Bipul Das, a Proof reader in Society for Natural Language Technology Research, Kolkata
I am a happy man today. I love my work. My colleagues are so friendly and supportive.", says Bipul
29-year-old Bipul is from Chakraborty Nagar, Konnagar, in West Bengal. After high school, he completed his graduation from Konnagar Hiralal Pal College of Kolkata University. Bipul has locomotor disability. He is a man of determination, hard-work and success!
Bipul shares, “I live with my father Manohar Das who is a tailor. We live in the urban area of Hooghly district. Currently I am pursuing my post graduation in MA (Master of Arts). I registered myself with the Livelihood Resource Centre (LRC) – Serampore, Kolkota in August 2016.”
Bipul says, “I told LRC staff I am interested in working in the IT (Information Technology) sector. They assessed my abilities and explained to me that I could try for jobs in other sectors too. I had several rounds of counseling with them. I also underwent Leonard Cheshire’s Foundation Training at LRC-Kolkata. It was a learning experience! The training boosted my self-confidence. It motivated me to look for the best possible opportunities for myself. It also enhanced my skills and abilities. When I was ready, LRC sent me for an interview for the post of proof reader in ‘Society for Natural Language Technology Research’, at Salt Lake. I was able to clear the interview successfully. In September 2016, I joined the organization with a starting salary of Rs.10,000 per month.”
Bipul says gratefully, “I am a happy man today. I love my work. My colleagues are so friendly and supportive.”
LRC staff keeps in touch with Bipul at the Research Institute. They say – “He is hardworking. He is humble and sincere. He goes to work punctually and is devoted to his job.”
Bipul remarks gratefully, “LRC has been very helpful in getting me a job at the ‘Society for Natural Language Technology Research’. Today I am self dependent because of them. I recommend LRC to all my friends because of their quality trainings and placement assistance.”
Livelihood Resource Centres (LRC) like the one in Serampore train people with disability for employment. These centres also help them to get placement in mainstream industries. LRCs are part of the “Access to Livelihood” program run by Leonard Cheshire Disability, an international organization well-known for its work among the people with disability. This program is being successfully implemented in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Philippines, and in South Africa, with the financial support of Accenture Foundation.