Diploma in Personal Counselling Skills-2011 Convocation Report

At last the let-go day of DPCS-2011 came on 15 Aug 2011. The occasion was a mix of bloom for the togetherness and gloom for separation. Each one was a proud certified counsellor ready to take a plunge into the sea of sadness with a life jacket for the distressed masses. Their extended helping hands are ready to hold the one in despair.

DPCS-2011 Convocation Raja AddressesThe programme started with an invocation song by Deepak followed by Raja Reddy’s deliberation on the life beyond. Nalini had her emotional expression of her thoughts. Ali was his usual self, reaching out to each one in attendance with his signature smile and thought-sharing.

DPCS-2011 ConvocationThe successful candidates received their cherished recognition by getting ‘Diploma in Personal Counselling Skills’ that entitled them to practice as a counsellor anywhere in the world.

DPCS-2011 Convocation Ali with some studentsMumtaz, Pallavi, Pooja, Sabha and Sachin expressed their parting emotions. Veena got the best attendance prize. The biggest surprise was from Raja when he announced special recognition for SPECIAL SMILES. The Kannada version of 30 days to a better life was released - it is a self-help booklet, another sincere effort by Banjara Academy that can help improve one’s life.

The programme terminated with a sumptuous lunch and warm handshakes and hugs.

Rai Sachin Bahadur
Rai Sachin Bahadur

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