Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai, Soha Ali Khan, Rebeca Dewan
The determined iron angel, Dr. Rishma Pai Dhillon, president of FOGSI, is the main driver of "She Matters." FOGSI (The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecologist Society of India) is a professional organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynaecology in India. They recently launched a nationwide movement called "She Matters," whose main objectives are towards women's healthcare, education, and transformation. "She Matters" has achieved records across India. This movement has 35,000 plus doctors spreading awareness of this campaign and will continue to grow strongly.
Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai, President of FOGSI said, "'She Matters' is about care, education and transformation of women in urban and rural areas. The ‘She Matters' fashion show is the most unique in the country as gynecologists and celebrities from all walks of life walked the ramp. We are happy to have the overwhelming support of Shaina N C, Rebeca Dewan and all the celebrities like Pooja Hegde, Soha Ali Khan, Monica Bedi, Swati Wadhwani, Sheeba, Malvika Sharma, and Cyrus Broacha etc., who supported us today."
Dr. Rishi Pai with Poonam Dhillon
For the launch of "SHE MATTERS," renowned Indian designer Shaina N C, popularly known as the Queen of Drapes and the stunning fashion designer Rebeca Dewan conceptualized a beautiful, unique and festive French collection called "Belle Ame."
Shaina NC said, "This is the first time doctors and patients are walking on the ramp together. Without gynecologists, the baby cannot be born as they play a very crucial role in the birth of a baby. Without SHE there is no HE. I have always been a strong supporter of women's causes over the years and FOGSI has done immense work across the country with its strong base of doctors whose selfless service for women's healthcare needs to be applauded. When I got this opportunity to be associated with the ‘She Matters' campaign, I created an exquisite range of Indian wear for the doctors and celebrities. It was a memorable show where we had a fantastic mix of Bollywood celebrities such Shamita Shetty, Sayami Kher, Poonam Dhillon and TV celebrities such as Shweta Choudhary, Mansi Roy Joshi, TV anchor Faye Dsouza and leading doctors walking side by side.''
The other well known high socialites and respected personalities who walked the ramp were Dj Akbar Sami, Poonam Dhillon, Nisha Jhamval, Simi Chandok, Dr R. P. Soonawala and Maureen Wadia. There were also many more.
Dr. Nandita Palshetker, 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 of ‘She Matters.'
The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) is the professional organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology in India. FOGSI exists to encourage and disseminate knowledge, education and research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology."