MUMBAI—–FOGSI (The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecologist Society of India), launched a nationwide movement called “She Matters,” whose main objective is towards Healthcare, Education, and Transformation of Women. Renowned Indian designer Shaina N.C., who is also known as Queen of Drapes, and politician, social activist and fashion designer Rebeca Dewan, who is known for her urban style, created an exquisite festive French collection, ‘Belle Ame.’
Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai, president, FOGSI, said, “The ‘She Matters’ fashion show is most unique as gynecologists and celebrities from all walks of life walked the ramp. The need to promote quality healthcare is of utmost importance to bring down the mortality rate among mothers. The upgrading of nursing homes, better infrastructure, and education to transform the system are our key objectives, and we are happy to have the overwhelming support of Shaina, Rebeca and all the celebrities like Pooja Hegde, Soha Ali Khan, Monica Bedi, Swati Wadhwani, Sheena, Malvika Sharma, Cyrus Broacha and others who supported us today.”
Shaina N.C. said, “I have always been a strong supporter of women causes over the years, and FOGSI has done immense work across the country with its strong base of doctors, whose selfless service for women healthcare needs to be applauded. When I got this opportunity to be associated with the campaign I created an exquisite range of Indian wear for the doctors and celebrities. I would like to extend my support for making a difference to educate and bring about a positive change in India. It was a memorable show where we had a fantastic mix of celebrities such Shamita Shetty, Saiyami Kher, Poonam Dhillon, Shweta Choudhary, Mansi Roy Joshi and TV anchor Faye D’Souza and leading doctors walking side-by-side.”
Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, President MSR and organizing secretary of the event, said, “My walk with Ex-Miss World Diana Hayden and her baby Aria was a special part of the show since she was the youngest beauty on the ramp and Diana is currently pregnant with twins. This show brought many doctors and women of substance together on one stage which will help spread the message.”
FOGSI is a professional organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology in India with 241 member societies and over 33,000 members spread over the length and breadth of the country.