Women entrepreneurs and small scale business people were given an opportunity to exhibit their products at the MIT EXPO organised by the All India Maheswari Mahila Sangathan at YMCA grounds.
This is the first time MIT Expo was organised in any Southern region.
The event was inaugurated by Jodhrajji Laddha, president of All Indian Meheswari Sabha.
Among the 150 stalls of various home and lifestyle articles that were set up by bigger brands, there were many stalls set up by women entrepreneurs and a few occupied by those who couldn’t afford to have shops outside.
“This is a great platform for us to promote our products. After stating our family conditions, they open heartedly came forward to help us and provided us a free stall in this exhibition. I have come alone all the way from Gujarat to sell my products — bed sheets and silver items,” said Anitha Dhake, a women entrepreneur.
The main objective behind the exhibition was the upliftment of society and the money that was collected through this two- day event was given to charity.
“Through this exhibition, we wanted to show the areas of focus taken up by Mahila Sangathan. This sangathan that is present throughout the country focuses on various aspects like food, clothing, jewelry and real estate. We help those who are in need. We also conduct free regular eye camps and blood camps on a large scale,” said Karuna Mohta, core committee member, All India Maheswari Mahila Sangathan, South Zone.
Free eye camps and cancer check up camps were set up, which saw a large number of people registering for it.
Besides these, a variety of stalls exhibiting diamonds, silver jewelry, different types of clothing, food articles and handmade artifacts were put up. Cultural activities were also conducted by various groups across the country.