MSME-DI, Nagpur in association with NSIC Ltd., Nagpur organized one-day workshop on ‘Women Entrepreneurship’ as a part of International Women’s Day celebrations. The chief guest of the programme was Kanchan Nitin Gadkari and it was presided over by P M Parlewar, Director of MSME-DI Nagpur. Vijutai Bhusari, Akhil Bhartiya Mahila Pramukh, Sahakar Bharati and Archana Dehankar, former Mayor, Nagpur Muncipal Corporation were also present.
Speaking on the occasion Kanchan Gadkari expressed satisfaction for organizing the programme by MSME and appreciated the overwhelming response given by the young women entrepreneurs to the programme. She said, “Women are good at management. Nowadays job opportunities are scare and therefore women should enter the field of business.”
She said, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Make it Happen.’ “It means women should not only look at the problems as problems but take them as challenges. More stress should be given on skill development,” Gadkari said. She said, when women would become successful entrepreneurs, it would boost their self-confidence.
P M Parlewar, Director of MSME-DI, Nagpur while presiding over the function welcomed all the women participants on the day of International women’s Day. He informed that in the present scenario women entrepreneurs could play important role. He informed that the MSME-DI, Nagpur organizes special skill development and various programmes exclusively for women. There are schemes and incentives available for women in MSME.
He also handed over a project to Kanchan Gadkari for setting up of 100 women entrepreneurs in one year with the help of MSME schemes for which their NGO will sponsor potential women.
Vijutai Bhusari said, women should come forward in the field of entrepreneurship. They should be ready for hard work as there was no shortcut to success. She said, more emphasis should be given on the quality of the product. Archana Dehankar, ex-Mayor appreciated the efforts of MSME-DI, Nagpur and NSIC in organizing such type of programmes which would definitely benefit the women entrepreneurs of Vidarbha. She appealed to participants to take maximum benefit of the schemes of MSME.
Ramdas Tekam, Chief Manager of NSIC Ltd explained in detail about the schemes of NSIC. He said women entrepreneurs should come forward and take benefit of the schemes offered by NSIC. He said, “There is a lack of awareness among women entrepreneurs about the schemes offered by them.”
Y Ramani, proprietor of M/s. Artefakt spoke on her journey of becoming successful entrepreneur. Vijayashree Khanorkar, Proprietor of M/s. Vaipani Herbals shared her experiences and struggle to become a successful entrepreneur.
Prafulla Rode, motivatorspoke on women empowerment and requirement of how to increase the percentage of women in MSME sector.
Officer from MGIRI, Wardha gave presentation of various skill development facilities available with them.
The programme was co-ordinated by V R Sirsath, Deputy Director of MSME-DI. The programme was organized by sujata Takalkar and parineeta Pandharam, AD of MSME-DI Nagpur proposed vote of thanks.
SELF – DESCIPLINE clubbed with honesty were important tools to become successful entrepreneurs, said Mahesh Ram, Plant Manager of HPCL, Khapri (Nagpur) on Tuesday at the valedictory function of ‘Bar Binding,’ a 30-day training programme, organized by DICCI Super 50 Foundation, in association with DIC. Maharashtra Government has partnered with DICCI Super 50 Foundation for two training programmes.
Instilling confidence among the trainee candidate, Ram continued that the responsibility on their shoulders had become manifold. “For the development of any country, the development of individual is must. This was said by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, who had drafted the Indian Constitution,” be noted.
Those who had undergone training should imbibe in their mind that they had to excel in the field which they had selected.
“Aspirations of your families are chasing you. You have to first think and then take the dive into the sea of entrepreneurship. If everyone starts progressing, the country will automatically progress,” he told the trainee candidates. He suggested them to remain committed to the things which they had studied during the training.
D G Badkas, Manager of DIC said that the certificates allotted to the trainee candidates would help them start their enterprises. “Make hay of the situation and avail the schemes floated by the DIC,” he suggested.
Manish Sanghvi, Vice President of BMA said industry welcome candidates who had training certificates. “We don’t want industrial accidents to occur. Safe practices are very crucial. While working in industries, short – cuts are not entertained, he pointed out.
Sunil Zade, Head of DSR-DICCI said: “Every big thing starts from a small thing. This has been proved by late Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Group. The 30- day training programme has set a tone to become entrepreneurs. Everyone should scan his strengths and weaknesses and try to overcome weaknesses.”
“The certificate of training is not mere a piece of paper but it is booster dose of energy and strength,” Zode added.
Nishchay Shelke, President of DICCI Nagpur Chapter said: “Skill is the only thing which remains with an individual till he or she breathes last. We have introduced tracking system wherein we will take feedback of the trainee candidate. Whatever difficulties they will face, our team is equipped to help them.” He gave three important tips to be followed to become successful entrepreneurs — reach beyond time, practice what you preach and say thank you.
Rajesh K Suryavanshi, Head, Training Centre of KEC International Ltd. Butibori appreciated the discipline maintained by the trainee candidates during 30 days. He suggested that they should keep positive attitude which would help defeat lacunae.
“Skill is not related to any caste, colour of creed. Once you enter the market, skill is the only thing which will be acknowledged. There are several stories of Rags to Riches, therefore think positively.” he suggested.
Gopal Wasnik, Project Director of Training Programme, said that after China, India ranked second in young generation population. China had marched ahead than its counterparts like the US and European countries as it focused on young generation. “We have to rediscover our skill as skill will help in marketing personality of individuals,” he noted.
The programme was conducted by Kiran Meshram, Vertical Head of DICCI, Nagpur and Winnie Meshram, Chairperson of Women’s Wing proposed a vote of thanks. Manish Shahane, Officer- Training of KEC International was also present.
Lady Entrepreneurs’ Wing of Vidarbha Industries Association will be celebrating International Women’s Day on March 13, 2015 at VIA Hall, Udyog Bhavan, Civil Lines, Nagpur from 2.30 pm.
Lopamudra Raut, first runner-up of the Femina Miss India Goa 2013 will be the chief guest of the event and she will share her success story. The programme will be followed by competition on on ‘Best Business Plan Presentation’ by women entrepreneurs and college students. VIA LEW will also be awarding “Best Lady Entrepreneur of the Year Award” during the celebration. The programme is open to all, says a press note issued by Vandana S Sharma, Chairperson of VIA LEW Forum.
Atul Goel, Managing Director of Goel Ganga Group, Pune will be delivering a talk on ‘Nagpur The Emerging Retail Capital’ on March 12, 2015 at 6 pm at VIA Hall, Udyog Bhavan, Civil Lines, Nagpur.
The programme is being organized by VIA Marketing Forum. Goel is a dynamic developer and leads the fraternity of young entrepreneurs across the construction industry in Pune. He holds an Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finace and Marketing). Goel Ganga Group, Pune is one of the leading private sector companies with dominance in construction of residential, commercial and hotel projects in Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur and Bangalore. The talk is basically about the post-GST era and how every product will be first brought to Nagpur and then be distributed from here to the entire country, thus making it the retail hub. All members of the forum, management students, interested persons are cordially invited to attend the programme, says a press note jointly issued by Akash Agrawal, Chairman and Shikha Khare, Convenor of VIA Marketing Forum.
Taking inspiration from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar who freed women from the age old shackles of inhuman treatment, DICCI was trying to sow seeds of entrepreneurship among them, said Padmashree Milind Kamble, Chairman of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) on Sunday.
Kamble was speaking at the celebrations of International Women’s Day organised by DICCI Women’s Wing. “In every nook and corner of our country where our chapters are working, this day is being celebrated with great gusto,” he said. He continued that DICCI was spreading the network of women entrepreneurs by providing them all sorts of help.
DICCI was born with out of box thinking. As per the 2014-15 Census, there were 5.27 crore MSMEs in India. Of them, 1.20 crore were run by Dalit entrepreneurs. When the 12th Five Year Plan was prepared under Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, a delegation of 35 Dalit entrepreneurs were invited.
“I was asked, how many Dalit women entrepreneurs are there in the 35 entrepreneurs, we were having only two. There was no reply left with me. From that day, we imbibed in our mind that we should inculcate entrepreneurship among Dalit women and bring them to mainstream. We are trying to open Women’s Wing of every Chapter and fostering skills in them,” Kamble said.
“When I went to the Netherlands in 2002, there was international conference. I told the delegates that Dr Ambedkar had given freedom to women in India and made education compulsory to them in the Constitution which was prohibited in our traditions. This is the biggest achievement of India. Today, the entire picture has altered. Women are working in every sector science, technology, space, industries etc,” he added.
Sunil Zode, National Head DSR-DICCI said, woman has multifaceted personality. “She plays various roles like manager, psychologist, etc. She can do anything, the only thing required is, she has to determine,” he said.
Arunkumar Khobragade, Mentor-DICCI, Nagpur Chapter said, “Whenever any woman becomes entrepreneur, the income of her family swells and winds of progress start blowing swiftly. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar who is the beacon of Dalit society had given stressed on education and therefore people from Dalit community are seen taking education in every field. After formation of DICCI, they are trying to become self sufficient. We at DICCI teach–entrepreneurship is the only tool to achieve succes in life,” he added.
Hishchay Shelke, President of DICCI, Nagpur Chapter said, “Woman is an excellent administrator. She can manage the budget of home and also takes care of her children’s education. Poverty is the biggest enemy of anyone in the world as all the doors are open with the keys of money.” He said, women should come forward and become entrepreneurs. “We have fully dedicated office and our team is ready to help them,” he said.
Winnie Meshram, Chairperson of DICCI’s Women’s Wing said, the primary objective of the Wing was to make self-reliant.
Manjiri Arde, Chairperson of Manjiri Textiles narrating her life story said, it was not a bed of roses for her when she jumped into business in the year 1983. However, with the support of her husband, son, daughter-in-law, her business has grown manifold and has 30 women employees.
Dr Mangala Ghodeshwar said, in the present age, women should lay more emphasis on health.
Nidhi Kale, owner of Crossword said, DICCI has provided big platform for women to give exposure to their hidden skills. “Business is the only thing which can be passed on from one generation to the next.” Women entrepreneurs from Dalit community were feted. They include Satyabhama Bhagat, Manisha Chapse and Yeshodhara Jivane. The programme was conducted by Kranti Gedam. Abhitabh Meshram posed vote of thanks. Present were Sudhir Bagde, Gopal Wasnik, Hemant Ganvir and Kiran Meshram.
BUTIBORI Manufacturers Association (BMA) is celebrating Women’s Day on March 9, 2015 at BMA Hall, Butibori.
The programme is being organised to honour 40 women from different fields and who have contributed their might towards nation building. Sheetal Wanjari, Deputy SP, Nagpur Rural will be chief. Neelima Bawane, Vice-Chairman of Dharampeth Mahila Co-Operative Society, Dr. Sapna Sharma, renowned life trainer, Bimladevi Deoskar, acclaimed mountaineer, Dr. Mridula Bapat, chief of Vivekananda Hospital, Kirti Agrawal, Chairperson of ICAI, Nagpur Branch will be the guest of honour. The programme will commence at 2 pm, informs a press release issued by Nitin Lonkar, Secretary of BMA.
MSME-DI, Nagpur has organised a one-day awareness programme on ‘Energy Efficient Technology’. MSME Ministry has launched the scheme wherein use of energy efficient technologies under technology and quality upgradation support to MSMEs is encouraged.
The Programme was inaugurated by Dr. V. S. Deshpande, Vice Chancellor (Acting) of RTM Nagpur University. P. M. Parlewar, Director of MSME-DI presided over the function. Dr. Mohan Aware, Professor of VNIT Nagpur, Dr. Rashmi Uddanwadikar, Assistant Professor, VNIT Nagpur, Ashok Manvatkar, Deputy Director of PCRA, Shashibhushan Agrawal, BEE certified energy Auditor and Manager were the guests and speakers for technical session.
Dr. V. S. Deshpande appreciated the efforts of MSME-DI, Nagpur for organising such type of events in Nagpur and in the Vidarbha region for the benefit of MSME.
He elaborated the importance of energy efficiency technology in MSME for energy conservation and cost reduction. He stressed upon ‘How to reduce the energy cost by saving fuel and optimum utilization of available resources.’
“By saving of energy in domestic and industrial field the pollution of Environment will also be reduced.” he said. He also explained the importance of subsidies been given for adoption of energy efficient technology. He appealed to all MSME units to avail the benefit of schemes for the growth of MSME sector.
He also elaborated the various applications of energy efficiency programmes being organised by the various institutions for adoption of technology for the growth of MSME.
P. M. Parlewar during the programme informed that technology and quality upgradation support to MSMEs is one of the major components of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme.
“One of the main objective of the scheme is to sensitise the Indian MSMEs to upgrade their manufacturing processes towards usage of energy efficient technology so as to reduce cost of production and emission of green house gases” he added.
He also explained about the TEQUP scheme, under which the Government of India provides financial support to the extent of 25 percent of the project cost for implementation of energy efficient technologies subject to maximum of 10 lakh per project. The balance amount would be funded through loan from banks/financial institutions.
Power point presentations were given during technical session which was conducted by Dr. Mohan Aware, Professor and HoD, VNIT Nagpur, Dr. Rashmi Uddanwadikar, Assistant Professor, VNIT Nagpur, Ashok Manvatkar, Dy Director, PCRA and Shashibhushan Agrawal, BEE certified Energy Auditor.
The programme received overwhelming response from entrepreneurs of Vidarbha. The programme was co-ordinated by D. R. Johari, Assistant Director.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Parineeta Pradhan, Assistant Director, MSME-DI, Nagpur.