Braham Aggarwal, Chairman, Board of Park Square Homes
-Braham Ratan Aggarwal is Chairman of the Board of Park Square Homes, one of Central Florida’s premier residential and resort home builders.
People earn money, get rich and then do charity. Building a business to earn money to serve the society is a unique vision that Braham Aggarwal had and which led him to run a successful business. Serving the community was the ultimate goal for him that places him today among some successful and respectable figures.
00:42- About Braham Aggarwal
Braham Ratan Aggarwal is Chairman of the Board of Park Square Homes, one of Central Florida’s premier residential and resort home builders, which has enriched and improved the quality of life in Central Florida for nearly 40 years. He’s also the founder and director of Hindu University of America and the Chairman of Patanjali Yog Peeth.
00:58- What were some key decisions and risks that you took in building this company?
Being ambitious and having had an objective of giving back to the community from the start gave the right direction to build the business.
04:19- What would you advise the next generation ?
One cannot predict the future, only determination helps you find your own path. Braham believes in a higher science than material science, which helps you take care of things as long as one is determined.
09:02- Having founded Hindu University of America, how do you see a religion based University fitting in the secular world of education?
This several worlds has several religion based universities, be it Christian, Jewish or Muslim University. Hinduism, a religion followed by a billion people, has many times been misunderstood, so this is what gave the idea of why not a Hindu University.
10:36- Being a proud Sangh member do feel that sometimes it’s misunderstood as being intolerant, and how do you think it can be corrected?
The great land of India was invaded by several leaders from around the world, but among them the Britishers were the worst. They thought the only way to rule was to attack the culture of India and destroy two of the greatest Indian Universities, Taxila and Nalanda. Sanskrit language and literature was destroyed and western influence of English was emphasized.
Among other religions, Hinduism hasn’t had a good marketing strategy for its propagation. Unlike Christianity or Judaism, which have their own religious texts and are focused on teachings, Hinduism has lagged behind. This is why Hinduism-oriented institutions play an important role.
19:45- Where were you born, and how was your childhood?
Hailing from a humble background, Braham was born in Mombasa, Kenya in 1935. His father was a seller of Indian medicine who travelled a lot in the initial years. Due to financial constraints, Braham even thought of giving up education at some point of time, but somehow managed to continue and excel at it.
Later on, he becomes Chief account at a British company, where he had the chance to take his family to Britain.
26:14- Where do you draw your inspiration from for helping the Hindu community?
Apart from the family background, RSS has been a great influence. RSS was focused on imparting knowledge and ancient wisdom and helped the younger generation develop a strong ambition of giving back to the society and helping the community.
32:22- Is there a movie that you could watch over and over again?
Milkha Singh is one such movie. Although about a runner, the movie teaches that to achieve something, all you need is to train your mind. There is no gain without pain.
35:03 – What kind of books do you read ?
Spiritual, Educational, Motivational are some genres.
36:56- What is the brand Braham Ratan Aggarwal, in your own world?
Striving to do better and serving the community.
You can connect with Braham Aggarwal on LinkedIn
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Braham Ratan Aggarwal is Chairman of the Board of Park Square Homes, one of Central Florida’s premier residential and resort home builders, which has enriched and improved the quality of life in Central Florida for nearly 40 years.
He’s also the founder and director of Hindu University of America and the Chairman of Patanjali Yog Peeth.