Awakening Entrepreneurship: TATA Jagriti Yatra 2008

Tata Jagrati Yatra

Tata Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that will take 350 of India’s highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) between the ages of 18-25 on a eighteen day national odyssey, introducing them to unsung heroes of India. The aim is to awaken the spirit of entrepreneurship – both social and economic – within India’s youth by exposing them to individuals and institutions that are developing unique solutions to India’s challenges.

Dates for the Journey: 24th December, 2008 to 11th January, 2009.

India Jagriti Yatra 2008

The journey has a fees, though sponsorship can be arranged for deserving candidates. Individuals are encouraged to sponsor participants through multiples of Rs.34,000/- which the amount to fund each participant.

Excited Note from the oranisers:

TATA Jagrati YatraTata Jagriti Yatra ’08 will have an immediate impact on the 350-odd participants in the Yatra. In addition we expect to have an applicant pool of over 5,000, and through formal and informal networks this will be extended to over 25,000 young Indians.

We propose to conduct 6 televised debates at key stops of the journey. With the help of a well known TV anchor, we expect to have 30 minutes program slots to discuss social and economic enterprise through a role model we have met at that stop. The teams for the debates will be selected from the 350 participants that will be judged by panel of experts with the anchor as a facilitator. We are in discussions with several National Channels for this telecast over the course of the journey.

Last Date for Applying: 30th November, 2008 | Register Now

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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