VIA Lady Entrepreneurs Wing had recently organised an informative session on ‘Entrepreneurship with a cause for Social Change’ by Dr. Aruna Gajbhiye, Associate Professor, Tirpude College of Social work and Dr. Deepak Masram, Associate Professor, Tirpude College of Social Work at VIA hall, Udyog Bhavan, under the able leadership of Mrs. Shachi Mallick, President, VIA LEW and Mrs. Reeta Lanjewar, secretary, VIA LEW.
On this occasion, earlier, Dr. Aruna Gajbhiye was welcomed with floral compliments by Mrs. Shachi Mallick, President, VIA-LEW and Mrs. Prafullata Rode, Advisory Board member; VIA LEW welcomed Dr. Deepak Masram
Dr. Aruna initially explained the meaning of Social Entrepreneurship. She said that Social Entrepreneurship connects with society directly. Social entrepreneurship is the need of the hour for a combined goal of social well being and livelihood for one and many.
Dr. Aruna also differentiated between Entrepreneurs and Social entrepreneurs wherein she highlighted the major difference is the source of motivation. Social entrepreneur unlike Entrepreneur gets motivated by Social gain. She also went to mention the areas in which social entrepreneurs have already started working and she also listed out the emerging areas which need to be considered by Social Entrepreneurs.
Citing examples of social Entrepreneurs like Mahatma Gandhi, Vurghese kurien, Aditi Gupta, Anshu Gupta, Azim Premji, Devaji Tofa etc., she inspired one and all present to become social Entrepreneurs.
This was followed by talk by Dr. Deepak Masram. He explained in details, the way Devaji Tofa, Social Entrepreneur made extensive use of right to information and the villagers were allotted forest land by Government for the betterment of tribals.
He also highlighted that social ethics only thinks of ‘We’ which replaces ‘I’. Mrs. Madhavi Kavishwar, Social Entrepreneur and member of VIA-LEW shared her experience as a social Entrepreneur.
The program was well conducted by Mrs. Anamika Modi, Executive member, VIA LEW. Mrs. Reeta Lanjewar, secretary proposed the vote of thanks.Also present for the talk were VIA LEW Executive team members,namely,Mrs.Prafullata Rode,Mrs.Chitra Parate,Mrs.Vandana Sharma,Mrs.Poonam Lala, Mrs.Indu Kshirsagar ,Mrs.Manisha Bawankar,Mrs.Y.Ramani,Mrs.Rashmi Kulkarni and Shikha Khare. The Program received an overwhelming response and was attended by large number of women entrepreneurs.