Vendors in anti-tobacco campaign

Deccan Herald and Prajavani are media partners for this event. As part of the ‘NEN Aspera Entrepreneurship-Week’ four students including Sathyananda M R, Saurabh Sinha, Saifullah Khan and Shivam Gaur in an early morning campaign improved awareness among traders about the ill-effects of smoking and chewing tobacco.

While a large number of vendors crowded around the students to listen to them, it was lady vendors who gave smokers a earful by telling them to quit smoking.

Followed by the anti-tobacco campaign, the students interacted with the vendors and empowered them with marketing ideas to improve their business.

Later, a seminar on entrepreneurship was held by Srinivas Varadarajan at the VVCE college premises. He emphasised on the need to have short and long term goals to become a successful entrepreneur.

Advising budding entrepreneurs to ensure that they need to have atleast a two-year revenue model to have a successful business, he said that they shouldn’t expect profits until the business is established.

Citing the example of IT giant Hewlett Packard, which started in a garage, Varadarajan mentioned that two-third of start-ups begin at homes. He told the participants to ensure that they keep business costs at a minimum to succeed.

Poster-making

More than 15 students later participated in a poster-making competition to promote new business ideas.  

Around 20 participants took part in the basketball game, and sixth semester E&C Nitin Raj emerged the winner, said Suyash Srivastav, an E-leader.

‘Hyperbole’ a panel discussion about how to promote entrepreneurship and the clarify the problems faced by youngsters was held at Sahukar Channaiah Auditorium, in the college premises . The panelists included Rakesh Babu, P Vishwanath, Narendra, Nandini Murthy and Vinay.

E-cell co-ordinators Roopa Priya and Rajendra Prasad were present on the occasion.

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