Keralite student’s story of his arrival in UK added onto historic Migration Museum in London – UKMALAYALEE

Keralite student’s story of his arrival in UK added onto historic Migration Museum in London

Saturday 24 July 2021 6:58 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON July 24: A Keralite student’s journey from Kerala to the UK has now been added onto the Migration Museum in London.  The Migration Museum explores how the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has made them who they are – as individuals and as a nation.

Dominic D Chevidan arrived in the UK to do MSc in Business Management. The path was full of struggles and hard work with him doing all what work which was available. His perseverance and commitment opened up opportunities for him. Today, he is as Senior Negotiator for a London based Estate Agent.

The brief article which sums up about his success story goes as below which is now at the Migration Museum in London.

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It was quite a cultural shock, migrating 8000 kilometres to a new continent alone. I knew no one here in London. I came form Kerala, India for my MSc in Business Management and worked part time.

One of my first jobs was distributing Evening Standard newspapers at Bromley South station. I learned to talk to anyone who was passing by. At first people just collected the newspaper and smiled.

After a few months, they started stopping for conversations that led to coffee meetings and friendships.

I have made friends with people from all walks of life – from geoscientists to taxi drivers to estate agents.

People are the same everywhere. Everyone feels lonely regardless of what they have and how many people they have around.

Learning to talk to strangers and make connections really helped my emotional and psychological wellbeing.

The Migration Museum explores how the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has made us who we are – as individuals and as a nation.

Deepak Dominic from Chembukavu in Thrissur, is as Senior Negotiator for a London based Estate Agent. He has been in property industry for the last six years now.

“Being an extrovert integrating to the community have helped me excel in sales roles. I have achieved 3.2 million worth of property sale in my current role so far. My humble beginnings was the strong foundation for all the later achievements. I always proud of the way migration shaped me”, he said.

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