Success story of a business woman included in textbook
Lutfa Sanjida had a dream of brining solvency to her family, though she was like other housewives of the society. For this reason, she took needle and thread in her hand and started sewing works. At the beginning, she used to make garment items for children and Punjabis for men. She started her business with a meagre amount of Taka 15,000 and now she is a millionaire. Her success story has been included in the present text book of ninth-tenth classes.
Lutfa Sanjida hails from a conservative family of the port city of Chattogram and from her childhood, she wished to occupy any kind of high position after completion of her education. All of her dreams were shattered as she got married before completion of her education. But nothing could stop her as she started a new venture which brought name and fame for her.
"When I started my business, I had only the capital of Taka 15,000. Later, in 1989, one of my cousins came up with his helping hands. He gave me Taka 30,000 as loan with which I opened a showroom at Chakview market in the city to sell my homemade garment items from where successes were pouring gradually and steadily in my life," she said.
With the growth of her business, she is now owner of Anandhya Butique House at L Block and Anandhya Beauty Parlour at New I Block in Halishahar, Chattogram. she has another showroom of Anandhya Butique House at Afmi Plaza in the port city. With the span of 30 years struggle in life, Sanjida is now a successful entrepreneur.
The struggle of Lutfa Sanjida has been included in the 'Business Initiative' book of ninth-tenth classes of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board. The students of commerce department read the success story and struggling life of Lutfa Sanjida. The long vivid life of Lutfa Sanjida has been depicted in the twelfth chapter of the book to inspire the students.
"I never thought that the students of ninth-tenth classes of commerce department will read my success story and the countrymen will know about me. Highlighting me in the textbook is a great achievement for women folk. It would help students' raise their mental strength and overcome hurdles towards running a business after completion of education. The young learners will get inspiration from it. Now I feel complacent as I have done something very successfully," she said.
In the ninth-tenth classes of the text book, commerce department students read the stories of success initiators' under the caption 'Teachings from the life of success entrepreneurs'. Lutfa Sanjida's story has been delineated at pages 136 and 137 in the book.
In the two pages, it was said that Lutfa Sanjida, the owner of Anandhya Butique House and Anandhya Beauty Parlor at Halishahar in the port city of Chattogram, had raised her name to the millionaire's club after starting business with only Taka 15,000. Step by step, she established boutique and parlor houses. Struggle is the main weapon in her life. Without unremitting endeavors, in no way, she could reach the current position. Whenever problem arises, she faced it with calm and patient.
She got married when it was time to sit in SSC examination. After married, she had to do part time job to meet her family needs. Later, she opened a showroom at the Chakview market in 1989. As she was making brisk business, in 1995 she opened another showroom at Chattogram Shopping Complex taking Taka 50,000 loan from Midas, a leasing company. As her business got momentum with the passage of time, her family became solvent. -BSS