Dr. Pooja Tripathi
- A Brief about yourself and how you describe your own Personality and Persona.
My name is Dr Pooja Tripathi Pandey. I belong to Nainital and presently working in Gorakhpur a small town in U.P. I am mother of a five-year-old son. By profession I am a Doctor and Physiologist working in Govt. Medical College Gorakhpur. I have done Masters in Physiology and Clinical Research and completed PhD in Physiology.
By nature I am creative, confident, exuberant, strong-headed, optimistic person and still in the phase of discovering my unrealized potentials. I have strong interest in reading, teaching, dancing, music, to nurture my wanderlusts and still many more to explore.
- Your Achievements that makes you feel high.
I am a medical graduate. I have completed Masters in Physiology from Lucknow & Clinical Research from Cranfield University. I also have many scientific publications in my name. I have done PhD in “Clinical benefits of autologous Growth Factors in Androgenic Alopecia” in Physiology. I have also done Prabhakar in Kathak following Jaipur Gharana. I was a Gymnast and NCC cadet and represented Uttar Pradesh on Republic day as Best cadet in Junior wing.
- Define the true beauty.
For me true Beauty in not in face, it is a light in the heart. It’s the soul which always reflects and radiate. Simplicity, confidence, imperfection, positivity, intellect and Smile are some of the traits that I find extremely beautiful. So for me beauty is something that gives me joy and happiness.
- What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
Family is someone we are born with, unlike our friends; we don’t get to choose our family. Family is where life begins and love never ends. However generally as we grow up we start taking them for granted. With all differences in views and choices in a family there still is unconditional love, support and their presence in our thick and thin times.
Talking about my family, We were four women in the house living in small town as I lost my father at an early age. After this heart-wrenching incidence, we all were broken and in the process ofcollecting pieces of life we fought our battels and learned a lot. This was a sudden unexpected changeas we werebombarded with load many responsibilities which helped us to become this Strong independent womenthat we are today. Therefore, family is power and strength for me.
- What is your favorite Idea of Holidaying?
My favorite idea of holidaying is definitely going on a solo trip. This is one things which has been on my bucket list for quite sometime. But for now, with a small son, husband and my liabilities for work and family it still looks like a far-fetched idea.Personally I am kind of a loner who is quite sorted in her own self and loves to explore new places on my own. I believe on a solo trip It will be quite exciting to explore more about my own self, make new friends, meet different people from different cultures and background, simply enjoy the serenity around and undoubtingly it will be a great learning experience as well. The places, which are on my cards, are Amsterdam and Iceland.
- Why you are participating in Mrs. India Earth ?
It is for the first time I am participating in a beauty pageant and I believe it’s a wonderful opportunity to improve myself.On this platform I would like to fan the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievements. As a woman I know I am beautiful but I want to become a beauty with purpose and this platform will give me that exposure, name, impact for social causes that I want to work for.
I belong to a small town andI already am restricted by my own liabilities and situations. So It’s difficult to execute all my ideas into actions.This pageant gives me the perfect platform to realize all my potential. I am always ready for new ventures in life that is the reason I am here to try my luck in this field and fulfill my responsibilities for society as well
- What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
There are many problems in our country, which bothers me a lot. However, there are someissues, which I have experienced, in my professional life, whichI want to put light upon.Not many people are aware of this and we need to create more awareness on this.The issue here is commercialization of Medical industry.
What is happening on the ground level is a very sad state of affairs eg. An increase in LSCS cases, patients with minor illness is forced to give various lab tests, which are not required at all. I have seen more than 60% women in a small area where I was practicing as duty doctor were without uterus. We need to be more aware and create lot of awareness around on this issue and if possible work on ground level as well. We also have to work on hygiene, nutrition status and sanitization, as it is very important for good quality of life.
- The Quote or saying that encourages you?
The saying that really captivates me and encourages me is about the value of smile “Let us always meet each other with smile, for smile is the beginning of love” said by Mother Teresa.
It means one should always be joyful & thankful for what we get or have because there is always a better plan in His mind. We just have to fulfill our roles and enjoy every bit of life. Smile will always help to remove our baggage as well as bring light of joy in others life. It is one thing, which connect souls.
- What is true â€œSportsmanshipâ€ for you?
Challenging your inner self with good spirit and discipline is true sportsmanship for me. It is something like playing it fair and encouraging each other. It’s not about winning or losing. The idea is to participate and encourage everybody by being ethical, appropriate, generous, polite and fair. That is true sportsmanship for me.
- If you were selected as a Charity Ambassador what Value addition would you like to make for our Society and how?
If I was selected as a Charity Ambassador the Value addition I would like to make for the society will be to create awareness about some important issues which we all come across in our day to day livesOne I have experienced recently is related to a very prominent issue, Depression. An incident occurred which I experienced with one of my student shook me to the core. That one incident had such an impact on me, it left me with guilt and incompleteness. Depression we all have experienced somewhere at some point in our lives or in our household, with our closed ones. Some can manage and come out of it but there is a section who is not so lucky. They slip deep within it sometimes to an extent that they have no option left but to take their life away. I desperately want to help them and create more awareness about this.