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Taking help from the Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Reshamandi brought together farmers together to give them market linkages.
The people of India are obsessed with silk. Many love the fineness in its quality, and since it is produced in the home country, its quality is guaranteed. Silk is one of the most sought-after materials that us the best choice for occasions and is expensive, that represents class. The fiber is natural, soft, lustrous, and shiny. The Indian economy has a trade deficit of this material. Hence, as a result, production is utilized completely, and also the fabric and its yarn are imported.
Saurabh and Mayank planned to start something around the supply chain of Natural Fibres. They very well researched the different aspects of the Handicrafts and Handloom industry. They researched all possible angles, but were sure about a few things. They wanted to remain in the Supply Chain game and wanted to bring technology to the untouched natural fibre industry. Since they both belong to the technology background, they planned to stay in the digitized supply chain. They further planned to harness technology to produce transparent, robust, and inexpensive solutions for silk’s supply chain.
Taking help from the Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Reshamandi brought together farmers together to give them market linkages. The digitized setup helped farmers fetch better price through scientific testings, precise advisory and reduced logistics costs. This is how Resha Mandi was born. Mayank had the idea of conceptualizing the supply chain when he was in NIFT Mumbai. He discovered that the supply chain of finer fabrics has issues in India, and he desperately wanted to fix them so that the fabric doesn’t cost much.
While doing projects for his educational stream, he realized that there is immense potential in sourcing things directly from the producers. Traders earn huge profits in between, and this is how the cost of things go up. Reshamandi currently is operating with more than a hundred farmers and more than 50 active clients who are buying from the venture. It was an exciting journey which gave immense pleasure to the owners.
The Silk Market in India has flourished over the years and continues to grow at almost 4-5% year after year. Even after gaining so much popularity, the industry is still unorganized.
Reshamandi is a venture that is helping the silk supply chain of India turn into a digitized one. It also helps to create an ecosystem for both sericulture farmers and silk reelers. The output capacity of silk is enhanced considerably via inputs that are highly grain inputs.
The primary aim of Reshamandi is to connect the huge network of farms directly to the reeler community via several techniques used. A few of them include fair pricing, scientific testing, optimized logistics, etc. Hence, it efficiently provides predictive sales figures to the reelers. The sourcing hubs of this venture are currently located in and around Bangalore, but they aim to expand more in around ten more clusters by the end of 2020.
Although, because of the pandemic since economies are slicing, almost every industry has suffered huge impacts. The silk industry is no less, and imports and exports are among the businesses that suffered the most.
Mayank is a NIFT gold medalist with over 13 years of experience in the cross-domain. He has helped several media houses and other businesses carve out digital experiences. His exposure to the Handloom Sector is immense. Saurabh, on the contrary, is a seasoned architect of software with almost 14 years of experience. He has completed a bachelor’s degree in computer science and holds ten patents.
They both have collectively founded Reshamandi, the first platform that digitally focuses on helping the fiber industry. The company is effectively working with sericulture farmers and helping them to provide a tech-enabled supply chain. Reshamandi is currently pre-incubated with NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore as part of their launchpad program.
Their intervention is considerably helping to reduce the overall cost of silk sarees for retailers and consumers. The organization aims to work with many more farmers to enhance the quality of silk produced in the home country and enhance value realization.
After recognizing the immense efforts put in by some creative minds, the Business decided to nominate the venture in the Business Mint Nationwide Awards 2020. It was listed in the Best Emerging Social Enterprise category and was presented with the same award.
Reshamandi (Shapes Services Pvt. Ltd.) The proud owner of this award is recognized as the best company that works towards digitizing the silk Supply Chain. The jury collectively decided to praise the efforts and achievements of Reshamandi for doing such a commendable job. For More Details Visit: https://reshamandi.com/
Mental Health amid the pandemic – A perspective
Mental Health Coach Ronak Gajjar says that one needs to give importance not just to our physical but also our mental health.
Significant changes to our daily lives such as restricted movements, WFH, unemployment upsurge, economic breakdowns, home-schooling of children, socialising dearth has spread equally along with the pandemic widespread.
As per Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) unemployment of salaried people struck at 18.9 million during the pandemic; July alone contributed to 5 million. Urban areas getting the worst affected were 29.22%, as against 26.69% for the rural areas.
Fear and anxiety about this lesser-known disease is overwhelming and is causing strong emotions irrespective of age, gender or social status. Numerous articles recently have written about a spike in such anxiety, depression, unrest in relationships, suicide and so on as a result of COVID-19 which is putting an increased strain on mental health. How do we help people experience less psychological distress in this new normal or atmosphere?
Ronak Gajjar, wellness & meditation coach, an intuitive healer and a spiritual mentor who has been a part of the holistic health industry for 10 years now believes the answer first lies in changing our outlook. He opines that one needs to give importance not just to our physical but also our mental health.
Ronak Gajjar, a 33-year yogi has transformed lives of more than 1 million ‘spiritual-finders’ globally and has touched 6 million people on a mental level through online platform, corporates & specially designed programmes for CEOs & Entrepreneurs till date.
According to Ronak Gajjar, physical health without mental health is incomplete when it comes to overall wellness and they are so interrelated.
Managing our emotions and behaviours are better when we are in a good mental state which is vital amidst this pandemic. Regular and daily practice of meditation and pranayama helps introspect our inner selves and posing a better perspective towards life.
Ronak Gajjar further iterates, “Good mental health or wellness is not about dodging from problems or having a perfect life. Rather, it is about living well and feeling capable despite life’s challenges. Our mental health should be a priority for us all.”
When asked about what drives him, Ronak says, “Sculpting peoples mind through mediation pranayam and alternate healing therapies gives me immense satisfaction that my learning is helping lives be better. I don’t treat my work as just a profession, it’s my inner calling.”
Deepen your spiritual connection and live a high-vibration life whether pandemic or no pandemic. For more information about Ronak’s wellness coaching and therapies, visit his website www.ronakgajjar.com
Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology Students Bag Three Prizes In Smart India Hackathon 2020
- Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) participated in SIH 2020 and secured 1st position in two categories and 3rd position in one category.
- Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative by the government, to provide students with a platform to find a solution to the pressing difficulties faced by people in their in day-to-day lives.
In the Smart India Hackathon (SIH), a flagship event of the Government of India, eleven teams from Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) qualified for the final round of the prestigious Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020. Out of these, three teams emerged as winning for their groundbreaking innovative solutions. The institute secured first prize in two categories, that are ‘Smart Communication’ and ‘Healthcare & Biomedical Devices’, and it also secured third prize in the ‘Smart Cities’ category.
Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is a countrywide project to provide students a platform to work out solutions for some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives. It encourages a culture of product innovation and an approach to problem solving amongst students in India. The first three editions SIH2017, SIH2018 and SIH 2019 were extremely fruitful in stimulating out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, predominantly engineering students from across India.
SIH is a flagship event of the Government of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the students at the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 via video conferencing. He communicated his vision on the importance of a tech-enabled India and the new paradigm of the Indian education ecosystem.
Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology (PIET) is counted amongst the best engineering institutes in Delhi NCR, because it orients the students in a manner that shatters theoretical boundaries and pushes them into the realms of a practical world view. The institute enables students to work in an inter-disciplinary atmosphere that propels them to collaborate, innovate, ideate, and create their start-up or research ideas at PIET’s Start-up Incubation Centre. Therefore, the students were well versed with the concept of ideation, innovation and emerging technologies, for doing exceptionally well and securing three winning positions at the Smart India Hackathon 2020. PIET has successfully maintained its track record by securing prizes consecutively for the past three years.
Team ‘Bored Coders’ from PIET secured the first prize in the category ‘Smart Communication’, for the solution provided for IFS global issues. Team ‘Idea and Stommers’ also secured the first prize in the category ‘Healthcare & Biomedical Devices’ for a solution for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the. The third team from PIET ‘Tech Monks’ achieved third position in the ‘Smart Cities’ category.
Speaking about the feat, Mr Rakesh Tayal, Vice Chairman, Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology said “We try and develop the skill set of the students at PIET in order for them to stand out by thinking beyond the theoretical barriers and stepping into the realms of ‘out of the box’ thinking and practical knowledge. This approach is going to help the students in their future endeavours, as they enter Industry. I look forward to my students participating in many more such challenges and find solutions through Innovation. I express my appreciation to the government for giving a platform for students across the country.”
About Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET):
Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) was established by the Vidhyapeeth Education Trust in the year 2006. It is one of North India’s leading institutions in the technical as well as higher education space. Its goal is to produce entrepreneurs, world-class managers, and technocrats employable throughout the globe. PIET, which is counted as one of the top engineering and management institutes in Delhi-NCR, has one of the largest student populations among engineering colleges of NCR.
The college is actively driving “Education 4.0”, which is an amalgamation of various elements like Blended Learning, Differential Learning, Collaborative Learning, Project-based Learning etc. PIET has been regarded as the best college for placements in the entire region and was honoured with several prestigious awards for its excellent placement record.
Admired as Awesome AJ, success mentor Ajaya Mishra is illuminating people’s lives
Awesome AJ Academy offers different powerful programs which help people to achieve their goals, fight depression, and lead a successful life.
When people seek guidance for their life-changing decisions, the right person is the one who sparkles their life with positivity and helps them unlock their potential to become the person they were meant to be. And, this is where a success mentor like Ajaya Mishra comes in the picture.
Born and raised in a small town of Odisha in a middle-class family, Ajaya, who is known among his friends and followers as Awesome AJ, has been pushing people to the best of their limits for achieving their goals, empowering them, and bringing a positive impact in their lives.
Ajaya always knew he wanted to pursue a career in which he could help people. Although, he didn’t know exactly what that path may be, he was clear in his desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
“I always wondered why some people were successful and others failed to live up to their personal expectations even with same set of skills and resources. I wanted to understand this, so that I could make my life better and somehow, make a difference in the lives of people around me. This was particularly due to the struggle I was faced with, given the challenges and obstacles a person from a middle-class family confronts in his daily life.” AJ says.
“In the process, I read a lot. Books, especially autobiographies, helped me a lot and my life started to get better. I got to know that hard work is necessary but just hard work isn’t enough,” Ajaya said and chuckled.
He talks about his life-changing experience and said, “After graduating from a reputed engineering college in Odisha, I started to work in a factory of Jindal Steel. I began noticing people working really hard but found them achieving just a cycle of nothingness. Life was not really successful. That’s when I understood that mindset is the key and understood the concept of Law of Attraction.”
As Ajaya used the ‘Law of Attraction’ to his advantage and began to jump the success ladder, he also helped people around him by sharing his learning and experience. “The more I shared, the more people around me benefitted, and ultimately became ‘Awesome AJ’ for my friends and followers,” he says.
In order to reach more people, he created his website awesomeaj.com. Later, a full-fledged online academy Awesome AJ Academy became a reality when AJ ‘found his purpose’ to become a life coach and left a high-paying job at Accenture PLC.
Pertinently, Awesome AJ Academy offers different powerful programs which help people to achieve their goals, fight depression, and lead a successful life. ‘Transform Your Destiny Program’, ‘Heal Your Heart Meditation Program’, ‘Make Your Life Awesome’ are some of the most talked-about programs of the academy.
The contribution of Ajaya Mishra became more evident when he founded the Academy and people began to open up about his contribution in their lives. People, including some well-known politicians, actors and singers, athletes, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders among others, have been expressing their gratitude to AJ, especially on social media.
When asked what makes him happy, he says that he feels content when his followers share their success stories with him. “And, this is what I love amidst all the mentoring and coaching I do,” he reveals, with a smiling face.
South Indian Film Actress, Rahasya Gorak, Odia Film Star & Politician, Akash Dasnayak and Actress Nikkesha Rangwala are some of the names from the film industry who have been very vocal about the positive impact of AJ in their lives.
Ajaya Mishra started his mentoring journey in 2013 and seven years later, he is today an internationally renowned Success Coach, Law of Attraction Expert, and Life-Changing Mentor due to his path-breaking techniques in Success Strategy, Law of Attraction, Subconscious Mind Programming, and Business Success.
He is one of the most popular Life Coach and touted as ‘India’s No. 1 Law of Attraction Expert’ on YouTube with 400,000+ subscribers and over 28 million video views. Besides, he has created a tribe of his own on social media platforms – Facebook and Instagram.
Expressing his awesome thought, Ajaya Mishra says, “Optimism is the heartbeat of success and it is the core idea of Law of Attraction which drives people towards the achievement of their success dream. Life is full of positivity, and I just seek to get this realization seep in.”
“To naysayers, I would say that hard work is essential for making difference to your lives but if the hard work lacks the right mindset, there is always going to be a missing link for the path to success,” AJ says while countering the common misconception prevalent about mentoring and life coaching.
To people facing challenges in their career, Ajaya advises, “The first thing that I want them to understand is that challenges are temporary. No matter what they are going through in their personal or professional life, there is always a solution and there are always people who are there to help and guide them. Seek them, find the solution, believe on yourself and focus on your goals and success is yours.”