A big heart fulfills big dreams – story of Durairaj

I am Durairaj. I was born in Valikandapuram at Perambalur. My father is a farmer. I did my High school in Government high school at Valikandapuram. I studied Higher secondary at Government higher secondary school at Labbaikudikkadu. When I finished my Higher secondary school, i decided to study Hospitality Management. So I got suggestion from my uncle to study in State Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology at Thuvakudi, Trichy. I applied and got a seat to study in SIHMCT.
While I was doing my third year Diploma in SIHMCT, I started planning for my higher studies. There was seminar conducted by Mrs. Savtiri Sivakumar from TRICHY PLUS with an International guest at our Institute. The seminar explained about foreign studies. After attending that seminar I wanted to know more about TRICHY PLUS and EDUCATION ABROAD. I went to TRICHY PLUS. There I met Ms. Nalayini, the counselor. She started to speak in English with me which I could understand, but was unable to give her a reply. So she had to switch to Tamil to converse with me.
I joined for IELTS coaching class at TRICHY PLUS. It was hard for me to even get 4.0 band in the classroom tests. Then i started to search for countries which did not require IELTS exam (few years ago). We decided upon Singapore. We found that At Sunrise Global Chef Academy was providing Diploma in Culinary Arts. I applied for that. I got an interview call. I attended that interview but did not get selected due to my poor English communication. Then Mrs. Savtiri Sivakumar suggested me take up classes in Spoken English and Soft Skill / Personality Development to improve my English and personal grooming. The classes were highly motivating and gave examples that could keep me positive throughout my life.
Then I got the confidence to reapply to At Sunrise, but there was no second chance for me. Ms. Nalayini suggested me to choose Hospitality Management but i couldn’t change my mind from Culinary Arts. TRICHY PLUS staff continuously spoke to me & motivated me. After a long struggle i change my mind to study Hospitality Management and applied for Nanyang Institute of Management. I got placed there to study Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Nanyang Institute of Management. The Education & experiences at the Nanyang Institute of Management was useful for me to learn more about Hospitality. The class was taken by experienced and very friendly staff. I finished my classroom education successfully. Then i got my Industrial placement in Thanying Restaurant at Amara Singapore. After i completed my Industrial attachment, i came back to India. Thanying Restaurant tried to recruit me back but the government did not approve my visa application. Than I tried to get job in other places. I got many opportunities in India, but I wanted to work abroad. So I moved to Mumbai in search of a job. After three month search, i got an opportunity from The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. After having worked in The Westin, I was eligible to apply for my Singapore Visa once again. Than Thanying Restaurant was ready to take me again. I got approval for Singapore Visa.
Now i am working as a Senior Restaurant Executive in Thanying Restaurant at Amara Singapore. I am doing well in my job. My parents and friends are very happy and feel proud about my success. I wish to convey my heartfelt thanks to TRICHY PLUS………
“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers”
Contact Durairaj at – duraiveeramuthu@gmail.com

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