We would all like to say a very loving and happy Holi to all the people who read our blog and send us love and good wishes and encouragement. You are the people who put the colour into our life and we are very happy! Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in the month of Phalgun and it is a day of merrymaking. It is to celebrate the start of Spring and various events in Hindu mythology. We played with the colours and had lots of fun as you can see from this photo where we are all waving to you.
It was a specially happy Holi for one of our newest bahini haru. She had been having a very difficult time. She had been given in an arranged marriage to a man with abnormal behaviours. She was alone and isolated in his house and very vulnerable. When she returned so frightened to her own home, she was not treated well by her sister-in-law. She was alone and could trust no-one. She always looked so sad and scared. Even when she first came to Samunnat office, she could not trust us and every time she cries and her eyes would get wet.
But after meeting and staying with the ladies of Samunnat she flourished and laughed when she got admitted into a highly reputed beauty parlour training and she is really really happy. We think you can feel it even from her photo.