GUWAHATI, Jan 1 � Celebrities and high profile individuals always hog the limelight anywhere they go. What they would be aspiring or planning in the New Year has been catching the headlines as is the convention, but the common man too is not to be ignored as he within his own limit has been doing deeds which though small has succeeded in leaving an imprint for the rest to follow.
Here is a guy who hails from an under developed village in Mangaldoi and has set a precedent for all the young boys and girls in his village by opting for a career in skin and hair care, a vocation unheard of in his village and all the other surrounding villages.
The idea of a career in skin and hair care, especially for the boys is yet to catch the fancy of the youth, although the beauty care sector in the region has seen a big growth in the last couple of years. So when Arupjyoti Deka, 29 years of age and a graduate from B Barooah College here decided to earn his living by the use of his scissors, people were initially very surprised and had doubts regarding his sanity. Because his father is a teacher and a teacher�s son doing the job of hair cutting did not easily sink in among the villagers.
But now things have changed. Arupjyoti�s village Kaikora has many adorable things to say about him. Many young men and women inspired by the success of Arupjyoti have been making inquiries about the courses available in the field of beauty care. �A government job is very hard to get nowadays. I did not want to get a job by offering a hefty bribe and so I decided to enter the beauty care sector where job opportunities are a plenty,� he said while talking to this reporter at Heena beauty and slimming point in the capital city. Engaged here for nearly two years, Arupjyoti has attended to a large section of clients of different age group and both sexes. A highly trained hair and skin expert, Arupjyoti has been getting lucrative offers from outside the State. But he has turned them down for he has a vision�to generate awareness about the job opportunities in the beauty care sector amongst his own people.
�In 2011, I am planning to conduct a workshop in my native place so that the boys and girls get the necessary information about the beauty sector,� revealed Arupjyoti observing that every work has its own value and a commitment to one�s vocation will ensure success in life.
He is grateful to his family and friend Biman Marol Choudhury for always supporting him.