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Students across India All Set to Showcase their Work at the 2014 Enactus India National Competition


June 27, 2014 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Young college students in cities and towns across India have applied their passion, time, energy and talents to make an impactful difference to the community.   These young students, who are part of the Enactus student teams, have spent the year applying their passions, talents and ideas to impact as many lives as they can.  Demonstrating how entrepreneurial action is enabling human progress and shaping a better more sustainable world, the Enactus India National Competition is being held on 1st and 2nd July 2014 at Taj Lands’ Ends, Mumbai.
 
The event is presented by Syntel and KPMG, with corporate partners Cargill, First Rand Bank, Hershey Corporation, Mahindra, Rich Products Corporation, Regus, Tata Chemicals Limited, Unilever and Walmart Stores, Inc.

This competition provides a forum for 65 Enactus student teams across the country to come together to showcase the impact of their community outreach projects. Enactus teams from across the country will present their projects before esteemed CEOs and MDs from the corporate world who would judge their works. The Enactus India National Competition 2014 will see renowned judges like Richard Rekhy (KPMG), Dr. Mukund Rajan (Tata Sons), Rajesh Jejurikar (Mahindra), Rajeev Dubey (Mahindra), Dinesh Kanabar (KPMG), Paresh Sukthankar (HDFC Bank), Raymond Bickson (Indian Hotels), A N Singh (Tata Trusts), Prashant Ranade (Syntel), Mini Menon (Bloomberg), Nimesh Kampani (JM Financial), K V Srinivasan (Reliance Finance), Devendra Chawla (Future Group), Navnit Singh (KornFerry) , Govind Iyer (Egon Zehnder), Rahul Kanodia (Datamatics), Akhil Gupta (Blackstone), Ajit Joshi (Infiniti Retail), Hemant Kanoria (SREI Infrastructure), Jeet Chugani (Hinduja Group), Sunil Mathur (Siemens) and many more. Also present on the occasion will be Dan Booher, COO, Enactus Worldwide; Mr. Farhan Pettiwala, President – Enactus India and Mr. Richard Rekhy, Chairman, Enactus India National Advisory Board and CEO of KPMG in India.
 
The Enactus India National Competition will also feature two blockbuster panel discussions on “Empowering the Differently-abled” and “Ethics – How does it apply to me/us?” Other highlights of the National Competition include the annual Enactus India partner fair and a thought-provoking opening keynote speech by Prashant Ranade, Vice Chairman, Syntel Ltd.  Mr. Rajeev Dubey, President – HR, Corporate Services & After-Marketing at Mahindra will deliver the closing keynote address on “Creating Tomorrow’s Company”.
 
Enactus India along with 36 other countries within the Enactus global network, will host National Competitions in their respective countries between April and July 2014.  The winning teams from each national competition shall go on to present their projects at the Enactus World Cup being held from October 22nd to 24th at Beijing, China.
 
Last year at the Enactus India National Competition 2013, the team from Delhi Technological University emerged as the National Champion and were chosen to represent Enactus India at the Enactus 2013 World Cup in Cancun, Mexico. Among the community outreach projects that they presented they shared with executives how they had empowered housewives in urban slums by teaching them the technique of screen printing on cloth bags and T-Shirts in one of their projects.
 
Enactus teams across the country are working on several projects focusing on different issues. Enactus Shri Ram College of Commerce’s (SRCC) Project Azmat "Repossessing Respect" is an endeavour to liberate manual scavengers by providing them with a sustainable source of livelihood through development of a micro-enterprise and facilitating the construction of proper toilet systems. They are working with a community of 20 women manual scavengers in Nekpur near Ghaziabad and have successfully rehabilitated them by making them proficient in detergent making and constructing 128 proper toilets in the village.
 
Another Enactus team from Delhi, Enactus Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies under their Project Akshar, build an entrepreneurial model for communities of economically backward deaf individuals, victims of drug abuse and victims of human trafficking and abandonment, by establishing a set up for the manufacture of low cost, environment-friendly notebooks by them.
 
About Enactus
 
Enactus is an international organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to shape a better, more sustainable world. Guided by faculty advisors and business experts, participating students form teams on their campuses to create and implement community projects that empower people in need. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the skills and perspective necessary to become effective, values-driven leaders. Founded in 1975, today Enactus has more than 66,500 student participants on campuses in 36 countries. For more information, contact Enactus World Headquarters at +1 417-831-9505 or visit www.enactus.org.
 
Enactus India was founded in 2003.  The organization has more than 2,500 student participants on 65 campuses. For more information, visit www.enactusindia.org.

Source: Business Wire India

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