Exhibition by SAARC women entrepreneurs begins
The two-day international exhibition for women entrepreneurs from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries opened at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, on September 19. The exhibition was organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), the women wing of FICCI in collaboration with the SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC).
While inaugurating the exhibition, Pinky Reddy, National President FLO said, "In sync with the objectives of FLO towards women empowerment, the South women entrepreneurs from South Asian countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and India participating in the exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for women entrepreneurs of India to explore marketing tie-ups and collaborations with other women entrepreneurs from the SAARC Region.
Kavitha Dutt, Vice Chair, representing India in SCWEC and Past President, FLO said, "SCWEC has been playing an important role in working towards the development of women entrepreneurship in the SAARC Region. SCWEC Bazaar aimed at bringing together businesswomen from the SAARC countries, under one roof to provide a platform to showcase products. We are delighted at the enthusiastic response to the SCWEC Bazaar this year.
The women entrepreneurs from participating countries are showcasing their handicraft items including jewellery, carpets and dry fruits from Afghanistan, Fashion fabric from Bhutan, precious stones from Sri Lanka, coral jewellery from Nepal, Fashion ladies suits from Pakistan and Banarasi, Chikankari, art and craft from India
The main objective of this exhibition is to develop and promote women entrepreneurs in the South Asian region by bringing them together under one roof and providing an attractive platform to showcase products.
SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC) member countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. It was established on March 29, 2001, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with the objective of developing and promoting women entrepreneurs in the South Asian region.
SCWEC is committed to the development of woman entrepreneurship with tangible goals of increasing business opportunities, building markets, job creation as well as strategic networking and growing woman run enterprises into mainstream business.