Mangaluru: Inter-Collegiate workshop on Women Entrepreneurs – Prospects and Challenges held at St Agnes College
Mangaluru: Entrepreneurship Development Forum (EDF) and Women’s Cell of St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organised a one day Inter-Collegiate workshop on the topic “Women Entrepreneurs – Prospects and Challenges” on Friday, February 14.
The workshop began with blessings of Almighty and a creative and an innovative inaugural by Sr. Dr. Jeswina A.C, Principal, St. Agnes College. Ms. Jc Tanuja Maben, Director, Forrader Akademi, Proprietress, Basil Cafe, was the chief guest for the programme. Ms. Jc Tanuja Maben addressed the budding entrepreneurs on 3D’s Dream, Decision and Destiny and to lead life out of imagination and stated that one needs to be motivated to follow his/her passion, take risks and fulfil dreams.
Dr Devi Prabha Alva, the Convenor of the EDF and the workshop oriented about the day’s workshop and motivated the gathering to make use of the input gained from it.
Sr. Dr. M. Jeswina A.C. in her presidential remarks addressed the students to lead a harmonious life and emphasized on developing various qualities and skills to become a successful entrepreneur. She also pointed out that our mother is the greatest role model.
Mrs. Prima D’souza, Convenor Women’s cell, Ms. Aaisha and Ms. Sagarika, the student secretaries were the other dignitaries present on the dais.
The beneficiaries of the workshop were 152 members consisting of EDF Forum, Women’s Cell and other associations of St. Agnes College and students from 11 colleges of Mangalore University.
The workshop had four technical sessions on entrepreneurship. Technical session I was conducted by Tushara Ashok of II B.Com from the EDF forum who interviewed Ms. Jc Tanuja Maben and brought out various stimulating Entrepreneurial attitudes.
Technical session II was conducted by Teena Santosh of II B.Com and Pravalika of I B.Com from the EDF forum who interviewed Tm Ms. Sapna Shenoy, Personal Investment Advisor and Tm Ms. Anjana Kamath, Proprietress, Hakuna Matata Club. Tm Ms. Sapna Shenoy explained the importance on Financial Planning. Tm Ms. Anjana Kamath stressed on not to consider success to be a destination, but journey.
Ms. Shruthi G.K. explained the financial scheme of MSME Government of India and Ms. Sumana Ghate on the financial assistance from bank during the Technical session III.
Technical session IV was held in the afternoon by Ms.Sachitha Nandagopal, Founder, Anveshanam, Centre of Mindfulness and Emotional wellbeing. The session was carried forward by conducting various activities to increase concentration, Self consciousness and relaxing techniques.
The workshop ended at 4 pm with an informal valedictory by taking the feedback from the participants and the distribution of certificate of participation.