Gadchiroli Jan. 4 (District correspondent) ‘Gondwana University campus is rich in forest produce and herbs, which is the main source of livelihood of the local tribal community. Keeping the same thing in mind, Gondwana University has made efforts to create more start-ups from forest produce sector. The work being done through the Innovation Centre of Gondwana University is commendable’, said Ms. Manisha Verma, Principal Secretary, Department of Skills, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
She was speaking at the inauguration of the TRICEF Centre (Tribe Tech Community Entrepreneurship Foundation) of Gondwana University was inaugurated recently. District Collector Sanjay Meena, Vice Chancellor of Godwana University Dr. Prashant Bokare, Pro VC Dr. Shriram Kawle, Registrar Dr. Anil Hirekhan, Science and Technology department head Dr. Shailendra Dev, Dean of Humanities Dr. A. Chandramouli, Director of New Research Centre Dr. Manish Uttarwar were prominently present.
Ms. Verma further said that while reviewing the initiatives taken for entrepreneurship, a team of her department will visit the university so that the progress made by the University in creating entrepreneurship will be a guide to innovation centres of other universities in the state.
She also suggested that arrangements should be made to provide financial benefits to the Vaidus who practice herbal treatment based on the traditional knowledge of the local tribal community. On this occasion, she visited other departments of the university and praised the activities going on in the university.
Ms. Verma enthusiastically interacted with the innovators in various sectors of the Innovation Centre, TRICEF and learned about their products. The information about new research centre was given by Dr. Manish Uttarwar while information about Science and Technology Centre was given by Chief Program Officer and Head Ashis Gharai.
Photo- Ms. Manisha Verma, Dr. Prashant Bokare, Sanjay Meena and others are seen at the inauguration of the TRICEF centre.