Santosh Phad as panelist for MUNIJAN 2018 organised by Mumbai University

On 02 Oct 2018, Our Founder Mr.Santosh phad was panelist at most esteemed  “MUNIJAN 2018″, social initiative organised by Mumbai University on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti at Mumbai University Fort campus.

Initiative was to promote social entrepreneurship to bring social innovation /ideas to save environment. Students from various management institutes from Mumbai presented their ideas. Students were very professional,passionate  about creating healthy environment.  It was wonderful intracting with Dr.Smita Shukla (Director ADMI, Mumbai) and Dr.Kavita Laghate (Director, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai) and  Prof.Abhiraj Shivdas from Mumbai University.

 MUNIJAN is an initiative taken by the University of Mumbai to embrace the core values of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.
 
It was fully packed summit with attendees such as numerous esteemed educationists from schools, institutes, colleges, not for profits working in education, environment etc..
 
The topics at this summit were beautifully curated . They were very inspirational and motivational where lot ideas and projects were put forward to project environment.
 
 We thank the organizers and attendee’s for this wonderful opportunity.

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Our Founder Mr.Santosh Phad selected in top 100 social entrepreneurs in India by Action For India !

Our Founder Mr.Santosh Phad has been selected in top 100 social entrepreneurs by Action For India, AFI Forum 2018 powered by LetsEndorse, the forum was held at  Imaginarium, AliGunjan, Alibhag, Maharashtra from 3rd Oct 2018  to 05 oct 2018.
The AFI Forum is the annual flagship event of Action For India, bringing 100 hand-picked social innovators together with influencers, Corporate CSR partners, Bureaucrats, Policy Makers, and impact investors to help those entrepreneurs scale their organizations. The Forum aims to benefit social entrepreneurs working in the following six sectors – agriculture, education, energy, healthcare, financial inclusion and livelihoods.
It was great platform to share with other fellow social entrepreneurs and know their innovative solutions to solve social problems.
Main attraction was insight from Mr.Sam Pitroda through video conference from Chicago. Our Founder interacted with him over phone and discussed how Government can frame favorable policies for Social Enterprises in India and how Business Schools can more focus on teaching social entrepreneurship along with preparing them for job ready.
Other esteemed speakers included but not limited to Mr.sanjay Kadaveru (Founder, AFI) , Amit Chandra ( MD,Bain Capital), Asha Jadeja (Founder, Rajeev Circle Fellowship), Ms.Prerana Langa (CEO, Yes Foundation), Sister Jayanti (European Director, Brahma Kumaris)  R.Chandrashekhar( President, NASSCOM Foundation).
Few highlights included Mr. Amitabh Kant, the CEO of Niti Aayog, who talked about social entrepreneurial landscape of India.  Asha Jadeja Motwani,  talked about  what social entreprises should consider for their scaling journeys. Dr. Annurag Batra (Business World), about his plans to launch a special issue of the magazine focused on social entrepreneurship
To know more about this year’s Forum, do visit here: Click here to know more
Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

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ThinkSharp Foundation awarded HOPE Award 2018 for Best NGO in India by Mrs.Shilpa Shetty Kundra

ThinkSharp Foundation received  HOPE Award 2018 for Best NGO in India for our work in rural education in India (Under Social Reforms Category) on 24th Oct 2018 at Delhi.Trophy and certificate awarded by Mrs. Shilpa Shetty Kundra (Bollywood Actress & Women Entrepreneur) and Rekha Sharma (Chairperson of the National Commission for Women ).

Along with us other awardees were Bachpan Bachao Andolan By Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ) & CRY – Child Rights and You. We congratulate all other winners.It was an honor to be able to meet the amazing winning and nominated organisations that are doing great job in there respective domain. They are doing an incredible amount of work to bring out social empowerment in society with help of digital media.

HOPE Awards are organised by Hope Communication (Research), to create a greater platform where people can meet, interact and exchange Success story, with those who have already achieved a milestones in the arena of their respective field in true form for others they are not only their inspiration but an ultimate HOPE. To know more about them Click here

On this occasion we would like to thank all of our stakeholders.

Written by -Dr.Shraddha M Bhange

Volunteer and Writer for Thinksharp Foundation.

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