In the nowadays contemporary world where cut-off of college holds the sky and every student is trying to do their best to achieve highest possible percentage in the School. There is a magnificent story of school drop-out who owns a million dollar worth company because he didn’t give up on his passion-‘fathomless love for the computers’. His school education couldn’t go ahead from eight standards, but now he is a prominent cybersecurity expert! He is a professional ethical hacker.
His name is Trishneet Arora. He was just 19 when he found own company-TAC Security Solutions. It has offices in India and Dubai as well. He shared his story on the Facebook page- Humans of Bombay.
In the post, Mr. Arora talks about his childhood love for the gadgets and computers. “My father became worried when he saw me being on the computer for hours on end- he tried putting a password but by the end of the day I had figured out a way to crack it. Eventually, he moved from being annoyed and ended up buying me a new system,” he said on Facebook.
“Given that I was so consumed by this world of computers… I failed the 8th standard,” he says. “I just didn’t understand History and Geography,” he added. Seeing so much passion and love for the computers his parent allowed him to drop-out the school.
“I started with small projects – fixing computers and cleaning up software and at the age of 19, I received my first big cheque of sixty thousand Rupees,” he pens down. He saved the money and eventually started own company.
“I’m currently the IT advisor to the Punjab State and have held training sessions for the CBI, Punjab State, and Crime Branch. Our clients vary from Reliance to government officials and we’ve recently expanded to have offices in 4 cities in India and 1 in Dubai,” he added further in the post.
That’s not enough. Mr. Arora gave credit for his success to his parents. “I think I’m here today because when I failed, my parent’s didn’t scream or force me to take more tuitions – they understood me and let me be. I’m not saying education isn’t important – all I’m saying is how you choose to learn can vary and that failing at school, doesn’t mean you’re a failure,” he says.
This story just shows what an important and long-lasting influence parents have on their children. Very few parents can see their child’s point of view and even harder to encourage and nurture it to grow into something more.