Blue Ribbon Movement v1.0 was founded in 2000, by a group of youngsters passionate about the country. Its founding principle was Together We are Stronger, and a motto of ‘Green India, Great India’
We organized Khoj, Mumbai’s biggest inter-school festival from 2000-2005. Starting with 1500 students from 20 schools in 2000 to over 5000 students from 45 schools was a journey to remember. The first Khoj was supported by Rotary Club of Dahisar and Rustomjee.
Apart from that we organized several projects including Prayaas (A week of intense community service – donation and cleanliness drives, integration walks, visits to orphanages and old age homes), TREES (tree plantation, awareness), Model UN Assembly, BlueTal (Talent Competition) and weekly meetings with projects.
After going into hibernation in 2005, we revived Blue Ribbon in 2009 with informal weekly meetings at Prithvi Cafe. Our initial projects were the BRM Mentoring Program and The Changemakers JAM.
In end-2010 we incorporated BRM into a formal social enterprise.