BL ;PUNE, NOV 7: 2013
Indian entrepreneurs have bagged three out of five international awards given by The Prince’s Youth Business International (YBI) for 2013. Forty countries in the YBI network compete for these annual awards. The winners were felicitated by the Prince of Wales in St. James Palace.
The winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award was Sharad Tandale, while Godavari Satpute bagged the prize for the Women Entrepreneur of the Year. Mentor of The year award was won by Mohan Singh while Vikram Deshmukh was highly commended by the Judging Panel for the Environmental Entrepreneur of the year award.
Pune-based Tandale has created an infrastructure engineering company that employs 175 people and provides a range of services in rural areas of India. His cost effective, business includes laying underground cable, building roads, water pipe fitting, mobile towers and electrical services.
Godavari Satpute from rural Maharashtra, who was supported by the Bharatiya designs and produces decorative paper lamps from waste material. In addition to financial security for her family, she helps her economically weak women employees achieve financial independence.
The entrepreneurs were supported and mentored by the Bharatiya Yuwa Shakti Trust.