For those of you who were inspired by Shahrukh Khan’s frustration in Swades and are concerned about India’s overall development, the time has come! The State Bank of India (SBI) has initiated a Youth for India fellowship programme funded and managed by the SBI in partnership with other NGOs. The fellowship provides a framework for India’s best young minds to join hands with rural communities, empathise with their struggles and connect with their aspirations. The Programme seeks to help India secure an equitable and sustainable growth path by:
- Providing educated Indian youth with an opportunity to touch lives and create positive change at the grass root level in rural India
- Providing NGOs working on development projects in rural India with educated manpower whose skill sets can be used to catalyze rural development
- Promoting a forum for the Programme alumni to share ideas and contribute to rural development throughout their professional life
Launched as a a one-year full-time rural fellowship programme, SBI is looking for candidates with the following inherent abilities:
- Should be a highly motivated, outstanding young professional or fresh graduate between the ages of 21-35
- Must be an Indian citizen
- Should have demonstrated initiative and leadership in the past, to be able to foster change at the grass root level
- Should be people-oriented and have concern for people as you will have to constantly interact with rural communities
- Should be willing to adjust to life in a town/ district headquarters
Remuneration: A monthly allowance of 12,000 INR will be paid to selected candidates for the duration of the programme. The Bank will also provide medical cover.
A total of 50 candidates will be finally selected to participate in the programme. The programme offers the Fellows a wide variety of projects to choose from. The projects are located at Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Orissa and Rajasthan.
Last Date for applying: 31st December, 2010