Berhampur, Dec 31 (LocalWire) At least 500 aspiring young entrepreneurs from across the country and abroad were in Berhampur on Monday to interact with the tribals of a remote village to know how they were being benefited by the programmes of a non-government organisation (NGO) here.
Youngsters from different states and 19 countries interacted with the people of Kankia and Tamana villages, about 15-km form here before they left for Rajgir.
Liby Johnson, executive director of leading NGO Gram Vikash, narrated about the different programmes undertaken by his organization to improve the socio-economic condition of the poor of the area.
Out of 500 participants, 15 are from different parts of Odisha and 20 from various countries, sources said.
Youngsters of age group of 20 to 27 years, including 40% women, were part of Jagriti Yatra by Mumbai based Jagriti Sewa Sansthan (JSS), promoted by some of the former students of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).
Jagriti Yatra, a special train which began its journey from Mumbai on December 24, arrived here after passing through Hubli, Bengaluru, Madurai, Chennai and Visakhapatna and met several successful entrepreneurs.
The train is scheduled to reach Rajgir, Deoria, Delhi and Tilonia before it finally reaches Ahmadabad on January 8.
“The vision of this unique train journey of around 8000 km is to inspire the youngsters of middle class families to lead development by becoming entrepreneurs. They should be interested in becoming job creators instead of job seekers,” said Ashutosh Kumar, executive director of Jagriti Yatra.