- Bollywood personalities lend support and motivate children and women to stand up for their rights
March 8, 2016, Mumbai: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2016 today, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre organized a special self-defense and Folka dance workshop for their women staff, underprivileged children from NGOs Magic Bus, CORO and Sahaara Charitable Society and women from rural areas of Jawahar Taluka where P. D. Hinduja Hospital runs special rural health programmes.
As part of the celebrations the hospital also conducted free health checkup and an interactive session on healthy eating by Dr. Roshani Sanghani, Consultant Endocrinologist at the hospital. The programme concluded with Chief Guest Raveena Tandon and Guest of Honour Moushumi Chatterjee, Bollywood actors, interacting with women and children inspiring them to empower themselves.
Ms. Usha Raheja, Trustee, P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre said, “Mrs. Lalita Girdhar Hinduja demonstrated the power & strength of a woman in spite being a widow at the tender age of 28. For almost three decades she inculcated the parivar culture at P. D. Hinduja Hospital and steered it towards delivering “Quality Healthcare for All”. Further, she paved the way for women empowerment by starting the nursing school which later became College of Nursing, the academic arm of P.D. Hinduja Hospital. Mrs. Lalita Girdhar Hinduja continues to be our guiding light.”
Present at the gathering, Mr. Gautam Khanna, CEO, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre said, “Women’s perspective in general brings in a more powerful insight for decision making process and patient care. Hence I would like to thank all our women employees for their commitment and selfless service to the patients. We at the hospital will always be at the forefront in providing opportunities to motivate them to aspire for excellence in all walks of life.”
Ms. Raveena Tandon, Actor, Producer said, “I am honored to be a part of this celebration of womanhood. Gender diversity is a key focus and one that I am passionate about. It is very important for each and every woman to realize the power of being a woman. Our health and security is in our own hands and we must empower ourselves to fight against any kind of inequality.”
Ms. Moushumi Chatterjee, Veteran Actor said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be here today. Today, women walk shoulder to shoulder with men in all walks of life and I urge each and every woman to do what they feel right and support each other.”
In addition to the self-defense and Folka dance sessions, the participants were accompanied by the hospital’s women staff throughout the day to understand the importance of the role women play in providing quality healthcare services. This was initiated to motivate the future generation from NGO’s like Magic Bus, CORO and Sahaara Charitable Society to look at healthcare as a career prospect and empower them to take care of their health and safety.