Dr Rupinder Kaur Murjani - Great Companies Women Entrepreneur Award Winner 2020
Dr Rupinder Kaur Murjani
Solace India online
The first time when I got to visit a tribal village , my idea of a tribal region was that of any layman, who have either watched the tribals as depicted in the Bollywood movies or perhaps in the stories that are as much far removed from the reality. My first exposure to the tribal village was a shock. It was with a friend that I visited this tribal village, just ... kilometres from Mumbai. Interestingly these tribals had no painted faces or tattooed body or wore weird ornaments or ate raw meat as the Bollywood would have us believe. These were people like us, with similar dreams, aspirations and expectations. Introduction to these tribals was a turning point in my life. It was there and then I decided that until I make a substantial difference in their lives, I shall not sit quietly. And this promise to myself keeps me going.
What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now
Illiteracy has led to the economic backwardness and insecure livelihood of the tribals, which has not been able to bring them in the mainstream of economic development. ii) Poor Health: has forced the tribals face health problems like malaria, cholera, diarrhea, jaundice, TB, malnutrition, anaemia, high infant mortality rates & low life expectancy rates. b) Women issues : Most girls are married off as soon as they attain puberty & some even before that, resulting in these young girls to become teen mothers. These girls undergo multiple pregnancies even before they are 20-25. As a result the children born have stunted growth and physical disabilities. The condition of women is seriously pathetic
What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs
I feel those who can’t be heard need a voice. Every moment of my involvement in the social work fills me with a tremendous satisfaction that I am bringing smiles into the of different people. life every day. Helping others has brought an unmatched satisfaction and given meaning to my life. Volunteering to work has helped me to enhance the well-being of the people I came in touch with - those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty and ignorance. Life has so much to offer if we remember look beyond ourselves.
To what do you attribute your success
1. Reaching out to the Neglected
2. Salvaging out the
3. Support Flood Victims
4. Attending the Unattended
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