Lockdown comes as boon for youngsters

Shivani Bhakoo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 8

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought in anxiety to the lives of many but a few youngsters decided to get the maximum benefit of the time they had in the lockdown and work on their skills to set an example for others not to lose hope in such times.

“I started my venture last year and the journey so far has been amazing. Since the pandemic had already caused anxiety and depression to many, I decided to make people happy by making customised balloon bouquets by the name of Air Affair. With 4,200 followers on Instagram, I get a lot of appreciation for my work. The only thing I need to survive is innovation,” said Sehej Malhotra.

She added that her venture created helium balloon bunches and flower balloon bouquets with personalised balloons to add an element personal touch for their customers.

Another young entrepreneur, Sanya Jain, who never really had a sweet tooth all her life, discovered a passion for baking in the lockdown.

“I had attended baking classes when I was in school learnt about eggless baking. It was there that I got fascinated and interested in baking chocolate cakes and other bakery food. In the lockdown, I started my venture El Pastel Love and got so received many orders for chocolates, pastries, cakes and other food items,” she said.

Several other young entrepreneurs have also started their own work. Some have started delivering mocktails for in-house parties with others venturing into other fields.

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