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.