15-year-old behind odd-even.com carpool has new initiative

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Fifteen-year-old entrepreneur Akshat Mittal, who helped daily commuters of the capital to solve the problem of carpooling with his odd-even.com, on Wednesday announced the launch of his second venture ChangeMyIndia.org.

Akshat is currently associated with Gurgaon-based carpooling app Orahi’s advisory board as a technical and domain expert following the acquisition of odd-even.com.

ChangeMyIndia.org endeavours to bring its changemakers closer to everyday real-world problems faced by Indian citizens and assist them in addressing these concerns by devising innovative tech and non-tech solutions.

“When I was selected as an ‘Ashoka Youth ChangeMaker’ for odd-even.com, I was already thinking about the next challenge, how to initiate a bigger social change in India. I noticed how there existed no single repository where citizens can list all the issues that they face on a daily basis,” said Akshat.

“This was when we thought of creating a platform which brought together people who want a change and those who are eager to bring about the change came to my mind. Our mission is to get close to around one million citizens and changemakers on board across the nation,” he added.

Counted among one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the world, Akshat initiated ChangeMyIndia.org after getting selected as an “Ashoka Youth ChangeMaker” by Ashoka Innovators for the Public — a network of social entrepreneurs in the world.

The portal, which will act as a web platform for Indian citizens to list their problems/issues, will also allow them to register as changemakers and contribute in successfully resolving social grievances through collective and collaborative efforts.



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