Lilavati hospital with Save & Empower the Girl Child

Lilavati hospital with Save & Empower the Girl Child

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Save & Commission the Girl Child’ with Lilavati hospital

50,000 free health check-ups for the Girl Child

Mumbai: Doctors of Lilavati Institution also Research Centre (LHRC) in their endeavour towards the upliftment of the girl child, took another step forth in their initiative by organising ‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ occurrence on February 5, at Taj Lands End, Bandra (W) at their yearly event.

The evening started with a panel discussion on ‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ moderated by Dr. Kiran Coelho, Chairman of the organising committee along with other panellists – Dr. Indu Shahani, Nagesh Kukunoor, Paraclete Mrunalini Deshmukh, Gul Panag, Dr. Rupa Shah, Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, Shaina N.C., and Ceylan Ozen Erisen, Counsel General of Turkey in Mumbai.

Dr. Indu Shahani, former Sheriff of Mumbai and Principal concerning HR School insisted on the importance of women pursuing their career after completing their education. “Even though women excel in education and finish their courses, those who make it to the roof are very few. We need to concentrate on this outlook now,” she said.

Nagesh Kukunoor who wrote, produced, acted and directed immensely successful films like Hyderabad Blues, Iqbal, Dor also Laxmi narrated, what inspired him to make the internationally acclaimed film Laxmi, which deals with child trafficking.

Advocate Mrunalini Deshmukh answered how if a couple, a foreigner husband and an Indian wife adopt a girl child, and following divorce; what are the legal aspects for the confinement of the adopted girl.

Gul Panag, the actress, model, and former beauty queen who keenly is interested in raising ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ spoke near how able was the ‘Pinkathon Mumbai’ in raising Breast Cancer Awareness and the scope for initiatives to promote awareness like Cub Labour and Exploitation of Girls.

Dr. Rupa Shah, former Vice- Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University explained about the goals plus achievements in training young girls in the art of self-defence.

Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, the internationally renowned IVF specialist will detailed, what the current laws are relating to Sex Selection further Female Feticide und so weiter how effective are they in protecting the girl child.

Shaina N. C. spoke about what measures the government should hit on to save et al empower the girl child in the field of health and nutrition.
Ceylan Ozen Erisen, Counsel General of Turkey in Mumbai explained how empowerment of women is done in her country and how India could emulate it.

Dr. Kiran Coelho, Contingency Chairperson said, “We are grateful to all those who have encouraged and supported our cause towards the maid child in the last two years. This is a result of the collective effort from all, involved within and outside the guts team. We look forward to seeing more people protection us in the future.”

Shri Nanik Rupani, Trustee, Lilavati Hospital added, “It gives me immense pleasure to look the awareness this initiative has raised. I believe that it is also our individual duty to empower our girls. The sex ratio, in case not improved soon vessel cause major social unrest. Indian society always had a distinctive place for girls in the family. Goddesses are worshipped in India – like Laxmi for Wealth, Kali/Durga for Power and Saraswati for Knowledge. I congratulate the team for highlighting the importance of the girl child before again.”

The occasion was graced by the presence about Shri Dilip Walse Patil, Hon. Speaker, Maharashtra, Shri Govindrao Adik, Portion about Parliament, Shri Y. P. Trivedi, Member of Parliament moreover many other dignitaries.

Started in 2012 by the doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre (LHRC), this social initiative, with Dr. Narendra Trivedi (Chief Operating Officer) plus Kiran Coelho as this event’s chairperson, the organizing committee consist of leading senior doctors from the hospital.

About Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre: LHRC, the premier multi-specialty tertiary care hospice concerning India has been acknowledged globally as centre of medical excellence. The kind of confidence, trust it has developed on strong foundation of the state-of-the-art facilities, best medical expertise, research, education and charitable endeavours; that today it serves patients from all walks of life – national and international. The hospital has focused its operation on providing quality care with a human touch, which truly reflects the essence of its motto “More than Healthcare, Human Care”. In 2013, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai won the Prestigious ‘India Healthcare Awards’ for ‘Best Multi Specialty Hospital like the Year’ and ‘No. 1 Metro City Hospital’

The trustees of the sanatorium are: Mr. Prabodh K. Mehta, Mr. Rashmi K. Mehta, Mrs. Sushila V. Mehta, Mrs Charu K. Mehta, Mrs. Rekha H. Sheth, Mr. Niket V. Mehta, Mr. Chetan P. Mehta, Mr. Bhavin R. Mehta, Mr. Nanik Rupani, Mr. S. Lakshminarayanan (I.A.S) and Mr. Kishan Kumar Modi.

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