Giving Wings to Dreams
Meenakshi Kumari, New Delhi
In the hustle bustle of the an international airport it is easy to overlook this smiling lady who works with brisk efficiency. Meet Meenakshi, who dared to dream big and achieved it with a little help.
As a child, she waved goodbye to airplanes flying in the sky but never did this class IX pass-out imagine that one day she would work at a leading international airport. Though she started working as a cleaner, Meenakshi climbed her way up to becoming a housekeeping supervisor. Getting selected for promotion was a huge achievement considering that only 1-2 employees get picked each year. A woman of integrity, Meenakshi recounts how she found a bag containing 1,00,000 Euros while working at a Terminal which she immediately reported to senior authorities. Her prompt action and presence of mind was highly appreciated and she received a certificate of excellence.
With a charming smile and a giggle, Meenakshi says, "I feel very proud when someone appreciates me; it is a moment of honour. There are times when my mistakes are also pointed out, but I ensure that I never repeat those."
All this was possible because of training programmes conducted by Centum Learning in partnership with the airport authorities through an exclusive joint learning academy. Meenakshi avers, "What I would have learnt in many years, my mentors taught me in days. My self-esteem has received a boost and I now know the path ahead of me."
"Once I found 0.1 million Euros, but I returned the money to the security people. For this act of integrity, I was rewarded with a Certificate of Excellence."