2012 has been an eventful year for Rang De. Presenting our Top 10 moments of the year!
- Rang De presented Leadership Expert and globally-acclaimed author Robin Sharma in Bangalore in February 2012. Robin Sharma presented ‘Winning Leadership Lessons’ to build a great organization in his seminar, ‘Lead Without a Title’
- The Rang De team met Prof. Muhammad Yunus at the Bombay Gymkhana in February at an event organized by Grameen Creative Labs, India to brainstorm and come up with a strategy to build a “Social Business” ecosystem in India.
- Rang De Co-founder and CEO Ramakrishna Nk was formally inducted into the Ashoka Fellowship in September 2012! 9 other change makers were inducted and recognized for their outstanding social entrepreneurship.
- Rang De was the 1st runner up in the ‘Best use of Internet for Social & Economic Development’ at the 2nd India Digital Awards! Rang De also won the SAFRG (South Asian International Fund Raising Group) Fund raising Campaign of the year Award — New Media for its ‘World Cup Fever’ Campaign.
- Raghu Dixit became Rang De’s Brand Ambassador and Social Investor this year! He was a part of the Rang De Freedom Bus concert where he interacted with Rang De borrowers and performed for more than 400 people in Pusad, Maharashtra
- Rang De was featured in the Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2012 for being a Web-based Microfinance initiative. Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report is an annual publication on the microfinance sector quantifying its growth and performance.
- Rang De was featured on CNN IBN’s series India Positive as their Diwali Special! India Positive is a series that showcases stories of courage, hope, inventions, discoveries, harmony and peace!
- Rang De crossed Rs.100 Million worth of social investments this October! We’d like to thank everyone that has been a part of our journey for helping us get here.
- Trafigura Foundation and Deshpande Foundation joined hands with Rang De in 2012 starting new relationships.
- Rang De joined hands with many new Field Partners in 2012. Among them is Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Ms. Neelima Mishra’s Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan.
A big thank you to everyone that has been a part of our journey so far. We’d also take this opportunity to invite new people to join our exciting journey and be a part of the Rang De family!