10th MedscapeIndia National Awards Continues to Advocate ‘Saving the Girl Child & Women Empowerment “-Dr.Sunita Dube
MedscapeIndia celebrates the spirit of women power with the 'Save the Girl Child' campaign which is in its 13th year, spearheaded by the renowned Radiologist Dr.Sunita Dube Founder Chairperson MedscapeIndia Aryan Medical & Educational Trust,
MedscapeIndia celebrates the spirit of women power with the ‘Save the Girl Child’ campaign which is in its 13th year, spearheaded by the renowned Radiologist Dr.Sunita Dube Founder Chairperson MedscapeIndia Aryan Medical & Educational Trust, a nonprofit organization. MedscapeIndia has been relentlessly working towards the cause of empowering women and saving the girl child, women health, sanitation and health care for a span of the last 18 years.
‘Save the girl child’ campaign was first launched in 2008 by MedscapeIndia as an initiative to prevent female foeticide,educate and nurture the
underprivileged girls who are deprived of basic education,and to empower women with work opportunities against any gender bias in the society.The campaign took a strong stand to ‘Save The Girl Child’ by the stringent prohibition of sex-selective abortion, enforcement of Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Technique (PC-PNDT), and Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Acts and social mobilization.underprivileged girls who are deprived of basic education.
Over the past 18 years,MedscapeIndia has worked for various awareness campaigns such as, “Save the Girl Child, HIV Awareness, Million Smile Women Empowerment Program, Fit India Movement along with conducting Medical camps.
Dr. Sunita Dube talks about her journey to save the Girl Child says,” MedscapeIndia have worked from the grass-root level to ‘Save the Girl Child’ dealing with the prevention of female foeticide by changing the mindsets. With the support of the medical fraternity from not only India but across the globe along with 21 medical associations and people from different walks of life, who all had shown solidarity to influence the mindsets towards importance of the girl child and giving them opportunities. Women need to be accepted, supported and acknowledged to lead the world without gender bias.”
She adds,” I feel extremely proud to see women excelling in every field from science, technology, medicine, research to sports at the recent Olympic games where they made the country proud by winning medals for India. MedcapeIndia endeavors for the betterment of the girl child and women for their health, well being and education to give them a bright future.”
MedscapeIndia initiative ‘Save the Girl Child’ has received support by Late President of India Prof. A.P.J Kalam and by the National Presidents of 21 Medical Associations, eminent Doctors from the medical fraternity including Padma Bhushan Dr. Devendra Triguna, Padma Bhushan B M Hegde, Dr. Indira Hinduja to name a few.
This year many eminent personalities from all walks of life have come together to join hands to support the 13th edition of the ‘Save the girl child’ project and the 10th Medscapeindia National Awards.
Dr.Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), from Medscsapeindia said“ India of the 2021st century can’t on one leg. There is the need to save the future mother to have humanity.
Radhika Nath Member at Democratic National Committee, University at Albany, SUNY said by “By empowering our daughters we empower their communities, which means empowering the nation.”
Ace Ophthalmologist and Eye surgeon Dr.Quresh Maskati emphasizing on the need for women’s education said,” If we want to become a developed nation we cannot let 50% of our population remain under-educated and discriminated at every stage of their lives. Women empowerment is not a choice, it is a necessity, if India is to hold its head high amongst nations of the world!
Padma Shri Padma Bhushan Awardee Dr.Anil Kohli sums it up in a one-liner ” Girl child a Nation’s Pride’ which says it all.
Ace Physiotherapist Dr.Ali Irani inspires all to stand by the cause says, “Lets pledge to Protect Girls from Womb to Tomb.
Renowned advocate Mrunalini Deshmukh shares her view on the Girl Child and Women Empowerment says, “I believe the journey of the girl child in India has been from the womb to foeticide to Olympics, to running the nation. Gender equality and women empowerment today is a reality and not merely a concept.”
Brigedier R R Singh, an Indian Army Veteran,emphasizes on the importance of a woman in the society says,” Today’s Girl Child may be a mother of tomorrow. Swami Vivekanand gave divine stature to mother and said God can’t be everywhere, so he created mother.”
Former Executive Director Indian Oil Corporation Harsh Sachdev says, “The Girl Child has always been considered as a liability in our society. But we see of late,that only girls are saving us as a Nation, in terms of winning medals in the Olympics and also in other competitive games, to topping the CA examinations. The women of today have become the Nation’s pride.”
Bollywood actor Gurmeet Chaudhary has been associated with the journey of MedscapeIndia for over 13 years says,” It’s a proud moment for us since MedscapeIndia has come a long way to serve the cause of saving the girl child reaching its 13th edition this year. I feel extremely grateful to the hard work of Dr.Sunita Dube and the entire medical fraternity for creating the awareness about ‘Saving the Girl Child right from the womb till empowering her to become the nation’s pride!”
The organization has been conducting Rural Health programs across various states of India namely Uttrakhand, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra.With its “WE DOCTORS” campaign Medscapeindia provided health cards and 1 million masks to the police and the underprivileged during the Covid 19 pandemic.
In an initiative to support the medical community and the patients Medscapeindia organised Tele ICUs in Vaccination drives, Oxygen PSA plants, Modular Hospitals & ICU setups, Oxygen concentrators, Home dialysis, home support running covid hospitals, since 18 months cross Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh.
has been steadfast in supporting the country in the time of the need by providing medical aid during the Assam floods to serving humanity with 13000 doctors who treated nearly 1.5 cr Covid victims during the Covid 19 Pandemic.
MedscapeIndia National Awards is an initiative to facilitate the heroes from the medical fraternity, and people from all walks of life, which is in its 10th year now.
The awards recognize and appreciate the contributions made by doctors, institutions in the healthcare sector, and eminent personalities in the field of social work supporting the ‘Save the Girl Child’ movement as also women’s empowerment and community health, training, education, research, patient care, rural health care, teaching, treatment innovations, and academic excellence.
MedscapeIndia National award has been bestowed upon Late Prof. A .P. J. Kalam, Shree Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev, PV Sindhu(Badminton Player), Padma Bhushan, Dr. Farokh E Udwadia, Dr. Prakash Amte, Dr. Hegdewar, Dr. Vikas Mahatmane, Tata Hospital, Union International for Cancer Control from Geneva, Prof. Ashley H. A. Ross from South Africa.