Malarchi Batch 1 certification ceremony

Malarchi” – Empowering life skills for independent living – 30th April 2021 was the certification ceremony for our first batch of Malarchi students, a special day for all of us at Mirra. The program started off with the lighting of Kuthivilakku by Durga followed by Ananthitha and Tejasve (Swarathma students) rendering the invocation song. Durga welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guests. The chief guests of the day were Mr. Gopinath Ramakrishnan, Managing Trustee and Co-founder, SCAN and Mrs. Mini Hari, Co-Founder, SCAN. Gopi and Mini stressed on the importance of life skills and independent living. They have been closely following our Malarchi facebook posts and stated that this program was indeed the “need of the hour”.

Lakshmi Satish, our director, congratulated the students and the parents and thanked everyone involved in the program. She expressed her gratitude to all the students, parents and patrons for their continued support. The co-ordinator of the program, Saritha, appreciated the students for being more responsible, accountable and applying the various concepts learnt in the program. A video capturing the Malarchi 3-month journey(compiled by Harshil) was played.

The facilitators Satish, Durga, Divyatha, Vedavalli, Vedhanayagam and Sudha Karthik shared their experiences and learning from the program. Parent and student testimonials were shared (Video compilation by Nivedh and Shreya). This was followed by the awarding of certificates (designed by Dhruva).

It was a great moment of pride for everyone at Mirra as the students received their certificates. It was sheer joy to see the 7 students – Harshil, Nivedh, Prathinav, Rahul, Shreya, Shyam and Thrisha gracefully posing for the certificates. All of them were aptly dressed for the occasion – yet another concept learnt in Malarchi. Special mention to the mothers – Omana, Rashmi, Shruti, Padmini, Srividhya, Latha and Sridevi who stood by their wards and also gave them the necessary space and time for becoming responsible and accountable.

After group snaps, Divyatha Kota rendered the vote of thanks followed by a closure song by Aditi (Swarathma student).