— Not every extraordinarily gifted man makes history.
There are a few average men and women who reach the pinnacle of success through sheer dint of hard work and determination. History has it that achievers are not necessarily people holding formal university degrees; or the ones belonging to established lineage. Some have risen from obscurity to heights of fame with, may be, Lady Luck smiling on them too, but just the way ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ inspiring stories of great self-starters suggest that it’s thorough attentiveness, dynamism, tough grind and a resolute mind that guarantee sure-fire triumph!
It was in 1970 when S.P. Singh - the son of farmer Mahendra Singh Choudhary - mustered up enough courage to dream, and dream big at that. Not happy being saddled with his family agricultural income, he set out to look for greener pastures in the nearby district of Meerut where he completed his formal education, and gave wings to his flight of fancy.
But, that was just the beginning of the long struggle that lay ahead as life was never hunky dory even after he earned a degree in engineering. Bitten by the enterprising bug he looked around for different ways to augment his income while all along setting his sight on a long-term goal of attaining his target: a mega business conglomerate. His entrepreneurial spirit continued to haunt him, and gradually, after continuing to strive, he decided to go to Saharanpur to go beyond the comfort zone. Once ensconced in his shell, he burnt his fingers by doing routine mundane jobs and full-time placements in factories where he learned discipline and managerial skills. Not satisfied with the routine everyday existence, he craved for more. He also desired to add value and more meaning to his life. Within no time, he shifted to New Delhi, and worked at the manufacturing unit of picture tubes for the then television giant Uptron. The job stood him in good stead, besides keeping him occupied. He converted the shutting down of Uptron factory into an opportunity to branch out on his own.
BCC Is Born
At each stage there may have been setbacks but what kept him going was his soaring spirits that allowed his journey to progress further. Too eager to make a mark, he didn’t waste any time pondering and joined hands with his brother-in-law in 1988 in a contractual property business that lasted till 1993. During its short stint, their association built small size apartments. If there were stumbling blocks and delays in the voyage, there was also a lot of learning for all those involved with BCC for whom it was hard work that translated into hope that boosted everyone’s self-assurance. After experiencing and understanding the construction business completely, an idea of a construction company of his own germinated in him. And thus, on 5th June, 1995, BCC - Bharat Construction Company was born.
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to it - even if I do not have it in the beginning.
BCC And Its ‘Give More’ Philosophy
It was the foremost objective of BCC to complement its projects with augmenting infrastructural facilities for the common man who resides at the landscaped housing complex and wants to enjoy all the benefits of modern lifestyle. As a consequence, BCC with its commitment to its ever-growing list of residents, hands out basic amenities like school for the residents within the vicinity of their residential colony.
But then, there are schools imparting standard education with precious little variation. But what’s the point of doing something that everyone seems to have perfected? The school envisioned by BCC is not the run-of-the-mill building with instructors commanding bookish behavior but an institution where learning is refreshingly pleasurable, and not scholastic, moralistic or pedagogic amenities like school for the residents within the vicinity of their residential colony.
But then, there are schools imparting standard education with precious little variation.
But what’s the point of doing something that everyone seems to have perfected? The school envisioned by BCC is not the run-of-the-mill building with instructors commanding bookish behavior but an institution where learning is refreshingly pleasurable, and not scholastic, moralistic or pedagogic.