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AN INDIAN CHAT APP

BEETLE MESSENGER 

DATE OF LAUNCH:  19 FEBRUARY 2021

MISSION 
AND 
STARTING 

Hardik's journey commenced with the inception and development of the Beetle Messaging App. At a mere age of 15, he attained certification as a Python programmer. This was a time when WhatsApp grappled with privacy concerns. Hardik astutely recognised this predicament and set forth to craft India's indigenous messaging platform. His objective was two-fold: to safeguard privacy and tackle significant national issues. With resolute determination, he initiated the app's development, investing three months of relentless effort. The result was Beetle, India's very own chat application, inaugurated on February 19, 2021, by Haryana's Home and Health Minister, Shri Anil Vij Ji. This achievement drew accolades from political leaders and developers, amplifying its visibility through media coverage. Hardik, driven purely by his altruism, garnered an overwhelming response, reaching over 20,000 downloads within a week, an astounding feat considering he was just in 9th grade.

 

However, a mere three weeks after its launch, Hardik encountered a disheartening setback. His app was abruptly removed from the Google Play Store, the cause unbeknownst. Determined to rectify this, he engaged in a quest to find a solution. His journey led him to Aacharya Balkrishna, CEO of Patanjali Group, who in turn guided him to communicate with a high-ranking Google official. After numerous efforts, Hardik eventually managed to connect with the official over email. Despite sending extensive evidence and awaiting a response, his plea went unanswered.

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