82 years old Leela Joshi,who has been providing free treatment to tribal women in India since 23 yrs
82 year old dr Leela Joshi, who has been providing free treatment to tribal women since 23 years, is called Mother Teresa of Madhya Pradesh (a india's state), Confirmed with The Emmeline Pankhurst Lifetime Achievement Award
Resolve to serve tribal women after meet Mother Teresa,
Leela Joshi is called 'Mother Teresa' of Madhya Pradesh. The reason for this name is her work, which she did for the tribal women. In India, maternal mortality is high and among tribal women it is higher than other women because they are more anaemic. Dr. Leela Joshi, a social worker and gynaecologist, organized camps and provided free treatment to make the tribal women struggling with iron deficiency healthy. It is due to these achievements that the Government of India give the Padma Shri on 82-year-old Leela Joshi and today on eve of International Women's Day, she is honoured with the The Highest People's Choice Independent Honour in UN Countries, Emmeline Pankhurst Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Dr Joshi’s name has been included in the list of Beauty on Earth Awards (Emmeline Pankhurst Lifetime Achievement Award) The Highest People's Choice Independent Honour in UN Countries.
Beauty on Earth Award recipients announced on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021
“Mother Teresa, holding my hand, said to do something for these tribal women, I proceeded on the same path” - Dr Leela Joshi
'Mother' of Madhya Pradesh became after meeting Mother Teresa
As a gynaecologist, Dr. Leela Joshi woman has also served in Assam for many years before Ratlam. During the posting in Assam, Dr. Joshi met Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa appealed to him to do something for the tribals. Mother Teresa said this in her mind. After retiring from his service in the year 1997, Dr. Leela Joshi came to Madhya Pradesh and started giving free treatment to tribal women.
No one in India’s small city could have ever dreamt that someone amongst them could become the recipient of International Emmeline Pankhurst Lifetime Achievement Award (The Highest People's Choice Independent Honour in UN Countries). And that’s exactly what 82 year old Dr Leela Joshi proved that selfless services rendered to humanity could bring glory and recognition to a small place like Ratlam,India.
Dr Joshi’s name has been included in the list of Beauty on Earth Awards recipients announced on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021. Dr Joshi has proved that even after retirement a person can serve society.
She retired in 1997 from Indian railway health services and since then has devoted herself to the cause of humanity by rescuing large number of children and women from the clutches of anemia in the tribal and rural belt of Ratlam district.
She said that health services particularly the medical field provides opportunity to serve humanity and it gives great satisfaction when selfless services are rendered. She appealed those medicos of the country to contribute for the betterment of society as much as possible.
I have seen more than 3.5 lacs children having anemia in tribal and rural belts and it was most satisfactory moment when after treatment a child reported improved haemoglobin range.
But in my journey of serving people after retirement from the post of chief medical director, Assam in the year 1997 voluntary organisation ‘Shree Sewa Sansthan’ members support from its foundation time in 2003 was very encouraging and due to their cooperation service to humanity in rural and tribal belts could be possible.
Dr. Joshi has also been conferred with the Padma Shri Award, one of the highest civilian honours in India for her remarkable services.
The Emmeline Pankhurst Lifetime Achievement Award dedicated to Great work and memories of Emmeline Pankhurst.
Pankhurst was a leading British women's rights activist, who led the movement to win the right for women to vote.
Emmeline Goulden was born on 14 July 1858 in Manchester into a family with a tradition of radical politics. In 1879, she married Richard Pankhurst, a lawyer and supporter of the women's suffrage movement. He was the author of the Married Women's Property Acts of 1870 and 1882, which allowed women to keep earnings or property acquired before and after marriage. His death in 1898 was a great shock to Emmeline.
In 1889, Emmeline founded the Women's Franchise League, which fought to allow married women to vote in local elections. In October 1903, she helped found the more militant Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) - an organisation that gained much notoriety for its activities and whose members were the first to be christened 'suffragettes'. Emmeline's daughters Christabel and Sylvia were both active in the cause. British politicians, press and public were astonished by the demonstrations, window smashing, arson and hunger strikes of the suffragettes. In 1913, WSPU member Emily Davison was killed when she threw herself under the king's horse at the Derby as a protest at the government's continued failure to grant women the right to vote.
Like many suffragettes, Emmeline was arrested on numerous occasions over the next few years and went on hunger strike herself, resulting in violent force-feeding. In 1913, in response to the wave of hunger strikes, the government passed what became known as the 'Cat and Mouse' Act. Hunger striking prisoners were released until they grew strong again, and then re-arrested.
This period of militancy was ended abruptly on the outbreak of war in 1914, when Emmeline turned her energies to supporting the war effort. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave voting rights to women over 30. Emmeline died on 14 June 1928, shortly after women were granted equal voting rights with men (at 21).