Special Banjara Events
Diploma in Personal Counselling Skills-2011 Valedictory Report
14 April, 2011 was a special day at Banjara RV Road Center. At 3.00pm the class room was full of well-dressed ladies and gentlemen, chattering to their height as if there will not be any other day. It was the last formal gathering for them. “The Valedictory Day for DPCS11 batch students”. The feeling was mixed as Gur and Neem of Ugadi. The glowing faces were visible with the silence within being felt. The joy of reaching out to the world and the sorrow of letting go of association were giving confused manifestation of feelings.
As Deepak started the program with a Bhajan the students joined him. Raja took over to recall the journey of the nine months that we travelled together. He congratulated each and every student for the learning acquired and displayed during final presentation. He commended the maturity shown by the students during their counselling sessions in various aspects. Raja acknowledged the excellent coordination and execution of work done by the group leaders and deputy leaders of both the batches and a certificate of recognition was awarded to them as a token of appreciation. The participation of all the students in making a collage on “Reach out” was appreciated with a Five Star Cadbury Chocolate.
The students got appreciation and best wishes from Dr. Meena Jain, Nalini, Poorna, Preeti, Asha, Yogita, and Kanmani. Recognition of support was given to Venu an old associate of Banjara.
Ali spoke about the career route available to the passing out students with blanket support to any one in their activities as a Lay Counselor. The booklets to explore available career pathways and “30 Days for Improvement” were given to the students to work on as a ready made guide “After DPCS what?” and action plan for personal growth.
The Cultural program of students as group song, solo play done by the students was well appreciated by all. This brought out the talents within. As a token of humble gesture students offered a Gurudakshina of Rs. 11,800/- to Banjara RV Road that could be used as deemed fit, by the institute. The farewell address by Noopura and “ My Transformation “ by Sachin echoed the group sentiments.
The handshake, hugging, patting and clicking of camera became the last touch of a formal let go. The closing Tea party had high energy level to match the excitement prevailing all round. The clicking of Camera and Mobiles were continuously working to capture the moments and the Valedictory session finally became history by 7.30pm.
Best of Luck to all the Lay Counselors of DPCS-2011 Batch.
- Diploma in Counselling Skills - 9 April 2011, by MA Sreedhar, Valedictory Function Report of Diploma in Counselling Skills 2011 Batch of Banjara Academy, Bengaluru
- Helping Hand Volunteers' Day - 18 December 2010, Helping Hand Anniversary Programme was held at Manthan, a Banjara Retreat, by Banjara Academy, Bengaluru
- Spouses Meet - 11 December 2011, spouses of students of diploma in counselling services of 2011, Banjara Academy, Bengaluru
- Felicitation of Special Educators, 2010, Felicitation by Dr. Ali and Raja from Banjara Academy, Bengaluru-Second Part
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