Determination, fearless, tough, strong will power- that's Ms. Bharulata Kamble for you. She dreamt big and achieved it. Her story, full of struggles and challenges seemed almost like a Bollywood plot – 32 countries, one woman, one car, driving over 32,000 kilometres, to be the voice for millions of voiceless girls. The drive entailed the trek of a lifetime, through the Arctic Circle, 2 continents, 6 territories, 9 time zones, 3 desserts, 9 mountain ranges and 32 countries and 12 states of India. And when she returned after successful completion, celebrations and felicitations just could not wait. Her supporters and well-wishers assembled in huge number from various parts of UK and locally.
The Indo-British All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) together with Inspiring Indian Women Group (IIW) organised a grand welcome for Ms. Bharulata on 19th January 2017. The event was attended by many important dignitaries and high profile guests. It was hosted by Mr Virendra Sharma MP for Ealing and Southall. The chief guests on the occasion were: Baroness Sandeep Verma and Mayor of Luton Cllr Tahir Khan, who also chaired the evening's proceedings.
The event commenced with Ganesh vandana by Priyanka Shukla followed by traditional Maharashtrian Lavani dance by Rashmi Narvekar. Each member on the dais felicitated Ms Bharulata with flowers and greetings.
The event ended with an extract from the musical dance drama 'Shakti' prepared and presented by Darshini Joshi from Sanskruti Guru, wherein she spoke about how Mrs. Bharulata's journey of courage and determination proved to the world that there is 'Shakti' in every woman.