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India Bangladesh Business Council organized a conclave an exhibition to celebrate women's Day 23

15:03:23: The India Bangladesh Business Council under the aegis of WICCI, women's Indian Chamber of Commerce and industry, a worldwide organization of primarily women had organized a conclave and exhibition on the 10th and 11th of March at Groovin Kolkata. It was a two-day event of an exhibition of hand-crafted items by members and a conclave on the 2nd day, the 11th of March.

The president of the council Dr.SharmistaRaha organized the event primarily with the aim to bolster the morale of the team members and to look into trade opportunities with neighboring Bangladesh. From sarees of different clusters, hand-crafted tea, handmade jewelry, curated dresses paintings on canvas, recycled products and metal art jewelry were all on display. The exhibition ' Maitree r Shongjog' was inaugurated by Manjula Jain, president, and Indu Gandhi, vice president of Eastern Region Councils of WICCI, and Anuradha Kapoor, Secretary of ALL, All Ladies League, Speaking to the media Indu Gandhi spoke about how this organization started during the lockdown period of 2020 through online platforms. Manjula Jain congratulated SharmistaRaha on her efforts to organize this event and hoped to see many more such events in the future.

Coinciding with women's day 2022, at a small sitting, Anuradha Kapoor, recited her penned poem on Womanhood on the occasion. The conclave 'Together We Rise was graced by Md. Shamshul Arif, the Ist Secretary of Bangladesh High Commission was the chief guest who spoke about the ongoing commercial exchanges between the two countries, India and Bangladesh, and also promised the ladies all help in future projects. The keynote speaker and special guest at the occasion were Ruba Ramanna. chairperson and associate professor of the Southeast University, Dhaka. She presented a paper on Women's entrepreneurship in Bengal and spoke about the advantages and disadvantages of being a women entrepreneur and the steps taken by the Bangladesh government to support the entrepreneurial ventures by women in Bangladesh. An MoU was signed between the Southeast University, Dhaka, and the India Bangladesh business council, WICCI for further cooperation in various fields. The signatories were Ruba Ramanna and Dr.SharmistaRaha. Md. JoynalAbedn, former secretary of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce had presented virtually a presentation on Opportunities in Bangladesh, which will be circulated amongst the members. The session concluded on a high note with all members geared up and planning ahead for the next venture. Speaking to the press Dr.SharmistaRaha mentioned about the magic woman and the shining light behind it all, soul sister Dr.Harbeen Arora Rai. It is because of her that thousands of women all across the globe are united under one umbrella and always promise to stand for each other. Together we rise and together we thrive is the mantra.

A National Business Chamber for Women, Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, (WICCI) boosts and builds women’s entrepreneurship and businesses through greater engagement with government, institutions, global trade, and networks.

To share a perspective on our various endeavors and free platforms for women empowerment over the years, with a collective strength of 500,000+ members across 150+ countries: ALL Ladies League (ALL) is a movement of “sisters beyond borders” with circles of sisterhood worldwide in a She-for-She spirit; Women Economic Forum (WEF) is a global conference platform for women worldwide to speak, share, connect and collaborate for business beyond borders; SHEconomy is our e-commerce and trade platform for both goods and services by women worldwide; and WICCI is our industry and business chamber which works closely with the government, other chambers, corporates, universities and diverse stakeholders across India and Internationally, toward empowering local and global ecosystems in support of women’s enterprises and businesses.

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