I am a Marwari by birth but a total Bengali at heart. My childhood was spent amidst the lush tea gardens of Assam, where my father was a tea planter. I worked with him in the family business for a while, but then decided to carve my own path.
As a child I was very quiet and low pitched but at the same time friendly and play-some.
My mother was a perfectionist, that is probably why I was drawn to my present career as a finesse trainer. My early childhood plays a very important role in structuring my visions today.It always upset me to see lack of etiquette and discipline amongst people. Thus,my work revolved around giving lifestyle education to children, women and corporates.
My early life taught me that even if you are born with a silver spoon, you have to work towards creating your own niche to mark that individuality. Sonalis Cubo was born to impart knowledge and confidence to women and children so that they can build their future beyond academic lines.
To be labelled as a social entrepreneur is very overwhelming and I would like to thank my dad for the same who was always involved in his life helping and supporting the needy souls.
As I embarked upon a journey of giving and teaching,I kept a comprehensive attitude of being porous to knowledge and believed that in order to learn the best, you have to let go of the better.The hurdles kept coming as I was creating a brand for myself,making people believe in my projects and arranging for finances etc.In spite of this, I kept focussed and visualized the end product with my best possible calibre and execution.My mentors were self learning and researching and I got motivated by anyone young or old who was doing exemplary work.
Today, married for 22 years and mother of two wonderful children , I retain a child-like curiosity to acquire and inspire, to grow and know, to learn and unlearn.
Where and what you are is just not your identity but your responsibility. It’s better to jump than live at the edge!
Vayjayanti Pugalia Founder/Sonalis Cubo