Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organised its product launch event on 9th September 2022 at the university campus. The mega event witnessed the participation of 190 volunteers, along with 18 sponsors' stalls and 1 Enactus Product Exhibition stall. The chief guests for the event were Ms. Vani Murthy, founding member of the Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT) and Ms. Ibadat Jishtu, Enactus India Programme Manager and Consultant - Enactus Global. At the Product Launch 2022, Enactus officially announced its upcoming endeavours and projects. Additionally, it offered a short rundown of every project undertaken by the forum in the previous year. This academic year, seven projects that are beneficial to society, the economy, and the environment have been successfully launched. The forum aims to contribute to a better and more sustainable future through these initiatives.
Upon the arrival of Ms. Vani Murthy and Ms. Ibadat Jishtu the event began with a torch lighting ceremony. Soon after, Enactus and the event, Product Launch, were introduced by the emcees to the audience, followed by an inaugural dance by Aditi S. Khasnis, a member of Enactus. Ms. Vipanchi V, Faculty Supervisor - Enactus JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), introduced the esteemed Chief Guests, Ms. Vani Murthy and Ms Ibadat Jishtu, after which they were called upon the stage to address the gathering. A film documentary that provided an overview of all Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) past year projects and events was shown.
The seven projects for 2022–2023 were introduced one at a time, with the chief guests transferring leadership to the project heads at each stage.
Project Rangde: The initiative attempts to break through the textile business with a novel and ecological idea by dying fabrics with floral waste and making them into cloth bags, pouches, and scrunchies.
Project Kalaa: A programme that helps replenish the declining flora while addressing the problem of expanding paper trash. The goal of this project is to create standard stationery items that are made from recycled paper and contain plantable seeds.
Project Khaady: By providing edible and biodegradable cutlery that is safe for use and encourages sustainability, it seeks to provide consumers with an alternative to plastic cutlery.
Project Meira: Aims to develop a bamboo lantern to tackle the power crisis.
Project Nesara: Produces bio-enzymes, which are liquid solutions of natural enzymes that may be used on a variety of domestic surfaces for cleaning and treatment. It is created with specific amounts of leftover fruit and vegetable waste.
Project Viva: Strives to produce kits filled with handcrafted and natural self-care products that are cruelty-free and ethically sourced.
Project Dhaaga: Aims to raise awareness about the adverse effects of single-use plastic and polythene covers by reusing plastic bags to make yarn and crochet them into durable products.
Ms. Ibadat Jishtu shared her views on the event and expressed support to all the project teams. Nikhil MS, the Faculty Advisor of Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), shared a few words about the Enactus team and extended his sincere regards to the chief guests. Ms. Ibadat Jishtu was fascinated with Project Viva and assured the team that the growing international demand for natural products could help their natural skincare line. She expressed her warm wishes for the team’s future endeavours. Ms. Vani Murthy admired the concept of Project Nesara and shared her preference for utilising bio-enzymes for cleaning because they are safer and more environmentally friendly than the chemical ones available in the market. She expressed her support for Project Dhaaga and showed the team her tote bag made of plastic waste. Both the guests showed a positive response to the idea of Project Meira as well. Ms. Ibadat Jishtu and Ms. Vani Murthy also liked the ideas behind Project Rangde, Project Kalaa, and Project Khaady. They appreciated the designs of the end products and offered suggestions to the respective heads on broadening their product line.
After going around the exhibition stall, the chief guests visited the other stalls which were:
Inline-4 Automotives (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.
Yama Bakes and Cake
Y.S juice shop
99 Variety Dosa
Vellvette Lifestyle Pvt Ltd.
To conclude, Product Launch 2022 was a resounding success that was extremely beneficial to all the seven projects that received a lot of input and feedback from the chief guests and faculty of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).