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‘Be more focused on self growth’ 

Apeejay Panchsheel Park alumnus Gurvinder Singh credits his school teachers for their contribution in his professional growth and evolution



Gurvinder Singh is a businessman managing a men’s wear clothing store, Satthire. The Apeejay Panchsheel Park alumnus was part of the 1988 batch. In a brief interview, Singh reminds students not to fret over so much about career prospects and tells them to have self-belief and focus. Edited excerpts:

Please tell us about your current work profile as a businessman?

I am running a proprietorship business. We are into men’s suits and sherwani designing for weddings and other special occasions. Our business venture is called Satthire and I started this in 2000. So, it’s been many years now – a journey of 22 long years.

What was the inspiration to become a businessman and start your own venture?

It was not inspiration, it was destiny. It was a family thing actually. My entire family is into business and so, I also landed up in this field.

Please share some of your best memories from Apeejay Panchsheel Park days?

We won the zonal championship in cricket and volleyball. I was in class 11 back then. It is a very fond memory for me. Also, we went to the National Cadet Corps Camp in class 11 again. We had a great time there. We were 11 students from the same class, it was such a great experience.

How did your school Apeejay Panchsheel Park help you to become who you are today?

It is because of the efforts of my teachers and Principal. They were very good. Principal sir Mr. R S Chauhan and all the teachers were excellent. I would like to thank Ms. Rita Kale, Mr. SC Sharma, Mr. Ajit Pal Singh and Mrs. Tripathi, among other teachers. I am still in touch with most of them. 

What life lessons would you like to give to a current student at Apeejay Panchsheel Park?

Just be focused on self-growth. It’s important to look at your personal growth as it helps in understanding as well as pushing oneself to reach one’s highest potential. Don’t sit over career prospects. It takes time, you will settle down. Don’t worry! 

What are your future plans?

I am satisfied with my business. I want to expand it but no such plans as of now. I am happy with both my business as well as life at the moment.

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]