue my education beyond 12th standard. Although I was disillusioned in the beginning, my will to come up in life continued to grow and this was rewarded when IOCL through its CSR initiative chose to train people of Assam in Tourism and Hospitality. This came as a boon for me and I enrolled for the programme. Post training, I got a job in a hotel in my neighbourhood. After gaining some experience, I joined Sun City Hotel in Digboi as Counter Manager, earning INR 5000 per month. I am happy that besides supporting my family, I am also able to pursue my career aspirations.