Entrepreneur with ‘natural’ gift
Satish Dhar, who now lives in Dehradun, always knew one could do wonders with medicinal and aromatics plants and their derivatives. He tried doing this by approaching businessmen, who did not recognise it as a business possibility then. Is it not said, that if one is convinced, one needs to walk the path alone? One can see this in his life story.
His conviction brought him in touch with researchers working on medicines based on herbs, especially in the Himalayas ---—a relationship that taught him a lot about the medicinal aspects of these herbs and increased his interest in teaching the healing properties of all these herbs in all medical schools globally.
This exposed him to farmers and their problems related to poverty, declining land sizes, and land quality. He wanted to do something about it. In Jan 2002, on Makar Sankranti, he took a pledge that instead of working for himself, he will would work for others. In retrospect, he feels it was the best decision that he ever took.
He now runs a well-respected NGO termed called Tejaswani Group, dedicated to creating natural products in essential oils, fragrances, herbs, and house- care products through farmers involved in organic farming, where the farmers are one of the major players.
This started a new phase of learning ---; amazing teachers came into his life and taught him subjects that he had never heard of or explored until then. Knowing their benefits, he made essential oils under the brand name Tejasvani Organics.
Though he has a diploma in International Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and was a successful food commodity trader for nearly 13 years, he considered himself truly successful only after he learnt about the potency of our own indigenous herbs and oils.
Is it not often said, one automatically receives what one seeks ? As Satish was seeking to know more about natural healing, this it came to him— naturally.