He changed his fortunes from being a rickshaw puller to getting an invitation from President's house
“Sangharsh hi sabse badi kaamyaabi hai. Agar badhna hai to peecche mud kar nahin dekhna hai.”
These lines may seem to be a Bollywood movie dialogue but the reality is that there are still many people who live by these words. One of such is Dharamveer Singh Kamboj, a man who is now a successful entrepreneur through his Innovations from being a Rickshaw-Puller in past. It is a really interesting story of hard work and dedication by virtue of which he has a yearly turnover of Rs. 40 lakhs.
Early Background and innovation of Multi-purpose
Dharamveer Singh Kamboj was born in 1963 and was the youngest of five siblings. His mother inculcated a love for Nature in him since childhood. He also got to know a lot about herbs from a holy man who used to visit their village. While working as a rickshaw-puller in Delhi, he gathered some more information about herbs through the passengers dealing in herbs. It was in 2014 when he got a chance to visit aloe vera and amla processing units in Rajasthan. He went there with a group of farmers under the program organized by Department of Horticulture, Government of Haryana. He seemed very interested in the business at once but he realized that cost of machinery is very high for him.
With a strong will to start the business, he decided to develop his own machine and got success in creating a prototype of the cost-effective machine in April 2006. The machine can then only be used for extraction of Aloe vera juice so he modified it for processing several herbs and farm produce. He named it as multi-purpose processing machine which works on a lot of fruits, herbs, and seeds with features like temperature control and condensation mechanism which helps in the extraction of essence and extracts from flowers and medicinal plants. The machine also possesses a unique ability to process a wide variety of products such as mango, amla, aloe vera, tulsi, ashwagandha, and flowers like rose, chameli, lavender, without damaging the seed of the fruit or vegetable.
"Last month, I got the opportunity to give a demonstration of this machine to our chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda. He was very impressed with my innovation. I have now been appointed as one of the board members at the Hisar Agricultural University. It is a great honor for me. Even President Pratibha Patil has asked me for a food processor.” – Dharamveer during an interview in 2010
"Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work." - Booker T. Washington
It is truly said that there is no looking back if you want to move ahead in life. Dharamveer's story is a classic example of same. The man who was unable to pay his daughter's school fees once in the past is now earning around Rs. 40 lakh per year. He is simply one of the best ideals for all the people who want to be successful in life and bring new innovations in this world. We need to believe that when Dharamveer, a rickshaw-puller can turn the tides in his favor to become a successful entrepreneur then we can also achieve success through hard work.