Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, conducted the finale of the second edition of the globally renowned H-Social Creator, where a student from Nagpur presented his idea. The ‘H-Social Creator’ is a social innovation program instituted to felicitate young minds who can deliver innovative solutions in areas of Road Safety, Environment, Clean India and Health.
Among the top 11 Finalists’ Idea – Mr. Hitesh Thakrani presented his idea – ‘Rdrops – Eco Friendly Shampoo’. His idea involves eco-friendly zero waste solid shampoo balls encapsulated in water soluble films. Flash wrapped in non-toxic, water resolvable and biodegradable material. The concept promotes sustainability. The idea won rich praises from the jury members and the audience present in the finals of ‘H-Social Creators Awards’.
Speaking at the Grand Finale of H Social Creator 2020, Mr. S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “Embracing the vision ‘Progress for Humanity’, we are working towards creating an amicable ecosystem to realise the dreams of mankind. With the 2nd edition of the H-Social Creator program, Hyundai Motor India Foundation aims to engage the youth of India and future leaders to ideate, develop, and implement practical solutions to fathom social change.”
Mr. Kim further added: “We congratulate, Mr. Hitesh Thakrani from Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur, as one of the top 11 finalist of H Social Creator 2020 for giving his idea to bring social change. The steadfast spirit of all participants and the zeal to unleash their full potential to develop ground-breaking ideas will further craft a better world.”
HMIF created the ‘H-Social Creator’ as a platform to encourage the youth to find solutions to problems and drive social transformation. The second edition of H-Social Creator received over 520 registrations virtually from 200 educational and technical institutions.
Out of the 401 entries received, 135 were from the road safety domain, 116 were related to environment, 101 were for the Health category, and the remaining 49 ideas were for a Cleaner India. Furthermore, a dedicated call centre supported all the participants to address their queries.
The eminent Jury members and Mentors, handpicked for H Social Creator 2020, have years of experience and an expertise in Road Safety, Healthcare, Environment, Technology, and Sustainability.
The shortlisting and screening was done on the basis of complexity and application of the ideas. The subject matter experts selected the eleven finalists based on the criteria of innovation, sustainability, and more importantly the social impact. All the finalists were mentored by industry experts to refine and hone their final pitches. To culminate and choose the best social idea out of eleven big ideas, an independent panel of distinguished jury selected the final winner.
The winning Idea – Mr. Bhagwati Prasad won the H-Social Creator of the Year 2020 Award for his idea – ‘Accident Alert System for Blind Turns’. His idea involves capturing data at blind turns and transmitting it on a real time basis to the drivers to avoid accidents. In addition, the display boards will give an indication to the drivers about the incoming vehicles