DHUBRI: A workshop on micro industries with the local resources, held on the 23rd death anniversary of Dr. Pannalal Oswal, was organized by Dr Pannalal Oswal Memorial Committee in the Lions Club auditorium on Friday.
A good number of students from BN College and local entrepreneurs participated in the workshop wherein resource persons like Dhubri DICC, Manager, Normal Kumar Das and Dhubri SBI Branch Manager (Bazar Branch) spoke on as how to become entrepreneurs with their inspiring and motivating words.
Both of them appealed the students to come forward and take challenge to set up micro industries with small investment and innovative ideas of products and services. Three-hour long workshop anchored by Prof Dhruba Kumar Mahato while objective of the meeting was explained by secretary general of memorial committee, Bimal Oswal.
Oswal, in order to encourage the students shared many experiences and examples including his own family track of trade and business, and said that nothing will be achieved without struggles.
"We belong to greater farmers' family in Rajasthan. But over the last 150 years, each of our six generation started new trade and business in their time either in Kolkata or in Dhubri, and this trend will continue even to my next generation. So you can and should start something very small under 'Make In India' scheme and stick over 'Local is Vocal' slogan in mind," Oswal suggested.
Meeting was also addressed by many successful entrepreneurs of the Dhubri district including Monoj Oswal, Debojyoti Roy and leader of Shakti Self Help Group, Bandana Kundu, who shared their experiences of struggle and success in the workshop.
"Hard work, dedication and new concept altogether play a pivotal role towards success, and there is no shortcut to become successful," they added. Earlier, at the advent of the daylong programmes, floral tribute was offered at the portrait of Dr. Pannalal Oswal and a memorial meeting was held under the presidentship of working president of the memorial committee, JM Surana.
An exponent in classical music Nanda Neogi and a senior advocate from Kolkata, Chandmal Ghorawat spoke at a length on the life and a wide range of social activities of Dr. Oswal, and said that he was truly a philanthropist with large and kind heart for the downtrodden people of the society.
All the students were given away certificate of participation while resource persons Dhubri DICC General Manager, Normal Kumar Das and Branch Manager of SBI (Bazar Branch), Pawan Kumar Prasad were honoured with phulam gamocha and memento.