Your browser is not supported for the Live Clock Timer, please visit the Support Center for support.

Saluting women power

Lower middle class women get financial aid from government. Kudumbasree Mission is an example for that.However,middle class and upper middle class women get no such support from any agency.

This thought prompted Priya Menon to organise, women entrepreneurs to come into one single platform and market their products.’Sankalp’ is born at Palakakd. Its mission is to invite marginalised women in middle class to come forward and communicate their ideas. In the beginning,many were hesitant to come out in front and market their products in exhibitions. Many were uncomfortable to speak to public and sell their product.Gradually,things changed.

Small start-ups by women in textiles,ready to wear and handmade jewellery, footwear, bags and accessories, home furnishing, plants, and homemade food making ,joined hands with Sankalp to introduce their products in various cities.It was a beginning of a new chap

ter in women empowerment.Shy women ,who have immense creative talents start to speak to many customers.Their confidence level increased.

The name itself has a great meaning.The Sanskrit word  Sankalp means determination.

“I wanted to do something creative. Sankalp is an initiative on that way.”

We have a well-defined mission and we are moving on right track,without any sponsors.”-says Priya Menon.

Her son and his friends are also supporting to organise exhibitions at different cities.

The beginning was very humble.She remembers that there were only 8 stalls took part in the first exhibition held at her home town,Palakkad.

45 women entrepreneurs in different parts of Kerala took part in the 18 th edition of Sankalp exhibition,held at CSI Hall in Kozhikode.

Now,we are unable to provide space to all applicants  since we have to limit stalls ,according to the capacity of exhibition halls.40 pc of these are regular participants.

“Sankalp is proud to say some of our members already launched boutiques and shops to sell their products.We are just providing a platform for aspiring business women.It is a first step.But,if they have a calibre,they take up next level.”

“I am very much satisfied to see women who have come out confident through Sankalp. Some of them have already started some small business firms and opened opportunity for few women.”-says Priya Menon.

More News from Cnm stories

‘Onnam Sakshi’;Audio released

Onnam Sakshi is a family entertainment movie,directed by Vinod Manasseri. The audio of the movie was released at Hotel Metro Tower in Kozhikode on Saturday. Kanchanamala received the first copy from TV journalist Abhilash Nair. Sunil Karanthur,Madhavan Nair,Vijayan Karanthur,Illikkettu,Prakash Payyanackal,Alikkoya,K.P.Sunil were among the participants in the function. The movie is being produced under the banner […]

National Film Festival at Payyanur

Movies including Village Rock Star,Alorukkam,Lipstick under my Burqa,Aswathama are among the movies, screening in the fest Film fans in Payyanur in Kannur district are in rejoice mood to watch great movies and talk movies during this monsoon. The 10th National Film Festival began on 9th June will continue until June 13.Well-known film makers as well […]

Arakkirukkan to reach theaters by April 20

Arakkirukkan (Half-mad) is a Malayalam feature-entertainment movie by Sunil Viswachaithanya. The film portrays the story of men’s exploitation of natural resources and water pollution.Many new faces acted in the movie,which was shot in different locations in Kozhikode and Wayanand districts. Environmental activist Prof. Shobeendran is the chief coordinator of the movie.Cinematography( Sibi Joseph Kolambalam),and music […]

Recent News

Education

Smile contest for re-capturing natural joy

November 15, 2018

Silver Hills Public School primary section organized a ‘Smile Contest’ to make children free from all learning anxieties and to re-capture the genuine flow of joy in theme. Niharika Nijosh (left),Evangelin Mejo (middle),Rithika (right) are the winners in the contest. Devananda and Ekatha shared second position while Evelin Rose and Ayan Moidu secured the third […]

NCDC celebrates Children’s Day

National Child Development Council (NCDC),Kozhikode centre  celebrated Children’s Day. Training students belong to Montessori Teachers Training Center of NCDC Regional Center,Kozhikode  organized the program on November 13,ahead of Children’s Day . Nov.14,the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, is  celebrated as Children’s Day. Specially designed placards have been placed to spread the […]

November 14, 2018

CU Pareeksha Bhavan lending a helping hand to a differently-abled student

A native of Manjeri,Fousiya came to the Pareeksha Bhavan of the Calicut University,yesterday.She is a differently-abled student and arrived at the ground floor in a wheel chair.She wanted to give a special, late application to grant her permission to write the third semester BA examination.The Pareeksha Bhavan BA section is situated on the third floor.A […]

November 8, 2018

More News