PRLog - Dec. 22, 2008 - PILANI, India -- The difference this year was to look out for the ones who may not be super achievers but those who have made a difference. From the 8000+ entries received, 30 spirited Youngsters were first short-listed and it's a matter of pride that this list itself included two Proud to be BITSians Food King Sarath Babu and DhanaX Siva Prasad. Based on public voting, the final 8 icons were selected from the list of 30. The voting phase of the Event concluded on 1st December 2008 midnight. Everyone has a will to win but only very few have the will to prepare to win and Sarath Babu belongs to that few category.
Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008 Proud to be BITSian Food King Sarath Babu
Sarath Babu with never say die attitude and hunger for the impossible who graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani which is one among the top ranking universities in India today draws his inspiration from the quote "When you take up a mission with passion, there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond reach".
Food King http://www.foodkingindia.com is the dream come true of Sarath Babu.Serving someone food is an extremely satisfying feeling. The smile you get after giving good food to someone is an experience to cherish. With seed money of Rs 2,000/-, his venture today is spread across several locations to the tune of Rs 9 crores and with the going strong is geared to double by the year-end. Through Food King he desires to give quality employment to the poor. In the next 5 years he wants Food King to be a source of employment for 50,000 people by opening 400-500 branches all over the country. For 28 year old Sarath, his mother, who once sold idlis on the pavements of Chennai and worked as an ayah, is a pillar of strength.
Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008 Proud to be BITsian Food King Sarath Babu who believes in doing the right thing for the right reason is an idol for the students of Birla Institute of Technology and Science and is a flag bearer of Brand BITS Pilani. He is bound to climb many more peaks in the times to come.
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BITS Pilani which has the reputation of pioneering the online examinations for admissions through the path breaking BITSAT and setting a bench mark in industry university collaborations is one among the top ranking universities towering above the rest in various best college surveys in India today. BITS offers degrees in various disciplines presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa and Hyderabad campuses apart from an array of work integrated learning programmes for HRD of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates. The alumni of the Institute who are Proud to be BITSians peaking with Passion Quotient for Alma mater and spread across the globe from Australia to America are the true ambassadors of Brand BITS Pilani.