India’s leading Hindi news daily Dainik Jagran launched the fourth edition of its social entrepreneurship initiative Janhit Jagran last month, offering Incubation and funding in the tune of 4 crore.
Inspired by the Government of India’s Startup vision and committed to promoting entrepreneurship in the areas related to the group’s 7 core concerns — education, health, water, environment, women empowerment, poverty alleviation and human resource management.
Launched in 2015, Janhit Jagran initiative’s first winners were felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since then, the initiative has evolved from being an annual award to an incubation platform and now offers funding up to Rupees 4 crore.
The initiative targets new and existing social startups working in the areas related to its core concerns and has a special incentive for college students with innovative ideas. The enterprise aspirants are offered mentoring and funding support -up to Rs 25 lac for each selected entry – by its incubation partners: Startup Oasis, Foundation for Innovation and Research in Science and Technology – IIT Kanpur, Innovation Park- IIM Calcutta and Technology Business Incubator – KIIT Bhubaneswar. The student applicants get a chance to win training at IIM Calcutta besides cash prizes up to Rs 1 lac.
For expert guidance in various sectors, Janhit has tie ups with prestigious organizations in each one of them – Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership in education, Water Aid in water conservation, UNESCO in environment, PHFI in health, PLAN India in women empowerment and Pradan in poverty alleviation and human resource management.
The program has an elite group of knowledge partners – IRMA and Deshpande Foundation that bring high level insight into design of the initiative and process of evaluating the entries.
In next two months, Janhit will travel to 30 cities across the country with its City Pitches.
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