Workshop on ‘Financial Schemes & Opportunities’ by KCCI Attracts 150 Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs
Workshop on ‘Financial Schemes & Opportunities’ by Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Attracts 150 Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs, held at KCCI Meeting Hall on Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Mangaluru : A Half-Day Workshop on ‘Financial Schemes & Opportunities’ organized by Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Attracted over 150 Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs from various colleges and also other young women citizens from the City, held at KCCI Meeting Hall on Wednesday, 3 July 2019, which commenced from from 10 am to 2 pm.
The formal programme prior to the Workshop began with a welcome address by P B Abdul Hameed, the President of KCCI, followed by introduction of the chief guest, Ms P V Bharathi-the Managing Director & CEO of Corporation Bank, by Isaac Vas- the Vice President-KCCI. The progarmme was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the chief guest along with other dignitaries on the dais, namely- Ms Athmika Amin-Chairperson-Women Entrepreneurs Sub-Committee; P B Abdul Hameed- President-KCCI; Gokuldas Naik-Joint -Director of District Industries Centre; Sashidhar Pai Maroor- Hon Secretary-KCCI; and Prashanth C G- Hon Secretary- KCCI.
In her inaugural address chief guest Ms P V Bharathi said, “This is indeed a good project organized by KCCI for the budding women entrepreneurs. Women entrepreneurship is growing in India, but there’s a long long way to go. In Karnataka we have quite a few successful women entrepreneurs who have made a history, and have brought name and fame to the State. Many young women these days want to move out of their comfort zones, and want to achieve something, and want to make their dream come through.Some want to make their products more successful. As young budding entrepreneurs you need to mingle in the society, have thorough knowledge of public speaking, need to be confident”.
“Banks these days are ready to give loans to aspiring women entrepreneurs, therefore if you have a ambition to come up in life and reach greater heights, make your decision and get started. Banking industry supports women from all fields, and no question asked. Women Entrepreneurs can be seen everywhere in the start-Up ecosystem of India. Women too are seen leaving their high-profile jobs as well as some stepping out of the four walls of their homes and joining the pool of Entrepreneurship in India. The major factor to jump start the entrepreneurial journey is capital and various banks offer specialized loans for women entrepreneurs that have slightly different and more flexible set of terms and conditions pertaining to collateral security, interest rates, etc. Therefore, don’t waste time-Rise Up, Create a Big Dream, and Step Forward to Make Your Dream Come True” added Ms Bharathi.
The workshop began following the vote of thanks by Prashanth C G, the Hon Secretary of KCCI. The First Session began on the topic “Government Support for MSME’s” by Gokuldas Naik- Director of District Industries Centre; The second topic “Availing Incentives/Schemes Accessible from KSFC” was conducted by Nagesh A R-the branch Manager of Karnataka State Financial Corporation, Mangaluru; Third topic on “MSME (Micro Small & Medium Enterprises) Schemes of Govt of India Focusing on Women Oriented Schemes and Initiative by the Ministry of MSME” by Ms Sruthi G K- Assistant Director, Br MSME Development Institute, Ministry of MSME-Govt of India.
After tea break, the second session started with the topic “Facilities for Start -Ups at CEOL ( Centre for Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Learning)” by speaker-Pradeep Raj-Operations manager-CEOL; Second topic on “Opportunities K-Tech has to offer and how it can help budding entrepreneurs” was conducted by Prajwal- Community Officer, K-Tech, Mangaluru. In the Third Session, CA S S Nayak-a Chartered Accountant of a reputed firm in Mangaluru spoke on the topic “Institutional Financial support for MSME’s and Schemes, Incentives from the Govt”; and in the Fourth session, a talk on “Journey towards Successful Entrepreneurship” was given by Ms Komal Prabhu- Chief Operating Officer at Maharaja Family Restaurant, Mangaluru.
Following the distribution of participation certificates, the vote of thanks was delivered by Shashidhar Pai Maroor, the Hon secretary of KCCI.