Jagriti Yatra, the comprehensive learning platform through an annual train journey, kicked off in Bangalore on Friday.
As many as 450 budding entrepreneurs from across the globe were part of it.
The journey will cover 8,000 km across 15 cities for the hopeful entrepreneurs to learn and get inspired by changemakers like Subroto Bagchi of MindTree. Bagchi was the key speaker at the inaugural event. Jagriti Yatra has collaborated with ‘Google for Entrepreneurs’ and Coca-Cola, which will fund ideas that make a difference.
Around 56 per cent of Jagriti Yatra entrepreneurs are from rural and semi-urban areas.
“The platform provided us an opportunity to meet experts and with a new perspective,” said Niti Shree, an alumnus of Jagriti Yatra.
During the journey, the volunteers will be divided into 18 groups. Each group will have three facilitators. About 40 volunteers represent countries like the US, Italy, China, England and Australia.
An interactive session with Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal and Exotel co-founder Shivakumar Ganesan was held at Good Shepherd’s Auditorium before the start of the journey.