A special talk by Dr. Hiresha Verma, renowned mushroom entrepreneur and CEO of Han Agrocare and Hiressa’s Multiverse was held for the faculty and students.
She shared her journey about starting her enterprise with Rs 2000 and how the company has now grown into an enterprise that is expected to record a turnover of over 10 crore. This has earned her the sobriquet of ‘Mushroom Queen of the Himalayas’ and she has also featured among the top 75 women entrepreneurs in the country. Dr. Hiresha has helped over 5000 women in rural areas earn a livelihood through growing medicinal mushrooms. She urged the students to explore entrepreneurship in the agri-horticulture sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Rajeshwar Chandel thanked Dr Hiresha for sharing her entrepreneurial journey with the students and faculty and motivating them to start their own ventures. He urged the students to look around and start novel businesses that solve the problems of the farmers and add value to their produce. All the statutory officers, faculty and students of both colleges attended the session.