VIA LEW celebrates International Women’s Day

On 27 February, 2018 from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm at VIA

Forum: Lady Entrepreneurs Wing (LEW) Forum

VIA LEW celebrates International Women’s Day

Lady Entrepreneurs Wing Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association celebrated International Women’s Day with gusto. Ms Vinita Chaturvedi, Assistant Editor of Times of India was the chief Guest while Ms Saumya Manglani, Perfectionist ADA (Mrs. India 2017) was the Guest of Honour for the occasion.

Ms Manglani said that education helps in women empowerment. She further added that pains lead to growth by quoting the example of diamond and then advised that we should not crib. She shared that one should focus on health and spirituality in morning, work or study in afternoon and party in the evenings for staying motivated. She also highlighted that empowerment is manifested and said that financial security is important.

Ms Vinita Chaturvedi enlightened and motivated the audience with her wise words of wisdom. She expressed her gratitude to VIA LEW team and appreciated the event.

Ms Shachi Mallick, Chairperson, VIA LEW in her welcome address  informed about importance of ‘International Women’s Day’ and also welcomed the Guests invitees with floral bouquets.

Ms Y Ramani, Past Chairperson, VIA LEW conducted the program and addressed the august gathering about the importance of ‘International Women’s Day’. She threw light on how and when the celebration of International Women’s day started and she went on to explain how it has progressed till date. She also mentioned that women can empower themselves by becoming Entrepreneurs.

Judges for the start up business plan competition organised earlier by VIA LEW on the occasion of International Women’s Day were also present. Prof. Rashmi Shahu, CA Saket Chaurasia, Ms Prafullata Rode, Ms Y Ramani and Ms Madhubala Singh had judged the Business Plan Competition which received an overwhelming response in the form of 22 participants. Ms Shahu and CA Saket advised on how to prepare business plans, implementing business ideas, financial planning etc. CA Chaurasia further added that execution of business plans and perseverance is key to success.

Mr Atul Pande, President, VIA distributed the prizes for the business plan competition. Ms Anuradha Punyani got 3rd prize; while 2nd prize was bagged by Ms Matisha Parekh and Ms Nikita Lokhande was given the 1st Prize.

Ms Suhas Kulkarni was felicitated by VIA LEW for receiving the best entrepreneur award at Magnificent Maharashtra. Ms Kulkarni shared her success story along with her daughter-in-law Ms Rashmi Kulkarni. The Best Lady  Entrepreneur was  awarded to Ms Prajakta Admane, Owner, Kasturi Honey while the Best Professional award was given to Dr. Sushma Deshmukh, Gynaecologist. They shared their success story with the audience which motivated one and all. Mr Atul Pande, President, VIA congratulated Team VIA LEW for organising this event and said that focussing on Start ups is good.

VIA LEW celebrated International Women’s day at VIA under the able leadership of Ms Shachi Mallick, Chairperson, VIA LEW and Ms Reeta Lanjewar, Secretary, VIA LEW.

Ms Reeta Lanjewar, Secretary, VIA LEW introduced the guests, Ms Saumya Manglani and Ms Vinita Chaturvedi.  The vote of thanks was proposed by Secretary, Ms Reeta Lanjewar. Also present for celebration were VIA LEW Executive team members, namely Ms Sarla Kamdar, Ms Prafullata Rode, Ms Madhubala Singh, Ms Sarita Pawar, Ms Vandana Sharma, Ms Anjali Gupta, Ms Chitra Parate, Ms Anita Rao, Ms Neelam Bowade, Ms Poonam Lala, Ms Indu Kshirsagar, Ms Manisha Bawankar, Ms Rashmi Kulkarni, Ms Shikha Khare and Ms Mitali Rafique.

The celebration received an overwhelming response and was attended by large number of women entrepreneurs.


VIA LEW “Best Startup idea” Contest held

Lady Entrepreneurs’ Wing Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association had organised VIA LEW Best Startup Idea Contest on the occasion of “International Women’s Day” recently at VIA.

In this contest, the main theme of the contest was that each participant had to explain their concept of ideas, how they would be going to commercialize it, what is your long term and short goals and financial aspect for your venture in allotted 10 minute time duration, many existing entrepreneurs, prospective startups and management students participated and showcased their ideas.

Dr. Rashmi Shahu, Associate Professor at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur; Ms Shachi Mallick, Chairman of LEW Forum, Advisors of LEW Forum – Ms Prafullata Rode and Ms Madhubala Singh evaluated startup ideas on various aspects such as clarity of Startup Idea, Financial Planning & Goals for near future.

Impressive presentations made by Ms Matisha Parekh on “Play Area called Topsy Turvy (Soft Play Area for Kids). On the other hand Ms Nikita Lokhande from YCCE, Nagpur presented the “Automatic Weed Removing Machine to reduce human efforts in farming practices”.

Judges wanted to know that all participants about short and long term goals and charges per hour of this play area to understand the feasibility of project.

Some other presentations were based on ‘Personality Development’ by Ms Ritika Mohota and Special Food for Women Post Delivery a full package along with time table by Ms Mudita Mohota. Ms Shrutika Bagul presented her idea based on her research background, she developed Gift Articles made-up of Waterproof Paper which can remain intact upto 6 hours. She explained her idea to utilize thrown seeds of fruits & concept of “Sheti Vina Mati” Agri practices without soil to grow green fodder for animal stock.

Mr Suresh Rathi, Vice President of VIA; CA Saket Chourasia, Ms Y Ramani, Ms Shachi Mallick were prominently present to moderate the ideas presented by participants.  Ms Reeta Lanjewar, Secretary – VIA LEW Forum was the coordinator of program. Judges found that one of the Best Presentation made by Ms Pragya Gupta, she has developed a technology to check and study the adhesive strength of building raw material, such technology will be the great help to evaluate the quality of construction.  Judges went through all presentations and asked questions according to their concept & criteria of evaluation; they also given valuable suggestions/tips to their projects, which would be immense helpful for them to make their project viable.

Mr Suresh Rathi and CA Saket Chourasia appreciated the efforts made by participants and said almost every project showcased in the contest would be executed which most important this they observed. They also encouraged all participants to stay passionate and focused on their ventures.

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