August 7, 2016
As part of their 33rd annual day celebrations, three women achievers were honoured by the Bharathi Park Ladies Association (BPLA) in Coimbatore, with the association’s Mahila Ratna Awards.
For the services that they have rendered to the field of medicine, Dr. Thavamani D. Palaniswami and Dr. Swathantra Devi were given the 29th and 30th Mahila Ratna Award. The life time achievement award was given away to Premi Balu, a member of the BPLA. The award was conferred on her for the services that she has rendered to BPLA.
The Bharathi Park Ladies Association (BPLA) was founded 33 years ago. With the intention of making Bharathi Park a better place to live, the women residents of Bharathi Park joined hands and founded BPLA. Currently, BPLA has about 115 members.
“Friendship and service is the theme of our BPLA. Under our various projects, we will work towards reaching out to the needy,” Kanchan Valecha, president of BPLA, said. In her presidential address, she said that she became a BPLA member in 2005, and since then she had served in various posts.
Secretary BPLA, Kavita, in her report, presented the various social service projects that were carried out by the BPLA. Under Project Vidhya, members of the BPLA have contributed money to support the education of the children of domestic help who are employed in the members’ homes. A sum of Rs. 5,000/- was donated in cash for planting of saplings, and money was also donated to set up a CCTV surveillance room. All this was done as a part of Project Vanam. Thanks to BPLA’s Project Viadyam, cash was donated to two patients for surgery.
This time, for the annual day celebrations, the women members were dressed in pink. Post the distribution of the awards, there was variety entertainment, followed by dinner and networking.