Friday, September 15, 2017

Manzil Got Talent: Pradeep Kumar

Manzil Got Talent: Pradeep Kumar

Pradeep’s Journey of Fulfilling a Dream

About Pradeep:

We are very proud to have Pradeep with us first as a student of Manzil and later as a mentor for our current students. We are extremely happy to cover his endeavor Delhi by Locals for our newsletter.
His journey first started as a boy with full dedication who came to Manzil to learn English. Pradeep worked very hard and mastered English and later became a computer teacher. He always seeks opportunity for learning as he is a keen learner. He has a unique talent that he easily recognizes anyone’s talent and encourages them to achieve their goals. He helps those people and students around him to prepare the essential documents needed for their next steps in life. Everyone loves him as he never hesitates to help others and motivate people as much as he can. With times he has learned a lot and has right balance between trust and skepticism. He moves forward in every step he takes confidently. Everyone feels grateful for his helpfulness and wants to be in his company. He loves traveling and he continues to travel as much as he can, touring in England, Canada, Nepal, the United States, and, of course, India.

Delhi by Locals:

His passion for learning led him to join Delhi Magic as a student guide in 2008. He continued learning how to design unforgettable tours at other companies such as LPTI and Reality Tours and Travel, where he was an Operations Manager. He completed his graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delhi. Soon he completed a Masters Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Indira Gandhi National Open University.  After 9 years in the travel industry, he was confident to branch out on his own.  It was not that easy initially to start his business and it had many risks. But finally he took the decision and gave up his fixed salary and started his own endeavor Delhi by Locals in the end of 2016. It wasn’t easy- he faced challenges during this journey- like mentally he has had to adjust to earning less, taking on risk and writing for his website. He successfully overcame each one of these and it has lead to greater and greater growth for him personally and professionally.  

There are more than 500 travel companies on trip advisor and Delhi by Locals is in top 20. Now with over 100 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor, we all have high expectations from Delhi By Locals. We are wishing him all the best in the future and expected that he will continue to be an asset to society, especially young, in better ways. It will grow and expand to other cities eventually. Best part about the firm is that 50% of the profits from Delhi by Locals go towards the benefit and development of the local communities.

Other Non Profit Organization Involvement:

He is also associated with other non-profit organisations in the Delhi region like Alohomora. Through his work with organisations including Manzil and Manzil Plus, he has met other motivated young people who believe in the power of education as a tool to build leadership and break the cycle of poverty for marginalized populations. This strong connection to his students inspires Pradeep’s work and mission.

He loves learning and takes every opportunity he can get to give back to the community. He has recently started his own NGO called Learningby Locals in Sanjay Colony Slum Okhla, where he is playing an important role to educate and empower the youth. They work towards the skill development of the youth and to provide them with the guidance required to build a career and to help them achieve their life goals. We strongly feel that the two together- Pradeep and Delhi by Locals- will provide a very powerful offering in Delhi Tourism.

We wish them both the best of luck for the work they are doing. 

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