Vasundhaiva Kutumbakam , or ‘the entire world is a single family’, is a Sanskrit philosophy that drives both our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Shubhendu Sharma. The only difference is while the former considers every nation of economic importance as part of the family, the latter emphasises on the growing need of not forgetting the primary life-force of the family: plants!

Working as an engineer in Toyota, Mr. Sharma left his lucrative job for a noble cause: Getting back our lost forests and helping people do the same.

He started Afforestt , which is a company devoted to planting native forests for all kinds of clients, from farmers to corporations to city governments.

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