Head : A Star-Studded Journey
INTRO: From the dusty roads of Rafiganj to the haloed portals of the corporate world, the journey has indeed been a memorable one, for Ravi Jain the founder chairman of JRK Group of Companies.From Rafiganj in Aurangabad district (Bihar) to the corporate world of Kolkata, the journey is indeed a star-studded one. Ravi Jain had ambition in his heart and the dream to soar above the rest and for him the sky was the limit.
The chairman of the JRK Group of Companies has the burning desire to achieve something and as a young boy of Ragiganj, he knew that he would have to go to a bigger city in order to achieve his dream. So after passing the 10th standard exam from Rafiganj he moved to Kolkata. “My dream was to be a chartered accountant like my uncle and in order to fulfil my dreams I had to shift base to Kolkata says 39-year old jain.
There were indeed difficulties like finding home in a large city but he knew that obstacles formed the basis of achievements. “I took up a rented home and shared space with friends and today as I look back I can say with certain amount of pride that I had the grit and determination to achieve my goal. “And yes, Tavi Jain, indeed has the spirit of a high-glier when we consider the fact that he joined Patni & Co for article-ship and passed Chartered Accountancy exam.
In fact, he was the first Chartered Accountant in the entire village of Refigang in Aurangabad district )Bihar) This was indeed no mean achievement for a man who had received formal education in Hindi. “It was difficult to pursuer the CA course in English when you have done your entire education in Hindi but I enrolled myself in English tuitions to help me sail through the course, reflects jain.
Again it was his grit and determination that overcome this obstacle But jain dream was to be an entrepreneur and he soon set up his own CA firm JRK & Co. “ I started small like most entrepreneurs do; in fact from my own home in Howrah Initially the business was small and I did work only on maintenance of books of accounts and Registrar of Companies related works. Slowly his business grew and he incorporated JRK group of companies (JRK Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. JRK Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.) and he became the chairman of this group. These companies are mainly involved in investments in securities and loan financing and Mutual Fund distribution.
He incorporated JRK Stock Broking Pvt. Ltd. And entered in the field of share broking. The company got membership from National Stock Exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange, MCX-SX, USE and CDSL. The company is dealing in equity shares, future nad options and also provides DEMAT services to their clients.
Jain did not stop here, He always wanted to achieve something more. He diversified his business and entered the domain of insurance broking and formed the company named JRK Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd. He also got License rom IRDA in march 2016 And that not all. He intends to diversify his business further and is entering the field of real estate development.
Yes, Jain in definitely a high-giler and an achiever and someone the youth of this country can look forward to: as entrepreneurs are difficult to find. “Most want a job and a comfortable life but I tell you there are challenges in entrepreneuship that definitely feed your soul, “Says Jain with a smile.
Jain definitely keeps very grueling hours attending to the nitty gritty of the business but that does not mean he neglects the society that has given him so much. The father of two young kids is also engaged with several charitable organizations like The Lions Club of Kolkata, Puspanjali (Charitable Trust), Shri Digamber Jain Research Foundation (engaged as a trustee), Shri Digamber Jain Datavya Aushdhalaya, and Jain Sanskriti (Charitable Trust).
The entrepreneur is also engaged with several social organizations like Hindusthan Club, Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) He was elected as executive committee member and chairman of Youth wing in Hindusthan Club (2011-12). He is also the Founder Chief Parton (FCP) member of JITO and has become Trustee of JATF in the year 2013.
The entrepreneur who is also a devout family person, is also the member of several professional associations like Direct Taxes Professional Association (DTPA), Views Exchange and Patron member of Association of Corporate Advisers and Executive (ACAE). Today Jain, who is only 39 can look back and reflect with certain amount of pride that he has come a long way indeed. From the dusty roads of Rafigunj to the haloed portals of the corporate world, the journey has indeed been a memorable one.