How many of you believe that following your passion is not possible after marriage? Of course, it takes time and patience to do as you wish, but if it is your passion, the universe will lead you to your path! Some of us are so occupied with our families that we lose out on great opportunities that come our way! Then again, life and destiny have their own ways of showering you with some beautiful surprises, don’t they? Some would word it as follows, “If it has to happen, it will happen, anyway”. This is exactly what happened to Kajol, a friend of mine, who ultimately won the ‘Mrs India Karnataka’ contest this year.
Being born and brought up in Bangalore, Kajol Bhatia (born as Sapna Nagpal) knows the city inside out. She can drive you from the North to the South without the help of Google Maps. She is vivacious and always high on energy. Anyone close to her will know how great a multitasker she is, too. She can dress up and attend an event and plan a surprise party while packing for a trip the next day. She has also been an enthusiastic participant in various athletic and talent competitions.
After marriage, Kajol devoted all her time to her loving husband and adorable sons. Having been married into a joint family, Kajol has always been multitasking between her home and social commitments. She is a fashion designer, event manager and grooming consultant by profession but a happy homemaker by choice. She chose to keep her career on hold to be there for her family. Till date, she enjoys fulfilling the wishes of her favourite people at home.
So, two months ago, this extremely busy friend of mine, suddenly tells me that she had enrolled herself for the Mrs India Karnataka contest this year. I was shocked because I had partly enrolled too, but, considering the amount of time required to stay away from my children and home, I did not complete the registration. I wondered about how she would do it, all the time knowing that she would, of course, give it her best. After all, she is determined, disciplined and dedicated to whatever she does.
In life, there are people, who want to and will pull you back, making sure you do not get what you want to achieve. Surrounded by such negativity, Kajol first needed to prove to herself that she was capable of accomplishing her dreams. Despite being classy, confident and compassionate, according to others, Kajol wanted to take part in this state competition in order to boost her own self-confidence and believe that she could substantiate her potentiality. She worked hard and allotted many hours to getting herself ready for victory. With the support of her pillars of strength, namely her husband and her family, Kajol was about to explore a whole new world out there.
After winning the ‘Mrs India Karnataka’ title, Kajol was over the moon. For a few seconds, she was unable to digest her triumph. But, once she gathered herself, she was elated. Her hard work had finally paid off. She scored the highest for her simple but rousing answer. On being asked why she thought that this competition was arranged for the married women, she said what she believed, “The purpose of a lady, or a leader, is to empower others, and Mrs Pratibha ma’am, the beautiful soul that she is; her purpose was to elevate the other women and to bring out their confidence, and give them a platform where they could discover themselves and feel more beautiful from inside and outside.”
Kajol has been an integral part of Ladies Circle India, where she gained the experience, of public speaking, at numerous occasions. During the sixteen years as a member of this organization, she took up more than a few head board posts and has always been inclined towards social service. The association has empowered 5 million children all over the world and personally, Kajol has adopted two orphanages and an acid victim, too.
Besides having the title of Mrs India Karnataka to add value to her upcoming designer label, she aims at setting a good example to her children and being an inspiration to other women around the globe. Kajol says, “I want to show women that if you believe in yourself and if you are dedicated, you can surely achieve your dreams”.
This is Kajol Bhatia for you, a simple, creative and kind-hearted woman who followed her dreams and made it a reality. This winner also bagged the ‘Mrs India Karnataka DIVA 2018’ title the previous day. And, now she’s marching forward as a finalist for Mrs India 2018. While keeping our fingers crossed, we are hoping for the best.
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