Graduation Ceremony of 104th Batch of Barli's trainees
8 May 2013
Barli Development Institute for Rural Women
successfully organized the Graduation Ceremony
of its 104th batch of women-trainees on 8th May,
2013 (2 p.m) at the Institute’s campus. The Chief
guest of the Program was Dr (Mrs) Neerja
Pauranik (Consultant and head, Gynecological
dept., Bombay Hospital, Indore). The President of
the Innerwheel Club of Indore-Uptown, Mrs. Lalima
Tiwari was the Guest of honor. Ms. Nora Bretting
(volunteer from Germany) and members of the
Innerwheel Club of Indore -Uptown were also
present in the program.
The Program began with a prayer chanted by the trainees.
The guests were welcomed by traditional artifacts made by
the trainees at the Institute. The Institute’s Director Mrs.
Tahera Jadhav gave the welcome address in which she
congratulated the trainees on successful completion of the
six-month course comprising of: literacy, stitching, health,
environmental preservation and self & community
development. She said that the Institute is proud of all the
trainees - especially those who were illiterate when the
course started, but through their hard work they learnt to
read and write and have confidently appeared in the recent
National Institute of Open School exam (cutting and
The Chief guest Dr (Mrs). Neerja Pouranik spoke to the
trainees about how important it is to know the blood
group and haemoglobin level of oneself and adviced
on the measures that should be taken if heamoglobin
is too low. She also congratulated all the trainees and
expressed hope that they will spread the light of
knowledge when they return to their villages. President
of the Innerwheel Club of Indore, Uptown dared the
trainees to dream bigger, and said that they should not
be afraid of challenges that come in their way because
it is through these hurdles that they will learn to
improve themselves and succeed.
On the occasion, Certificates of Excellence were awarded to the trainees coming from 25 villages of Madhya Pradesh
and Gujarat. Also 26 trainees who had completed a five-day training in Solar cooker (SK-14) (assembling, cooking
and maintenance) were also felicitated. The Hemoglobin and blood group cards were also given to the trainees, the
testing of which was done during a medical testing camp organized by the Innerwheel Club of Indore Uptown on  6th
May, 2013 at the Institute. The trainees presented a cultural program and shared their experiences. The program was
conducted by the Chief Oprating Officer  Mr. Yogesh Jadhav
Quoting from the Baha’i spiritual writings, she said: “knowledge is like unto wings for humanity, it is a ladder for its
ascent”, and added that the trainees are now ready to realize their hopes and to translate their dreams into reality
and become an example in their village.