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Scion Of Respected Business Family From Nicobar Islands Makes His Mark As A Networking Socialite In Canada

METRO VANCOUVER – Ebrahim Jadwet grew up in one of the most isolated territories in the world, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Hailing from a respected business family, which is one of the oldest and successful business families of the islands that traces its roots back to the 1900’s, Jadwet knows the high life that comes with wealth but he has also seen many ups and downs in life that he says has made him strong enough to tackle all the difficulties in life.

The tough times for the young Jadwet included seeing his parents separate and then divorce when he was at the tender age of 14. Being the only child it was devastating moment in his life, but he says he never allowed his tears roll down from his eyes and fall.

Coming from a conservative and orthodox background, divorces were not common in the family. He remembers being a shy, recluse boy who was shattered internally when his parents split.

“I was an average student with C grades mostly, but my heart never went for education or sports, neither I had any bad habits such as smoking, drinking, or usage of drugs,” Jadwet says. “I was a lost island boy. There were times when I felt very lonely and often felt my voice unheard among family members and friends.”

“What is the purpose of life?”, “why do not I have friends?” and “how can I achieve success in life?” were some of the questions that Jadwet struggled to answer.

‘These questions bothered me every day. I tasted my first sense of achievement when I scored 73% in my grade 12th. That was a great success for a student who averagely scored 45% all his life. I feel that was a turnaround point in my life that change my perspective of life,” Jadwet says.

“At the age of 18, I came to Canada to pursuit my Bachelors of Commerce degree from University Canada West, and graduated in 2012 with an average GPA of 3.93. It is in his new homeland where he has excelled and become a networking socialite as he sets out to make the Jadwet family name proud.

“Today, I am at the starting point of my career and preparing myself to embrace upon a life-long learning journey. I bravely express my opinion in my way, respect, meet, and greet with people from various cultural and religious background,” Jadwet says

He has served as the member of the Academic Council of University Canada West from 2010-2012, and as the youngest Honorary Secretary of Vancouver Multicultural Society from 2014-2015.

Jadwet believes there are three things that he has learned in his life that can help anyone achieve their dreams and fulfill their ambitions.

“Focus, Passion, and Dedication – To achieve anything in life we need to be focused on what we do and what we want. Often there are many distractions that will pullback us from the right path, but we need to be firm on the path we stick to. Never stand on two boats. Always try to complete one task at a time and then start the other one. Similarly, passion requires us to be focused. If we are not passionate and dedicated in our goals, it is very hard achieve results,” Jadwet says.

He believes it is very essential to have a role-model in life to which to look up to and he said they do make a difference.

“I grew up hearing the name of C.M. Jadwet (my great grand uncle), he was a successful and well respected businessman. I always had his stature as my destination and want to run a successful empire like him. I had many heros in life and I learned many positive things from each of them. Mr. Azim Premji of Wipro for his generosity, Mr. Touss Sepehr for style of dressing, Mr. Y.E. Jadwet for his patience, Mr. Ratan Tata for his commitment to achieve, Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his humbleness,” he says.

And failure is an inevitability but one has to learn from mistakes and as an young adult, Jadwet says the most common mistakes people make is the fear of failure.

“I have always enjoyed failure as it is a moment of indication on my weaknesses and gives me signals to improve myself better for the next attempt. Failures teach us about ourselves and how we can be optimistic about it,” he said

“Our world is one community and we all are humans first despite following different religions and customs. Life is too short , in today’s rush hour , we need to take some time for ourselves and for the community. Love every one and never hate anyone, you never know when you might need that person for a favor. Respect everyone’s individual opinion even if you do not like it. I had the greatest joy of my stay in Canada in understanding different cultures and tasting various cuisines from different countries. It has broaden my mind and made me realize that we might be of different colors but the fundamental foundation of every human being is the same.

“I feel blessed that at a very young age I have got many great friends, a great family, and inspirational mentors who always keep me going. I would certainly like to be known as a socialite for a good cause. Life is beautiful, Live it, Love it, and Enjoy it!”

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