Life-changing bus journey
The Yuva Prerna Yatra takes 100 highly motivated Youths to a bus journey in Himalayas with a purpose to awaken an entrepreneurial spirit within them. During the journey, participants get an opportunity to interact and learn from exceptional “Champions of Change”, the unsung heroes, who have not only dared to dream but also realized their dreams into sustainable enterprises by utilizing the local resources and talent, thereby creating local livelihood opportunities and reducing migration in the Himalayan region. This Yatra aims to inspire youth to understand the value of creating sustainable enterprises in localized global context and to spur them to create similar models in their own arenas. The word YUVA signifies a passion to bring out the change, a dream to travel the unbeaten path and energy as fresh as a new-born. We believe anyone and everyone who have the zeal and enthusiasm, and courage to leave their comfort zone and to work towards their dream is YUVA. We at Yuva Prerna look forward for such YUVA to be a part of this inspirational journey and get PRERNA to live their dreams during and after the YATRA.
Who we are looking for
Who we are looking for: The 100 Participants (Champs and Facilitators) on the Yatra are set to represent a unique blend of quality as well as true diversity of India. The participants, selected through rigorous selection process, are passionate to build their careers in different fields though one common medium – Entrepreneurship.
- Passionate individual with burning desire to explore and learn
- Determined to take the Road less travelled
- Abilities to lead and not the educational degree
- Age group: 20-27 years
- Experienced professionals, entrepreneurs, academicians and intellectuals
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and exceptional work
- Age group: 27 years and above
To organize a 1-week bus journey, visiting different role models, with supporting personnel taking care of lodging, boarding, food and other necessities, calls for significant expenditure. The Yatra fee helps us cover these expenses in part and rest are raised though corporate sponsorship. The relevant Registration fees and Yatra fees are applicable only if you’re selected .Submission of application form is free. Actual cost of the Yatra is Rs. 19000/- per person. Candidates with sound financial backgrounds are encouraged to pay the full amount.
We aim to support 50 candidates through either part or full sponsorships .Sponsorship will be provided to Indian nationals only. Foreign nationals and NRIs need to pay the full amount of Yatra. Since sponsorship opportunities are limited, it will be awarded on the basis of the financial need and merit of the applicant. Selected applicants need to fill up the additional sponsorship form, if they have opted for sponsorship. Applicants through paper mode have to submit supporting official income documents with their applications. We also encourage selected candidates to look for alternative sources of sponsorship, approaching funding sources like trusts, colleges and corporate to raise their own fees per person. Candidates with sound financial backgrounds are encouraged to pay the full amount.