Several Workshops in 2016 & 2017 @ Blind Boy’s Academy, Ramkrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur, West Bengal
Several Workshops in 2015 & 16 @ TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center @ Sheoraphuli, Rajbati, West Bengal
TotalStart Bengal the local operation of TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers, a section 25 not for profit company focused on developing entrepreneurship ecosystem in entrepreneurially less developed regions in the country is launching at Sheoraphuli-Rajbati, 125 N C Ghosh Sarani, Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA 712223 on 23rd of August 2015 the “TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative” and inaugurating “TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center” in collaboration with the “Society for the Welfare of the Blind”.
Please find below the Program Agenda for the Seminar/Workshop for 23rd August 2015, the inauguration and first workshop:
11:00-11:05 – A prayer for the departed soul of Dr. Indranil Ghosh the Co-founder and Chief Patron of the Blind Youth Hostel @Sheoraphuli Rajbati
11:05-11:25 – Welcome & Introductory Note
11:25-11:35 – Launching of TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative” and inauguration of “TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center”.
11:35-11:50 – Key Note Speech by Chief Guest: Mr. Jonathan T. Wards, Head Business – US Consulate General, Kolkata
11:50-12:00 – Speech by Guest of Honour: Swami Abhirupananda, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur. Prof. Mondal, IIT KGP, Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship
12:00-12:10 – Blind Youth – Entrepreneurship Possibilities & Support – a quick note of support – General Manager, District Industries Center – Hooghly, MSME Dept., Government of West Bengal
12:10-12:30 – Closing Note by Eminent Guest from Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries & Biswajit Ghosh, Principal, Blind Boy’s Academy, Ramkrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur & General Secretary, Society for the Welfare of the Blind
12:30-13:30 – Refreshment Break
13:30-16:30 – Introductory hands-on workshop for Blind Youth
This new initiative is a call from the Blind Student’s staying at the Blind Student Hostel at Rajbati, Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal, India being supported by an initiative taken up by the Society of the Welfare of the Blind (an NGO started by Swami Lokeshwarananda of Ramkrishna Mission), supported by South Suprayas (an NGO started by pass-outs from RKMV, Narendrapur from 1979 batch) and Sheoraphuli Rajbati Barataraf Trust. About 15-20 blind students are selected annually to stay at this blind hostel at Sheoraphuli Rajbati. They are either studying for their grade 12 exams in local schools and/or undergraduate programs in local colleges in and around Kolkata. After graduation there is very less possibility for these blind students to get a job. The focus for this initiative is to run a program to develop these talented young people to be self dependent young entrepreneurs.
Blind Youth who has the fire in the belly and wants to lead a life of creating and running an enterprise are cordially invited for this inauguration & workshop. This workshop and the ensuing annual program is open to all blind youth of the country. Selected candidates could also be provided hostel facility while they are pursuing their endeavour from this TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center.