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Vijay Mahajan

Vijay Mahajan
Vijay Mahajan, one of India’s most successful entrepreneur graduated from IIT Delhi in 1975 and did his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad in 1981. Vijay has been listed in “60 Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs” by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum 2002; “India’s 50 Most Powerful People” by BusinessW [...]

AVES – Smart Class Rooms for Ru...

India, the agricultural based nation, after 65 years of Independence is able to bring green, silver, and white revolution in production of goods but for better, brighter and sustainable future is fully able to spread the elemental unit of the growth which is primary education. Many of the government policies and agencies have open schools but [...]

Project Chirag – lighting up ru...

Project Chirag
In India, it is estimated that over 30 crore Indians still do not have access to power in any form. Result is, there day ends early as soon as the sun goes down. In February 2010, the Students in Free Enterprise at H.R.College of Commerce & Economics in Mumbai (SIFE HRC) visited some of these villages. They were shocked to know that just [...]

Chhavi Rajawat : An Angel of Soda

Chhavi Rajawat
For some people goals and aspirations never end and the quest for life goes on. Chhavi Rajawat, a merit finder and an optimist who came out of the box of monotony and went back to her village in Rajasthan to bring about the concept of management to sort out the problems existing there. Born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Chhavi is from a small village [...]

Anshu Gupta and his Goonj

Anshu Gupta Goonj
Among the most common basic needs of humans – Roti, Kapda aur Makan (Food, Cloth and Shelter), Clothing has lost its importance amidst the huge number of brands and choices. But many communities in India are still deprived of this basic need which most of us take for granted. GOONJ, a social enterprise based in New Delhi, was founded by [...]

Bunker Roy and his Barefoot College

Bunker Roy and his Barefoot College
In a world full of people wanting to live a luxurious live, is a social activist who preferred to rather live as a poor in a country where more than half of the population lives without the daily basic needs.  His name – Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy. Famously known as Bunker Roy, he is an Indian social activist, educator and the foun [...]