Corona Women Warrior Award

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MES’s Pillai College of Education & Research, Chembur in association with Lions Club of Mumbai Ghatkopar Galaxy and Leo Club of Ghatkopar Galaxy organised Corona Women Warrior Award, 2021. Lockdown was beyond our control and to face the adversities of lockdown along with the fear of viruses was a challenging task for everybody. The idea of Corona Women Warrior Award was to choose those extraordinary women who have fought with all the fears and have emerged victorious by walking the extra mile, helping the underprivileged and those in need.

It was the brainchild of our Principal, Dr. Reni Francis to initiate this unique idea of felicitating the awardees. Lion Dimple Mehta, the President of Lions Club of Mumbai Ghatkopar Galaxy and Leo Club of Mumbai Ghatkopar Galaxy and Lion Rekha Sanghani, Past President coordinated seamlessly to make the event a successful one.

Registration began from 25th January, 2021 and the message was shared in social media groups. The Registration Link was:

We received more than 30 entries. The jury selected four Corona Women Warriors from three different categories.

Community Personnel: Dr. Frances Vaidya
Teacher: Ms. Mansii Thakker
Medical Staff: Dr. Shilpa Nellikkal
Medical Staff: Ms. Pooja Prakash Mandviya

Dr. Frances Vaidya was able to touch the lives of around 10,000 people. As a President of Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Film City, she felt it was her prime duty to reach out to the society in the Pandemic situation keeping the theme HOPE in mind

H- Health n Hygiene
O- Old age and Orphans
P- Patriotism
E- Environment

Miss Mansi Thakker could reach 12,000 beneficiaries. She Conducted free online Leadership development (Chanakya Arthashastra), business psychology, personal growth training sessions, mental health counseling for more than 12000 youth and women in different sectors, mandals, companies and individuals.

Dr. Shilpa Nellikal has made a remarkable contribution towards society. She impacted 79766 beneficiaries.She led the team for conducting voluntary awareness sessions for Health care workers- mainly staff of KEM (nursing staff and class 4 workers).

Ms. Pooja Prakash Mandviya touched 80,000 beneficiaries. She is working as a covid analyst in covid-19 laboratory Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. She worked fearlessly to step ahead and help other people. They had a very small team of 7 people but worked 24/7 voluntarily. Most of the time they even worked at night due to high sample load.

The grand finale was scheduled on 8th March, 2021 as a live program at PCER Chembur YouTube channel and was appreciated a lot by everybody.