Chandigarh: MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36 Chandigarh in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED) and Tech Mahindra Foundation’s SMART-T Centre, Mohali organized the two day National Webinar on Entrepreneurship Development from 3rd June 2020 to 4th June 2020.
The program started off well with more than 350 participants from across India registering by filling out the form on https://rcedindia.com/.
Prof. Sanjiv Puri, (Panjab University, Chandigarh Honorary Director, Center for Industry Institute Partnership Programmes), inaugurated the program and also explain how to convert challenges into opportunities and thus helping society. The keynote speech was given Dr. Nisha Bhargava, MCM DAV College, she also appreciated the coordinated efforts of all for this initiative
The Experts in the field including Mr. Paramjit Singh (Director RCED), Dr. Anil Angrish (Associate Professor,NIPER, SAS Nagar), Mr. Vipan Sarin (CEO-Farmers Shop), Dr. J.S Saini (Professor, Rural Development & Head, Centre for Physically Challenged Person, NITTTR, Sector 26, Chandigarh), Mr. Sidharth Angrish ( Co-founder, CEO, Jiyyo ) and Dr. P. J. Singh (CMD, Tynor Orthotics Pvt. Ltd., SAS Nagar) took the sessions.
Through the session, guidance on entrepreneurship was given which majorly covered all the necessary topics like Need for Entrepreneurship, Charms in becoming Entrepreneur, Intrapreneurial Development and Story of an agri start-up and Opportunity identification and viable projects for first generation Entrepreneurs. Along with this the steps involved in setting up MSME and the schemes of various departments and Banks for the promotion of MSME were also discussed.
During the valedictory address Dr. P. J. Singh (CMD, Tynor Orthotics Pvt. Ltd., SAS Nagar) shared his success story of Tynor Orthotics. He also motivated to stay optimistic and positive during the ups and downs of what life offers, which he beautifully explained by sharing one of his personal life experience. He also gave a positive outlook to the current situation by identifying current situation and ulitilizing the available resources in the best possible way. He gave a valuable tip that Business and quality of product and services go hand in hand, he also said that his employees are his real assets and taking care of employees is his first priority and this is well supported by the proof that not even a single employee from his organization migrated during the lockdown period.
Dr. Geeta Mehra (Head, Dept. of Food Science, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh) coordinated the program. Ms. Payal Sharma, Mrs. Jasleen Kaur and Rashim Bhatnagar from RCED took care of all the end to end process of training.
The objective of organizing the Entrepreneurship Development Program is to inspire students are sitting at home while at Lockdown, to train themselves meaningfully for the future difficulties. The program is designed to encourage and guide the students in starting up their own venture. It is one of RCED ‘s initiatives in the Lockdown. The system has certainly been broken during this rough period and this initiative of RCED served as a coping tool in the battle against depression. The main purpose of this program was to lead the course for students who want to become an entrepreneur or who want to set up their own firms, but have little specialized skills. All End to End inputs from project definition, Selection to effectively operate the projects was received during preparation.