Death is the horrifying truth of life which takes our most lovable person away forever. But even after death we want to seal memories and the moments we shared with them, every little thing we cherished when they were with us. Gujarat based Vivek Vyas and Vimal Popat made this happen through Shradhanjali, a web portal which gives a platform to keep the memories of our loved ones who are no more with us. It is India’s first ever portal dedicated to such noble cause.
The portal was started by the pair back in June, 2012 to connect the future generation with their ancestors. Sharadhanjali lets everyone to create a profile and upload, store and publish a complete memoir of the one they loved the most. Photos, videos, biography, condolence messages, birth and death anniversary reminders to relatives and friends. Even it allows to upload custom background music which id dedicated for the person. To maintain the decorum of the page, the founders have decided not to put any advertisements in the profile pages.
The founding pair belongs to non-technical background. Vivek holds 7 years of experience is training and sales. He was instrumental in developing and training Baroda module bancassurance team of SBI and taking it nationally no.1 during his tenure.
Vilam is a commerce graduate with the ambition to offering the society with some exciting and useful stuff. He quit his well settled job to jump into the entrepreneurship. He has 12 years of experience into sales and man management and developing successful dealerships and agencies.
Talking about how the idea of creating such portal came, the duo shares that while they were having snacks one evening they noticed the snacks were served on piece of newspaper obituary column page which was a little bit disturbing for them.
“Cant these be presented in some more respectable and presentable manner which also stays forever and can be accessed globally and be remembered and shared?”, this question lead them to find a noble portal like Shradhanjali.
According to them, if we ask the young generation about Gandhiji, Neheruji or any renowned personalities they can easily write a full page essay on them but when it comes to their ancestors, they can’t even speak a word about them. The reason for this is we don’t have any details of them.
There are lots of learning from the lives of our ancestors, they had their achievements, struggles, life lessons etc. which need to be known to their generations.
The portal works on a freemium subscription model. . The service is being sold online as well as offline through tied agencies.
Shradhanjali not only gathered love from people all around the country it is also appreciated and awarded by (former)Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi , India book of records and Limca book of records.