Being born in a military family, the obvious career choice for CV Prakash was to serve the nation. After graduating from the National Defense Academy in Pune, he joined the Navy’s submarine arm.
In 2000, he migrated to Australia and started a consultancy firm that dealt with clients from across the world. It was during one of these company engagements that he came across the concept of Hydroponic farming. After the visit, he learnt the technique of hydroponics in Australia and went on to work with several growers, consultants and stakeholders in the field. Once he acquired the required experience, the Jawan moved back to his motherland in 2008 to serve his country again, but this time, as a Kisan.
Meanwhile, he also kick started his pet project ‘Pet Bharo’ which translates to ‘Fill your stomach’. Under this, he started a one-day workshop for people interested in cultivating their food. He also began to offer detailed workshops that lasts for three months.
So far, he has visited 13 cities across India and taught more than 10,000 people from varied backgrounds including homemakers, students, elderly, teachers, lawyers and corporate houses. This is a graet initiative by Ex navy officer to serve the nation after retirement.