Arbind Singh bags Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 08

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New Delhi, Nov 18 (UNI) Arbind Singh, Executive Director, Nidan, was today announced as the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Award.

Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, India, conferred the award on Mr Singh at the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit in the capital.

''This award is an acclamation of our work in Bihar and it will provide us with a great deal of support by increasing our credibility in the eyes of the government and private donors.

Most importantly, this award may influence the entrepreneurs who have abandoned Bihar and encourages them to set up their businesses in the state once again,'' Mr Singh said.

The Social Entrepreneur of one the Year Award is an initiative of the Nand&Jeet Khemka Foundation and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the UNDP.

This award will also provide Mr Singh with an opportunity to take part in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos from 28 January to 1 February and gain access to the Schwab Foundation's global network.

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