Jamshedpur, March 1: In today’s competitive environment, many students find themselves lost in the shuffle. But achievers are self-starters, motivated and an asset to their school. It was therefore a matter of great pride to learn that Shivangi Thakur of Class 9 proved to that asset to Little Flower School when she won the second runner-up trophy in the National Emerging Entrepreneur Contest organized by XLRI in February 2020-21. Dhruvi K Dubal, class 11 student of National Public School bagged the first prize and Shiven Bajpai of Chennai Public School was crowned runner-up of the competition. This year Emerging Entrepreneurs saw participation from more than 300 students from 48 schools across the country, with young mentors from Stanford, Wharton, and other leading global institutes.
The competition was for students of classes 9 to 12, and Shivangi was the youngest contestant. After a successful aptitude test and interview round, Shivangi was among the top ten contenders. She was assigned a mentor for a week, and came up with six ideas of which one idea was selected for the final round. Her presentation ‘All-NET app – Stay Connected Anytime Anywhere’ to the XLRI panel clinched her victory. What she has achieved today will decide all her tomorrows!
According to Shivangi, if the mobile network in a designated location is out of reach then the All-NET app once ready will be able to connect to other internet subscribers in the region. Anushka assisted her as mentor.
Shivangi’s father Manish Kumar Thakur is working with Tata Motors while mother Rashmi Rekha is a homemaker.
In fact, this is not the first time that Shivangi has brought honour to her alma mater. In December 2020, Shivangi represented the country at the international level of ‘Voice of the eye’, a global speech competition organized by Project Vision. Shivangi represented Jharkhand and India in the competition which saw participation of students from countries including India, Srilanka, Nepal, United States, United Kingdom, Columbia, Australia and Qatar. Jamshedpur girl was crowned second in the online speech competition among 371 students representing 14 states and Union territories of India and 7 countries internationally.
It was extremely generous of Shivangi to contribute 95% of her prize money of Rs.15,000/- to the school.
This speaks highly of her upbringing and the innate moral values she has inculcated from her parents, which will stand her in good stead in life.
The Entrepreneurship Cell at XLRI organised Entrepreneurship Summit (XES) providing immense opportunities to countless entrepreneurs from school students to professionals with several years of industry experience.
This year, XES was held virtual with global outreach, bigger impact and a gargantuan dream to provide every good idea and talent with the platform it deserves. XES held from 26th to 28th February, hosted a multitude of events like Disrupt Business Plan, Emerging Entrepreneurs for kids, E-Cafe speaker series, Internfair, Workshops and more.