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Have Shown MNCs That We Have Better Products At Half Price: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev Shares The Spirit Behind 'Swadeshi'

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who has drilled fear into multinational companies by successfully expanding Patanjali, spoke about a plethora of topics revolving around 'Disrupt to surge' at the Republic Summit 2018. During an elaborative discussion with Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami and OYO Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal spoke about how 'no other country has a human resource like India'.

Baba Ramdev on MNCs:

"Foreign companies are not my rivals because I don't come from a business-corporate house. I don't even have any dispute with any political party. I have only one resolution--foreign companies in the name of royalty, raw-material and patent-- earn huge profits every year. All these foreign companies are run by Indians. So, when everything from materials to market belongs to us then the profit should be ours as well. This is the spirit behind 'Swadeshi'. Why can't we build a brand?"

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Baba Ramdev on India's potential:

Touching upon the topic of unemployment, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said that if utilized properly 'no other country has a human resource like India'. 

"This young man right here (Ritesh Agarwal OYO Rooms founder) is doing a wonderful job but there are so many youngsters who are unemployed. No other country has a human resource like India, talent like India, emotions like India, our genetics structure and our seeds are deep-rooted. I want people to stand up and take initiative--just like this fakir who desire for nothing and like this young blood who is unstoppable at the age of 25. If 10,000 to 20,000 people follow this then the World will be ours. We are not scared of anyone and neither do we scare anyone. But we warn the MNCs to follow the right direction. We have nothing against these MNC. Earlier, people used to say that Baba doesn't have research. We have 300 scientists who have conducted animal trials to human trials--something which is known as evidence research--in a full and complete manner. We have made Patanjali the best research center and have shown these MNCs that we have better products at half price".  

Patanjali co-founder Baba Ramdev and OYO Hotels founder Ritesh Agarwal, two people whose undertakings have disrupted their respective industries -- FMCGs and Hospitality -- appeared in a panel discussion at the Republic Summit on Wednesday, laying down the bottom line on how India can disrupt to surge ahead and make entrepreneurship India’s Brahmastra for the global surge.

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