Noida, October 7, 2021: The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the sister organisation of the World Economic Forum, and the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation of Jubilant Bhartia Group today conferred Pranshu Singhal of KARO SAMBHAV with the prestigious Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award – India 2021. The award was presented by Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India at a virtual ceremony in presence of eminent personalities from different fields from across the world.
Felicitating the winner and congratulating the finalists of this year’s SEOY Award India 2021, Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India said, “This global pandemic has been a major crisis and the social entrepreneurs have come forward in each section of the society as emergency rescuers for the most vulnerable, by stretching their means to the maximum possible. We need to take important lessons from these change makers working at the grass-roots offering unique solutions to seemingly impossible challenges. Recognising their ideas, work and contributions towards solving challenges will help them scale their work and increase their efficiency. I compliment the Schwab Foundation and the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation for this unique initiative of recognising these social entrepreneurs for over a decade now.”
The SEOY India Award 2021 winner Pranshu Singhal from Karo Sambhav is working to make circular economy possible and is enabling enterprises to close their material loops. Karo Sambhav covers e-waste, plastic packaging waste, battery waste and glass and continues its exploration towards less scrutinised sectors like mattresses and textiles. Pranshu aims to shape and catalyse the set-up of a well-governed and accountable end-of-life waste management industry with transparent practices.