An all-women delegation from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) comprising of 15 women entrepreneurs from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkatta is visiting Sri Lanka from 3 - 8 May, under the aegis of the SAARC Women's Initiative for Peace and Prosperity (SWIPP).
The objective of SWIPP is to strengthen economic and cultural cooperation between India and each of the SAARC countries, through a unique all-women platform and perspective, states the High Commission of India in Colombo.
Dr. Harbeen Arora, President, Creative Living Foundation, is leading the delegation on behalf of ASSOCHAM. According to Dr. Arora, the purpose of the delegation is to “meet as many women entrepreneurs and leaders from Sri Lanka from diverse fields like trade and investment, politics, media, arts, public health and well-being, science and technology, environment, academia and peace who can be part of the SWIPP initiative.”
The women delegates from India are from a range of interesting backgrounds - consulting, coaching, furnishings, interior design, modular kitchens, handmade women’s wear, bags manufacture, pipes and chemicals, family business, corporate world, higher education, arts management, architecture & industry chambers, the High Commission further stated.
During the visit, the delegation will have a meeting with Mr. Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka. They are also meeting at the National Chambers of Commerce of Sri Lanka in Colombo on 4 May, where they would interact with the members of the National Chambers of Commerce & Women’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
ASSOCHAM is a leading Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was established in 1920 with the objective to impact the policy and legislative environment so as to foster balanced economic and industrial growth.