Swayam Shikshan Prayog wins Best Innovation: Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Business Models, awarded by the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) at the Maharashtra Rural Livelihoods Innovation Forum (MRLIF) on 27th January, 2014
MSRLM through the MRLIF aims at partnering with organizations that go beyond income generation activities and employment programs to include capacity building, financial inclusion, social mobilization and marketing services which are important elements of livelihoods enhancement.
MRLIF is a forum which recognizes such innovations in areas of social and financial inclusion, livelihood and sub sectors, social entrepreneurship and inclusive business models.The award was presented to the Founder and Director of SSP, Ms. Prema Gopalan by eminent dignitary, Shri Jairam Ramesh, Honorable Minister for Rural Development.
SSP was selected as the finalist amongst 38 finalists shortlisted from over 400 applications in Maharashtra.
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Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt Ltd headed by Dr. Chaitanya Saxena was featured on the Young Turks a show that focuses on entrepreneurs and broadcast on CNBC-TV18 channel.
The segment on Shantani can be viewed online here:
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