Chairman’s Message 2012
It is a great pleasure to complete one year as the head of an organization which is very near and dear to me for the last 19 years.
Established on 29th July 1993, with the lead initiative of Shri Bal Patil and Dr. Sabade the organization has come a long way to enter into its 20th year. Formed with an aim to enable the Indian entrepreneurs to confidently face the challenges of globalization and liberalization of the Indian economy, the trust carries an apt vision, “Enabling Entrepreneurs”.
Last year, apart from the varied meetings and programs conducted by the clubs of Pune 1st, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Baramati, the Entrepreneurs’ International Trust undertook two major initiatives :
1] To establish a global platform for the business of the members.
2] To inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the young generation in their college days.
1] PLATFORM FOR MEMBERS TO GO GLOBAL :
A] INDIA ENGINEERING AND SOURCING SHOW [IESS] MARCH 2012 – PARTNER ASSOCIATION :
To establish a global platform for the business of the members, Entrepreneurs’ International took a initiative to be the PARTNER ASSOCIATION of Engineering Export Promotion Council [EEPC] in organizing an international exhibition, ‘India Engineering and Sourcing Show’ [IESS] 2012.
ENTREPRENEURS’ INTERNATIONAL PAVILLION not only exhibited members products, but also our collective strength in front of the large number of delegates from all over the world. This is the first step towards taking our members business global.
B] MOU WITH AMA, ASSOCIATION FOR SENSOR TECHNOLOGY, GERMANY :
In September 2012, a delegation from AMA, Association for Sensor Technology, Germany is coming to Pune. A Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations will be signed for bilateral trade promotion, tie-ups, joint ventures, technology transfers between the members of the two organizations. This will be a significant milestone for the trust to spread its activities at the global level.
2] INDUSTRY – INSTITUTE TIE-UPS :
The second major initiative taken by Entrepreneurs’ International Trust is to form tie-ups between the Industry and Educational Institutes. Entrepreneurs’ clubs will be established in various colleges through this initiative. The lessons of entrepreneurship will be imparted among the students in order to create an awareness regarding the same. The students will get an opportunity to interact with well-established, successful business idols. It will help the students generate the sense of entrepreneurship among themselves. There is a desperate need to change the belief of the society that good education can help only to get a good job. Efforts will be taken to change the mindsets of the student from being employee to become employer. Thus Entrepreneurs’ International will strive to inculcate the culture and values of Entrepreneurship in the ignited minds of the students.
A model of this activity was implemented on trial basis in Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust’s S.B.Patil Institute of Management. With the initiative of Entrepreneurs’ International and the cooperation from the trustees and management of this college, a entrepreneurs’ club was formed. The first event, a symposium on ‘We will become Entrepreneurs’ was organized where three Entrepreneurs and Principals of 3 Colleges participated in an interactive session. More than 200 students attended this program. Out of these, 43 students became the members of this Entrepreneurs’ club. Various entrepreneurs were called for experience sharing throughout the year. They shared their entrepreneurial stories and spoke on their personal experiences. The talks included the idea behind starting the business, overcoming the obstacles that they faced, importance of positive thinking, determination, dedication, honesty and consistency to gain excellence in business. They spoke about their achievements and failures.
This year on 29th July, this “ENTREPRENEURS’ CLUB SBPIM NIGDI” will receive a charter from the Entrepreneurs’ International. Our mission is to spread the idea of the ‘Industry-Institute tie-up’, that will become the setu between knowledge and entrepreneurial abilities, throughout India in next 5 years that is by the time Entrepreneurs’ International will celebrate its Silver Jubilee.
Colleges and Educational Institutes interested in joining this activity may contact Entrepreneurs’ International Secretary, Shri Chandrashekhar Bhave on 09011064612.