Sandhya Kini Mayenkar – Journey From Homemaker To A Woman Entrepreneur
Name : Sandhya Kini Mayenkar
She is all in one – a doting mother of two beautiful daughters, a passionate home-baker who’s turned a busy entrepreneur who not only initiated a culinary institute of her own but kick-started a supermarket too – Meet Sandhya Kini Mayenkar, who has spread her wings from Karnataka to Goa to Delhi to all over India & Internationally ,Her passion for food and cooking led her to start SKM Institute of Culinary Arts where she began teaching her art for food to others. She saw that there were many women like her who wanted to stay at home to look after the family and children but also had the strong urge to use their full potential and their skills to earn an income to support their families.
This has been her effort for past 5 years and she shall continue to do so in a long run. Currently she has been conducting various courses for the past five years and streamlined around 70 different courses she has trained more than 4000+ students. She is also traveling in and around Goa giving classes and to train rural women in self help groups into such skills that they can take up various orders from home. The SKM is now become a family of around 4000 plus Many of my students have started commercial ventures from their homes.
Even though she doesn’t have any formal degree in hand, she has been training many women with these skills in the past five years. She says WHAT HAS TAUGHT ME IN THESE FIVE YEARS IS SELF CONFIDENCE FOR MY SELF AND ALSO TO BOOST THE MORAL SUPPORT OF THE OTHER 4000+ WOMEN TO RISE OUT OF THEIR HOUSEHOLDS AND COME UP IN LIFE . . THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE IS TRUE EMPOWERMENT.
The second major achievement in Life Two years ago came when she stepped out into Business. A long pending dream of her father B Ravindra Kini hailing from Bailur, kundapur who is a successful businessman himself in Goa past 40years. . With her father’s total support and guidance she ventured into Supermarket business and opened up a 2500sqft superstore. Since then there has been no stop. Each day is a learning experience by itself. From being a fresher into this line to climbing up the success ladder to becoming one of the highest rated supermarket in Panjim we have managed to create a niche in the hearts of our customers within these two years, as well as creating employment opportunities to local youngsters in these areas.
Proud recipient of
1) ** “ The Achievers Award 2018” Selected amongst the top 30 in India. Felicitated at the International Centre Donapaula in Nov 2018 honored by Kalaaakar Foundation New Delhi
2) ** “ The Proud Award 2019”
Selected amongst top 12 in India. Facilitated at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri New Delhi on 20th Jan 2019. Honoured by Kalaakar Foundation, New Delhi
3) ** “ The Group Head Puraskar”
Appreciation award for Face International World Records set by Kaalaakar Foundation to set world record for highest gathering of participants on paintings in Rastriya Balika Diwas – Nation Girl child Day held at Dilli Haat Janakpuri New Delhi on Jan 20th 2019. Honoured by Padmashree, Padmavibhushan Awarded Ram Vanji SutarSir, the man behind the designing aand execution of the Sardarvallabhbhai Patel statue in Gujarat
4) Face International world Records individual Appreciation award for Face International World Records set by Kaalaakar Foundation to set world record for highest gathering of participants on paintings in Rastriya Balika Diwas – Nation Girl child Day held at Dilli Haat Janakpuri New Delhi on Jan 20th 2019. Honoured by Padmashree, Padmavibhushan Awarded Ram Vanji SutarSir, the man behind the designing aand execution of the Sardarvallabhbhai Patel statue in Gujarat
5) ** “The Incredible Art and Literature Award” Dedicated to Social Welfare held at Hindi Bhavan, New Delhi on 21st Jan 2019. Honored by dignitaries such as Minister of Home Affairs, Aditya Rajput – Censor Board Director, Ministry of information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. , Producer of Indian Motion Pictures etc.
6) *** “Rashtriya Swarnim Hind Award 2019” 16th February at India Islamic cultural centre New delhi
Organized by Women Power Society in recognition to the Outstanding Individual Achievements and Distinguished Service to the Nation. Presented by Smt. Sheila Dixit, Former Chief Minister of DELHI
7) “International Achievers Award 2019” Presented by the Destination Group at Deen Dayal Marg, New Delhi
8) *** “National Salute to Excellence Award 2019” in February
Presented by Santushti Foundation, event held at Park Ocean Hotel, Jaipur Rajasthan
9) Felicitation by All India Institute of Public & Physical Health Science and National Institute of Educational Development Society & Sports council on March 6th at New Delhi
10) ” Women of Influence 2019″ title awarded by Garnet & Gold at a Ceremony in Gururgram on 8th March
11) ” National Women Excellence Award 2019 and Elite Face Of India” awarded by Mr Amar Singh( ex. Samajwadi Party Leader) at JW Mariotts New Delhi
12) Women Achievers Award presented by Wedzilla Fashion at Radisons Blue, PaschimVihar in March 2019
13) Go Womania Appreciation Award Presented by Goas Biggest women’s entrepreneurs Association in March 2019
14) “Nari Shakti Samman 2019” presented by the Constitution Club of India in March 2019
15) “TARANG Appreciation Award” presented by Goa Tarang Women Entrepreneurs group in March 2019
16) “India Star Icon Award” presented by Star book of Records for Women Empowerment in Goa.
17) Excellent Achievers Award presented by Purwar Foundation New Delhi on Feb 2019
18) “International Acclaimed Award” in innovative artist category at Dubai World Art 2019
19) Iconic Personality Award presented By Purwar Foundation New Delhi in March 2019
20) Women Empowerment Award presented by AGS Grooming academy New Delhi
21) India’s Rising Star Award 2019 presented by Indraprastha educational research and development on 14th April at Pitampura New Delhi
22) Nari Gaurav Samman presented By Purwar Foundation New Delhi
23) National Iconic Award presented by InfoPark educational Society at Chandigarh on 12th April 2019
24) “Nari Shakti Ko Pranam..51 most influential women 2019” presented by BrijBhoomi Foundation New Delhi
25) “Inspiring Women Achievers Award 2019” presented by All India Achievers Conference New Delhi on 28th April 2019
26) Incredible Goa Award 2019 for Excellence in Culinary Arts
presented by Incredible Goa Society Magazine.
27) Commendation And recognition for being a Part of Fashion Lifestyle Magazine April 2019 issue.
28) Certificate of Excellence 2019 in Kala Parv held at Nagpur 2019
29) Certificate of Appreciation in Kala Mohotsav held at Jaipur march 15th 2019
30) You’ll Icon Award 2019 presented by Youth World News. Held at Jaipur Rajasthan on May 4th
31) National Women Achievers Award presented by Women Power Society on 28th May 2019 At New Delhi. Also Made the Goa State President for Women Power Society to represent their work in Goa. also Conducted several campaigns for Beti Bachaao and Beti Padao in villages, Female Menstrual hygiene with many self help groups.