New Delhi: Abhishek Biswas, Founder of Sattvik Council of India was the key speaker at IIT Roorkee where he spoke to young minds of the university to help them understand their role in innovation, technology, and how his idea which has been changing the food standards all around the globe.
Abhishek Biswas spoke about his foray into international business, and the differing food standards were what caused him to come up with the idea. When he was in Thailand, he realized that he was just one of the millions of people who weren’t able to get access to readily available vegetarian food. The need for vegetarian food is not solely an Indian issue because he saw people from all walks of life have the same dilemma. This is what led him to embark on a journey of taking notes relentlessly to understand the plight of food standards all across the globe.
He believes that everyone has the right to eat, no matter where they come from, and that this right is not just about what is consumed, but how it is consumed without any fears and doubts in mind. This is how Satttvik was born- it’s been 6 years since they started as a humble NGO, and now they’ve risen to be the world’s first vegetarian food and lifestyle certification body.
Abhiskek Biswas talked about how the generations to come are rising to be trailblazers, and how the pandemic has made him realize that whatever innovations were discovered pre-pandemic will be restored and honored by the bright-young future minds of the country.
Sattvik has collected 40 codes for vegetarian safety. They have vegan, Jain, pure-vegetarian categories, and so on, so that no matter what the diet, people know that they are eating and what’s best for them. Their quality checks are stringent. So if a railway has been certified as “vegetarian”, that railway will have a check-in point every few stations to ensure that there is no outside contamination.
For the future, Mr. Biswas is already working on ensuring a neutral certificate for clothing and garments by certifying organizations that do not indulge in wrongful practices like unfair wages, unpaid workers, child labor, and so on. He also mentioned that Sattvik has 2 centers in the USA, India, and one in Canada and plans to expand to 6 countries in 2022.
Abhishek Biswas said, “Sattvik Council of India is so much more than a vegetarian food and lifestyle certification body. It is a way of ensuring that people are exercising their right to eat without having to worry about what their food might be. We are trying our best to ensure that people know that what they’re consuming is ethically sourced and produced in the best of environments.”