Women Job Fair by ASM Group of Institutes, Pune

ASM Group of Institutes organised first of its kind Women Job Fair for Women which received a huge response from women candidates.

Online PR News – 21-August-2014 – Pune, Maharashtra, India – A first of its kind event in Maharashtra was organized on 8th Aug 2014 at  ASM Group of institutes, along with Directorate of Employment & Self Employment Guidance Centre Government of Maharashtra, Pimpri, Pune, and ‘Tanishka’ an Initiative by Sakal Pvt. Ltd, Pune. This was a mega event specially designed for women job seekers and Companies wanting to recruit Women. 

There was an overwhelming response to the Women centric Fair with almost 80 companies offering jobs with more than 3500 women job seekers seeking better opportunities. Career opportunities were provided in this one day event where women job seekers got opportunity to get jobs exclusively meant for them. At the same time companies get to hire women resources PG, Graduates, 12th pass or ITI as per their needs. 
The Women centric Job fair began with lighting of a lamp at 10 30 am by Chief Guest Padmashree Lila Poonawala Chairperson Lila Poonawala Foundation, Mr. Malhar AranKalle Editor Sakal & Mr. U.S. Kulkarni, Employment Officer-Employment & Self Employment Guidance Centre, Government of Maharashtra, Dr. Sandeep Pachpande, Chairman, Dr. Asha Pachpande, Secretary and Managing Trustee & Prof Prabha Shankar Director Corporate Relations-ASM Group of Institutes. The auditorium was packed with almost 400 plus students, Industry representatives’ faculties and Press. 

The proceedings began with Dr Sandeep Pachpande Introducing the event and shared his vision of reaching out to Industry and providing them talent in keeping with ASM tradition of Effective and Efficient Industry Academia Interphase started by our Founder Late Dr. R.R. Pachpande almost 3 decades ago. He shared that it is a first of its kind event with Sakal “Tanishka” a women specific organization along with Directorate of Employment & Self Employment Guidance Centre, (E&SEGC) Government of Maharashtra Pimpri, Pune. He further added this is our third Job Fair with, (E&SEGC) and now it feels we are a family and he hoped ASM will continue more events with them. He said who better than Ms Leela Poonawala a successful Professional, Entrepreneur and Social worker would be apt to be the chief Guest! He urged the students to utilize the one stop shop opportunity and avail the best opportunity.

Dr Asha Pachpande Encouraged all the Girl candidates by giving the following guidelines:

- Start Your careers without any fear in mind.
- Always practice Time management for that is the commodity equally shared by all.
- Be innovative in whatever you do.
- Develop yourself continuously by gaining knowledge regularly.
- Try and Succeed in whatever you do.

After that Madam Asha declared the event open which was followed by felicitation of Ms Poonawala, Mr. Arankalle and all present on the dais. 

We then had an introduction of Padmashree Lila Poonawala followed by her words of Wisdom. Ms Poonawala started by saying earlier there were no campus interviews, we used to have one or two opportunities and we took the first available job. Then started the campus interviews which was the only planned recruitment activity. But today these job fairs offer variety of jobs at one place.

She also mentioned that this women centric Job Fair initiative is truly unique as it is for only women candidates. She complimented all organizers for this First in Maharashtra initiative. She then cautioned participants that not getting selected in a company should not be seen as a failure but it is just being unable to fulfill the company's current requirement at a particular time. The job seekers should learn from their own mistakes and mistakes of others to prepare for a better future. Gender diversity being a must in all organizations, she said women should utilize such opportunities and get suitable jobs. She also suggested it is good for girl students to get married and start a family but being a professional is also her responsibility if she has been well educated to give back to society. She encouraged students to live life in their terms and have guts to give service and take service from others in family and behave as equal not less not more.

LPF is involved in almost 2000 scholarships for girls to become engineers and especially girls from non urban areas. She further added it is a service to all companies who are struggling to get women candidates to come to this event and get their best pick. 

Post this we had Mr. Arankalle Editor Sakal addressed the audience. He acknowledged Ms Leela Poonawala’s advice to the girls to focus on career. Girl-Mother-Professional et al and have a financial independent path. He said Girls/women do a lot of house work whereas men do little or no house work. It is assumed that house work is still to be carried out by girls/women only. He says in 21st century women should learn to say we share the work both at home and outside. He then talked about women’s association of Tanishka the Sakal Initiative. Last year Tanishka adopted 100 villages and helped them with water reservoirs. This year these villages have ample water. 

Prof. Prabha Shankar Director Corporate Relations ASM Group proposed the vote of thanks by thanking:

Ms Lila Poonawala for being a true inspiration First women Engineer, First women CEO and setting example today by sparing time in spite of personal emergency.

Mr. Arankalle for making men feel responsible towards women and being so encouraging to the women cause.

Mr. Uday Kulkarni and Team for their understanding support in getting companies and other arrangements.

Mr. Rajan Wadke & Dr Gauri for smooth organization of event.

The participant Companies for assembling in large numbers and the candidates for coming in such large numbers.

The press for the presence and last but not Least the students, faculty and Management of ASM Group for working together to make the program a grand success. 

Dr. Gauri, a Tanishka was the anchor for the event. 

Afternoon Program for Job Fair on 8th August 2014 began at 2:30pm with Lighting of the lamp by the chairman ASM Group Dr. Sandeep Pachpande., Managing trustee & secretary ASM Group, Dr. Asha Pachpande, Chief Guest Dr. Shilpagauri Ganpule, Tanishka Coordinator, Dr. Pradeep Bavdekar, Managing Director, MITCON, Mr. Survase, General Manager DIC, Mr. Kalaskar, Training Officer, Bank of Maharashtra, Mr. Lad, District Officer Khadi Gramodyog,  Ms Pooja Waychal, Successful Entrepreneur, Ms. Bindu Shweta. MD, ED Technologies.

The proceedings began with the 400 women almost filling up the hall.

- Chairman Dr. Sandeep Pachpande welcomed all the Guests & Introduced Event to all. He urged the women candidates to utilize the unique platform for the good of both them and the society.

- Managing Trustee & Secretary Dr. Asha Pachpande encouraged the women candidates to work with confidence, focus, commitment and continuously update themselves.

- Ms Kulkarni from Tanishka felicitated all on the dais.

- Dr. Shilpagauri Ganpule, Coordinator Tanishka Shared Success story of Tanishka.

- Dr. Pradeep Bavdekar, MD MITCON shared his view about “Requirements of a good Entrepreneur”.

- Mr. Survase, GM DIC provided information about the special schemes & support by DIC for the Women Entrepreneur.

- Mr. Kalkaskar Training Officer, Bank of Maharashtra shared information about special schemes & support by Bank of Maharashtra for the Women Entrepreneur.

- Mr. Lad District Officer, Khadi Gramodyog, provided information about special schemes & support by Khadi Gramodyog.

Tanishka Coordinator Ms Manisha extended the vote of thanks.

Overall both morning and evening sessions were well utilized by women participants!! This event received an excellent response. Almost 80 leading companies were present in the job fair. Around 3500 candidates Registered for jobs. About 3000 candidates were Interviewed. Approximately 1000 candidates were shortlisted for further process.

The event started at 10.30am and went on till 6pm. Both the interviewed and the Interviewers were very happy with the elaborate arrangements made by ASM Group of Institutes for security, streamlining, coordnation for Interview and hospitality. There was exclusive room for the Company executives for lunch/snack arrangements apart from three canteens operating near the three buildings of Interview. The entire ASM-Faculties,Admin staff, Security Staff and the Students rose to the occasion to make this Job Fair a Grand Success!! Self Employment Seminar was well attended 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Excellent Team Work Divides the Task and Doubles the Success!!