Haldi-kumkum at BDD vocational class
For 12 years, the Inner Wheel Club of Bombay has celebrated the success of underprivileged women by having a ‘haldi-kumkum’ ceremony at the vocational training class, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal School, BDD Chawl, Worli.
February 2, 2019, was a joyous day for the hundred women who are currently benefiting from this programme and for the President Mrs. Pallavi Nerker along with other members of the Inner Wheel Club of Bombay.
Many of the women at the vocational training class are small-scale entrepreneurs who have been given interestfree
loans to enable them to become economically independent. There was more to celebrate as some of the women had cleared their Xth and XIIth grades as well as graduation this year.
Everyone was served ‘tilgud laddoos’ to celebrate the hard work put in by them throughout the year. Entertainment followed in the form of singing, dancing, reciting poems and enacting a play. A competition was held for make-up and hair-styling, tailoring and mehendi designs – some of the creative arts taught at the institution. All the participants were cheered and encouraged to do better. Every woman felt empowered because they understood that a skill can change the future of a whole family.