• Some Indians are doing well, when will India do well?
• 1.2 billion minds not mouths.
Three „S‟ for a successful enterprise
Innovation is about getting more from less.
India adventure capital fund
PMs Innovation Fund
Tata Capital Innovation Fund
Govt of India Inclusive Innovation Fund
There is no limit to human achievement except the
limits he puts on himself.
Effect of collaboration
For IIIT- 1200X(1199)/2~720000%
“Innovator is someone who doesn’t know it
can’t be done”-Dr.RA Mashelkar, Padhma Bhushan
Dr.Narayan Murthy, Infosys
Leadership by example
Integrity and transparency
Infosys-designing solutions for foreign countries
Foreign companies designing solutions for India
Became an entrepreneur at 58.
Driven not only by passion but also by
“Intelligence and capability are not enough,
there must be joy of doing something
-Dr.G Venkataswamy (Dr.V)
Gouthami, Travel Another India
Promotes rural tourism
Responsible Tourism Venture
Enriching lives along roads less travelled
Polka Village Story
Panel Disc-Agriculture and sustainability
Is more sustainable
Value Chain System in agriculture
Can‟t expect farmer to do everything
Information about the demand
No market research on how much people eat
Farmers don‟t know how to set the price
Manoj and Neena, Naandi
Provides mid-day meal
Asia‟s largest kitchen
Combination of livelihood and agriculture
Mahindra Pride School
Business school for the unemployed
Both, monetarily and spiritually, this is far more meaningful than
all the soaps you can sell in your life.
If they know that you are connected to the community more than
they are then naxalites will be your friends.
Youth has to take this country in their hands.
Joe Madiath, Gram Vikas
Working in tribal villages since 40 years.
250,000 people in 701 habitations of 21 districts in Orissa
Water and Sanitation
Built 60,000 (Deenbandhu)biogas plants in Orissa
85% of total achievement
100 % inclusive growth
There cannot be 1 family left out
A village model which is much more sustainable
and relevant way to live.
Gram Vikas School
600 tribal kids
Excellent academic records
National level weight lifters
“I am in this job because I am very selfish. I get the
most amount of satisfaction in doing this and that’s
why I do this.”
-Joe Madiath, Gram Vikas
Arbind Singh, Nidan
Empowering the informal workers, women and
Education using current government infrastructure
“From the slums of Bihar to the streets of Delhi,
Nidan gives informal workers more than a voice. It
gives them ownership of their collectives.”
–Sally oshery, President, Skoll Foundation
Barpar Village, Deoria, UP
Business Plan competition in 8 different areas
Wanted to give demand driven solutions
Stayed in the village
Interacted a lot
Lack of leadership and awareness
Create Community Centered model to enable local
Promote local employment and build sustainable local
Anshu Gupta, Goonj, Delhi
Concentrates on clothing as a basic need
Cloth for Work
Charity takes away the dignity of people, so gives clothes as
Repositioning cloth as a development resource instead of a
traditional charitable give away.
Village communities are motivated to identify the pressing
development needs of their own area.
They are encouraged to do shramdaan ( community labour) and
get material in return, with dignity; as a reward.
Village school in Rs.80 in Sitamarhi
240 ft x 6 ft bamboo bridge made on river Sukhsar in Bihar with no
Sensitizing urban women about the plight of countless women;
forced to use sand, ash, rags, newspapers etc. during menses
Women also learn about how to make clean cloth sanitary
“We are not doing any service by giving our discarded clothes,
infact the person who is wearing them is doing a service to us by
using our waste as a resource.”
“What you need in this country is action. When you couple
action with a thought, it becomes an initiative.”
What can one youth do…to answer this, consider you want to
marry your boyfriend/girlfriend, what will you not do?
Ministry of External Affairs, Delhi
William Besell, Fabindia
What most humans might see as hurdles stopping them, an
entrepreneur sees them as challenges.
India‟s greatest strength is the quality to innovate.
Ravi Gulati, Manzil
Quality of a good educator is that he should love company of kids.
Profit as a small surplus is important to ensure sustainability. So,
having profit as a motive is like driving car to burn petrol.
(In context of foreign policy of India)”When you are increasing
your prosperity the world around should feel happy about it
and not see it as threat.”
-Ranjan Mathai, Foreign Secretary of India
Bunker Roy, Barefoot College, Tilonia
A college without boundaries.
7-14 yrs old ministers, 14 Schools, 7000 students
“Please tell her that I am the prime minister”
Put hand pumps in lower caste communities only
“Now that you have shown Barefoot College working in
practice, lets see if the Professors and researchers can make
it work in theory”-Dalai Lama
“We went to Tilonia thinking we will teach them something but
were humbled by their wisdom.”- Shashank Mani, Chairman,Jagriti Yatra
A perfect ending…
Purity of the place
Enterprises running on Gandhian ideas and values
Be the change you wish to see in the world
Ekatva-Dance Drama show
The spirit of Oneness
Connect nature and people around
94% female labor force in unorganized sector
“Khud aur khuda humesha dekhte hain”
-Anar, Manav Sadhna, Sabarmati Ashram
What we learnt…
Do what you would like to do but fuel with...
Indosys and Infosys
Need more of „Indosys‟ than „Info(reign)sys‟
Problems not limited to India
Similar problems being faced globally
We don‟t want fish, we want to know how to fish.
We have to find rural solutions to rural problems.
Questioned some basic assumptions-Is money necessary for survival?
We are just 1 species out of 1 trillion
Ashmeet worked in US for 7 years, after the Yatra came back to
India and started Jagriti Agrotech, works on organic farming.
Devika, final year BE CS student from BITS P didn‟t sit for
placements, wants to explore non-profit organizations
“Agar har koi Microsoft, Google ke glass cubicle mein baithega to ye
desh kaun badlega, iske liye kaun kaam karega”
Manu, Sky ke Paar- helps kids to find their passion and ensures
that they do not end up doing only engineering like every other
IIIT and Jagriti Yatra
Engineering is supposed to equip you with tools
to solve problems. India being a country where so
many problems need to be solved, engineers
have tremendous opportunity to exercise their
IIIT aims to build IT equipped social reformers.
Krantikaris not Karmcharis
Mr. Anumukonda Ramesh
Special thanks to Ms.Kavita Vemuri
Kuch badal raha kuch badlega
Tab badlega jab badlenge
Kuch dekha hai kuch dekhenge
Kuch likha hai kuch likh denge
Yaaron Chalo, badalne ki rut hai
Yaaron Chalo, badalne ki rut hai!
-Jagriti Geet by Prasoon Joshi