4 Pakistani American college students from Rutgers College in New Jersey received the celebrated Hult Prize award on Sunday, securing $1 million in startup capital for his or her enterprise, Roshni Rides.
Gia Farooqi, Hanaa Lakhani, Hasan Usmani, and Moneeb Mian have been offered the award by former US president Invoice Clinton after successful the world’s largest such competitors between college students.
The Hult Prize Basis focuses on revolutionary concepts to sort out social challenges on this planet, and college students from world wide compete for the celebrated award.
Roshni Rides is an e-rickshaw service that seeks to offer a transportation resolution for refugees residing in casual settlements world wide.
The startup makes use of photo voltaic power to stay value environment friendly and guarantees to be extra reasonably priced and secure than different transport choices.
In a publish on Roshni Rides’ Fb web page, the successful group expressed their gratitude and thanked their family and friends for his or her assist.
“Eleven months of hard work, sacrifices and endless support from our family, friends, advisors and wonderful community led to what was one of the most incredible opportunities we have had the privilege of experiencing,” the group wrote.
“There are no words to express how happy, excited and blessed we feel right now after being presented the $1M award to restore the dignity of refugees,” the group added.
“Four Pakistani Americans. Each one of those identities has shaped who we are as a team in wanting to give back to Pakistan and the greater community,” the group added of their publish.