Mangaluru: Women entrepreneurship Expo-2022 programme held at St Joseph Seminary Centenary Memorial Hall, Jeppu, Mangalore at 11.00am on 15th December 2022 with the Inaugural programme. Mr Felix D’souza, the Executive Director of FVTRS, Bangalore in his presidential address encouraged the women entrepreneurs to be creative and innovative in preparing their brand. He congratulated them for their courage and strenuous efforts to carry on the business. Mr Jimmy Mathew, the Lead Executive of FVTRS appreciated the women who volunteered to exhibit their products. He gave some tips to further improve their business. Mr Sathish Maben the D.K District Resource Person 0f PMFME programme explained various Government schemes to initiate and improve the business. Dr Thomas Scaria, the Director of Ecolink Institute applauded the women for taking initiatives to venture into small business enterprises. Sr Joel Lasrado the coordinator of Dharmajyothi Social Service Centre, Vamanjoor appreciated the move of FVTRS to reach out to the women in need by imparting EDP skills and to initiate small scale business enterprises.
Ms Bedsy Joy, the Project in charge of FVTRS, Mr Nicholas CP the Lead Executive of Project of FVTRS, Mrs Andrea Gonsalves the Co-Founder of Market Bird, Mangalore, Sr Dona Sanctis, the Superior of Bethany Convent, Bendur representing Sahodaya Social Service Centre, Bendur, Sr Leena D’souza the representative of Spandana Trust, Jeppu were present on the dais and gave away the certificates to Women Entrepreneurs for attending two phases of EDP trainings conducted by FVTRS.
Mrs Clara DCunha, the field coordinator of FVTRS Mangalore presented the brief report of Women entrepreneurs in Mangalore city area under four NGOs such as Sahodaya, Spandana, Jeevandhara and Dharma Jyothi. Sr Leena D’Souza, Sr Joel Lasrado, Sr Dona Sanctis and Sr Anna Maria BS were honoured by Mr Felix D’souza the President of the programme for collaborating with FVTRS to carry on EDP activities for women in their respective areas. All the dignitaries on the dais were presented a token of women products as a mark of gratitude. Ms Meldina, Mrs Mamtaz, Mrs Shanthi and Ms Savitha shared their experiences of being involved in entrepreneurial activities. They expressed their gratitude to FVTRS for the provision made to attend the training and their continuous guidance.
Ms Savitha, the representative from Dharmajyothi, Vamanjoor implored God’s blessings through a prayer song. Sr Anna Maria, the Secretary of Jeevandhara Social Service Trust, Kulshekar welcomed the gathering. Mr Victor Vas the coordinator of Spandana Social Welfare unit, Jeppu expressed words of gratitude to the eminent guests and the women entrepreneurs. Mrs Reena DSouza, the animator of Spandana Trust, compeered the day’s programme. Nearly 250 women along with social work coordinators and animators participated in the day’s programme. The products of 52 women were exhibited on the occasion. The refreshments and meals were served to the participants. The programme came to an end at 04.00pm