Mrs Nandatai Jichkar inaugurates VIA LEW’s Udyojika
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 at the hands of Hon’ble Mayor Nandatai Jichkar.
Mr.Pradeep Nath, Dy Genenal Manager of SIDBI, Mr. Atul Pande, President – VIA, Mr. Praful Doshi, Immd Past President – VIA, Mr. Omprakash Bagdia, Vice President – VIA, Mr. Shelendra Manawat, EC Member – VIA, also graced the exhibition. At the outset, Mrs. Shachi Mallick, Chairperson, VIA-LEW welcomed Nandatai Jichkar.
Mrs Nandatai addressed the august gathering and declared Udyojika’s inauguration. She visited the stalls and highly appreciated the Women entrepreneurs exhibiting their products. Mr. Nath appreciated the efforts taken by VIA LEW and also announced his support to Women Entrepreneurs.
Mr. Atul Pande also motivated the team VIA LEW with his wise words of wisdom. He also appreciated the LEW Team for wonderfully done managed Udyojika Expo since its inception. He further said this wonderful opportunity for new entrants, who are exhibiting their products in Udyojika Expo, this will not only provide platform to showcase their product but market their product too. The popularity of this expo is gaining day by day.
Mr.Pradeep Kumar Nath, Dy Genenal Manager, SIDBI, informed about the scheme available for ladies and said SIDBI is always be available for such events.
Ms Kundatai Vijaykar, Chairperson – Barrister Sheshrao Wankhede Trust applauded the work of organizing Team of LEW and nice to see that this year LEW organizing Mega Khadi Fashion Show and said we will also provide halls available at first floor for conducting workshops during these days.
Mrs. Shachi Mallick, Chairperson,VIA LEW informed one and all present about the upcoming Khadi fashion show, cookery contest and other attractions of Udyojika. Mrs. Reeta Lanjewar, Secretary,VIA-LEW proposed the vote of thanks. The program was jointly conducted by Mrs.Poonam Lala and Shikha khare.
Dr Rajni Gupta, from Alexis Hospital made presentation on Health Awareness for the Benefit of our members on Cervical Cancer and its Prevention.
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. The expo, this year, hopes to attract more than One Lakh people during the four days. This year’s Udyojika will showcase – Block Printing 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, Hand Jewelleries, Bed Sheets, Batik Shadow Works, Diwan Set Covers, Purses Handicrafts and Cosmetics, Garments, One gram Gold Jewellery Items, Ayurvedic Products, Suit, Marriage Packing Items, Wedding Articles, Gift Articles, Aloevera Products, Designer Diyas etc. Apart from these the visitors can have a taste of delicious cuisine.
There is special attraction on 2nd Oct in the form of ‘Bachpan se Pachpan Khadi Products’-a fashion show to showcase khadi products to mark Gandhi Jayanti. There are 3 categories, viz, 0-20 years, 21-40years and 40 years onwards. The participants can display 2 Khadi products and have to bring their own model to showcase their products.
On 3rd Oct, there is cookery contest wherein the contestants are supposed to prepare one snack and one sweet which should not be fried.i.e.healthy and low calorie cooking. The contestants are required to prepare it from their home and bring it for display and judgment at Kusumtai Wankhede Hall. The Cookery contest winners shall win prizes sponsored by Samsung.
On 4th Oct, awards viz. Best Presentation and Best Salesmanship from the stallholders, Best Food Stall & Special Prize encouragement for lady entrepreneurs shall be distributed.
Also present were VIA-LEW’s executive members, namely, Mrs.Vandana Sharma, Immediate Past President, Mrs.Sarla kamdar, Founder President,Mrs.Chitra Parate,Mrs.Neelam Bowade, Mrs.Y.Ramani ,Mrs.Indu Kshirsagar, Mrs.Manisha Bawankar ,Mrs.Prafulata Rode,Mrs.Anjali Gupta, Mrs.Rashmi Kulkarni, Mrs.Mitali Rafique and Ms.Rakhi Khedikar.
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 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.
Mrs. Shachi Mallick, Chairperson, VIA LEW launched a new concept of Mega Khadi fashion show this year with a view to promote Swadeshi Khadi Pehnava and saree. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti i.e. 2nd Oct a mega Khadi fashion show was organized. There were three rounds, namely, Designer round (Bachpan se Pachpan) swadeshi pehnava round and Institution round.
In Designer Round-‘Bachpan se Pachpan ’–there were 3 categories, viz, 0-20 years, 21-40years and 40 years onwards. This round was specially designed for ladies in their second innings. This round intended to showcase the hidden talent of ladies above 40 years of age who were unable to showcase their talent in young age due to their personal commitments. Fashion designers, namely, Purva Mandhana, Vertika Oberoi, Bhawna Janbandhu, Shilpa Gautum, K S Shatriya and Ammi Tank showcased their designs. There were 5 designers who showcased 13 designs in this category.
In the institution round there was a tough competition between both the participating Colleges, namely, Gandhigram College, Wardha and LAD College, Nagpur. There were 29 participants from Gandhigram College, Wardha and 17 participants from LAD College.
In Swadeshi Pehnava Round there were 20 participants. Khadi Fashion Show received an overwhelming response and had 81 participants put together. Nidhi Gandhi, Renowned Fashion Designer, Mrs Lovely Universe 2017 Awardee Mrs. Shilpa Agarwal and Designer Sangeeta Sharma, Sangeeta’s Studio were the judges for the fashion show. Gandhigram College, Wardha emerged winners and LAD College were Runner up in Institution round. Designer Ammi Tank was the winner and Ms. Bhawna Janbandu was the runner up in the designer round. Ms. Shikha Khare was the winner and Ms. Archna Upshyam was the runner up in the Swadeshi Pehnava Round. The event was well organized by Mrs. Madhubala Singh and Mrs. Manisha Bawankar. The program was well conducted by Mrs. Rekha Giya, Principal, Sevasadan College.
UDYOJIKA –an all eves exhibition organised by Vidarbha Industries Association’s Lady Entrepreneurs’ Wing (VIA-LEW) in association with Barrister Sheshrao Wankhede Trust at Kusumtai Wankhede hall commenced on 1st Oct and concluded on 4th Oct .The exhibition in its 21st year this time, received an overwhelming response.
On the concluding day, Mrs. Nisha Sonare, Director of Special Biochem Pvt.Ltd. was the Chief Guest. She shared her success story with one and all present.
Many awards such as Best presentation, Best Salesmanship, New Concept, Best Lady Entrepreneur. etc were given to lady entrepreneurs to encourage and motivate them to do even better in their respective fields. Mrs. Swihal Shembekar won the Best lady Entrepreneur Award. The 1st prize for best presentation was bagged by Creations Art Gallery, while the second prize in this category went to Rashmi Jain. In the category of New concept the first prize went to ‘Be organic’ and the second prize was won by ‘Swach Association’. Fulmati – Matru & Group won the prize in Food stall category. Consolation prizes were given to Mona Pawar and Swati Chandak.
Thatte family distributed awards to Women Entrepreneurs in the memory of Late Mrs. Sarlabai Thathe. The Best Entrepreneur Award 2017 was bagged by Shabnam Sheikh. The Award for ‘Best Trading’ was given to Sujata Baheti. Prajakta Admane was given the Best Salesmanship Award and Vidya Deogade was given the Best Skills Provider Award.
At the outset, Mrs.Shachi Mallick welcomed the chief Guest and addressed the august gathering. Team VIA LEW worked hard for the success of the event under the able guidance of VIA LEW Chairperson, Mrs. Shachi Mallick. The team includes VIA LEW Sarla Kamdar, Chitra Parate, Madhubala Singh, Neelam Bowade, Sarita Pawar,Anjali Gupta, Manisha Bawankar, Mitali Rafique, Prafullata Rode, Poonam Lala, Reeta Lanjewar, Anita Rao, Neelam Bowade, Y. Ramani, Indu Kshirsagar, Rashmi Kulkarni and Shikha khare . The valedictory program was well conducted by Neelam Bowade while the vote of thanks was proposed by Shikha Khare.