Barli Development Institute for Rural Women celebrates the
63rd Republic Day
On 26th January 2012, a flag hoisting program was
organized at Barli Institute’s campus located at 180,
Bhamori (Indore). The flag hoisting was done by
three physically challenged tribal women studying in
the Institute (Ms. Rukma Chouhan from Badwani,
Ms. Sangeeta Barde from Khargone, and Ms.
Rekha Dawar from Alirajpur) in the presence of
chief guest Mrs. Manju Mandloi (President of
Lioness Club), special guests Mr. Ajitabh Sharma
(center in-charge of TribesIndia, Indore), Mrs Anita
Shah (Lioness club), Ms. Elisa Kohnlein from
Germany and Ms. Holly Robertson from USA.
The Director of the Institute, Mrs. Tahera Jadhav,
spoke on the importance of the day. She said that
the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters remind
us of our duties towards our great nation. She said
that according to the Bahá’í writings, “The light of
unity is so powerful that it can illuminate the whole
world.” It was through this power of unity that
Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pt. Nehru, Dr.
Ambedkar, and others won our precious freedom.
On this day, we should pledge to use this power of
unity to wipe out the growing moral degradation and
corruption in society. She said that the mission of
the Barli Institute is to bring out the qualities and
talents in the women-trainees and, through literacy
and empowerment, make them responsible citizens
of the nation.
Special guest Mr Ajitabh Sharma said that he was
honored to attend this program and added that
TribesIndia and TRIFED would extend all possible
support for the empowerment of the tribal women
of the Institute. Chief guest Lioness Mrs Manju
Mandloi said that she felt being a part of the Barli
family whenever she visits the Institute, and said
that words are insufficient to express the work
being done by the Institute since past 26 years
towards training and empowerment of tribal
women. Lioness Mrs Anita Shah said that Republic
Day reminds us all to become aware about our
rights and responsibilities as citizens, and imbibe
the virtues of our ancient culture to take our country
to a new level.
On the occasion, the trainees presented a beautiful cultural program which comprised of patriotic songs
and dance. The program was attended by 110 trainees and staff from 40 villages of districts Alirajpur,
Khargone, Dhar, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Badwani, and Indore.