Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Talking Pots Exhibition by Enactus, St. Xaviers' College

Kolkata Bloggers is proud to associate with endeavours that work towards the benefit of people in general. To that effect, we are glad to talk about our association with Enactus, an organization based out of St. Xaviers' College, Kolkata, that seeks to resolve poverty using entrepreneurial ventures. The core of any Enactus project is to empower the lesser fortunate with skills so that they can eventually sustain themselves without further external support.

Do take a look at what they have to say about their "Talking Pots" exhibition.

The real essence of the word "Entrepreneur" is still not known. People just think of it as a fancy word with a difficult spelling. The actual power and responsibility associated with this word is beyond the comprehension of individuals and the immense amount of pressure that any entrepreneur undergoes is also unfathomable to the common eye. Add Social to it and it becomes yet more difficult. Social Entrepreneurs are the Messiahs of the common masses. We strive to achieve the unthinkable, to emancipate the poverty stricken and to make them self sustainable. We are a community of students, academic and business leaders, committed to utilising the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better and more sustainable world. We uplift the weaker section of the society by empowering them in a way that makes them self sustainable. We believe in teaching how to fish rather than serving fish on a platter.

What is Talking Pots?

 We married the aesthetical aspects of art and the bountiful largesse of nature and out of this wedlock emerged the idea of Talking Pots. At Talking Pots, we provide you with a must have aesthetic product which not only serves as an alternative to the traditional flower bouquets but also provides a greener and cleaner solution for home decor and gifting. To capture the cultural undertones in our Sonar Bangla and to bring to the forefront the latent artistic prowess of the natives of Kolkata, we launched into a search for women entrepreneurs who needed just a nudge in the right direction to pick up their paint brushes and whip up wonderful expressions of art. These women residing in the squalor of slums, were bound by the shackles of poverty and strangled by the vicious cycle of helplessness.

Art, in ways more than one, was an escape from the bickering that was omnipresent in the milieu. Capitalising on these skills, we hoped to help them find an independent voice and strong foothold in society. Slowly and steadily, they are picking up the tricks of the trade and will hopefully, one day, no longer require us to steer the venture. Talking Pots is an initiative undertaken by St. Xaviers College, Kolkata chapter of Enactus. Enactus is an international organisation dedicated with working with leaders in business and institutions of higher education to mobilise university students to make a difference in their communities and develop them into socially responsible leaders.

Let the beauty of Nature mesmerize us with its splendour.
Let us sway in its everlasting fragrance.
 Let us be a part of the Talking Pots Family.
Let us witness the story of struggle and perseverance, an endeavour to make a difference and a seething conviction to rise from the ashes.

Talking Pots is putting up a stall to display the artwork of our women on the 09th of January 2016 at the Solace Day Spa grounds in Sunny Park between 11:00am to 09:00pm. Do drop by!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful one. I like the concept of Talking pots. Was not sure of this.