Kanungo Insitute of Diabetes Speciality wins grand prize and Greenway Grameen wins in Women Impact. Eminent political leaders congregate along with social entrepreneurs and investors to boost economic development activity in the poorest states of India
The Sankalp Forum-Samridhi Regional summit was held in Ptna on October 16, 2012. This initiative, organized by Intellecap, a social sector advisory firm and supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was aimed at supporting an enabling and inclusive eco – system for socially relevant enterprises in eight low-income states of India – Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Of the 50 enterprises who applied, almost 35 enterprises have operations in Bihar. The Grand Winner who received a cash grant of 5 lacs at the Sankalp Samriddhi Award was won by Kanungo Institute of Diabetes Specialty (KIDS) in Bhubhaneshwar Odisha, that has a 100 bedded hospital and holds camps across rural areas to spread awareness about prevention and control of diabetes.
The Woman Impact Award and cash grant of 2 lacs was won by Greenway Grameen that works in Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, UP, Odisha and West Bengal. The winner in the Agri category was Eco Tasar and in Clean Energy was Claro Energy.
The day long summit witnessed participation from over 200 investors, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The discussions facilitated raised questions and identified solutions, to catalyze the growth of social enterprises in the underserved regions.
Aparajita Agarwal, Director Initiatives at Intellecap and Vineet Rai, Chairman and Managing Director at Intellecap hosted the event at Hotel Maurya Patna and added that Intellecap would be happy to deepen its engagement with change makers in Bihar. “We are looking forward to partnering with likeminded individuals and organizations in the LIS regions of India,” added Aparajita.