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VIA LEW celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

Lady Entrepreneurs Wing Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association celebrated International Women’s Day on 7th March with gusto. Adv. Renuka Sirpurkar, was the Chief Guest.

This year a very new on the spot contest “Kaun Banegi Business woman 2019” was organized. It consisted of two rounds. The first round was conducted online with multiple-choice questions on individual mobile phones. There were total 30 questions based on Entrepreneurship and total time of 15 mins was given to answer these questions online. The result of this round was out within 5 mins. Rashmi Kulkarni conducted this round. Seven women entrepreneurs, who scored highest marks, were then selected for the final round of question-answer session. Each finalist was given a separate question to answer on the spot.

Depending on the answers the eminent judges Dr. Sugandha Garway, Director of Anacon Laboratories along with Madhubala Singh and Anita Rao selected the winner. The Contest Directors were Anita Rao, Madhubala Singh and Rashmi Kulkarni. Indu Kshirsagar, Yogita Deshmukh and Mitali Rafique helped to make this contest a success. This contest received an overwhelming response with the participation of total 47 lady entrepreneurs. The winner of “Kaun Banegi Businesswoman” was Vrundan Bawankar.

Vandana Sharma, Past Chairperson of VIA LEW spoke about ‘Government Schemes for women entrepreneurs. She threw light on Government schemes related to lady entrepreneurs like Mudra Yojana, Annapurna Yojana, Stree Shakti Yojana, Aayushmaan Yojana, Sukanya samriddhi yojana, Mukhyamantri medical help yojana and Pradhan mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana.

Adv. Renuka Sirpurkar, who was the chief guest for the function delivered a talk on ‘Indian Laws for the Entrepreneurs’.  Adv. Sirpurkar said Ladies could be addressed as born Entrepreneurs as they possess and gradually acquire all the skills of an Entrepreneur. They have organizational skills , securing resources, optimizing resources , planning and implementation along with risk bearing approach and the most important their financial management with available resources. She added that this entrepreneur in action needs to be aware of the various regulations in place, which cover different kinds of enterprises.

Adv Sirpurkar threw light on the different laws, laws which require registration and licensing of an enterprise, Laws which regulate employer employee relationship, Laws which speak about financial liabilities and also entail criminal liabilities in case of default.

She explained the basic liabilities towards environment through rigid environment laws. She also covered Consumer Protection Act as a matter of liabilities towards consumers. She discussed about remedies available under the Competition Act against competitors in the market who indulge in unfair anti competitive agreements, or abuse their position of dominance by controlling prices or forming a cartel or controlling supply of resources or bid rigging or predatory pricing etc. She explained the relevance of Trademarks, Copyrights and laws of Patents.

The nominations for the Entrepreneurship awards were invited online, which got a huge response. The final Nominations after scrutiny for the “Best Lady Entrepreneur 2019” were –Kranti Gedam of Kitchen Basics, Shikha Verma Thuteja of Studio Uniforms and Rashmi Mishra, Proprietress of Annapoorna Food Industries. Sarla Kamdar and Sarita Pawar announced the award. The award winner for “Best Lady Entrepreneur 2019” was Rashmi Mishra from Annapoorna Food Industries.

The final Nominations for the “Best Lady Professional” were –Khushboo Agrawal, Cindrebay School of Design, Poonam Gupta of RPC Projects and Sawani Wakharkar of Kreative Kona. The result was announced by past Chairpersons of VIA LEW, Chitra Parate, Anjali Gupta and Vandana Sharma.

The award winner for “Best Lady Professional 2019 ”was Poonam Gupta from RPC Projects.

This year the new award as Special Recognition for Social Entrepreneur was given to Vrundan Bawankar, De’haat Foundation.

This Award was given by the Past Chairpersons Neelam Bowade, Shachi Malik and Y Ramani. All the Award winners shared their success story with the audience, which motivated one and all.

Free Table space was allotted to the new lady entrepreneurs to display their products.

Reeta Lanjewar, Chairperson of VIA LEW in her welcome address informed about the importance of ‘International Women’s Day’. She said today’s function is to celebrate every woman’s Limitless imagination, joyous dreams and their boundless strengths.

She  welcomed the chief Guest Adv. Sirpurkar with a floral bouquet.  Poonam Lala, Vice Chairperson and Shikha Khare, Treasurer of VIA LEW were the Master of Ceremonies. They conducted the whole program in a very cheerful way.

This year all the Past Chairpersons of VIA LEW were felicitated for recognizing their continuous support and guidance.  Madhubala Singh talked on ‘Significance 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 narrated a story to highlight that knowledge, attitude and the core strength helps a person to achieve greater heights and not the gender.

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

Shikha Khare, Treasurer of VIA LEW introduced the guests, Adv. Renuka Sirpurkar and Dr. Sugandha Garway.  The vote of thanks was proposed by Secretary, Manisha Bawankar.  The celebration received an overwhelming response and was attended by large number of women entrepreneurs.

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