Forum: Lady Entrepreneurs Wing (LEW) Forum
Speaker: Dr. Madhavi Khode Chaware (I.A.S), Director of Textiles, Govt. of Maharashtra and Managing Director Maharashtra State Handloom Corporation, Nagpur
UDYOJIKA, an all eves Expo which was initiated by VIA LEW in association with Barrister Sheshrao Wankhede Trust in memory of Late Smt. Kusumtai Wankhede Trust was inaugurated by Honorable Director of Textiles, GoM, Dr. Madhavi Khode
Kundatati Vijaykar, President – Barrister Sheshrao Wankhede Trust, Suresh Agrawal, Coordinator -VIA LEW, Pradeep Nath, Dy GM – SIDBI; Dr Suhas Buddhe, Hon. Secretary – VIA, Girish Deodhar,Treasurer of VIA also graced the exhibition. Minal Khedkar,Executive Member ,VIA LEW recited a poem to mark the occasion. At the outset, Mrs.Reeta Lanjewar, Chairperson, VIA-LEW gave the welcome Address.
Dignitaries unveiled VIA LEW’s Souvenir which was well prepared by the Advisory board members, Mrs.Prafullata Rode and Mrs.Madhubala Singh
Kundatai Vijaykar appreciated the efforts taken by team VIA LEW. Mr.Suresh Agrawal ,Coordinator,VIA LEW addressed the gathering. Mr. Suhas Buddhe also motivated the team VIA LEW with his wise words of wisdom. Mr. Nath appreciated the efforts taken by VIA LEW and also announced his support to Women Entepreneurs.
Dr Madhavi Khode, Chief Guest addressed the august gathering and declared Udyojika’s inauguration. She visited the stalls and highly appreciated the Women entrepreneurs exhibiting their products. Mrs. Manisha Bawankar,Secretary,VIA-LEW proposed the vote of thanks.
The exhibition is receiving a huge response. The small initiative of LEW to provide a platform to Lady Entrepreneurs to exhibit their hidden talents and to display their products in UDYOJIKA has now become a talk of the town.
This 4-day spectacular event hopes to take the Nagpurians by storm. Udyojika has a lot of different products displayed by the stallholders,namely,Hand painted Kurtis, Sarees, Imitation Jewellery, Paintings, Purses, Kurti (Hand Paint), Fancy Candles, Kurties, Fancy Items, Murals, Pots, Stationery,Home Décor, Fancy Gift Items, Envelops, Hand Embroidery Dress Materials, Bed Sheets, Diwan Set Covers, Purses Handicrafts and Cosmetics, Garments, One gram Gold Jewellery Items, Ayurvedic Products, Marriage Packing Items, Wedding Articles, Gift Articles, Aloevera Products, Designer Diyas etc. Apart from this, the visitors can have a taste of delicious cuisine.
On 1st Oct, there is Business plan presentation and a special attraction on 2nd Oct in the form of Khadi Fashion show .
Also present were VIA-LEW’s executive members, namely, Mrs.Shachi Mallick, Immediate Past President, Mrs.Sarla Kamdar, Founder President,Mrs.Sarita Pawar, Mrs.Chitra Parate , Mrs.Y.Ramani , ,Mrs.Prafullata Rode, Mrs.Anjali Gupta, Mrs.Madhubala Singh, Mrs Anita Rao,Mrs Vandana Sharma,Mrs.Poonam Lala, Mrs.Indu Kshirsagar, ,Mrs.Rashmi Kulkarni, Mrs.Rakhi Khedkar and Mrs.Yogita Deshmukh.The program was well conducted by Shikha khare.
VIA LEW organized KHADI FASHION SHOW on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti to promote Khadi and budding entrepreneurs and fashion designers in UDYOJIKA at Kusumtai Wankhede Hall.
The show received huge response.
Many colleges namely S.S. Girls College Gondia, Gandhigram college Wardha, LAD College, Widea College and Mahila Vidyalaya from Nagpur Participated in the event and showcased talent of their students.
Nearly 40 individual participants participated in the event.
7 talented fashion designers showcased their talent through this event.
The Prizes for this Fashion show were sponsored by Tanishq and Sathe Ornaments.
Monika Bhagwaghar, Vilasini Nair and Sumita Salve were the judges for this event
There were 4 categories in which the prizes were given.
In ‘Best College’ Category The winner was Gandhigram college, Wardha and the runner-up was SS college, Gondia.
In Individual Category ‘Perfect Woman’ Winner was Shilpa Jaitha and the runner-up was Sonal Paralikar
In Individual Category, ‘Vibrant Youngster’ – Archana Upshyam was Winner and Divya Sojitra was runner-up.
In ‘Best Designer’ Category, Payal Gumber was Winner and Srushti Yadav was Runner-up.
The Team of the organizers includes- Reeta Lanjewar, Chairperson VIA LEW,
Coordinator and choreographer – Madhubala Singh, Advisory and Past Chairperson, VIA LEW. Participant Coordinator and choreographer – Manisha Bawankar, Secretary VIA LEW. Music Organizer – Shikha Khare, Treasurer, Anchor of the show – Vandana Sharma, Past Chairperson, Stage Management – Shachi Mallick, Immediate Past Chairperson and Neelam Bowade Past Chairperson.
UDYOJIKA –an all eves exhibition organised by Vidarbha Industries Association’s Ladies Entrepreneur Wing (VIA-LEW) in association with Barrister Sheshrao Wankhede Trust at Kusumtai Wankhede hall commenced on 30th September an
It is Udyojika Exhibition’s 22nd Year which got an overwhelming response.
On 1st Oct, “Best Business Presentation” competition conducted. ‘Khadi fashion Show’ was organised on the occasion of Gandhi jayanti on 2nd Oct, which received huge response from colleges, Fashion designers and individuals. On 3rd Oct, the concluding day, ‘Best Start-up Idea’ contest was organised. The contest was judged by Dr. Suhas Buddhe, Secretary VIA and Nupur Mukherjee from Lemon school of Entrepreneurship. The winner of the contest was Leena Dixit from IIM Nagpur. 1st runner-up was Isha Sagote from VNIT and second runner-up was Nikita Kumari from GHRCE
On the concluding day, Mrs. Sangeeta Sawalakhe, Director, Vidarbha Biotech Lab was the chief Guest.
Many awards were given to lady entrepreneurs to encourage and motivate them to do even better in their respective fields.
Mrs. Nita Singh from Rana Solar Systems won the Best Entrepreneur of the year Award. The 1st prize for best presentation was bagged by Divya Srivastava while the second prize in this category went to Aakansha Burande.
In the category of Best Sales person the first prize went to Nafisa Hussain and the second prize was won by Mahila Mahavidyalaya.
In the Best Trader category 1st prize won by UB Designer and 2nd prize was given to Handlooms from Agra.
Rashmi Mishra won the first prize in Food stall category and Rupali Dharmik won the second prize.
Mr. Suresh Rathi VP VIA and Chief guest Mrs. Sangeeta Sawalakhe gave these awards to the participants.
At the outset, Mrs. Reeta Lanjewar, President VIA LEW welcomed the chief Guest and addressed the august gathering. Team VIA LEW worked hard for the success of the event. The team includes VIA LEW Sarla
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