A worldwide organisation prevalent in over 36 countries, Entrepreneurial Action through Us (Enactus) is changing lives and reshaping the future of millions who have lived in poor conditions with a lack of basic amenities. Enactus works through University students across the world, these students are social entrepreneurs who uplift marginalised communities and improve their standards of living by establishing sustainable business models. These businesses solve the needs stated in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Enactus organizes an annual series of regional and national competitions in order to provide a forum for Enactus teams to present the outcomes of their projects amongst an august audience comprising of members of our fraternity, business leaders and entrepreneurs. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup. Enactus SSCBS were winners of the National Competition in India which was held in July, 2016 at Taj Lands Mumbai, becoming the only team to win the Indian National competition for the third time.
For the first time in decades, India secured the second position in the Enactus World Cup Championship. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies made the country proud as a contingent of 40 students represented India in the World Cup organized this September in Toronto, Canada. 33 other countries from all across the globe marked their presence at this three day event.
Under the ambit of Enactus, SSCBS brought to the fore two projects, namely, Project Raahat and Project Udaan. Both the projects have been aligned with the national policies. While Project Raahat aims to solve the problem of open defecation and has been taken as an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. With project Raahat the rate of open defecation has gone down by an alarming 93% in the slum clusters of Kiri Nagar and Sultanpuri. Project Udaan has consistently been striving towards bridging the gap of digital literacy in the rural areas by setting up computer labs. As of today these Udaan centres have made 720 students digitally literate in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
Such display of initiative and commitment, although not rare in India, surely is exemplary to be bearing fruit on a world platform. If nothing else, this win testifies how India is evolving to be something even more incredible. We’re on a path of growth, and we need to tread even further – not individually, but together. Because when we are all together, we all win.