Nagpur: Be a creator. Not a seeker- This was the message conveyed by CA Rajeev Bhagwat Chand to all youngsters and budding entrepreneurs from Vidarbha who had gathered for the Conclave on Start-ups organised by Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association at Jaivik Hall, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. The huge turnout speaks volumes about the need of similar mentorship to youngsters for promoting entrepreneurship.
This novel undertaking was not only to motivate youngsters to ignite their creative spark and follow their passion but also to sensitise parents to do away with the traditional mind set of education followed by a job. The congregation painfully noticed that intelligent youngsters who had graduated in varied disciplines were doing mundane jobs which neither commensurate with their education nor their interests. Future of an advanced India will happen when middle class Indians let their children follow individual passions and build own related enterprises.
CA Rajeev further added that the education system unfortunately kills the creativity seen in childhood as children start following the routine system of mugging up text books, tuition classes and becoming engineers or doctors or CAs or lawyers. There are numerous other varied skill developing courses now available for youngsters to pursue their interests and desire. It is really an irony that unemployment is seen more amongst educated Indian youth than those who have not cleared 10th to 12th. With major portion of population as educated youth force compared to worldwide, India has the potential to turn into an immense start-ups hub. With only around 5000+ start-ups in India compared to Taiwan’s more than 1.5 lac; it speaks about the poor state of affairs in our country. Government has instated various innovative programs to promote start-ups under Make in India and Start-up India and there is no dearth of funds from government, angel investors and venture capitals for a person who has a novel idea to commence an enterprise- it was summarised. CA Rajeev Chand reiterated the dream of SVAA to turn Vidarbha into a major start-up hub for central India and motivated youngsters to come up with ground-breaking ideas to start their own business ventures. Present rules and regulation were also highlighted in a simple lucid manner by the speaker.
At the outset, Rajendra Kulkarni- SVAA Vice President rendered welcome speech while Pranay Tidke- Coordinator introduced the speaker. Felicitation in traditional manner was done by Brijesh Segan- Convener while memento was presented on behalf of SVAA to CA Rajeev Chand by Dr. Anup Marar- SVAA President. Udayan Shrouti- SVAA Secretary & President- Nagpur Laghu Udyog Bharti moderated the post address question answer session. Adv. Tejaswini Lohit conducted the proceedings as master of ceremony while Mitesh Rambhia proposed vote of thanks. CA Ashish Khandelwal, Shankar Bhavsar & Mayank Sharma looked after the registration while Avinash Sahu, Sunil Sarma, Adv. Rahul Pande, Randhir Nashine and Sandip Pande with support of Smt.Saramma Samuel, Ravikant Hadke, Chakradhar Dhongade, Dyaneshwar Salame, Sunil Bawankar and Nikhil Dharmari from OCHRI worked hard for success of this undertaking. Nagpurians from all circles of life have commended the efforts of SVAA to ignite entrepreneurship spark amongst Vidarbhites.