Rural Entrepreneurship and Digital Empowerment Fest (ReDEF):
Celebrating Grassroot Innovations and Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders

Welcome to the inaugural Rural Entrepreneurship and Digital Empowerment Festival, a groundbreaking two-day event poised to revolutionise the narrative of digital entrepreneurship in India. Against the backdrop of sprawling rural landscapes and the vibrant pulse of innovation, we are thrilled to invite you to join us on a transformative journey into the heart of rural digital empowerment.


Vivekananda Sevakendra-O-Sishu Uddyan (VSSU), West Bengal


2 and 3 March, 2024

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Our festival serves as a space for dialogue, discussion, and community exchange; creating a space where the diverse voices of rural India can echo and actively contribute to the overarching narrative of digital entrepreneurship and empowerment in the country. In the two days we will be hosting the following activities:

  • SoochnaPreneur Awards Ceremony 2023-24: We will be recognizing and rewarding thousands of rural digital entrepreneurs and changemakers from across the country. Read more about the awards here:
  • Showcasing of Rural Digital Innovations: The event will be an opportunity for digital leaders to showcase their innovations and models contributing towards India’s story for rural digital development.
  • Artisanal Karigari Haat: For two days, the campus will be full of the cultural capital of India through display of art and crafts products, handmade and handcrafted by artisans who are being integrated into the digital ecosystem.
  • Workshops and Dialogues: The event will host multiple workshops and dialogues focusing on catalysing digital ingenuity, entrepreneurial excellence, and societal advancement.
  • Release of India’s Million Missions: 75 Years of Service Toward Nation-Building: As we celebrate the 75th year of India’s independence, this report serves as a tribute to the stakeholders of the nation’s estimated 3 million charitable non-profit organisations. These organisations, through their unwavering commitment, uphold the democratic ideals of equality and equity, impacting the lives of over 200 million individuals daily.

We aim to foster an inclusive environment that not only recognizes but celebrates the innovation and creativity emanating from the heart of rural India.