FOGSI – The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecologist Society of India, launched the nationwide movement called “She Matters”. They’re main objective being Health Care, Education, and Transformation of Women. Renowned Indian designer Shaina N C, popularly known as Queen of Drapes, a politician and social activist and fashion designer Rebeca Dewan who is known for her urban style created an exquisite festive French collection ‘Belle Ame’.
Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai, President FOGSI, said, “She matters is about Care, Education, and Transformation of women in urban and rural areas. “She Matters” fashion show is the most unique in the country as gynecologists and celebrities from all walks of life walked the ramp. The need to promote quality health care is of utmost importance to reduce the mortality rate amongst mothers. The upgradation of nursing homes, better infrastructure, and education to transform the system is our key objective and we are happy to have the overwhelming support of Shaina N C, Rebeca Dewan and all the celebrities like Pooja Hegde, Soha Ali Khan, Monica Bedi, Swati Wadhwani, Sheeba, Malvika Sharma, Cyrus Broacha etc. who supported us today.
Shaina NC said ‘This is the first time doctors and patients are walking on the ramp together. Without gynecologists, the baby cannot be born as they play a very crucial role in the birth of a baby. We must always understand how important doctors are in our life. Without SHE there is no HE. I have always been a strong supporter of women causes over the years and FOGSI has done immense work across the country with its strong base of doctors whose selfless service for women healthcare needs to be applauded. When I got this opportunity to be associated with the She Matters campaign I created an exquisite range of Indian wear for the doctors and celebrities. I would like to extend my support for making a difference to educate and bring about a positive change in India. It was a memorable show where we had a fantastic mix of Bollywood celebrities such Shamita Shetty, Sayami Kher, Poonam Dhillon and TV celebrities such as Shweta Choudhary, Mansi Roy Joshi and TV anchor Faye Dsouza and leading doctors walking side by side..’’
Dr. Nandita Palshetker, President MSR & organizing secretary of the event said, ‘ My walk with Ex Miss World Diana Hayden and her baby Aria was a special part of the show since she was the youngest beauty on the ramp and Diana is currently pregnant with twins. This show brought many doctors and women of substance together on one stage which will help spread the message of She Matters. ‘
The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) is the professional organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology in India. With 241 member societies and over 33,000 individual members spread over the length and breadth of the country, FOGSI exists to encourage and disseminate knowledge, education and research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, to pilot and promote preventive and therapeutic services related to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology for betterment of the health of women and children in particular and the wellbeing of the community in general, to advocate the cause of reproductive health and rights and to support and protect the interest of practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology in India.
Dr. Rishma Pai Dhillon, president of FOGSI is the brain child of ‘She Matters and has generated a movement across the country with 35,000, doctors spreading awareness of this campaign.