Continuing its commitment towards women empowerment, Parul University's Women Development Cell took a significant step towards fostering awareness and empowering women's healthcare by organising a national seminar on "Women and Health: From Awareness to Action: Women's Health and Empowerment Initiatives." This event, held at the University’s Vadodara Campus was organised in partnership with Stree Chetana Gujarat and funded by the National Commission for Women. As a highlight to this gathering, distinguished dignitaries graced the occasion, including H.H. Shrimant Rajmata Shubhangini Raje Sahib Gaekwad, Hon. Chancellor, M.S. University.
Addressing the contemporary healthcare issues of women, this platform brought forward relevant conversation that not only managed to shed light on various social issues, but also managed to devise solutions for them. In her remarks, Rajmata Shubhangini Raje Sahib Gaekwad, underscored the vital role women play in society, drawing parallels to the cultural tradition of garba in Gujarat, symbolising "Stree Shakti," or women's empowerment. Stressing the need for equal rights in social, economic, and health benefits, she called for active efforts at the grassroots level to enhance women's well-being. Rajmata Gaekwad also advocated the promotion of natural medicine, exercise, and physiotherapy to proactively address potential health issues faced by women. Parul University through this cell has been committed towards creating a space for women across ages and backgrounds so as to uplift their position in society and in the world around.
Additionally as part of the dialogues, Dr. Geetika Patel, Vice President at Parul University and Medical Director of Parul Sevashram Hospital, illuminated the audience on various stages and phases of women's health. Dr. Patel emphasised the necessity for cultural and social changes to ensure the holistic well-being of women. She encouraged women to take charge of their health, fostering wellness across emotional, mental, and physical dimensions. The seminar aimed to bridge the gap between awareness and action, offering a platform for experts, dignitaries, and attendees to engage in meaningful discussions on women's health issues. It provided valuable insights into the challenges women face and proposed collaborative initiatives for empowerment.