Jagriti Yatra 2018 is an ambitious train journey of discovery and transformation that takes hundreds of India’s highly motivated youth, especially those from smaller towns and villages of India, on a 15 day, 8000 km national odyssey too meet role models- social and business entrepreneurs – of the country.
The vision of Jagriti is ‘build India through enterprise’. It aims to inspire the young Indians to lead development by taking to an enterprise, thus unleashing a movement of Enterprise-led-development.
If you are between 20-27 years of age apply as Participants.
Experienced professionals above 25 years can apply as Facilitators.
To register for Jagriti Yatra 2018, click here or send fully filled application forms by post. Both online and postal applications are accepted in English and Hindi. There are no charges for applying. The relevant Yatra fees are applicable only if you’re selected.
A rigorous process is in place to select the brightest talent from a large pool of applicants.
The idea is to identify youth over 20 years of age, who have the potential to lead change.
- Criteria: Abilities, not Marksheets
To select a Yatri, we do not look at exam-results; rather we consider abilities, motivations and values of the candidate.
We consider the candidates’ understanding of India’s pressing problems, and the commitment and approach to solving these.
- Diversity in Selection
While aiming for the best candidates from all over India, our focus remains on Middle India, and an even geographic spread within India.
We also aim for equal representation of male-female candidates. Jagriti Yatra includes upto 40 exceptional international candidates whose global exposure adds to the richness of the Yatra.
- The Yatri Composition
Yatri’s selected for the Yatra can either be a ‘Participant’ or a ‘Facilitator’.
Participants are young candidates in the age group of 20-27 who want to ‘be the change they want to see’ and have the potential to become entrepreneurs and change-makers.
Facilitators are experienced professionals, over 25 years of age, who are keen to join the movement for Enterprise-led development. They may be entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs or other professionals.
A facilitator plays the dual role of a mentor and coordinator during the Yatra and is assigned a cohort of 6 participants to:
- Support the participants to make the most of the Yatra by managing individual and collaborative learning.
- Manage the cohort throughout the journey as per the Yatra Mantra (Code of Conduct).
- Act as a bridge between the participants and the organizing team.
Responsibilities of the facilitators require them to be fluent in either English or Hindi languages.
Selection process for Jagriti Yatra 2018
The application consists of a series of essay-type questions designed to ascertain your suitability for the Yatra.
It is a subjective evaluation of the raw entrepreneurial potential within a candidate by a selection panel of more than 30 experts spread across the globe. Random interviews and reference checks are also conducted to ascertain veracity of candidature.
Facilitators’ applications are further evaluated on their professional experience and ability to communicate, coordinate and manage youth. This is usually done through additional information in the form and an informal telephonic interview.
Once your application is selected, further financial details are required if you’re seeking sponsorship, to help us identify deserving candidates.
The total cost of the Jagriti Yatra 2018 is Rs. 59,000/- per person. There are full and partial scholarships as well. Candidates with sound financial backgrounds are encouraged to pay the full amount. Click here for more details.
The proposed date of departure for this yatra is December 24, 2018 (from Mumbai).
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For more details about Jagriti Yatra 2018, please visit the official website here.