Mr. Amitabh Kant, G-20 Sherpa, Government of India to present 14th ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award India, 2023

National, August 21, 2023 – The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the sister organization of the World Economic Forum, are pleased to announce that Mr. Amitabh Kant, G-20 Sherpa, Government of India will be the Chief Guest at the 14th Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award India, 2023 on August 25, 2023. The award will be presented by Mr. Kant at a ceremony in New Delhi amongst distinguished global leaders and representatives from various sectors gathered to celebrate the spirit of social entrepreneurship. This year, the award ceremony is being held on the side-lines of B-20.

The winner of this year’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award India, 2023 will be chosen by a distinguished jury comprised of industry stalwarts and eminent personalities from different backgrounds.

The winner will be selected from amongst the four high-impact social innovators as finalists.

These four social innovators have been selected after an extensive selection process based on parameters such as the organization’s orientation towards addressing social inequalities, exclusion and marginalization; uniqueness of the social model, ability to create sustainable systemic level changes and demonstrated social impact:

1. Dr. Aparna Hegde from ARMMAN, Mumbai – ARMMAN leverages mHealth to create cost-effective, scalable, gender-sensitive, non-linear, systemic solutions to improve access of pregnant women and mothers to preventive information and services along with training health workers to reduce maternal and child mortality/morbidity.

2. Ms. Bijal Brahmbhatt from Mahila Housing Sewa Trust, Ahmedabad – Aimed at improving the habitat of poor women from the informal sector in cities, MHT invests in women’s collectives and leadership that advances a constructive dialogue and responsible urban development.

3. Mr. Dhimant Parekh & Ms Anuradha Parekh from The Better India, Bengaluru – The Better India (TBI) ushered a whole new positive movement in the country – by using the power of stories to effect large-scale social impact.

4. Dr. Shuchin Bajaj from Ujala Cygnus Healthcare, New Delhi – Ujala Cygnus through its chain of low-budget-and-patient-friendly-tertiary-care hospitals is enabling access to high-quality integrated healthcare infrastructure and services for underserved communities.

For more details on the finalists, please click here.

The winner of the SEOY Award India 2023 will join the social innovators’ community of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a leading global platform that has accelerated outstanding models of social innovation for over 25 years. The Winner and Finalists of SEOY Award India 2023 will also have the opportunity to apply for the Hindustan Times Fellowship for the Stanford Seed Transformation program.

Now celebrating its 14th year, the SEOY Award India has established itself as one of the most reputed and coveted awards for social entrepreneurs in India.

In 2009, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation came together to promote social innovation in India through the Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) Award India 2023 and has since recognized and supported the growing field of social innovation in India. Over the last decade, it has established itself as one of the most reputable awards for social entrepreneurs.

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