@ Vikas Sharma | Sr Journalist
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, SATYA MicroCapital Ltd. paid tribute to Vijayalakshmi Das and felicitated women entrepreneurs nestled at the grassroots level. The event recognized women whose significant efforts have worked towards fulfilling the Government’s vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat. The event was constituted and executed as a homage to the Mother of the Indian Microfinance Industry, Late Mrs Vijayalakshmi Das at The Lalit, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. The celebration was attended by virtual attendees of more than 2000 people along with a physical presence of 200+ guests.
The ceremony had Deepa Malik, an Indian Athlete who is the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and Summer Paralympics, and Delhi based Politician and MP, Ms Meenakshi Lekhi, as Chief guest. On the ceremony and the initiative, Ms. Malik, added, “It is indeed heartening to be a part of such a prestigious gathering, where we have women entrepreneurs from rural hinterlands being recognized for their poignant accomplishments. I congratulate all the winners as well as SATYA MicroCapital Ltd for conceptualizing and seamlessly organizing this event which will definitely elevate the woman entrepreneurial spirit.”
The discussions focused on women empowerment and resilience in the microfinance sector. The evening also hosted a session award winning motivational speaker Samira Gupta on Resilience and Adaptability. Other discussion topics included Women empowerment by microfinance; Empowering Women, Empowering nation, and overview of Indian Microfinance industry from the perception of Late Madam Viji.
Delhi based Politician and MP, Meenakshi Lekhi, also addressed and congratulated all the awardees for their excellent work. She added, “Once you empower a woman, the whole family gets empowered, and the whole society gets changed.” She also expressed her token of gratitude for Satya Micro Capital Ltd for this initiative and cited Late Mrs Vijayalakshmi Das as the apt choice for attributing these awards.
The event aimed to showcase the significant work done by MFIs in women empowerment across the Indian microfinance sector were Pavithra Yagati Sundareshan,lalita Devi Shing, Geeta Haresh Solanki ,Vaishali Patil,Dr Neelima Tippavalhala, Sompi Saha ,Amanpreet ,Sridevi TR, Yangmila Zimik, and Kaalima Khatun
Underlining the essence of Vijayalakshmi Das Entrepreneurship Awards, Vivek Tiwari, MD, CIO & CEO, SATYA MicroCapital Ltd. said, “It is a matter of extreme pride and privilege to honor women who are trailblazing the microfinance space. Acknowledging and celebrating their achievements on account of International Women’s Day will motivate women entrepreneurs to reach greater heights with flying colors. It will also encourage the aspiring women entrepreneurs to improve their standards of business practices to attain a high level of entrepreneurship.With no second thought in heart, no other occasion except the Birth Anniversary of Madam Vijayalakshmi Das could be considered apt for this noble initiative. Extending our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners, SATYA laud their enthusiasm and devotion to running their business ventures.’’