The Inaugural function was held on Wednesday 13th September 2017, 5pm. at Nandalaj Village, Tal- Sangameshwar, Dist.-Ratnagir, Maharashtra, under the guidance of the Don Bosco Konkan Development Society (KDS).
Regional Coordinator of the Women’s Empowerment Project, Mr. Vijay Borase, Facilitators Mr. Ramchandra Bothale, Ms. Reshma Pawar, Ms. Neha Goawalkar; Mrs. Payal karde, Pressident of Gram sangh, Nadlaj Village.
Mrs. Vedika Gowalkar member of the Disha SHG Group anchored the programme and all the members of the Self Help Group welcomed the guests with flowers. The function commenced with the cutting of the ribbon by Mrs Payal Karde, President of Gram sangh, Nadlaj Village.
The women from the Self Help Group demonstrated the Incense Sticks making process. This event was initiated by the “Disha Mahila Bachat Gat,” Nandalaj Village, Tal-Sangameshwar, Dist-Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
They invested in purchasing an Incense Sticks making Paddle machine, costing Rs.25000/- . Many people have helped to get this venture going. KDS supported the Women by providing training and other facilities. Vijay Borase, Coordinator of the Women’s Empowerment Project and Facilitators, encouraged the women and provided other support. Rs. 10000/- was donated by Mrs. Una Angelo from Mumbai.
The programme ended with the vote of thanks by a member of the group, Mrs. Vedika Gowalkar, who thanked all the supporters and members.