Invites entries from youth entrepreneurs with innovative sustainability ideas in the fields of water, agriculture and recycling
Pune, July 12, 2017:
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The launch of Sustainable Enterprise Award 2017 will provide a compelling platform to young rural entrepreneurs to come forward and develop sustainable communities through new enterprise models across India. He further added, “We would like to encourage bright minds from “middle” India to help solve some of the most pressing issues we are facing in the area of water, agriculture and recycling.”
Dr. Suyog Kumar Bhavare, Chief Operating Officer, Jagriti Yatra, said, ''Youth unemployment has been recognized as a big concern in the United Nations’ 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation, promoting sustainable agriculture and reducing and recycling waste are some other critical priorities. As a natural extension to Jagriti Yatra, we wanted to invite young talent in the far-flung places of India to propose sustainable solutions in water, agriculture and recycling with an underlying spirit of entrepreneurship. It’s been a pleasure working with
The awareness and promotion events will be conducted across 25 carefully selected Tier 1 and Tier 2 locations across India. The participants can apply online through the Website http://www.jagritiyatra.org/SEA/. Three entries each from in and around these 25 districts will be shortlisted by a panel of eminent and experienced jury members from Jagriti Sewa Sansthan and
Besides the trophy, monetary reward and great recognition, all members of top three winning teams will be awarded with a special waiver for the 10th Edition of the World’s largest train journey of entrepreneurs, Jagriti Yatra 2017.
Please visit http://www.jagritiyatra.org/SEA/ for more information on submission guidelines, format and deadlines. This year, the online entries have been invited from Uttarakhand, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh.
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About Jagriti Yatra
Jagriti Yatra is an entrepreneurial annual train journey which started in the year 2008, with 500 brilliant young minds and today the yatra family has reached the 4000+ milestone. It covers 8000 kms and travels to 12 destinations in 15 days across the landscape of India. The Yatris, chosen after multi-level selection process, are introduced to extraordinary social and business innovators and entrepreneurs to get inspired. It starts on 24th of December from Mumbai and ends on 8th of January at Ahmadabad.
The motto of Jagriti Yatra is “to Build India through Enterprise,” which is way forward for a nation like India, especially in the present economic climate.
The journey is aimed at instilling and igniting the entrepreneurial spirit in the Yatris through role model visits, interactive sessions, practical exercises, thought-provoking talks, and prolific interactions. The young participants get a rare opportunity to understand the effort, struggle, impact and inspiration behind successful enterprises. The visits include Bunker Roy’s Barefoot College, the remarkable McDonaldisation of cataract surgery at Aravind Eyecare and many more, each leaving a deep positive impact on the young Yatris.
At the ingress of the 10th version of the yatra, hitherto, 800+ enterprises have born out of Jagriti Yatra, creating more than 8000 employment opportunities for the unemployed across India, impacting more than a lac citizens of India.