How did the idea of entrepreneurship evolve in your mind at the age of 16 ?
Arjun Deshpande: I saw the actual problem at very young age of 14 -15yrs that time I use to travel different Countries… I observed the real issue and wanted to change the entire pharma traditional system. So, it strikes me in 2017 and I worked out the solution that there should a change in the working pattern of the same old tradition of Pharma Industry. Hence That was the Time, I emerged as an Entrepreneur in 2018 and created Entrepreneurs across India through my innovative idea of “Generic Aadhaar”. Generic Aadhaar is the NEW ERA in the Pharma World and Honor to be Titled as “Pharma Wonder Kid” by Forbes India. I am hear to solving the main issue which was a long traditional in Pharma Industry. Also, it was the need of an hour for such Change for Goodness.
What was the idea behind Generic Aadhaar ?
Arjun Deshpande: It was all clear to Support the Common Man’s Monthly Medicine Budget and to backed the Single Retailer Stores was the innovatory idea. Generic Aadhaar is on a mission to provide affordable and accessible Generic Medicines to the underprivileged people of India. We are on a vision to make India better in Health Sector and also, we are providing Job Opportunities across India in this panic Pandemic Situation…
How is Generic Aadhaar helping the patients who need medicines ?
Arjun Deshpande: Generic Aadhaar are helping and supporting many different category patients i.e from Cardiology, Hypertension, Gastrology, Neurology, Nephrology etc. we have expanded in 130+ cities in India and have our stores across nation, hence there are many senior pension holder citizens who give blessing as they get their daily medicines at very affordable rate. Thus, some patients mail us WhatsApp us or share the required medicine through various mediums and we help them out through stores address and sometimes via Couriers. Also, we have Launched the GENERIC AADHAAR APP recently where anyone can download it for free and can check the nearby our Store Locations for the medicines.
Your company has received investments from Mr. Ratan Tata. How is his guidance/advice helping in your business?
Arjun Deshpande: Yes, it was the turning point for me and a Kick Start to get Ratan Sir’s backed support for my startup venture Generic Aadhaar. He is Truly inspiring the Millions of People not only in India but he is a Global ICON and I am blessed to have a mentor like him who supports and guide me for my best and I am proud that we are on Same Mission for providing better healthcare treatments for the Masses. Our pharma company is now rapidly growing pharma company of India with its Operations in 130+ cities not only tier 1 but also in tier 2 and tier 3 cities, as I believe actual India starts from 30kms – 40kms away from Metro cities in interior states across India. We get calls and emails and messages from pan India for franchise stores initiatives or for medicines thus it indicates we have reached the Maximum people in India, Still I feel there is long way to grow and go.
How does Generic Aadhaar help Pharmacists/Chemists to increase their business ?
Arjun Deshpande: On a survey or statistics there are 10Lakhs + Stand Alone Pharmacy in India who suffers huge competitions in Pharma Sector so for giving them full back support and making them survive in the heavy competitional world we are here to make them stronger in their particular areas by providing them our brand value name and supporting their store and family. I have created Revolution in the Pharma Industry. We are Creating Entrepreneurs across India and whoever getting associated with us are happy because their customers the End Consumers are Happy… As they are Saving up to 80-90% on their monthly medicine Bills. Most of the Senior Citizens who are also the Pension Holders request our Franchise stores to provide home deliveries as well as it’s a panic covid 19 pandemic Pandemic Situation and yes, our Frontline workers are fully geared and they are helping those needy patients at times. If the Company is supporting and Helping the Common man of India then definitely the company grow and also the business and People who are associated with it.
What is your vision for the company?
Arjun Deshpande: My vision and Mission were very focused and clear that to bring all small medical stores under one roof of our Brand Generic Aadhaar to help them and to support their business grow with huge profits. Generic Aadhaar is assisting the stand-alone pharmacy to compete with big retail medical malls and online pharmacy as well to provide highest discount on Life Saving Medicines. We are expanding to give the Best Solution for the daily issues of Common Man who are facing the problems of unnecessary high prices on Medicines which affects the “AAM JANTA”.
Where do you want to see Generic Aadhaar after 10 years ?
Arjun Deshpande: In each corner of India mostly in rural India for helping those underprivileged people. I want to see Generic Aadhaar to be each homes Aadhaar on Medicines requirements.
What advice do you want to give to young entrepreneurs ?
Arjun Deshpande: Observe…Research…Plan…Process and be unique and always work on Solution based models it will help you reach another level of peak. I will advise same generation or coming ones always be organized and value the Time Ideas which strikes you. Maybe it will work slowly to execute but will be impactful. Always have Positive Attitude towards your idea or Dream. Put all your efforts and Hard work with Smart work to build an empire of your own also be grounded if you reach a peak, because being grounded make you reach ultimate in this Competitive World. Be Different Be Unique and Create Revolution in any field you wish to grow. Never quitting is one thing but TRYING is all above the Major Aspect of Living.