Inspired by Indian Government's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', Save girls, Educate girls and Women Empowerment and education campaign, Bharulata geared up to cross the mountains, roads, and two continents. With this, she became the first woman in the world to drive solo through the Arctic Circle and transcontinental journey combined. Bharulata recently completed her solo car journey from UK to India, crossing 32 countries, and the Arctic circle spreading vital campaign “Save Girl, Educate Girls”, Women Empowerment and education.
"Save Girl, Educate Girl" is a campaign initiated by the honorable Prime Minister Mr Modi to end the gender-selective abortion of female foetus (female foeticide). Female Foeticide is an act of killing a female foetus outside of the legal channels of abortion. It occurs in India and many other parts of the world for assumed cultural reasons that span centuries. Female foeticide has led to a sharp drop in the ratio of girls born in contrast to boy infants in many states in India but in many other parts of the world. Currently India has over 40 million female less than the male population. India is also home to one-third of the 10 million child brides in the world. India has 3.8 million girls still out of school.
Bharulata believes Education is critical to ending child marriage and giving girls and women the confidence and knowledge to take part in the sustainable development of their communities and countries. She believes that every girl has right to life and should have right to education. Origin of girl child is an origin of mother of next generation. Mothers are the first educator of their children and educator of next generation. Educated girls are the force to move forward the world. Education is the way to change the world. Education sustains human values. It forms the foundation for learning and critical thinking. Education also provides skills for girls to become more self-reliant and provides them with more opportunities.Bharulata believes that every girl has a right to life and should have right to education.
Bharulata’s drive was an enormous undertaking and a contagious thirst for discovery of the grandness of all that is possible in the world, so that other humans are inspired to discover and fulfil their utmost potentials. It is showing the power of an individual, and what we are all proficient in doing, if we follow our heart through our action.
The UK-India relationship is strong, with a shared history going back centuries, and now a shared vision of the future. We are two strong democracies, connected with cultural institutions and the English language. The Indian diaspora, which totals about 1.5 million people and is the largest ethnic minority group in the UK, has a very important role to play in helping to strengthen the links between our two nations.
This is an effort to highlight the strong people-to- people links between our two nations. I hope the next generation of people of India and UK, will be inspired by this effort.This initiative would become part of a wider generation UK-India initiative, and a perfect fit within UK's wider collaborations with India. Our nations have so much in common and we share many traits. This drive is about bringing the people of our nations closer together.
Bharulata saw her grandfather die on a hospital bed due to the lack of adequate health care facilities in town. She is determined to bring world-class health care facilities to her native region. Bharulata has closely witnessed the sufferings of people from her region and witnessed that the people needed to travel many hours for the major tertiary care facilities. The health care project is borne out of Bharulata’s determination and commitments to ensure that the underprivileged and poor have greater access to good health care within the vicinity. Bharulata is determined to make a difference in the area of health care and is undertaking fundraising activities as the world record drive from the UK to India in order to bring these health care projects to fruition.
SAVE GIRLS, EDUCATE GIRLS
Save Girls is a campaign in India to end the gender-selective abortion of female foetus (female foeticide). Female Foeticide is an act of killing a female foetus outside of the legal channels of abortion. It occurs in India and many other parts of the world for assumed cultural reasons that span centuries. Female foeticide has led to a sharp drop in the ratio of girls born in contrast to boy infants in some states in India. Discrimination against girl infants, for several reasons, has combined with the technology to result in a rise in abortions of foetuses identified as female during ultrasonic testing.
In traditional Indian culture, sons are looked upon as assets - breadwinners and caretakers of their parents in their old age. In many sections of the society, parents feel that daughters are “paraya dhan” or that they would go away after marriage. In many sections of the society, girls are regarded as a liability because parents have to give a dowry when she marries. Studies show that since ultrasounds made sex determination possible, as many as 12 million girls may have been aborted during the past four decades in India. It is a collective responsibility of everybody to wake the society up to realize the responsibility. It is due to family and societal pressure that girls are killed in the womb. Read More
PRISH FOUNDATION TRUST
The trust was set up with an aim to bring about a paradigm shift in the way health care is delivered in South Gujarat region (Major tribal region). A mission to assimilate the finest in medical and surgical talent and technique, to bring them closer to the common man, poor and underprivileged. It was nurtured in the heart of the founders, who laid the foundation of this project back in 2010. A few motivated professional formed the core of the team. Detailed plans are formulated to construct tertiary care hospital. The main goal is to blend technology with human skills and ingenuity by providing state of the art equipment, assembling a team of talented and committed professionals and creating an atmosphere comparable to what exists in foreign countries to dispense quality health care to poor and underprivileged at no cost.
Between years 2010 to September 2015, a period during the project grew. The most significant and heartening aspect is that enormous variety of valuable work carried out. None of the activities would have been possible without the personal commitment and willingness of team members. They give unstintingly of their time, their energy and their skill to support the work towards this project. Read More
HEALTH CARE IN INDIA
India has a population approaching 1.3 billion and need of a better healthcare system. Currently, 700 million people lack access to affordable medical care in rural India. 80% of hospitals are in the urban areas. Smaller cities, semi-urban areas and rural areas do not have access to specialized healthcare services. Demand for the specialised healthcare is on the increase as chronic adult diseases such as cardiovascular illnesses, diabetes and cancer are on the rise in India.
Healthcare costs can be financially devastative when the healthcare infrastructure is underdeveloped. For the majority of Indian lower to middleclass nationals even one hospital admission can cost at least 58% of their annual income, which leads to long-term financial devastation.
There are other factors that increase the need for affordable medical provision in India:
• demand for low cost, high quality healthcare.
• need for Minimal Invasive Surgery training
• changing disease patterns, which result in the need for specialised care.
• absence of quality hospitals providing tertiary healthcare in many rural and tribal regions.
• The advances in medical technology are such that it is essential for the medical infrastructure to keep abreast of the changes.
Tertiary care hospital in Tribal Zone
Even though not formally trained in the medical field, Bharulata has profound knowledge in this field as well as enthusiasm to make a difference in the society through the filed of medicine. Having worked on various documentaries in the medical fields of India, she recognized the gap in the health system and medical education. Her research brought to her attention that there is certainly a requirement for a greater number of doctors than is currently produced in India.
Bharulata identified that there is a complete contrast between healthcare in urban and rural India. Having closely worked with UK and Australian doctors by way of documentaries, Bharulata has identified the gap in the training of Indian and overseas doctors. This became a source of determination for Bharulata to bring the world-class state-of-the-art health, education and care of international standards to the doorstep of her roots. Her native region is a major tribal belt, surrounded by a tribal area, and the access to good healthcare for the tribal people is only a dream. Being from the same region and due to her media work Bharulata has closely witnessed the sufferings of people from her region and witnessed that the people needed to travel many hours for the ptertiary care facilities.Read More
(3rd January Woman's day of India)
There is no better way to pay tribute to the supreme name, Savitribai Phule, other than declaring her birthday as woman’s day of India. India will be observed the 180th birth anniversary of one such feminist on Jan 3 — Savitribai Phule. She not only fought for the right to education, but for the right to dignity for widows, unwed mothers, and women with unwanted pregnancies. In the nineteenth century, her work was revolutionary.
Savitribhai Phule, the supreme lady who fought against the totalitarianism of caste and other social evils in India. Savitiribai Phule, who dared to pursue the Nobel profession of 'teaching' in the 'Dark Age' and became first lady teacher in India. This is the supreme name who started first the school for females in India.
One of the supreme name who fought against the unpardonable boundaries imposed on the women society of India. Savitribai Phule, the lady who started first ever women’s school. Savitribai Phule, struggled and suffered with her revolutionary husband in an equalRead More
She is a social activist, and her performances have generally earned her praise and respect. Bharulata came across one of the world’s unique but most neglected crater Lonar Lake. She took up the challenge to give Lonar Lake its much deserved recognition in the world. Whilst producing a documentary on Lonar Lake, she identified the urgent need of conservation, management and development of the mostly ignored and neglected Lonar Lake. Bharulata is a founder member of Lonar lake conservation, management and development committee. Her current fight is to give Lonar Lake a world heritage status. Bharulata is an exceptionally outstanding team player who within a short time span has gathered tremendous political, media and the common people’s support and involvement in her fight for the Lonar Lake to give its deserved status and protection.
In society, monetary value is important to man. But Lonar Crater has no monetary value. The SCIENTIFIC value is high, as Lonar Crater is so rare. RARITY is the key word concerning Lonar Crater. There is no magic, but great science. The surfaces of the Moon and Mars have impacted craters that are similar to Lonar Crater. Because we cannot get to these places, it is easier to study Lonar Crater and apply the new knowledge to other planets.Read More