Mohini Won Her Beauty Crown in Medical Philanthropy
New Delhi, 23 September: Her name rings very true in her persona- enticing indeed. She had a yearning for making her mark in beauty pageant too in the prime of her life. Had she won a crown in some beauty pageant, she might have mouthed philanthropy only as a ritual.
Mohini Daljeet Singh decided to win her beauty crown differently. She shelved her up market trappings for the rough and tumble of serving poor and impoverished. Being one from military background, these trappings came naturally to her. But as CEO of Max India Foundation, Mohini transcended the cozy comforts of her lineage and is doing yeoman’s service to society through medical philanthropy.
Talking to Meditoall Editor-in-Chief Dhananjay, Mohini says, ‘there was a time in my life when I of course dreamt of participating in beauty pageants but providence willed otherwise. My Tennis racket and golf shoes are idling in some corner of my house. I am drawing more satisfaction from doing social service than I would have after winning a crown in some beauty pageant.’
She further says, ‘this turning point in my life perhaps came due to my early contact with Mother Teresa home in Luck now in my school and college days. While staying in Loreto convent boarding, I would go to teach son of hostel’s washerwoman. When we went to serve in Mother Teresa’s home Prem Niwas, we would take whatever we got for breakfast for the inmates of home.’
It was not for nothing that she has won the Golden Peacock Award for CSR for the third consecutive year. Latest feather in her cap is that she won war against dreaded dengue in Delhi. This year she made a pledge for Dengue Mukta (Free) Delhi. Under the aegis of Max India Foundation, she ran an aggressive campaign sensitizing people against breeding of mosquitoes. She held 21 one camps for this throughout Delhi and took to Nukkada Natak ( plays) and Puppet shows to make it a success.
And lo and behold! Female Ades Egypti (Dengue mosquito) was in awe of this female crusader and did not bare its fang so wide this time. The good news is Delhi may be spared of dreaded dengue this fall. Till this time in September the previous year, number of people inflicted by Dengue virus was 466 but this time it is only 55. Medical Health Officer MCD, Dr. N.K. Yadav’s beaming face in a program said it all. He said to Meditoall, ‘Thankfully, most probably, dengue has spared the city this fall. Dengue counts amply suggest this. Maybe it is because of scant monsoon but active sensitization programs have greatly paid off.’ Mohini’s Dengue Mukta Delhi seems to be a reality and much of the credit goes to her.
Mohini Daljeet Singh joined Max India in 2007 and established to set Max India Foundation for Max India Group of Companies. So far more this foundation has touched the lives of more than 5 lakh beneficiaries. Under her leadership, theis foundation has partnered with 326 NGOs and has won several accolades but she would not rest on her laurels. Her urge to serve society is escalating all the more. She has taken upon herself to provide quality healthcare to those of the country who can not afford it. The Foundation works in the area of providing treatment and surgery to the under privileged, immunization to children throughout the country, health awareness, health camps, palliative care to cancer patients, cancer testing et al.