Sajal Narayan: Stay Focused, Work Hard

The family went to USA with $10, 000. Now they have motels, gas stations and a trucking company. Mr Narayan built his own automobile dealership.
25 Feb 2019 10:53
Sajal Narayan: Stay Focused, Work Hard
Sajal Naraya and his 6-year-old son Aryan Ram Narayan.

Nothing comes easy, says Sajal Naray­an.

The 32-year-old of Nasorowaqa in Bua, who now lives in the United States of America said starting a living there was “very tough”.

He is now the President for District 6 West­ern Virginia Best Bet Motor Sales Corp and State Vice President for Virginia Independ­ent Automobile Dealer’s Association (VIA­DA).

His parents won the Green Card lottery 19 years ago when he was just a 12-year-old kid.

“We went to America with my parents sav­ing of only $10, 000,” he said.

“My Dad worked really hard doing handy­man work, odds time jobs and he saved up.”

Mr Narayan said by 2002 his dad saved up to $40,000 to start his business.

He added that his dad bought a motel to start with and their business grew over time.

“We kept saving up and bought another motel and two gas stations with conveni­ence stores,” he said.

The two motels have a total of 58 rooms.

After graduating in 2008, Mr Narayan said he wanted to start his own business and be­cause of his love for cars, he started his car dealership business with an investment of $200,000 given to him by his father.

Today, the family also owns a trucking company with 12 trucks and Rental proper­ties in real estate providing employment to more than 30 people in Leechburg on Vir­ginia in the US.

Mr Narayan emphasised that success does not come easy but if the heart is willing then there won’t be any barrier.

“A lot of sacrifices were made to get there,” he said.

He encouraged youths to stay focused on their goals and once they have achieved their goals, things would just fall in place.


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