Hyderabadi in race for coveted award
Mukteshwari Bosco of Healing Fields Foundation, is in the race for ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year - India 2019’ Award
Punjagutta: The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the sister organisation of the World Economic Forum and the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, a non-profit organisation, announced the finalists of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) - India 2019 award on Wednesday.
The seven finalists of the award are Mukteshwari Bosco of Healing Fields Foundation, Hyderabad; Gaurav Mehta of Dharma Life, New Delhi; Shanti Raghavan and Dipesh Sutariya of Enable India, Bengaluru; Nand Kishore Chaudhary of Jaipur Rugs, Jaipur; Bijal Brahmbhatt of Mahila Housing SEWA Trust, Ahmedabad; Aakash Sethi of Quest Alliance, Bengaluru; and, Sanjeev Kumar of The Goat Trust, Lucknow.
Of the seven finalists, the winner will be chosen by a distinguished jury. Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs will present the award at a special ceremony on October 3, during the India Economic Summit organised by World Economic Forum and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
The winner of SEOY India will join the world's largest network of social enterprises affiliated with The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. The SEOY India award 2019 received over 120 applications from 19 cities. This year saw over 30 applications from women social entrepreneurs.