Sagar Rabha - Rewriting Destiny
Sagar’s mother brought up his younger sister and him with great difficulty. She is the only parent they have known. Depending on agriculture as a source of income, this family of three knows only too well what it means to have to struggle to survive. Sagar found out about the ITI in Rowta from some friends in the village. As a child, he was always interested in learning about machines and how they worked so it seemed a natural thing for him to do when he decided to appear for the entrance examination. His joy knew no bounds when he found out he was selected for MMV trade at APPITI.
He says the learning process at the Institute places equal emphasis on theory and practice. Every aspect is clearly explained step by step to every student. This helped him improve his understanding of the machines and made him more confident. He has big plans for the future. Once he graduates from the Institute, he plans to spend some time working with some ‘big names’ like the Tatas or Mahindra but he wants to eventually set up his own venture and in his words “Be my own master!”
The one thing that Sagar will truly miss once he leaves the Institute is the campus. Its scenic and serene quality has been a refuge for him for the last two years. He has spent many hours walking around the campus, quickly qualifying that he would only do so once classes were over, of course!