Tuesday, April 27, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Pune exhibition to help Dalits script success stories


Pune exhibition to help Dalits script success stories
Ashutosh Shukla / DNA

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1:29 IST

Pune: In a first-of-its-kind exhibition in Pune, Dalits will be
exhibiting their success stories with the aim of inspiring others from
the community and helping them make it big in life.

There will be 200 Dalits narrating how they made it in different
spheres of life without feeling helpless or marginalised.

The Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), which is
organising the DEEP Expo from June 4 to 6, is expected to turn it into
a yearly affair. A trust founded to empower the Dalit community,DCCI
offers non-monetary help in order to enhance entrepreneurial skills of
aspiring people.

"The idea to promote talent within the community struck when despite
assurances from the private sector that affirmative action would be
taken through training programmes, job opportunities and scholarship,
not even 10% of what was promisedwas achieved," said DICCI chairperson
Milind Kamble.

He added that the exhibition will have seminars,lectures, talks,
presentations, stalls, business to business opportunities and experts
giving help on financial management, labour, laws, and tax matters.

"There will also be officials from MHCCI, CII, FICCI and from
departments like social justice who can inform people how funds can be
used," said Kamble. "There is a perception that Dalits can only move
ahead in life through reservation or monetary help. This will
encourage other Dalits and they will aspire to make it big without any

A book on 20 people who have made it big will be released. People who
have ideas and are looking forward to some financial aid could also
find help at the exhibition. "All they need to do is register with
us," said Kamble.


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