Ennovate’20, Enactus ARSD’s first Enactus Day celebrated!!
Ennovate’20, Enactus ARSD’s first Enactus Day event, was held on the 5th of February, 2020. A day for budding entrepreneurs to learn, interact and compete, Ennovate brought together teams- Enactus or otherwise- from 30+ colleges, in a celebration of the spirit of social entrepreneurship. The opening event- a panel discussion on ‘Philanthropy- From Dharma to Karma’, was graced by the presence of 2 eminent panellists- Mr. Ravi Kalra, renowned social activist, environmentalist and founder of the internationally recognised NGO, The Earth Saviours Foundation, and Mr. Amit Kumar Sinha, founder and director at Jamghat NGO. Both, being exceedingly experienced in the field of social work, had much to add to the discourse- from insights into building an organisation that helps those in need and sustaining its progress, to the plight of our environment and society.
The Enactus Fair comprised of stalls set up by 14 Enactus teams, including our own, each showcasing its work and progress. An impressive footfall throughout the day allowed all teams to make considerable sales and promote their ongoing projects among students and teachers alike. Projects featured products from healthy chips, house plants, to bags, notebooks and folders.
In one of the three competitive events, Envision – The Case Study Challenge, 12 teams set out to tackle urgent global dilemmas by developing innovative entrepreneurial solutions based on their case studies. From solutions for declining eco-tourism to pollution by cigarette butts, participants impressed us all with their unique thinking and individualistic approaches to business for a world. The judges provided valuable insights into each presentation and it was much appreciated by all participants. First prize was conferred on Enactus JMC, second prize was awarded to Enactus Hansraj college, third prize went to Enactus CVS college and a special mention to the team from JMI.
The second event, En-quiz-ito, was the quiz competition which saw a participation of 30+ teams from various colleges. It consisted of two rounds: the Prelims and the Mains. Out of the all the ardent students, awaiting their triumph, six teams were selected after the Prelims. The six teams then went on to compete in the Mains. 3 out of 6 teams were eliminated and the remaining 3 teams competed for the final prize by answering questions in the rapid fire round. The winners were announced soon after. Sri Venkateswara college claimed the 1st position and second and third runner ups were from Sri Aurobindo College and SGGSSC respectively. The winners were felicitated with certificates, cash prize and coupons. The participants thoroughly enjoyed and gave a positive feedback for the well executed quiz.
The final event, EnAct- Promote to Float, shed light on crucial topics, such as water scarcity, women’s safety etc., and made the participants think about how various products available to us, harm the environment; asking them to promote the use of their substitutes. The competition encouraged the participants to come up with innovative ideas to promote the given product or come up with a new variant altogether, demanding the contestants to spread awareness about the issue provided. First position was bagged by JEMTECH, Noida, while the 1st and 2nd runner- ups were Dyal Singh (evening) College and Sri Aurobindo College, respectively. The team from ARSD College received a special mention for the idea to initiate a conversation among the people on water scarcity, highlighting the seriousness of the issue and the need of bringing about changes around us and to tackle the present situation.
Ennovate’20 was truly a great experience to learn and network with people who have similar thoughts and goals to push the youth forward and establish businesses that make the world a better place to live in.