I find out what the world needs, then proceed to invent them - Thomas A Edison.
It is sad that the society is yet to encourage entrepreneurs. Especially bankers, who are meant to help entrepreneurs, instead harrass them and see that their ventures are closed. If the banker's ego is not massaged by these entrepreneurs, the bankers see that the funds flow is blocked and these entrepreneurs are made to fend for themselves, running from pillar to post for funds to resume their business activities.
It is necessary that enough sensitization needs to be carried among the public and financial institutions of the great service these entrepreneurs are doing to the nation. When the state cannot invest enough to provide jobs and livelihood opportunities, these individuals take on themselves that onerous task. The banks need to understand that they are not favouring these individuals who are risking their whole lives and families to pursue their dreams, instead, they are favouring the banks by giving them an opportunity to serve these high risk taking individuals and in the process helping build the nation. It was keeping in mind these thoughts that the activities for the E-week were organised at T John College.
The activities for the Entrepreneurship week at T John College under the dynamic leadership of Prof Monoo John started off this morning at 10 AM, 10 Feb 2010 with Director of Management Prof Patil reading the e-pledge and the students and faculty taking the pledge. It was quite interesting to see many students interested in entrepreneurship. The whole of yesterday, interested students set up stalls showing their entrepreneurial ability abd were competing with each other to get the maximum return on a single day. There were stalls selling Kerala cuisine to Paayasam from Kerala, to North Indian chats, health foods and what not.. The pledge is given below.