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New Delhi: IITians Prasoon Gupta, Manish Goyal, Badal Goel and Anil Nagar have one common trait besides graduating from the premiere institute. They resigned from their lucrative jobs to start a business on their own. Their endeavor proves that India is gradually graduating into a ‘start-up nation’.

IIT Roorkee alumni Prasoon Gupta filed his resignation in February 2014, and launched a quick service restaurant, Sattviko. The venture which is influenced by sattvik and yoga philosophy became a runaway success.

In no time, Sattviko outlets developed a staggering customer base who immediately became an avid fan of the food and beverages of the eatery.

“Our customers love and support also helped us win the ‘Best Debutant Restaurant Chain’ Award in December 2014”, said Gupta.

FRSH has enthralled its customers by providing doorstep services. It caught the fantasies of people by serving freshly sandwiches prepared salads and sandwiches. The founder, Badal Goel, another IITian ,  targeted those who wanted a break from the junk foods.

Founded in 2014 in Gurgaon, FRSH spread its wings at various locations across Delhi and Noida. One of the major customer bases of the company is corporate offices in Gurgaon. FRSH is also considering to initiate services in metro stations, apartment clusters and schools.

In November 2013, another IIT Bombay graduate Manish Goyal quit his high profile job to start Foodies Compass.

“As a backpacker and traveller, there was always this problem of what to order due to lack of visual and credible sources. So, we introduced this website and app where people can see visuals of food before they order,” said Goyal.

Foodies Compass, provides menus with pictures of food of more than 150 restaurants in Gurgaon, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. In very quick time it became one of the most visited food-based websites of India.

Yet another graduate from an IIT (IIT BHU), Anil Nagar, left his job at Cognizant Technology Solutions to set up his dream project Career Power in April 2010.

Career Power has become a reputed institution that imparts training to students for cracking entrance exams for getting jobs in the banking and service sector. Reportedly, around 85,000 aspirants have managed to get a job by studying in Career Power. He also launched a website in April 2012, bankersadda.com. The website is considered to be one of the most dependable websites among job aspirants.

With an increasing number of youngsters starting their own ventures, an overall development of India is inevitable as this would generate a lot of job opportunities besides strengthening the economy of the country.

 

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In ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi stresses on preventive healthcare

Modi also said the government has set a target to free India from tuberculosis by 2025

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  • In his latest ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Modi talks about health care
  • He presented stats of the healthcare sector
  • He talks about public awareness and development strategies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to be more conscious about preventive health care because prevention was not only beneficial for a person but also for his or her family and society. Modi also said the government has set a target to free India from tuberculosis by 2025 and that the government and insurance companies will jointly provide Rs 5 lakh insurance cover to about 10 crore families per year.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stressed on the importance of service to others in his last Mann Ki Baat edition for 2017.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stressed on the importance of healthcare in his last Mann Ki Baat edition.

In his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”, the Prime Minister said: “Preventive healthcare is the least costly and the easiest one as well. As much as we are conscious about preventive healthcare, it will be beneficial for the person, his family and society.” Modi also stressed on the need for sanitisation because “a healthy India is as vital as clean India”.

“I believe that healthy India and clean India are supplementary to each other. The country has moved ahead in the health sector with a conventional approach. Earlier, every health related work was the responsibility of the Union Health Ministry only. But in the current scenario, every department, state governments and other departments are working together for a healthy India.” He said the first necessity for a healthy life is cleanliness.

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“As all of us took up the responsibility, the result is that in the last four years or so, sanitation coverage has almost doubled and risen to around 80 per cent.”

Modi said yoga has attained worldwide recognition as a measure of preventive healthcare and urged people to start a movement right now. “Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21. Can we start working from now to encourage people for Yoga?”

He said the government had opened over 3,000 ‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras (people’s medicine centre) and was working continuously to open more such centres. More than 800 medicines are being made available at these centres at an affordable price, he said.

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Narendra Modi presented stats regarding health care system in India. Wikimedia Commons

Citing some key steps of his government for patients, the Prime Minister said: “The cost for heart stent for the patients has been reduced to 85 per cent. Knee implants cost has also been regulated and reduced by 50-70 per cent. “Under ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’, the Indian government and insurance companies will jointly provide Rs 5 lakh for treatment to about 10 crore families or say 50 crore citizens per year.”

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He said MBBS seats in present 479 medical colleges have been increased to about 68,000 and new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are being opened in various states with a view to provide better treatment to people across the country.

“One new medical college will be set up for every three districts.” The Prime Minister said the government is working to make the country TB-free by 2025. “This is an enormous task. Your cooperation is needed to create public awareness. All of us will need to make united efforts to become TB-free,” Modi added. IANS