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This jewellery maybe fake, but his nerves of steel are very much real

Plucking up courage, Suresh raised kiosk of artificial ornaments to keep going

This jewellery maybe fake, but his nerves of steel are very much real

Suresh Kumar sets up his kiosk of artificial jewellery after his income dwindled in the lockdown.

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 29

The life was going smoothly working as salesman at a cosmetic shop in Putlighar area when suddenly it turned topsy-turvy due to some unavoidable circumstances in the life. The situation turned grim for Putlighar resident Suresh Kumar when the lockdown was announced in March this year.

All the savings were spent to keep the survival going amid the pandemic. “With income dwindling at the shops, we were also hit as owners expressed their inability to pay full salaries until the situation turned normal,” said Suresh.

With each passing day it was getting tighter and then flew in the bird of hope. He decided to do something about it. Instead of waiting for normalcy to return, he made the big decision of setting up his own kiosk. “It was very big and difficult decision for me. I had some money with me and borrowed some and started my own work of selling artificial jewellery and cosmetic materials by raising a kiosk outside a shop in Putlighar bazaar,” he said.

As festival season has started, he is hoping of revival of market in the coming days. This shall also likely boost his business. “Though I do not know what the future holds for me and my family, but I wanted to give it a shot for the better,” he signed off.

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