Avi Ekveer Sharma, the visionary behind Hemped Souls International (HSI), was recognised with the prestigious Bharatiya Excellence Award for Ayurvedic Innovator of the Year at the event held at the Indian Society of International Law. The award acknowledges Sharma’s remarkable contributions to the field of Ayurveda, particularly in revolutionising the perception and application of hemp-derived products for holistic wellness.
Sharma’s journey is rooted in a rich heritage of Ayurvedic wisdom spanning over 400 years, deeply ingrained within his family lineage. Drawing inspiration from this tradition, he embarked on a mission to unveil the therapeutic potential of hemp, or Vijaya, a revered plant in Ayurveda renowned for its healing properties. In 2020, he founded Hemped Souls International, marking a pivotal moment in India’s journey towards embracing CBD as a viable medical solution. Under Sharma’s guidance, HSI has emerged as a trailblazer in the field of CBD production, pioneering India’s first domestically manufactured CBD oil. Today, HSI stands as the largest manufacturer of CBD oil not only in India but across Asia, setting unparalleled standards of quality and innovation in the industry.
Avi Ekveer Sharma, Founder and CEO of HSI, said, “Being honoured with this award is just the beginning of an exciting journey for us. At Hemped Souls, we’re all about pushing boundaries and making a real difference in people’s lives. Looking ahead, we see endless possibilities in this industry. We’re not just making products; we’re shaping the future of wellness. It’s an exhilarating ride, and we’re thrilled to be leading the way!”
Hemp, known as Vijaya in Ayurveda, has deep roots in the Indian culture and Ayurveda but faced obsolescence due to societal stigma and regulatory challenges. However, behind Hemped Souls International (HSI) lies a profound understanding of Ayurvedic wisdom that recognises hemp’s therapeutic potential. Through innovation, HSI has unlocked the full spectrum of benefits from hemp, leveraging innovative extraction techniques. These advancements have not only revitalised an ancient industry but have also ushered in a new era of wellness, where the potential of hemp is fully realised, offering transformative solutions to a myriad of health challenges. Moreover, HSI’s visionary approach extends beyond its endeavours, as the company spearheads the expansion of the medical cannabis industry in India.
About Hemped Souls International
As the largest player in its industry, Hemped Souls International (HSI) continues to set the bar high for quality, innovation, and impact. HSI currently manufactures for more than 10 leading brands in the country, bridging critical gaps in supply and demand to meet the evolving healthcare needs of millions. Hemped Souls International continues to shape the future of healthcare and well-being for generations to come.