Gleneagles Global Hospitals – a Parkway Pantai Enterprise, on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017 releases a documentary film, BOLD–Health is Bold. The intention behind this documentary is to capture the essence of how few women in the society are restating the definition of BOLD by taking up activities related to their health and fitness. The World Theme for International Women’s Day this year is #Boldforchange. BOLD in our society is always stereotyped with out-of-ordinary or uncommon achievements, but through this documentary film Gleneagles Global Hospitals sends a message that health is the new bold and it is not always about losing weight, but about the holistic wellbeing of a woman and how she enjoys life beyond her routines. Health is a lifestyle, it is a choice that a woman can make at any point of her life and that no age is too late for a dive into a recreational health regimen.
This documentary features three ordinary women who individually balance their work-lives keeping fitness at the core and beyond by taking that one extra step into recreational health that changes their lives and outlook forever. Despite various challenges that they’ve faced, they managed to successfully overcome the stereotype that exists in our society. The protagonists in this movie have very diverse work profiles and hence are an inspiration to a wide section of women.
Sonia Kulkarni, a PR evangelist and Pinkathon ambassador, also a mother of two young boys, has made a huge difference to her life by making a choice to be healthy.With no sports background, she is today an avid runner who has run multiple marathons like the one from Mumbai to Pune, which enabled her to push through all her physical and mental barriers. Today, she is an inspiration to many other women out there who are battling with lack of self-motivation and courage.
Jaya Ramchandran, a member of the legal team at Pfizer, shifted to Mumbai two years ago. Having time in hand to explore finer details, she realized that her hobbies involved bird watching and nature trails. Introduced by her friend to a trekking group, Jaya attended her first trek at the age of 32. There has been no looking back since then. Jaya is now into dedicated trekking and even inspires others to pick up a hobby which would lead to physical and mental fitness.
Sweedal Periera, a taekwondo instructor, was able to achieve a silver medal in the National Games, 2001. However post marriage and after having a kid she makes a comeback into active sports and feels that it is never late to explore your hobbies and turn to a healthy lifestyle.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr Jagprag Singh Gujral, Group COO, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, said, “We at Gleneagles Global Hospitals aim to create awareness on the importance of healthy living for all especially women in our society. A lady through her life wears multiple hats and in the bargain, generally her health is neglected, hence it’s crucial for them to overcome the circumstances and be an achiever in her personal, social and professional life. Each woman can be a leader within her sphere of influence provided she lives a healthy and fit life, inspiring many others around her.”