Positivity is the Key to Success

“Positivity is the key to success, and to achieve anything in life, one should have a positive approach towards everything and anything” said Mr.C.Y.Aasife, Managing Director of Aasife Briyani, while inaugurating Internmela 2018, an internship drive conducted for MBA students of SRM Ramapuram B-School, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram Campus.

Internmela 2018, the first of its kind in SRM B-School, Ramapuram was inaugurated by the Chief guests Mr.C.Y.Aasife, Managing Director of Aasife Briyani (P) Ltd., and Dr. Manickavasagam, Managing Director of Anandham Dental Innovations (P) Ltd., by lighting the Kuthuvillaku, by all the deities on stage. Dr. Manikavasagam, Managing Director of Anandham Dental Innovations Pvt Ltd gave the presidential address regarding his start-up in business. He also said how he found the gap between the people’s needs and services and used the opportunity by developing a Dental Consultancy Application. He also stressed on the fact that the new era of India must be more and more of Entrepreneurs and less of Job Seekers.  He quoted few examples of the past Indian innovations done centuries ago and motivated them to come up with new innovative ideas encouraging entrepreneurship. His empowering address was continued by the Managing Director of Aasife Biryani, who began by explaining about his past experiences. Even though he could not study beyond Class nine due to financial difficulties at home, his innate entrepreneurial skills, passion for cooking and some experience as a biryani master under a veteran cook gave him the confidence to start a venture of his own.  Today, he is the owner of Aasife Biryani, a popular chain of biryani outlets, whose annual turnover is touching around Rs. 70 crore.  In 1999, not far from where his Mount Road outlet is located currently, he started his business in T. Nagar on a push cart with three kg of chicken biryani which was sold out in a few hours giving him a profit of Rs 250 on day one.  “It was my love for cooking, the desire to achieve something big in life, hard work, and my self confidence that contributed to my growth,” says Aasife, who is now on a rapid expansion mode.

The members of SRM B- School Ramapuram had also registered their thoughts and provocations during the Inaugural address, which began with a welcome address by Mr.T.Madhavan, Placement Officer, who was proud to announce that Internmela was first of its kind, to be organized at SRM Ramapuram B-School. Dr. C. Sundar, VP(Acedemic), and HOD-MBA, had addressed the gathering about the internship offers and the efforts that the students have to put in, to end up being placed in growth-oriented companies. The companies which were present for the Intermela include Focus Academy, Chalk street, Learn Bee, Btechguru, Elegant Powercare, i2i skills, V Link Systems and Helodent. These companies have conducted interviews and group discussion for the registered students.

Mr. Prakash, faculty Coordinator of Internmela 2k18, delivered the vote of thanks to all the deities and the ones responsible for the success of the meet.