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Paper craft hobby becomes a profitable business for a college student in Nagaland

Dimapur, February 6 (NE): What started as a hobby now turned into a profitable business for a B. Com student at Government College, Dimapur. With lots of excitement Tongtikala Longchar shares her journey exclusively to NagalandExpress, which may be an encouragement for young people to find their way forward.

Tongtikala from Mokokchung district of Nagaland, first started making paper crafts as a hobby along with her elder sister 2 years back. At first, they made the paper crafts to decorate their home. As winter came by, they thought of presenting their paper crafts at the winter night carnival in Mokokchung. That’s when a hobby was turned into a profitable business for the siblings, with very good and positive response from people and the community.

Tongtikala came to Dimapur for further studies and she developed her hobbies and continued making Paper Crafts and started selling to people she knows.

People started appreciating her work and products and now she gets bulk orders and work according to the orders she receives. The Paper crafts which are made of 3D models cost Rs 100 each and monthly she earns a handsome amount, Tongtikala said.

Explaining on the process of making 3D paper craft she said, we print out the 3D models, cut them into parts and fold them according to the shape and paste it. It is an easy work if we put our heart and do it, said Tongtikala, the young entrepreneur.

Tongtikala’s story is one among the many in Nagaland, if there is a platform to reach out to more buyers, that will open up doors for many to find their living – earning by doing what one loves to do.

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