Victory for India at SIFE World Cup in Berlin

Mumbai, India (PressExposure) October 09, 2009 -- The SIFE World Cup is a keenly-contested annual business competition organized by SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) - an international organization that encourages students to evolve sustainable economic solutions for the community. The participants of the SIFE World Cup are National Champions from their respective countries, chosen after two rounds of competition in each country. Teams present their community projects to a jury consisting of established business leaders and are evaluated on a set of seven criteria ranging from market economics to sustainability.

The Alpha SIFE team’s high-impact programs on seaweed cultivation for tsunami-hit fisher-folk and tomato pulping for deprived tomato farmers helped create meaningful and sustainable businesses for livelihood in these communities. The immense success of these projects was presented by a team of 5 students from the Alpha Arts & Science College at the SIFE World Cup event, thus earning them the coveted first runners-up place with Egypt being declared winner.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Keshav R Murugesh - CEO and President, Syntel Inc. and Chairman, SIFE India said, “SIFE is a powerful programme which provides an opportunity to several young students across India to make a meaningful contribution to various communities; they impart hands on knowledge and change their lifestyles for a better tomorrow. This victory is special not just for the Alpha SIFE team who made a significant contribution to the community but more to the thousands of lives they have impacted through their well-executed projects. ”

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Syntel Inc., a leading global IT and KPO Company has been involved with the creation of SIFE India from the start and Mr. Murugesh has been Chairman of the Board since the start. A large number of colleges from India are involved in the program that is creating India of the future.

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Press Release Submitted On: October 09, 2009 at 1:05 am
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