New Delhi: After a two-round competition before an eminent panel of judges from across the corporate world, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi, emerged as the deserving winner of the 14th Enactus India National Competition/Championship. Ramjas College, Delhi was the runner-up beating 24 teams based upon their demonstration of excellence in entrepreneurial action and social impactfrom the Enactus India college network participated in the Enactus India National Competition on June 17th, 2017. Enactus India is a subsidiary of Enactus Worldwide, an international non-profit organization empowering 72,000 students in 1700 college/universities which gives Gen-Y a platform to become values-driven leaders by focusing on entrepreneurial action and social impact.The winning team from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi, will present its project at the prestigious Enactus World Cup 2017 to be held at London, England between 26-28 September 2017.The Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies team led by Anuja Mathur, Faculty Advisor, SSCBS, Delhi and Additya Sharma – Student President, SSCBS, Delhi has 34 members participating in the winning Enactus projects.
The award was presented to the winners by members of Enactus India National Advisory Council Mr. Arun M. Kumar, Chairman& CEO, KPMG in India and Chairman, Enactus India National Advisory Council, Mr. Prashant Ranade, Co-Chairman, Syntel Pvt Ltd, Mr. Sanjiv Mehta, MD & CEO, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) India, VS Parthasarathy, Group CFO and CIO, Mahindra and Mahindra, Mr. Siraj Chaudhry, Chairman,Cargill India Pvt Ltd, Ms.Mini Menon, Co-founder& Editor, Indy Network, Mr. Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India Private Limited, Mr. Himanshu Jain, MD/VP Indian Sub-Continent & South East Asia, Sealed Air, and Mr. Paresh Sukthankar, Deputy Managing Director, HDFC Bank Ltd.
“I would like to congratulate Enactus for successfully completing another year of the India National Competition, which continues to inspire students to enhance their entrepreneurial spirit, capitalise on their business skills and to innovatively handle real-world situations. If winning is about being the best, losing is about learning and paving your way to greater success. I also congratulate the winning and participating teams for putting forth their best efforts. Their creativity has won us over and I hope that this experience will help them in their future endeavours,” said Arun Kumar, Chairman & CEO, KPMG India, and Chairman of Enactus India National Advisory Council
National Champion, Enactus Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, presented project RAAHAT. The mission of Raahat is to eradicate open defecation and provide safe sanitation in urban slum communities by innovating in management of community toilet complexes and sensitizing people on good sanitary practices. The project works on three tangents to eliminate open defecation in any given area – Operational Management, Sensitisation and Community Based Approach. Operational Management, implemented as the first leg of the project, improves the overall user experience and creates value for the slum dwellers. It is followed by Sensitisation which brings a sea change in the psyche of the community through the use of mass psychology and aesthetic modifications. While the former two generate need and value in the minds of public, Community Based Approach creates a sense of ownership among the people – who ultimately regard the complex as their own property to be used and cherished by all in harmony.
Farhan Pettiwala, President, Enactus India said “I congratulate the winning team and all other participating teams from the Enactus India network for making the National Competition a success and wish them all the best for the Enactus World Cup in London, UK from 26-28 September 2017. As one of the largest Enactus country operations, Enactus India is a priority country for the future growth of the organization. We’re very impressed with the high level of participation from leading colleges across the country in the National Competition and hope that some of the projects can be adopted by the industry for the development of the community, especially aligning with the PMO’s vision of Swach Bharat (Clean India), Skill India, Digital India and Women Empowerment.”
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies had also emerged as National Champion of 2016 Enactus India National Competition and went on to represent India at the 2016 Enactus World Cup in Toronto, Canada. The Champion team presented their two projects: Project Raahat and Project Udaan during the World Cup which focused on Swach Bharat and Skill Development initiatives which are favorite projects of our Prime Minister.