“Be the change you wish to be in this world”- inspired by this quote aiming to build a new India through social entrepreneurship, jagriti yatra begun!
Following the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi, who had embarked upon the journey across India almost a century ago, jagriti yatra begun as an ambitious 8000 km train journey spread across 15 days.
Many ideas bubble throughout the train. This year entrepreneurs cum Sydenhamites were the ones who hosted the finale of Jagriti Yatra at Sydenham Institute of Management studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education on 15th December 2018. The Sustainable Enterprise Awards were worth 350000₹ as a seed funding for these ideas to bloom in to reality. We had on-board Mr. Ishteyaque Ahmed – VP Public Affairs & Communications (Coca-Cola India & South West Asia), Mr. Atul Rajbhushan – General Manager (Coca-Cola India) and Mr. Shashank Mani Tripathi – Chairman (Jagriti Yatra), Lead Strategy Analyst and Managing Partner (PWC) along with Dr.Manoj Bhide (Director of SIMSREE).
Innovation is an often messy, political, fuzzy business. Jagriti Yatra witnessed many such innovations this year. Starting with water purifiers worth 20₹/- which can be used on any pet bottle and give you 75% pure water, a newspaper pencil in motivation to stop wood cutting, use of straws for building homes in rural areas by startup named Strawcture, a sugarcane cutting machine and many more. All these beautiful inventions were presented in Sydenham’s management campus on 15th December.