Jamshedpur, Jan 31: After the conclusion of the first day of 7th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship at XLRI, day 2 was about to usher a plethora of courage and experience through the dais of the Fr. Prabhu Hall in XLRI for the youth who have ventured into the less travelled territory of social entrepreneurship and also thriving.
The day started with the theme on ‘ The power of volunteerism’ which emphasized on the intrinsic motivation to bring change in society we live.
Sonal Kapoor the Founder and CEO Protsahan works for protecting children from social evils like child prostitution and open defecation.
Jithin Jedumala the Founder, Make a Difference makes a point that funders emphasize on scale while volunteers raise money and work for the core and fundamental change. Sujit Mahapatra, Founder Bakul Foundation believes in innovative ways by which power of volunteerism can be realized and Shweta Chari Founder and CEO Toybank helps in realizing the dream of underprivileged kids by giving them toys from who can afford it.
Tapping the Unexplored Market was the theme of the second session which brings forth the business acumen and combines with the ‘spirit to help’ to brew a potion of social entrepreneurship. Ashmeet Kapoor the founder of I Say Organic has a vision of Health Environment Livelihood.
Malvika Sharma the founder of Avika Online is helping the rural women to earn self-respect by training them and bursting the myth surrounding the incapability of our women.
Piyush Jaju of ONergy is helping in bringing lights to rural household by his solar lantern. Rustam Sengupta of Boond is committed for the affordable energy access with innovative social experiments.
The focus of the third session was ‘the challenge of sustainability’. When sustainability is the most demanding theme of contemporary enterprises then how come our social ventures stay aloof from it?
While there is buzz inside the hall,at the same time people outside are enjoying the unique shopping experience with the stalls selling various products by the socially conscious organizations.
The event also saw participation from Hobby In a Box, a startup, by an XL students Manveen Kaur and Sarthak Mohanty which was widely appreciated. Sarthak also displayed his paintings to the attendees of the conference.