A special candidate who needs our support
achieved everything. The owner of the successful FoodKing Catering Services
Pvt Ltd, he has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from BITS,
Pilani, and a management degree from Indian Institute of Management,
And, now he is contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an independent
candidate from Chennai south seat. He has chosen the constituency as it is
his home ground and also 90% of the electorate are educated.
"India has been witness to some sad incidents in the past 10 months. The
26/11 attacks, an MLA beating up an engineer to death in UP and a mother
selling her baby for Rs6,000 in Andhra Pradesh were defining moments for me.
I decided to join politics and bring about a change," Sarath Babu, whose
life reads like a rags-to-riches story, said.
Sarath Babu's mother sold idlis to support her children. Having seen the
harsh realities of life, Sarath Babu believes that youth have the honesty
and the ability to make the country a better place to live in. "I want to be
a beacon of hope for the youth," he said.
Sarath Babu is confident that he will achieve his goal. After all he had the
guts to spurn lucrative job offers and start a business of his own. The
catering facility, which started with an investment of Rs2,000, generates a
revenue of over Rs7 crore with branches in Goa, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad,
Rajasthan, Bangalore and Chennai.
"I did not start my business to just make money. I wanted to create
employment. I would like to follow the entrepreneur- politician model to
uplift the poor. If I can inspire 100 people to start their own ventures,
they will in turn give jobs to about 300 people and that will make for a
healthy state of affairs," he said.
Many of you might have heard of Sarath Babu - The son of a road side idly vendor who under extrarordinarily difficult circumstances, did his engg from BITS Pilani and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad..and instead of looking for a job as most people do, decided to create jobs by being an entrepreneur in catering business... with an intention to support undeprivlileged people, a community that he too was once a part of. He is now contesting as an independent candidate in South Chennai Constituency which goes to polls on 13 May. Obviously he doesn't have muscle or money power. But we can help him with the power of Mouse and word of Mouth.
Source..email from his both alumni.