In conversation with Dr. Wishwas Julka, a National Award recipient who has also worked as Vice President- Global Tata Group Sales Tata Technologies for more than 11 years and started a start-up called Aryaanwish Tech Private Limited and at present caters to skill development as a motivational speaker in the education and industrial space.
Recipient of Honorary Doctorate
by Centre for International Accreditation Commission India (CIAC) and US university for contribution to Society, Skill Development and Business Fields.
Got Prestigious HFF Excellence Award on 24th December 2017 at Mumbai. This award had been given to Ms. Hema Malini, Cricketer Ajnkya Rahane, Comedian Sunil Pal, DGP Crime Mumbai, Choreographer Remo Desuza in past years. This year I have been selected for this award.
Appointed as Brand Ambassador of India’s leading NGO HFF that work for underprivileged for three years
Recipient of Worlds and History of Mankind Biggest Civilian Honor Knighthood.
Recipient of Business Leader of the Year Award at Global Leadership Forum on 7th April 2018 by Unified Brainz Group.
Recipient of Four National Awards in 2017
- Business Leader of the year for inspiring youth for skill development in India by PM office jury
- Best Motivational speaker Award by Ministry of HRD
- Edupreneur of The year award by Ministry of Education
- Most Admired Leader in India for skill development in 2017 by Ministry of Skill Development.
The Indian economy is growing, and the international corporate market is looking at India as a potential market, what’s your take on it?
The Indian economy is at a respectable position at this stage where even the developed world is looking to invest in the Indian Market and tap the huge base of prospective buyers. The Make in India Initiative of PM Modi is a step in this direction to create job opportunities for Indians and also get benefits of technology transfer and make it more and more localized and beneficial from a future standpoint for the Indian Economy.
Being a brand ambassador calls for a lot of responsibility and pressure, what’s your take on it and how are you driving the agenda forward?
I am a brand ambassador for Humanity First Foundation (HFF), one of the largest NGO in the country, having more than 50000 people working for it. HFF works for underprivileged children who are deprived of food, education, clothes, and house. They work for women welfare and development and also help weaker section of the society for their employment, training and skill development. At present, I am trying to see how to raise more funds for HFF and how to approach organizations to get a pie of their CSR funds.
What motivates you in life and makes you a successful leader?
New challenges, creative work, and new initiatives motivate me a lot. I am a workaholic and have taken no leaves in the last few years. I love to meet and talk to the younger generation, guide them and deliver motivational speeches. Probably that is what helped me receive National Award for Motivational Speaker of the Year in 2017. Moreover, my family plays a very positive and critical role in my success as a leader. My wife Vandana and 14-year-old son Aryan Julka are my two pillars of strength and have always stood by me in the difficult times.
Share more about your contribution towards society, skill development and business post the doctorate achievement.
I am on board of directors as an industry expert for leading Engineering and Business Schools of India. I am trying to help HFF and MDD Bal Bhawan, an orphanage in Karnal, Haryana and Missionaries of Charity, Goa, that I have been supporting for years in various areas. For skill development, I am advocating opening of Centre of Excellence at the college level for various industrial needs to make students more employable.
What’s your take on start-ups in the new India?
You will be surprised to hear, but it’s a flop show. Plenty of start-ups open up every day and close. If I talk about facts and figures, hardly 10% of start-ups manage to survive more than a year. The fact is, PM Start-Up India initiative has not reached the needy and smart entrepreneurs. Also, there is a lack of support by the government under this scheme and lack of education on part of people who are willing to initiate a new start-up.
A global leader and a passionate singer. Tell us more about your passion for singing?
(Laughs) I have been singing for last 39 years and have won plenty awards. Singing is the greatest stress-buster and the recognition gives me a push to explore more. I perform shows with various playback singers whenever time permits. Recently, I have received 3 offers to do playback singing in various projects. Let’s see how it goes!
According to you, what is the next big thing coming up in the country?
In my view, the next big thing is going to be the subsequent phase of Digital India, Start-up India, Make in India and Skilled India. Also, right budget allocation and focus in these areas are going to change the country’s future for better.