Buddha fellowship helps young and experienced bright minds to take the entrepreneurial journey to build equitable and empowered communities.

This program enables fellows to immerse, discover & convert ideas into sustainable initiatives.

Graduation Ceremony Of Buddha Fellows (2020)

Graduation Ceremony of Buddha Fellows
Buddha Fellowship Program
Monday Jan 18, 2024
9-10 AM India Standard Time
Sunday Jan 17, 2024, 10:30 -11:30 PM US Atlantic Time

Time (IST) Agenda Speaker/ Anchor
9-9.02 AM Shipra thanks the audience, the panelists and run the music Shipra Singh
9.02- 9.05 AM Welcome Note Piyush Gupta, BFP-US Coordinator
9.05-9.12 AM Showcasing of Buddha Fellows - A Film
9.12-9.15 AM Announcement of the next cohort of Buddha Fellows (2024-22) Ved Arya
9.15-9.20 AM The HR Perspective Rajesh Dahiya, Executive Director,
Axis Bank Ltd.
9.20-9.25 AM Social Impact and Technology Anup Akkihal, CEO, LOGISTIMO
9.25- 9.30 AM Technology and Entrepreneurship Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur
9.30-9.35 AM Need for Technical and Professional Young People for SHGs Rajeev Kapoor, Information Commissioner, U.P.
9.35-9.45 AM Certificates to Buddha Fellows N N Sinha, Secretary, Rural Development, Government of India
9.45-9.55 AM Buddha Fellows Advance Core Rural Development Agenda N N Sinha
9.55-10.00 AM Vote of Thanks Prasanna Khemariya, CEO, SRIJAN

Speakers Highlight

Piyush Gupta, BFP US Coordinator Welcoming the audience on Buddha Fellows Graduation Ceremony.

Rajesh Dahiya, Executive Director, Axis Bank Ltd. congratulating Buddha Fellows on their graduation and highlighting the need for professional, talented youth in the form of Buddha Fellows

Anup Akkihal, CEO, LOGISTIMO - sharing his valuable learnings of Enterprise development during graduation ceremony of Buddha Fellows.

Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur - sharing his views on Technology and Entrepreneurship during Buddha Fellows Graduation Ceremony.

Rajeev Kapoor, Informaton Commissioner, Uttar Pradesh sharing his views on Need for Technical and Professional Young People for SHGs during graduation ceremony of Buddha Fellows

Buddha Fellowship Program - a short film

Pursue your deep desire to become an entrepreneur
and in turn build the future of India that is modern, and inclusive for its less privileged and marginal communities.


Ved Arya, founder of Buddha Fellowship Program, accepting the Business Standard Award and giving his acceptance speech.
Impact you will make
Create a wide-ranging transformation in the rural communities, and influence the design of policy and practice of government ministries.

Your role as a fellow

You will build a business that doubles the income of the poor, ensures dignity of the people at the bottom while making profit.

Have no fear of failing as we stand by you, we will mentor you along the way and you will get to pitch your business plan to impact investors to secure seed funding.

You will not be just a job seeker but an entrepreneur directly impacting millions of lives.
Preeti Singh
Buddha Fellows

These IIT/IIM graduates transformed lives through their business

Nidhi Parmar
Buddha Fellow
Ravi Gajraj
Buddha Fellows

Access to expertise through a network

Our partners
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