IILM – Lodhi Road Campus organized The Young Entrepreneur Ideation Challenge on 22nd Dec 2017, which has been designed as an experiential learning exercise that encouragessenior secondary school students to find innovative solutions to common everyday problems. The aim is to spark an entrepreneurial mindset amongst these students. 20 presentations were received from various schools, out of which 5 videos were shortlisted and presented.
The students had to identify a social issue, capture the issue along with an innovative solution in a video and present their idea in front of experts.
The opening session was introduced by Dr Gunjan A Rana for the various schools who had come for the participation on campus, along with the distinguished judges comprising of alumni, which was preceded by the Welcome Speech by Dr Daisy Mathur Jain Dean UBS.
The first presentation was from Indraprastha International School Dwarka, who presented a video on the social issue of bullying and impact of it on students.
The second video was presented by Laxman Public School, who spoke about the lack of empathy and lack of emotional awareness amongst the inmates of old age homes. The students spoke about how care and emotional sensitivity is needed to bond amongst the elders in our society.
The third video was on Swach Bharat Abhiyan from Indraprastha International School, Dwarka, they spoke about the life of tin cans and the awareness on using it as a recycled waste.
The fourth presentation was from Pathways Aravali School, they presented a video on “Effective Disposal of Sanitary Napkins” and the concept of hygiene amongst women, with an effective disposal system.
The fifth presentation was from Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarkawho spoke about stress and depression amongst students. They created an application to track the messages posted on social media to trace the mind of the student and mentor the student in case facing the problem of stress or depression.
The final presentation was from Modern School, Vasant Vihar where they gave a presentation on the theme of Swach Bharat Abhyan by picking on the theme “Nurture Nature”, which spoke about trees being cut and human encroachment. They used the video to emphasize on “Save me don’t nail me campaign”.
The presentations were very well received by the judges and audience who thoroughly appreciated the social innovative ideas put forward by the school students.
The First Prize went to Pathways Aravalli, the first runner up trophy was awarded to Modern Vasant Vihar and the second runner up trophy went to Laxman Public School.
The trophies were distributed along with the prize money to the winners and participation certificates were presented to all participants in IILM’s Young Entrepreneur Ideation Challenge 2017.