Auto major Mahindra’s “Spark the Rise” program which encourages entrepreneurs and ideas that change lives has announced the winners of the latest round of their second season. As usual, we’ve picked a few interesting ones to profile here. Take a look.
WASTE WARRIORS – Working for a cleaner India
Champion Name: Jodie Underhill
No Nasties: The Organic & Fairtrade Movement
Champion Name: Apurva Kothari
Their mantra: Organic is eco-friendly + it reduces farming costs. Fair trade is ethical + it raises farmer profits.
Together, they help reduce farmer suicides and create happier communities & a healthier planet for all of us. The team works with independent designers, musicians and artists to create original prints for their tees. A share of our revenues go back to these folks and also to support various social causes with our profits.
SAMAJH: Responsible Parenting fr Responsible Adult
Champion Name: Nusrat Khan
LEAD: Learn. Excel. Achieve. Drive
Champion Name: Arham Faraaz
Mahindra Rise & Ashoka to run a Twitter Conference
Mahindra Rise and Ashoka India will also be holding a three-hour global discussion/Twitter conference (A Twitter based discussion) on the topic ‘Water Sustainability – A Key To Our Future’ at 18:00 IST (GMT +5:30) on Thursday, 7 March, 2012. (#SparktheRise)
Some of the people on the discussion panel are
- Paul Polak, founder of Colorado-based non-profit International Development Enterprises (IDE) (@outofpoverty)
- Zenrainman, a pioneer in rainwater harvesting. (@Zenrainman)
- Ashoka India(@AshokaIndia)
- Naandi Foundation (@naandi_india)
* Disclosure: Mahindra Rise is a sponsor on NextBigWhat.com.