The KLE Swashakti Empowerment Cell for Women celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March 2021 at 11.00 am at K.L.E. Centenary Convention Centre (Dr. B.S Jirge Hall). The theme for International Women Day 2021 is “Choose to Challenge”. To embark on this challenge and raise awareness regarding gender bias & equality, Padma Shri Awardee, Mata Manjamma Jogati was invited as the Chief Guest for the function. She is the first transgender president of the Karnataka Janapada Academy, the department in charge of promoting Rural Folk Arts in Karnataka. Mrs. Asha Kore, President of KLE Swashakti Empowerment Cell for Women, and Guest of Honour, Dr. Prabhakar Kore, Hon. Chairman of K.L.E. Society felicitated the Chief Guest.
Addressing the audience, Mata Manjamma Jogati shed light upon her struggles in life especially after being disowned by her own family. Narrating her journey from struggling to make ends meet to standing up for the cause of the transgender community, embarking on a mission to preserve and promote the rich culture of Karnataka Janapada Sangeeta and drama, and contributing to the society by educating children and taking care of orphans, all of which led to the Padmashree award, left an indelible imprint on the minds of the gathering.
On this occasion, Hon’ble Chairman Dr. Prabhakar Kore requested the audience to give Mata Manjamma Jogati a standing ovation and expressed a deep sense of pride in having her as a Chief Guest for the occasion. He congratulated her for her contributions to the rich culture and tradition of Karnataka.
About 600 teaching and non-teaching staff members of the constituent units of the KLE Society’s witnessed the event with great zeal and excitement. Vice Presidents Dr. Alka Kale, Dr. Sujata Jali, and Dr. N S Mahantashetti, Chief Coordinator, Dr. Preeti Doddawad, Secretary, Dr. Neha Dhaded, Dr Renuka Metgud, Dr Ekroop Kaur and all the Executive members of the Swashakti Empowerment Cell were also present.
Medical fraternity of the KLES Group of Hospitals have done tremendous work in combating COVID-19 pandemic and given new lease of life to thousands of covid patients in the last eight months. I am overwhelmed by selfless, dedicated and quality medical facilities and services offered to patients opined Dr. Prabhakar Kore, Chairman of the KLE Society. He was speaking, presiding over Republic Day function at KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital, Belagavi. In the initial days of Covid-19, Hospital immediately procured RT-PCT equipment and record number of over 35,000 RT-PCR (Covid-19) tests were conducted and over 2000 Covid cases were admitted and treated with less than 2% fatality rate speaks of volume and quality of work done by our Corona warriors opined Dr. Kore. It is hard & extremely difficult to treat Corona patients with PPE kits fully covered. But, you all have done exemplary work in trying circumstances said Dr. Kore. He also inaugurated patiently friendly initiative of calling 24X7 emergency services 1099. Citizens in emergency medical conditions can call 1099 for medical attention and medical advice.
Unfurling the national flag Chief Guest of the function, Col. Swapnil Tribhuvan, Deputy Commandant, Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC) congratulated the staff of the hospital for their contribution in the fight against Corona virus. Col Swapnil said, we as military personnel fight the known enemy but you as a medical warriors has successfully foght against the invisible enemy Corona.
KLES Life Line, Madhumeya Viadya, KLEs Focus medical journals were released by dignitaries on the occasion. Dr. Vivek Saoji, Vice Chancellor, KLE University, Dr. V D Patil, Dr. V A Kothiwale, Dr. N S Mahantshetti & All the staff of the hospitals were present. Dr. M V Jali, welcomed, introduced and proposed vote of thanks.
“World Hearing Day” observed in KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC by KAHER’s Department of ENT & HNS of J N Medical College, Chief Guest Dr. V A Kothiwale, registrar KAHER inaugurated by lighting a lamp, Dr. M V Jali, MD & CEO, Dr. N S Mahantshetti were present. On this occasion, Free Deafness screening was done for more than 70 patients and awareness talk about the causes and prevention of the ailment was delivered by Dr. Anil Harugop and Dr. Shama Bellad. Skits were performed by students to educate patients and bring awareness in general public. Radio awareness talk also was carried out by Dr. Preeti Hajare and Dr. Rajesh Hawaldar to the people who were unable to attend the program.