Women are born talented. They have many qualities and cooking is just one of them. If we give a proper platform to them and hone their skills they would surely emerge as successful entrepreneurs, said union minister for surface transport and shipping Nitin Gadkari at the inauguration of an exhibition cum sale organised by the women’s self help groups at Reshimbagh ground. The expo is jointly organised by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Women and Child Welfare Committee, Social Welfare Department, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana. Mayor Nanda Jichkar presided over.
“If the training programmes for women’s savings groups are organised throughout the year, they will increase their skills and improve financial status” Gadkari said.
MLA Sudhakar Kolhe, MLA Krishna Khopde, MLA Vikas Kumbhare, Standing Committee chairperson Virendra Kukreja, party leader Sandeep Joshi, women and child development committee chairman Pragati Patil, Municipal Corporation’s Deputy Leader Varsha Thakre, Sports Committee chairperson Nagesh Sahare, senior corporator Sunil Agarwal , Hanuman nagar Zone Chairperson Rupali Thakur, Nehru Nagar Zone Chairperson Rita Muley, Dhantoli Zone Chairperson Vishakha Bante, Deputy Chairman of the Women and Child Development Committee Vishakha Bante, committee members Roshni Dhurade, Sarita Kawar, Naseem Banu Khan, Mumtaz Ansari, Rashmi Dhurwa, Vaishali Narnavare, Ayesha Uike, Vandana Bhagat, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Ranjana Lade, assistant commissioner of Hanuma nagar zone Raju Bhivgade were present.
Nitin Gadkari said that the ‘Women Entrepreneur Meet’ would help women saving groups in starting new industry, marketing their products and make them financially strong. Women should also bring in innovative ideas. If something new is done then there is always demand for that in the market. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation has started a venture to use plastic in making road. SHG’s can buy plastic for Rs. 3 to Rs.4 per kg and sell it for ₹30/ kg to after processing.
Mayor Nanda Zachkar also expressed her views on the occasion. She said the Nagpur Municipal Corporation is committed to provide sustainable training centers and markets to women SHG’s. He said that special market is being prepared for the women’s saving groups’ product in Nagpur with the help of state government.
Pragati Patil gave information about activities undertaken by the Women and Child Welfare Committee throughout the year.