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Arun Shanbhag: Guiding Innovation

“Failure can be a great teacher. It’s really okay to fail, and it’s never the end of the road. If there was one thing I’d like to ask students to change, it would be to not fear failure”

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Poonam Kasturi's Mission to Change Mindsets

“The Prime Minister wants a Swacch Bharat, a clean India. You want a clean India. We want a clean India. At Daily Dump, we believe that for this to happen, Indians must change their perceptions and behaviour – around waste”

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Prasanth Nair's Compassionate Kozhikode

“The people are out there in social media, so we need to be there. Social media as a platform makes administration more transparent, seamless, fast, publicly accountable”

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Anoj Viswanathan-Crowdfunding for a Change

“Don’t worry too much about what will work and what will not, just try out things and learn along the way. Don’t listen to too much advice, just go with your gut.”

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Narayan Devanathan - Media in Social Change

“I believe the road to the future lies in a return to simpler times, where the focus is on creating a happy place that helps people generate fabulous ideas”

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Shaheen Mistri - Teaching India

“Every child is capable of achieving great things if the opportunities are given to them”

Shaheen Mistri is a social activist and an educator, and the founder and chairperson of the Akanksha Foundation.

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Anshu Gupta - The Clothing Man of India

“I didn’t want to just give away clothes as an act of charity. Charity strips people of self-respect”

Anshu Gupta, popularly known as the Clothing Man, is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Goonj, a Delhi-based non-governmental organisation that uses under-utilised urban material as a development resource for the rural parts of India.

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