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Jagriti Yatra reaches city

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500 volunteers have an interactive session Aravind Eye Care Hospital

MADURAI

Jagriti Yatra, an initiative that takes volunteers on a 15-day entrepreneurial guidance tour across India, reached the city on Friday. The 500 volunteers who enrolled for this year’s yatra were then taken to Aravind Eye Care Hospital for an interactive session.

The yatra focuses on exposing successful and unique business models to youth. As part of the Madurai leg of the event, the volunteers were given a briefing on the working model of Aravind Eye Care Hospital, an organisation the yatra continues to be associated with since its first edition in 2008.

Speaking to The Hindu, Aravind Eye Care Executive Director R.D. Thulasiraj said it was encouraging to see youngsters showing interest in entrepreneurial models, particularly those that were aimed at giving it back to society. The interest shown by the youth in taking up such cause had certainly gone up, he added.

Delhi-based entrepreneur Nidhi Thawal, who has been roped in as a mentor, said it was exciting to meet people with different perspective which would help in networking, which was essential for business models.

A first time participant, Josephine Bouchez from France, said she and her friend, inspired by the model, started a yatra of their own back home in France. ‘Ticket for change’ was an initiative inspired by Jagriti Yatra, she said.

The yatra, which began in Mumbai on December 24, will cover various places in the country before finishing its journey in Mumbai on January 8.

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