ISKCON organizes Global Indian Entrepreneur 2014 Contest
Juhi Chawla gives away the awards to the winners of Global Indian Entrepreneur 2014 Contest organized by ISKCON Girgaum Chowpatty temple. Also present for the award ceremony were Pawan Gupta, Founder of SIDH and Yashraj, Ambassador at TEDx.
More than 200 young minds from all over India participated in the GIE Contest each with their individual business modules focussing on Green Technology for Sustainable Future , Technology solutions for Rural India, Thinking on Global ideas using local infrastructure and project based on Skill development for Underprivileged. The winner of the GIE Award were Chetan Raut for project on Cowism and Gaurang Shetty, Amit Yadav, Dhiraj Gahelot, Gaurav Gandhi and Jay Visariya from Somaiya for their project on Pollution Mapper.
Each Business Module presented was unique, some demonstrated Pollution mapping on the Google maps for any area, where you are standing or you put it in a quad copter and cover a larger area. This device will help not only in gauging pollution level, humidity level, precipitation etc., but also eventually help in finding solutions to these problems, using the remedial plants and other types of natural alternatives. The other project Cowism is aimed at bringing a complete ecosystem solution for villages at Taluka levels, by promoting Cow rearing by Farmers for not only milk, but their by- products also to be used in fields (urine, dung as manure) and is aimed at bringing prosperity to farmers.
ISKCON Spiritual Seeker and Founder of GIE 2014 Contest His Grace Krishna Chaitanya Prabhuji said GIE is a platform where young minds are provided with an opportunity to explore their creativity, while realizing ecologically sensitive, economically viable and socially empowering concepts. Global Indian Entrepreneurship (GIE) provides an opportunity to orient youth in the college campuses to strive and realize a solution for such problems. Deriving knowledge from Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s (Founder Acharya of ISKCON) teachings of Varnashram Sanatan Dharma on Land Sustainability, Cow Protection, and Living simply with minimum resources, Saving Earth from Ultra Industrial Enterprises and similar principles, Prabhuji said we are introducing GIE as a platform to connect youth with this vision for a mission. One of the ways possible is to engage respective talents to achieve the aforesaid purposes through a systematic innovation and empowerment program. GIE is designed to cater to Indian Youth for Entrepreneurship to project India’s Great Culture and Heritage on a Global Level promoting Vedic Principles to meet the present day crisis and sustain profitably. For further details, contact Lucky Kulkarni on 9820062843.