"The Wellness Bharat Mission: Revolutionizing India's Economy through Ayurveda and Entrepreneurship"
The Wellness Bharat Mission, founded by Sri Mohammad Aqeel Syed in 2008, has a goal of revolutionizing India’s economy by tapping into the rapidly growing global wellness industry. According to a report in 2020, the wellness economy in India was valued at $3 billion, and it is expected to reach 3 lakh crores by 2025. The mission aims to promote wellness and entrepreneurship among the youth in India by utilizing the country’s traditional practice of Ayurveda, which is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. It seeks to combine the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with the potential of India’s young and entrepreneurial population.
The mission’s founder, Sri Mohammad Aqeel Syed, recognized the potential of India’s young population and their entrepreneurial attitude, and decided to combine this with the rapidly growing wellness economy and the traditional Indian practice of Ayurveda. This led to the creation of the Wellness Bharat Mission. The mission’s goal is to promote wellness and entrepreneurship among the youth in India, making them self-reliant, and to create job opportunities for them.
Sufi Sri was inspired to launch the Wellness Bharat Mission after reading Paul Zane Pilzer’s ground-breaking book “The Wellness Revolution”. The book delves into the immense potential of the wellness industry to drive economic growth and enhance the overall health and well-being of society. Pilzer, an economist, entrepreneur, and author, coined the term “Wellness Revolution” and posits that the wellness industry, which encompasses health and fitness products and services, is rapidly growing and has the potential to become a trillion-dollar industry. He also argues that the industry can create jobs and improve overall well-being.
The mission’s goal was re-evaluated after the outbreak of COVID-19, following inspiration from our Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to promote the concepts of “Vocal for Local” and “Atma-Nirbhar Bharat” (Self-reliant India). The aim is to bring about a transformation in India’s economy and move it towards becoming a developed nation.