On the woman’s day on 8th March 2016, Jagruti Dave the honorable corporator of Garodia Nagar, Ghatkopar has organized an event to recognize influential women in Ghatkopar. I was nominated by my former patient who also got me an application form. A day later I got a phone call confirming my nomination. The final round included an interview at the rotary club, Rajawadi Ghatkopar. Going over there was an experience in itself, I met many entrepreneurs’ especially self-made ladies from various business streams.
When I went in front of the panel of judges I was interviewed on some of my challenging cases, but they seemed to be more impressed with the number of social service camps arranged by me. Lastly I could see the appreciation in their eyes when I narrated the case of a Down’s syndrome child who started reading and writing after undergoing my treatment. The judges awarded me a participation certificate. I believed that was the end of my encounter with the team of Udaan Nari 2016. I was completely unaware that the event which went on for two days and that they would announce the winner on completion of the event. I was pleasantly surprised when my former patient gave me a call requesting me to collect my trophy for the Best Professional of 2016.
When I say that God is kind I mean it because he has always got me at the right place at the right time.
On 15th August 2015 the area around Shivaji Park was buzzing with people and excitement right from 7.00 am in the morning. We were a team of physiotherapists based in four camps around the running track. All day we had to attend to tired legs but focused minds, dehydrated bodies but determined goal.
It was inspirational to see them surpass their own goals stepping over all odds of injuries. With casualty rate of 0.5% only, we managed to keep the players away from any long lasting effects. We treated muscle tightness, ankle sprain, stretching and relaxing the tired muscles and also mobilizing the spine in certain cases. Out of all the most astonishing were the achievements of people on wheel chair. Recollection of the event showcasing an excellent display of will power and tenacity on that day still gives me goose bumps!