Indrajeet's colorful garden

Agartala, May 6, 2019:

At a time when unemployment is rampant in the country, the elusive government job seems to be the ‘magic ticket’ out of misfortune for the youth. In the North-eastern state of Tripura as in other parts of the country, a Government job is considered a parameter of a person’s success.

It comes as a surprise when a youth, Indrajeet Debnath, bucks the trend of chasing after Government jobs and instead tends a flower garden, earning enough profits to smoothly sail through.

Born and brought up in a semi-urban village of Kharghar, which falls under the Baikhora region of Santirbazar sub-division, Indrajeet pursued completed his graduation in the year 2005. He got admitted to a Master degree course but had to leave the course as he decided not to put more financial pressure on his family, for whom agriculture is the only source of bread and butter.

After undergoing training in ‘Commercial Business’, he started farming flowers and faced many rebukes from neighbors and relatives.

He was undaunted and started a small flower garden of roses in his family’s plot. Soon after that, he came to the notice of Bogafa agriculture department. Agriculture superintendent Debasish Pal summoned him to his office and advised him to expand my garden. Later, with the help and support of the agriculture department, he started planting orchids, gladiolus, tuberoses, and zahara in his garden, which turned out to be a huge financial success for him.

He also wanted to send out a message addressing the youth brigade that Government job is not the only source of income.

“The young people of the state should think more and more towards the direction of self-employment. If I had not started working with this unique idea, I would have been possibly cursing my fate but I am not. I plead everyone to start working with a specific goal and touch the highest peak of success that government jobs could never give to anybody” Indrajeet opined.



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