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I ran away from school on the first day of 1st grade. I was 5. My parents braced themselves to foster the growth of a child who had started out as a rebel. A rebel indeed, I was. I stood up against most of my teachers, always told my parents that education was a waste of time, and instead spent hours every day at the gymnasium and reading about healthy foods.
My parents supported my healthy habits, but had all but given up on educating me. They had a son who had switched 2 schools, 2 colleges, dropped out of a university, and had no defined career path ahead of him.
As I look back, I'll say that I've been lucky enough to live in three countries, and hold degrees from institutions in each. I am close to completing my Doctorate, and part of me will admit that they've done the right thing in pushing me through the ropes; however, part of me strongly argues that real education is outside the classroom. I guess I've been fortunate enough to experience both.
My health goals, however, never changed. And now that I had all this MBA jargon stuck in my head, I just had to do something with it. So, like all adventure seekers I turned my back on corporate life in the USA, moved back to Bombay, and two days later, started Unived.
Unived sprouted as a culmination of my innermost beliefs, my life's experiences, and my earnest desire to offer the purest, most natural, vegan health products of the finest quality. Our foundation is built around two integral principals, never compromise on quality - ever; and be completely transparent with our stakeholders – you.
What may have germinated in my mind has only taken shape because of the people who are part of Unived. It was a conscious decision to build the company with youth and that decision has proven to be invaluable; we are blessed with a fantastic team of bright young minds, some of the finest in this country, and I am proud that as we grow each of them is positively contributing towards the personality of this company.
Those who joined during the early days, are the founding pillars and leaders at Unived, and have set a high standard of work ethics, values, and basic human principals that are ever-present in the organization. They are an immense source of inspiration and their leadership has been instrumental to our growth.
At Unived, we are all one family, and the greatest source of joy, to us, is the fact that the end result of all the sleepless nights and endless days of struggle, hard work, and passion, that we have and continue to pour into the organization, is someone's joint pain disappearing, someone's cholesterol reducing, someone's eyesight improving – we are changing people's lives, for the better – we draw a lot of inspiration from this, and remain thankful to be given such an opportunity to serve mankind.
Unived would not be what it is, without the unconditional support of a few people. You know who you are and thanks for being who you are.
Welcome to Unived, where you will always find natural, all vegan, healthy products of the highest quality & integrity, that are inspired by nature and based on research.
PS: Ironically enough, we have decided to give back a part of our profits to NGOs focusing on child education and development. Someday, we may be able to offer these kids an internship or a job – that would be the icing on the [vegan] cake, surely.