Events @ IIMB

IIM Bangalore Collaborates with National ‘Khadi Mahotsav’ to Support Local Industries

In alignment with the nationwide celebration of ‘Khadi Mahotsav’ last month, commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, IIM Bangalore actively participated by organizing a Khadi ‘Utsav’ on October 16. The Central Pergola area hosted stalls from 10 am to 5 pm, dedicated to promoting Khadi, handloom, handicrafts, village industries, One District One Product (ODOP), and other locally sourced products. This initiative, carried out under the banner of ‘Vocal for Local,’ was a testament to IIMB’s commitment to supporting indigenous industries. By embracing the spirit of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ initiated by the Government of India, the institute aimed to contribute to the self-reliance and economic empowerment of local communities. The Khadi ‘Utsav’ served as a platform to showcase and celebrate the rich diversity and craftsmanship of local products, fostering a sustainable and locally-driven economic ecosystem.

Empowering Progress: Launching Swavalambane for Business Growth Among Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Karnataka

In a collaborative effort between NSRCEL and the Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society, the Swavalambane program was launched at IIM Bangalore this month. This initiative brought together 150 rural women entrepreneurs for a two-day event on October 11th and 12th. Distinguished guests, including Charanjit Singh, Additional Secretary, Rural Livelihoods, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, and Dr. Ragapriya R, IAS, Mission Director, Sanjeevini KSRLPS, Govt. of Karnataka, graced the occasion. The panel, featuring esteemed individuals such as Swati Sharma, Joint Secretary NRLM, Anupama K, Govt of Karnataka, and Dr. Srivardhini Jha, Chairperson of NSRCEL, engaged in meaningful discussions on various aspects of rural entrepreneurship.

Topics included perspectives on rural entrepreneurship, transforming the lives of rural women through entrepreneurial endeavors, the scope of women entrepreneurship in India, creditworthiness for small enterprises, the significance of branding and marketing, and awareness of legal rules and regulations for running a business. These discussions aimed to empower women entrepreneurs and gather valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship in the state of Karnataka.