The first LUB-Punjab Mahila-Ikaai was formed on 24/02/2019, & its first President & Gen.Sec.were appointed by National President Sh.Jitendra ji Gupt, in the Prant-level Laghu Udyammi Sammellan organised in Jalandhar (its details were sent via email to all the executive committee members on 6th of March, 2019).
In its continuation, the first meeting of LUB-Punjab Mahila-Ikaai too was held in Jalandhar on 23/03/2019, where National LUB Vice-President & National-President Mahila-Ikaai Smt. Smita Ghaisis & National Sec.LUB Smt.Anju Bajaj were specifically present as Chief guest & special guests. LUB-National Working Committee member & Convener National Power Committee & LUB-Punjab Vice-President Sh. Vijay Talwar was special invitee. The first Mahila-Ikaai meeting was ably guided by following LUB office-bearers:
LUB-Punjab President Adv.Arvind Dhumal;
—– do —— Jt. Gen. Sec. Sh. Avnish Parmar.
And was supported by:
LUB-Jalandhar President Sh.Harish Gupta;
—– do ——— Gen. Sec. Sh. Vivek Rathour;
——- do ——– Vice President Sh. HS Nagi;
LUB-Hoshiarpur Gen. Sec. Sh. Amit Goyal.
The meeting was presided over by LUB-Punjab Mahila-Ikaai President Smt.Archana Jain, & assisted by LUB-Punjab Mahila-Ikaai Gen. Sec. Smt.Seema Dhumal. Following LUB-Punjab members were present:
12. Smt.Narinder Saggu;
13. Smt.Pawan Deep;
14. Smt.Karamjeet Kaur;
15. Smt.Latal Thakur;
16. Smt.Veena Rani;
19. Smt.Amita jain;
24.Smt.Priya Amit Goyal;
29. Smt. Rama; &
30. Sh. Virinder Sachdeva.
The meeting started with the floral tributes to the picture of bhaarat-maata, & then national-song vande-maataram was sung!
LUB-Punjab Joint Gen.Sec.Sh.Avnish Parmar welcomed all the women entrepreneurs, & lauded the efforts of LUB-Punjab Mahila-ikaai, in convening its first ever meeting, in a short-span of one month, with in its formation. He introduced the National President Mahila-ikaai Smt.Smita Ghaisis & National Sec.Smt.Anju Bajaj to the women entrepreneurs & LUB members present, & thanked them for sparing their valuable time to come to Jalandhar & bless & guide newly formed mahila-ikaai!
After that, the guests were welcomed with flower bouquets. then Sh.Avnish Parmar invited LUB-Punjab mahila-ikaai President Smt. Archana Jain to take the proceedings further !
Smt.Archana Jain thanked LUB for showing trust in her by assigning the responsibility of first President of LUB-Punjab’s first mahila-ikaai! She assured of her all-out effort in enrolling more & more wemen-entrepreneurs in LUB, & also that, next time a big mahila-udyammi seminar would be organised in Punjab. She then requested Sh.Vijay Talwar to bless the newly formed LUB-Punjab mahila-ikaai & also announce the names of Conveners for Jalandhar, Phagwara & Hoshiarpur. Sh.Vijay Talwar appreciated the initiative of LUB-Punjab in forming first mahila-ikaai in entire north-west India (Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, HP & J/K has not formed any such ikaai as yet). He also thanked National mahila office-bearers for coming to Jalandhar (Punjab) to bless & guide newly formed mahila-ikaai here! He then announced the appointment of three conveners for three districts, in the following manner:
1. Smt. Ashoo Dhir —- Jalandhar;
2. Smt. Narinder kaur Saggu —- Phagwara; &
3. Smt.Priya Goyal —– Hoshiarpur.
Smt. Smita Ghaisis & Smt. Anju Bajaj welcomed these three conveners with flower bouquets. Sh. Vijay Talwar assured these mahila conveners of all help from his side.
LUB-Punjab mahila-ikaai Gen. Sec. Smt. Seema Dhumal also thanked National President LUB Sh. Jitendra ji Gupt & National Sec. Sh. Dinesh Lakra for providing her opportunity to serve LUB-Punjab mahila-ikaai, as its first Gen. Sec. She assured Smt. Smita ji, Smt. Anju ji & Sh. Vijay ji Talwar that, she would try to enlarge the organisational base of mahila-ikaai in Punjab with the co-operation of the LUB-Punjab mahila-ikaai President & newly appointed district conveners, & would take the message of LUB to more & more women-entrepreneurs!
LUB-Punjab President Adv.Arvind Dhumal told that, in many states/prants mahila-ikkaies have already been formed & are working efficiently, but there was none so far in north-western states, as these are mostly patriarchal societies, & very few women are working as entrepreneurs. He said that, even Smt.Anju Bajaj persuaded us many times, to start mahila-ikaai, but now it has been formed through the hands of National President LUB Sh.Jitendra ji Gupt, in the presence of National Sec.Sh.Dinesh Lakra, & the conveners of districts/units have now been appointed by National President mahila-ikaai Smt.Smita Ghaisis & National Sec.Smt.Anju Bajaj, in the presence of LUB-NWC member Sh.Vijay Talwar. He expressed hope that, now the organisational base of LUB would be expanded, which would provide it with requisite strength to fight for the cause of MSMEs, which is the aim of its formation, & is in its silver-jubilee year of establishment. He said that, in Punjab too Laghu Udyammi Sammellans are being organised to spread the message of LUB, which has now its presence in 500 industrial towns of more than 375 districts across the length & breadth of India, & Indian govt.too has recognized it as the sole representatives of MSMEs in India, & has given it representation in many committees of Finance, Commerce, MSME, Environment & Labour ministries. Each year two representatives of LUB represents MSMEs of India in ILO, & suggestions from LUB are also invited each year by the govt.before the Budget!
National Sec.LUB smt.Anju Bajaj expressed happiness over the formation of first LUB mahila-ikaai in Punjab, & on the appointment of unit Conveners for Jalandhar, Phagwara & Hoshiarpur.
She said that, there are many schemes of govt.for the support & welfare of women-entrepreneurs, but due to the lack of knowledge majority of them have not been able to take advantage of them. She said that, many LUB mahila-units have been formed in other states, & they are convening regular meetings & seminars, in which the knowledge of the women-entrepreneurs specific govt.schemes is shared, & the ways to further provide that knowledge to deserving entrepreneurs are told to members. She said that, earlier many such schemes & funds allotted for them lapsed unutilized, & now with the increasing women-entrepreneurs participation in organisations like LUB, more & more women-entrepreneurs are availing the benefits of these schemes.
In her address, National President Mahila-ikaai & National VP LUB Smt.Smita Ghaisis congratulated LUB-Punjab on the formation of its mahhila-ikaai, & on the appointment of conveners for three units. She said that, time & again women havd proved their ability to manage the affairs, be it as house-wife or as working in organizations or running their own units/enterprises. She reminded that, even today, the foreign, defense & other central ministries are being successfully run by women, because women are gifted with many abilities & they can take many challenging responsibilities & perform them perfectly. She also said that, it is not necessary to have technical expertise to be successful as a women-entrepreneur, as the most important aspects are Human resource management & financial management, through which other aspects can be taken care of. She gave her own example & encouraged women-entrepreneurs to have belief in their inherent abilities, & they can perform any activity. She gave her good wishes to LUB-Punjab mahila-ikaai & the newly appointed unit conveners, & assured all co-operation from National LUB-mahila office bearers!
After that, one minute silence was observed in the memory of former LUB-Goa convener Sh.Manohar ji Parikar, on his sad & untimely demise!
LUB-Jalandhar President Sh.Harish Gupta paid the vote of thanks, & assured all co-operation from Jalandhar unit to newly appointed Jalandhar mahila convener & LUB-Punjab mahila-ikaai! He invited all for lunch! Meeting concluded!
ADV. ARVIND DHUMAL,
President, Laghu Udyog Bharti – Punjab.
First LUB-Punjab Mahila-Ikaai Meeting in Jalnadhar: Photos