‘Happiness of soul and spirit must be capitalised’
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 09 Mar 2017 10:11:59|
THE TiE Women Nagpur’s workshop on All-India Road Show on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship 2017 (AIRSWEEE) ended on Wednesday by celebrating International Women’s Day with great enthusiasm.
Dr Shyamala Nair, Principal of LAD College was the chief guest of the valedictory function. Also present were Shashikant Choudhary, President, TiE Nagpur, Rita Aggarwal, Chapter Champion-Project AIRSWEEE and Charter Member of TiE Nagpur, Akhila Rajeshwar, Executive Director of TiE Chennai and Co-Director for Project AIRSWEEE in India, Gurinder Singh, Zankhana Kaur and Kristine Quine, all mentors of the workshop.
In her speech, Dr Nair, quoting the Chinese proverb ‘women holds up half the sky’, advised the participating women entrepreneurs not to give up their endeavour in the middle.
“We begin with high spirit but when our enterprise is ready to take off, a majority of us leave it due to some or the other reasons,” Dr Nair said. Boosting the morale of the women entrepreneurs, Dr Nair said: “Happiness of soul and spirit must be capitalised.”
Shashikant Choudhary, in his address congratulating all the participating women entrepreneurs, offered all the participants membership of TiE Nagpur. He also assured all help in scaling up their business in every possible way. “Such type of workshops help avoid the blind spots in our entrepreneurial journey,” Choudhary said.
In her concluding remarks, Rita Aggarwal said: “The real trouble begins when we try to execute our idea, for which such workshops are helpful. It is a new beginning and all must make the best of the experience gained during the two-and-a-half day period.”
All the participants were awarded with certificates. Jyoti Kapoor, Shikha Thuteja and Sheetal Dhopte won prizes in the ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ competition. The programme ended with cutting of the cake to celebrate the International Women’s Day. Chenali Bisen, Sanket Bhat and Kunal Ashtikar worked hard.