Sambalpur: After working for seven years in an MNC, Sandeep Khandelwal, who is an MBA graduate from the prestigious Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune, realized that it was his village, where he would feel emancipated and could experience the real freedom of life.
The passion for the freedom made the 33 years-old Sandeep, who was getting a handsome salary of Rs 18 Lakh per annum, leave the lucrative job in 2014 and come back to his native village, Bamra, located around 100 kilometers away from Sambalpur city. He left the job and took the unconventional route of agriculture. “Of course, I was getting a handsome salary but I felt that I was serving an MNC for the money. One could not experience the freedom working under somebody,” said Sandeep.
“I don’t work under anybody here. I work for myself staying with my family and the people, I love. I work independently and I make my own decision here. This gives me immense satisfaction and the feeling of emancipation. I enjoy my freedom here,” he said.
Sandeep is not earning as much as the MNC was giving him, but he said, freedom is non-negotiable and priceless. “I live and express myself without any restriction and boundaries here. I could say that freedom to speak, express my view is most important things for me,” he said.