LEAD Udghosh at BHU, Varanasi

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by LEAD

In the presence of Mr. Dilip Modi (Founder Ek Soch Sandbox), Ms. Vinita Sethi (Managing Trustee, Ek Soch), Mr. Naveen Jha (CEO, Deshpande Foundation), Mr. Vikram Dheer (Chief HR Officer, Spice Digital) on 20th September, LEAD Udghosh an event of Ek Soch Sandbox, Deshpande Foundation was conducted at Entrepreneurship Seminar Hall, MCIIE, IIT BHU. The event LEAD Udghosh was organised in the presence of 186​ LEaders who were selected from different colleges of Varanasi, BHU and IIT, along with them the local college faculties and parents too witnessed the event. ​

College students who are the part of LEAD and who implemented their ideas in community showcased their 15 leadership projects­ that they had done in Varanasi.
Around 120 new students are selected in LEAD based on their innovative leadership ideas that they want to implement in Varanasi and surrounding. These ideas are concerned with existing social issues and the betterment of the society. During this occasion selected students from different colleges extended with the support of mentorship and fund to implement their ideas into action
As the chief guest remarks Mr. Dilip Modi appreciated the efforts of the young leaders and also spoke about great leaders; Mr. Madan Mohan Malaviya and Dr. Abdul Kalam, he also shared his view on the reason of starting the Ek Soch Sandbox in Varanasi. Mr. Naveen Jha opened the platform for the youth to ask the questions rather than giving speech. Students had meaningful questions on the purpose of LEAD, how to be a CEO/Leader, what is the impact of leadership projects, etc for which Naveen patiently answered the questions of Students.

The best performing LEaders were appreciated for initiating the projects in the society.The awards were presented to Mr. Abhishek and Ms. Aaliza  as Master LEader, Praveen, Deepak, Rohit as the Best LEader and Krishna, Shikha, Ram as the Active LEaders.

Now the LEAD will extend its support to the students of SHEPA college, KIT, SMS college, DAV college, Vasanta Kanya College, Vasanta college for Women, BHU –MSW dept., BHU – Agri., BHU- LAW dept. BHU- Tourism, BHU- Faculty of ARTS

On 16th January, Deshpande Foundation launched its third Sandbox in India called “Ek Soch Sandbox” Uttar Pradesh in the presence of Mr. Dilip Modi (Chairman, Spice Mobility Limited & Founder Ek Soch Sandbox), Ms. Vinita Sethi (Managing Trustee of Ek Soch Sandbox), Dr. Rajeev Sangal (Director, IIT BHU), and Mr. Naveen Jha (CEO, Deshpande Foundation).

LEAD Program works with college youth to give them a platform to understand the values of their ideas and execute the ideas through which they would gain the leadership skills and entrepreneurial mindset with practical exposure. 

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