“Businesses cannot be successful when society around them fails.”With this belief, IIIM Jaipur in collaboration with India Development Coalition of AmericaandRotary Club Jaipur Gurukulorganized 6th North India Conference on 3rd and 4th March, 2017. The theme for the two day conference was ‘How can Social Entrepreneurship and CSR help mitigate Poverty and Climate Change in India’.
In the inaugural session Dr.MohanJain, Founder and Trustee, IDCA provided impetus to the conference and the way it can bring positive change in the society.The chief guest for the event was Mr.Ajit Kumar Singh,IAS (Retd.) and the key note of the conference was addressed by Dr.Meeta Singh, Rajasthan Head, Population Services International. The underlying themes for the first day of conference were Innovative Practices in Water, Healthcare and Emerging Prospects in Livelihood. The speakers for various sessions shared a common perspective on significance of finding the innovate solutions for social pitfalls prevailing in the society.The second day of conference began with an interactive session held by Dr. Manu Vora, Chairman and President, Business Excellence INC.He shared his insights about Emerging Prospects in Education. Further, the students were motivated by endeavoring stories and work of various NGO leaders. The proceedings for the two days were as follows:

Day 1
Mr. Navneet Surana, Founder, Green Earth Solutions and Mr. Laxman Singh, Secretary & Founder, Gram VikasNavyuvakMandal, Laporiya delivered a lecture on Innovative Practices in Water storage and management. Their insightful opinions covered the ingenious methods to save water for future generation. Further, the veterans of healthcare sector, Dr. Anil Agarwal, Health Specialist, UNICEF, Mr. KapilBhargava, State Advocacy Officer, RVHA, Jaipur, Dr. AmitSaini, Founder, Rural Dental Project, Punjab and Ms. PoojaMurada, Director Communications, Sehgal Foundation, discussed the Innovative Practices in Health care and talked about the emerging diseases in rural areas.
In an hour long session, Mr. Omesh Sharma, Chief Coordinator, I-India, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Sharma, Team Leader, Pradan, Mr. AkhileshMaheshwari, Co-founder, Nayasavera, Mr. NitinMacwan, Director, CSR Projects, Jeevantirth, GandhiNagar and Ms. Bharti Sharma, Vice President, Open for Smile Always (OSA), explained the Emerging Prospects in Livelihood and expressed despair about prevailing poverty. They also discussed the possible solutions to alleviate this social evil.

Day 2
The second day of conference commenced with an interactive session held by Dr.ManuVora, Chairman & President, Business Excellence, inc. via Google hangout. He spoke on Emerging Prospects in Education and also highlighted valuable facets of Indian education system. This was followed through presentations held by Ms. Bharti Singh, Founder, PraveenLataSansthan, Mr. AshutoshNandwana, Programme Coordinator, Pravah Jaipur Initiatives and Ms. IshitaPareek, Activity Manager, BhukhMuktBachpan Campaign, Jaipur. The NGO leaders motivated students by their motivating stories and shared the work of their respective NGOs. They also commended the contribution made by the students of IIIM during the project work in different organization various NGOs. Further deliberations were held on Climate Change Mitigation by eminent speakers, Ms. Aparna Sahay, Ex-Director, HCM –RIPA, Ms. Vibhuti Joshi, Deputy Director, CECOEDECON, Mr. Varun Sharma, Programme Coordinator, ARAVALI, Jaipur and Dr. ZahidaShabnam, Director, Kalptaru, Jaipur. They exhibit the threat of rapidly changing climatic conditions and ways to control them.
The concluding session had presentations by the students of IIIM through which they showcased their experience and real life learning. Among the ten presentations, the top three were rewarded with cash prizes of Rs.6000/-, Rs.4000/- and Rs.2000/- respectively. The winners were MansiJhalani, AayushiKhandelwal, Puneet Sharma, Abhay Jain.
Surbhi Mehta, Aashish Birla, PurnalMethi, AnshulGoyal, Jyoti Chauhan, stood second and third position was grabbed by ParidhiKhatod,KritiSaboo,ShouryaSaxena,Suyesha Sharma,Rahul Gulabrai. Mr. NitinMcwan, Director, CSR Projects, Jeevantirth, Gandhinagar
Mr. Vijay Bhartiya, of Jeeventirth and Dr. K.S. Sharma, President, Rotary Club Jaipur Gurukul were the judges for the competition. The conference culminated withconference report by Dr. Mohan Jain. He encouraged the students to contribute towards a socially responsible society.