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IIM Ahmedabad Confluence Award to Sri Sri University Students

Sri Sri University StudentsBhubaneswar, Dec 12: The students of Sri Sri University, Cuttack have proved their acumen by winning Campaign for a Cause it being part of annual Confluence of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad earlier this week.

Supriya Patil, Ranjita Chatterjee and Preeti Beniwal, student of Sri Sri University Cuttack have bagged second place at the Campaign for a Cause on Farmers Suicide. The trio represented Sri Sri University in the final held on 27th November, 2015. The Campaign focused on creating awareness on importance of farmers through offline & online ways. Awareness Video made during the Campaign reached beyond borders touching 1000 of individuals. The team stood second place among 30 teams from across the country. A National panel of judges comprising top bureaucrat I.A.S. Bhargavi Dave – District Development Officer & Mr. Hiranmya Mahanta – Head of Srishti & Tech India, selected the team, who are pursuing Post Graduate Programme in SSU.

The prize won by team SSU consisted of Certificates of appreciation and a cash award of cash prize worth Rs. 15,000/-. The awards were presented by Professor Ganesh from IIT Bombay.

Supriya Patil and Ranjita Chatterjee are doing their Masters in Good Governance and Public Policy a course for the first of its kind in Asia. Supriya Patil is recipient of the RLM memorial scholarship, while Ranjita Chatterjee is an OVBI scholar. Both of them have given up their job to work for nation building through politics and Civil services respectively.  And both of them come from Maharashtra and have witnessed in person the plight of the farmers, this has largely inspired them to do something for the farmers. While Preeti Beniwal is doing her MBA in Agribusiness from Sri Sri University, she is interested to change the current scenario of agriculture as livelihood to a profitable

Terming the selection as an important achievement, Prof Nand Lal, Vice chancellor,  Sri Sri University said that the team had brought laurels to the institute. They had defeated many global teams from leading institutes. The University would continue to extend support to showcase the unique and innovative talents and ideas of the students.

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