A career takes the highway when motivation is in the driverâ€™s seat. Interestingly, motivational factors are remarkably different for both genders in the organization.
I am a commerce graduate from Mumbai University. I have also done (PS) Personal Secretary Course from Dawars College of Mumbai. Did IELTS to study abroad â€œAssociation of Chartered Certified Accountant â€œfrom Birmingham University. Currently, I am working with one of the leading services of the US called ATET for the past four and half years. Also, I have started doing Modeling, Acting and Stage shows particularly in singing as itâ€™s my passion.
I Gajanan Patil, would start on a note of expressing myself. EOTO as an organization, people, students, friends, teachers, Charismatic leaders, and each & every individual, an activity that happened will always be there in my heart forever and ever. Thank you Each One Teach one again for the spectacular journey and beautiful moments, where I go to know how one could be emotionally bonded and could generate feelings for all.
With heartfelt gratitude I am sharing my Journey
With heartfelt gratitude I am sharing my Journey This is way back in 2011, I had completed my 1st year of Jr College and like any teenager or u could say an adolescent was wondering what do I do, how do I spend my summer vacation. Had heard saying that it just takes someone or the right time to be at the right place.
I had been living in slums during those years, one fine day as I shared during my vacations I came across a flyer which mentioned about a short term course in Personality Development, English Speaking, Computer Basic and Retail Management for Rs 1500/-. Coming from a very low socio-economic background, it was not just possible to shell out such an amount, but on the other hand, I knew how some could afford to provide such different courses under one platform and charge so bare minimum. Being in college I was aware of charges that one would take for a single course. I was a bit curious and along with my friend went to the place as mentioned on the Flyer.
I was really surprised as the people at the office where I went to enquire were very humble and did the registration in a very systematic manner. Ms. Kajal had guided us. The warm and friendly welcome from the administrative team made me feel comfortable. After few weeks I realized I belonged to a super talented team of the organization. From there the journey started under the guidance of all the wonderful people of the organization.
Being from a vernacular medium I just had read about EOTO in collaboration with Smile Foundation was conducting this course. My Excitement was the same from day one till the course got completed; it was around more than 3 months. When I completed the course and got my certification, it was at that time I understood what was EOTO, like even the full form I learned that day. Each one should teach the other one, whatever knowledge one has got from them. I gained a lot. And made a promise to me that if some has taken so much effort to organize for students like us. I need to justify myself before I prove to others.
After continuing my course with them I started improving and teaching, it was my attitude, and had I took a challenge at any cost I am going to that extra effort and be a better person, especially about upgrading my skills in every way, Itâ€™s when you have nothing, and you get something, itâ€™s a great achievement as if you have conquered the world. When I got info about EOTO, I was the only one who decided to come and teach students of other batches. My motive was to share as much as knowledge with these students, and as the days went I could feel a strong bond, a sense of satisfaction was there. It was my routine of going to these classes then go to college and my studies and then back home.
Once Jyoti Didi was at the Sion center, I had seen her a few times, but had not interacted with her, being a founder and senior person; I had my reservations about conversing with her. That particular day when I was teaching the students, she inquired about my presence at the class. Then Kajal Maâ€™am shared about my involvement and dedication towards the students, I was volunteering there. Still, then I never knew what I was doing was a role of a volunteer. Jyoti Didi stepped up and explained what is volunteering all about. She asked if I was interested in becoming a part of their existing Ex-Students association. Didi also shared that being a member u will get ample opportunity to learn new things and develop your personality; as well vice versa and you can also share ideas and inputs.
This was another path-breaking opportunity for me, personally, without a second thought; I joined the Ex-Student association. During that time when they had asked who would take up the role and responsibility of being a secretary, as no one came ahead, I willingly accepted to do. Jyoti Didi shared what would be my role as a secretary, let me tell when all this was taking place, not even once I had a feeling that I am an outsider.
This was one more turning point in my life, being a secretary was a huge task, it made me more knowledgeable & responsible. I could develop organizational Skills, leadership skills. Itâ€™s because of Ms. Sumitra and Ms. Kajalâ€™s motivation and guiding me, be it arranging meetings, annual gatherings, and picnics at every step I was able to handle everything with ease and manage the given position. During that time EOTO had shared about a course, (PS) Personal Secretary Course from Dawars College of Mumbai. They had offered it to all students at very minimal fees a special concession for EOTO students. In the amount of Rs. 2,500, I got enrolled. I had a hunger to study and increase my knowledge base as much as possible. I am very thankful to all the well-wishers and management for giving such opportunities to students like me who come from low socioeconomic status.
My journey continued, I had a chance to work under Hema Didi who was the CEO of at main Sewri office for around 6 months along with my regular college studies. I completed my graduation in Commerce, during that period I was there with the Ex-student organization of EOTO. And I took up the IELTS exam and did well seeing my caliber, I mean coming from a slum area, belonging to a vernacular medium, it was a great achievement for me. I came across a friend who shared about a vacancy in a call center, At that time it's Renu Didi persuaded me to take up this job, if you want to clear your IELTS, this job will help you to improve your scores, will have command over the English language. And it will fetch you a good salary where you can make a good saving. She also said that your dream of going abroad to do the course u wish can be achieved. Completed around 5 years in this organization. When the right time comes will be going ahead with my dream about going abroad for further studies as planned.
With baby steps, I completed 10 years in the organization, and not only have I grown as a human but also as an Individual. In the last few years, I have made good friends and have met charismatic leaders of the firm. In my bad time, they helped me to get the spark back and motivated me to do my best going forward. I consider myself fortunate enough to have encountered such talented, inspiring, and enthusiastic teachers like Jyoti Didi, Hema Didi, Renu Didi, and all the mentors, Whom l have always found committed to excellence. I am and I will be very grateful to you all and EOTO throughout my life Journey.