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SRL celebrates the undaunted Women of Substance season-3

Mar 07, 2017

SRL diagnostics felicitated 11 exceptionally spirited women from the city of Delhi.

New Delhi: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, SRL Diagnostics, a leading global diagnostics chain, today honored and felicitated 11 exceptionally spirited women from the city of Delhi, who have a commendable contribution towards women empowerment and have emerged as winners and are a role model for many.

The eleven spirited women were honored by SRL Diagnostics with Healthy lady packages to initiate the concept of good health.

The women who are being felicitated today include Jamuna Rangachari, a Multiple Sclerosis survivor who after fighting the disease is today known as an author writing children story books. She has also written a book on her struggle and fight with the disease. Shanti, a social worker belonging from an under privileged background, learnt reading and writing at the age of 36 and is now associated with Azad Foundation in Rajasthan.

Gauravma Snehlata - runs a school in the Delhi-NCR region and helps over 400 underprivileged students, fighting for their basic right to education.  Harmala Gupta, she was diagnosed with cancer of the lymphatic system (Hodgkin’s Disease) in 1987 and went on to find the first cancer support group in India, ‘Cancer Sahyog’. She is also the president of the first national level umbrella organization of cancer support groups in India, Cancer Care India.

Jyoti Tewari runs a community center for men in NCR, listening to victimized and distressed men and provideing them with guidance and coaching to handle adverse situations. Urmila Sharma, aged 61 years, has raised her children (including a 37-year-old 100% disabled girl) to a level that they are all achievers today in their respective fields.

Pallavi Rao Narvekar was one of the most popular RJs on radio Mirchi, Delhi when she was struck by the debilitating disease - Myaesthenia Gravis. This led to the cancerous Thymoma which she fought even with repeated returns of the illness, and today single handedly runs Mirchi’s CSR division that works for the visually impaired.

Deepika Narayan Bhardawaj is an activist who fights for gender equality, with special focus on men’s rights. Abha Khetarpal is a polio survivor but she has never surrendered to adversities, and works relentlessly for persons with disabilities.

Zeenat Arha, a special child suffering from SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), has motivated many people to contribute to the special education system, and despite physical limitations has written a book. Today she also works towards betterment of differently abled children. Shipra Bhutani comes from a small village near Alwar, had financed her own studies, and is today providing training to 10,000 woman of power section of the society. Shipra trains woman prisoners and war widows to become self-sustaining. She is the founder- director of Jagan Raj professional studies, which has 30 skill centers across the country.

At the felicitation event, Arindam Haldar, Chief Operating Officer SRL Diagnostics said “We take immense pride in felicitating the women across India who are role models for courage and faith. We are here to celebrate the third season of ‘Women of Substance’ with an even bigger vision to spread the importance of good health and a positive spirit.”

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