The 2009-2010 session of the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow (EoT) programme came to a grand conclusion on the 15th of March 2010 when 87 young women graduated as the entrepreneurs of tomorrow! The graduation ceremony was held at the Nehru Memorial Auditorium on Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi. Students, faculty members, parents, well wishers and guests gathered at 4.30 and proceeded to high tea where they were able to interact with one another. The ceremony commenced at 5.15pm as Ms. Nidhi Arora, the director of EDC in Dhriiti gave her welcoming note. Dr. Mrs. Bimla Arora, founder director of the Shemrock group of schools who graced the occasion as the chief guest was then felicitated by our ED – Mr. Anirban Gupta. Ms. Bimla Arora has over 30 years of experience in the field of education and is very young in spirit. She was able to connect well to the students as she shared her experiences of growing up, establishing education centers in India and dealing with the industry overall. She interacted with the students and even answered their questions relating to establishing themselves in an industry of their choice.
The certificates were then given out to each of the students present. Following is a list of graduates who were present at the ceremony and received their certificates last week:
There were also special award certificates for different categories, based on the year-long evaluation of students at EoT. Each event and milestone in the course was evaluated and the best student in each category across the batch was selected: In the category of best live project, the certificate was awarded to Divisha Bharti of Kamala Nehru College in the EoT Gargi College Chapter. In the category of the best student in the exposure trip, the award certificate was given to Gunjan Jain of Lady Shri Ram College. Gunjan also came up on stage and shared her experience with us. In the category of best student in active participation and publicity support, the award certificate was given to Sana Kochak of Miranda House College. In the category of Best Business Plan submitted, the award certificate was given to Jyotsna Narang of Kamala Nehru College. Jyotsana then presented her entire entrepreneurial journey to the audience and shared with us her experiences in setting up Aum Natura.
The next category of certificates was that of the most Promising Entrepreneurial Talent category. Each student in a college chapter is identified and awarded on the basis of various criteria like participation in sessions and events, responding to various projects and overall performance. The most Promising Entrepreneurial Talent in Gargi college chapter this year was awarded to Jyotsana Narang. The most Promising Entrepreneurial Talent in Miranda House College chapter was awarded to Sarojini Baruah. The most Promising Entrepreneurial Talent in Daulat Ram college chapter this year was awarded to Swati Sharma. The most Promising Entrepreneurial Talent in Lady Shri Ram College chapter this year was awarded to Aastha Gupta.
Some of our entrepreneurs this year also displayed their products and made some good sales. After all this felicitation and camaraderie, the entire batch of students went home carrying with them a lot of determination and strengthened aspirations for their future.