India claims to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world, yet there is a grave question marks on the percolation of its economic and social benefits to that proportion of population living below poverty line. Over 500 million Indians live below poverty line of $1.25 a day. To put it simply, the challenges that we as a democracy face are humongous.
Utthan is a call to all young, passionate and enlightened minds to put their thinking caps on and come up with sustainable, marketable, economic and viable social business plan which can usher in a social revolution aimed at upliftment of masses at large. Let’s rekindle the urge to work beyond profits, so that we can be a channel of social development.
The presentation of selected Social Business Plans by the teams from different B-Schools will be held on 6th & 7th January, 2012 at the Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University. The last date for submission of executive summary by teams is October 31, 2011.
The Utthan 2012 business plan competition can be found here.