KATHMANDU, May 30: Shouldered with responsibilities, earnest and smart, Prayatna SJB Rana, 22, recently graduated in Arts from Delhi University. He has been working at his own nurtured company, DCG, a corporate gift company that manufactures merchandise for corporations, run by two young lads.
Republica met Prayatna for an interview and he shared his experience as an entrepreneur.
How is your work at DCG?
I work whole days there. Although I’m like a freelancer, my whole days are spent doing office chores. Besides that, I play video games. My work is very motivating. Having to look after many people working under me has taught me a lot, along with huge responsibilities.
Being a young businessman, how do you deal with other established business giants?
Communication is the main challenge for young people like me. I think people here lack professionalism. They don’t easily see the potential of young people. Things are quite different in the real world.
Does your family accept your profession?
Absolutely. They are happy for me and they understand me. I often seek suggestions from my father over dinner. I didn’t visualize myself to be working at this age. My peers are happy for me and some of them even look up to me.
Heard that you are opening up a school?
Yes, I’ve teamed up with a Japanese project to start up an International Baccalaureate/Advanced Placement school. We have got the land. I’m sure it will bring change in our education system.
Why work in Nepal?
I see a lot of opportunities here. It’s my dream to be among the few who have positive influence over the country. I want to contribute to our nation in terms of economy and education.