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

Naveena’s collection of poems released

Kerala Chalachithra Academy Kozhikode Regional Co-ordinator Naveena Subhash’s collection of poems , Jeevanil Raparkunnavar has been released at a function held at the Open Forum  of Kerala International Film Festival in Thiruvananthapuram. Academy Chairman Kamal released the book by handing the first copy to director Sibi Malayil. V.K.Joseph introduced the book. Bina Paul,Mahesh Panju,Madhu Janardhanan,K.P.Kumaran,V.K.Sreeraman […]

‘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 […]

Recent News

Education

Sahithy literary Fest Aswany and Amith get awards

March 8, 2019

Sree Sankaracharya University research scholars Aswani AP and Amith K bagged poetry and story writing award , respectively in the Sahithy Literary Fest,concluded today at Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University.

Not pundits,but intellectuals who crush the system is needed-Dr.KG Paulose

The need of the hour is not ‘pundits’ who simply follow the system,but intellectuals who crush the system by standing inside the system,said Dr.K.G.Paulose,former Vice Chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam University.He was inagurating Sahithy-2019 literature festival  at Malayalam University on Thursday. Literature helped men to sense other men and thus created reformation. Noted Tamil writer Perumal Murukan […]

March 7, 2019

‘Modi gov. created foundation for strong and stable economy’

  Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode honoured Dr. Surjit Bhalla with the traditional shawl “Ponnada” and presented a memento. Dr. Surjit Bhalla delivers lecture at IIMK on “Reforms: Foundations of a Strong and Stable Economy” Dr. Surjit Bhalla, noted economist, author, columnist and former member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Economic Advisory Council delivered […]

More News