Dr Batra’s celebrates the 12th annual Positive Health Awards at the Royal Opera House, Mumbai
Honours the Positive Health Heroes and the indomitable spirit of exemplary citizens
Mumbai, December 6th, 2018:
Dr Batra’s Multi-Specialty Homeopathy is a brand that goes beyond its service goals as a medical organization and is committed to actively supporting social causes. With that aim in mind, through the Positive Health Awards, currently in its 12th year, Dr Batra’s recognises and celebrates those who have overcome disabilities to lead lives full of courage and determination and who have a positive impact on society at large.
Celebrating the triumph of human spirit, Dr Batra’s Positive Health Awards 2018 presented by Bajaj V recognized six heroes whose extraordinary courage in the face of adversity is an exemplary testament of the true Indian spirit. The prestigious awards ceremony was held on November 27th 2018 at the majestic Royal Opera House, Mumbai. Present at the event were stalwarts of industry and glittering celebrates like Shatrugan Sinha, Zayed Khan, Dolly Bindra, Madhoo Shah, Anu Malik, Shekhar Suman, Ali Asgar, Kiran Shantaram amongst others.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Padma Shri recipient Dr. Mukesh Batra, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Batra’s Group of Companies said, “As a doctor for over 40 years, I have witnessed first-hand the struggles of people suffering due to disabilities. I believe survivors of these afflictions are a huge motivator and inspiration for other patients as well as the community at large.
Today the Positive Health Awards are an inspiration to every Indian and this annual awards ceremony has become the springboard for most of our awardees and helps them to realize their dreams and their ambitions. Our past winners have gone on to excel and win many other accolades in India and internationally. We would like to thank all the people that have supported us these past 12 years especially Mr. Bajaj whose unwavering support has helped to make this the most anticipated event of the year. We also congratulate each one of our winners as we raise a toast to their unbreakable spirit and wish them the best in all of their future endeavors.”
Rajiv Bajaj – MD, Bajaj Auto said, “It is a privilege to be associated with Dr Batra’s Positive Health Awards. I am a firm believer in the science of homeopathy and have witnessed its healing power personally in my family and amongst my friends. Dr. Mukesh Batra, is a pioneer and visionary in the field of homeopathy and has single-handedly taken homeopathy to millions of people across the globe. Thank you Dr. Batra, for giving us this opportunity to contribute in our small way to helping our fellow Indians through the wonderful platform that is the Positve Health Awards.”
This year’s awardees referred to as ‘Positive Health Heroes’ include individuals from all walks of life who have defied the odds and proven that ‘Nothing is impossible’. Their inspirational stories have not only struck an emotional chord with the jury but also captivated the audiences leaving many teary-eyed. These heroes are: Kousalya Periyaswamy from Chennai – an HIV-positive activist fighting for the rights of AIDS patients, Major General India Cardozo from Delhi– the one legged amputee and the first disabled army officer to command a brigade, Sabari Venkar from Coimbatore – a partially blind, 15 year old boy who has given over 150 motivational speeches, Devieka Bhojwani – a breast- cancer survivor who has started an initiative to improve awareness and raise funds for this cause, Kiran Nayak from Bangalore – a disabled transgender activist working towards sexuality and disability rights, Kiran has founded 3 support organizations and Vikram Agnihotri who bagged the People’s Choice Award by garnering over 47500 votes on social media.
Our illustrious jury panel comprised of eminent personalities like Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development- Maneka Gandhi, acclaimed filmmaker- R Balki, Rajiv Bajaj – MD, Bajaj Auto, actor Vivek Oberoi and Dr. Mukesh Batra.
It is the goal of the Dr Batra’s Foundation that no patient should be turned away from treatment due to the lack of money. It has been instrumental in aiding the underprivileged with their medical, educational and nutritional needs since its inception in 2001. The foundation’s mission is to provide 50,000 needy patients with free treatments in the year 2018-19.
Dr Batra’s Positive Health Foundation, a CSR arm of Dr Batra’s Group of Companies, has been making a profound difference to the lives of many orphans, handicapped children and the elderly. The Foundation currently runs over 175 Free Clinics across the country and additionally provides free treatment to partner NGO’s. It also conducts CSR activities in a number of institutions such as Victoria Memorial School for the blind, Shepherd Widow’s Home, Mercy Old Age Home, Anurag Services (Old Age Home), Action India and People for Animals. It also grants scholarships to deserving students who wish to pursue studies in the Homeopathy but cannot afford the fees. Every year, it honors, with its Positive Health Awards, individuals who have created medical miracles through the demonstration of their instinct for survival, courage and will power, beaten the odds and recovered from seemingly irrecoverable conditions, to lead normal, healthy lives.