Dr. Ritu Ragni
- A Brief about yourself and how you describe your own Personality and Persona.
I am Ritu Ragni from Varanasi and a Doctor by profession. Mother to two teenage children, dancing, cooking, doing embroidery and gardening are my hobbies besides being an extrovert by nature. Born in Lucknow and wedded in Varanasi has helped me imbibe rich culture and tradition as an integral part of my personality. I strongly believe in returning to the society what I have gained from it - hence I am actively involved in ‘’Apna Ghar Apna Ashram’’ for medical care of destitute and ‘Let’s help someone’ society for Thalassemia patients. With a strong conviction that I was born to make a difference and leave a mark, I try to spread my wings as I am doing now by participating in this competition.
- Your Achievements that makes you feel high.
I am of firm opinion that achievements need not only be those that get you a certificate or a trophy but those that bring you tremendous satisfaction. On a personal note, my achievements would include: ? Successfully becoming a doctor by profession what I always aspired to be ? I feel grateful that I am able to strike a perfect balance between my personal and professional obligations. ? I consider my apt time management as an achievement as I am able to devote time to my passion of dancing and the hobby of gardening ? I am intricately involved in the upbringing and day today activities of my children. ? Last, I get immense joy in doing social work and do find time for it.
- Define the true beauty.
It’s rightly said –‘Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder’. For me, beauty is not only physical prettiness but the innate goodness that reflects in the eyes of a person. Beauty is in smile of an infant -beauty is more in actions that are honest and compassionate. Beauty lies in being true to oneself and not being self centered. It is your character, an traits that bring a smile on other’s faces along with a twinkle in the eye – rather than physical appearance. This is the beauty I crave for.
- What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
For me, my family is of utmost importance and I always refer to myself as a family person. A family is complete when all members are in tandem with each other. Healthy-for me is more of mental well being than anything else. This comes from progressive outlook along with a good dose of care and compassion. And if the above parameters stand fulfilled along with adequate respect, affection, understanding-then the family is certainly a happy one.
- What is your favorite Idea of Holidaying?
Spending quality time with my family, away from the humdrum of daily life is my idea of a good holiday. To make it perfect, I would add discovering unseen destinations that have a lot to offer in the form of rich culture, history and not to forget cuisines. Few adventure sports thrown in would certainly be icing on the cake.
- Why you are participating in Mrs India Earth?
I always possess a hunger to try new avenues in life. Hence I wish to participate in this prestigious competition. There is lot to achieve in one’s life so one needs to pursue goals relentlessly. I truly believe in this dictum and want to be best version of myself in coming times.
- What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
I get perturbed with the excessive use of gadgets by children. It is known to retard the mental growth in children, a fact unknown to many. Awareness needs to be spread on the harmful effects of this aspect. India has a rich heritage in the form of art and artifacts but such arts like wooden toys, carpet weaving, handlooms etc. are on the verge of disappearance due to lack of financial aid and employment opportunities. A proactive step by the government in the regard would be welcome.
- The Quote or saying that encourages you?
My all time favourite quote is – “There is nothing impossible in this world. The word impossible itself says I’M POSSIBLE.”I follow this to the heart. I am not the sort of person to get disheartened or to give up but to strive till the goal achieved. As Swami Vivekanand had said too – “Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is achieved.”I feel the latter is an extension of the former and true mantra for success. I have always followed this dictum and felt that success could be late but never denied.
- What is true “Sportsmanship” for you?
Lot of factors according to me form true sportsmanship First- one should ensure the 100% efforts have been made in achieving the target. Honesty during competition is another integral part of the term sportsmanship according to me. Feeling disheartened or dejected on losing is understandable – but to use it as a fuel to excel next time is true sportsmanship and last- one is one’s own true competitor. So always aim at improving your own past performances and you are sure to be a person with great sportsmanship.
- If you were selected as a Charity Ambassador what Value addition would you like to make for our Society and how?
I would feel privileged if am the chosen one to lend a helping hand to those in need. I believe that education is the basis of development and to see the transformation of India from being a developing nation to a developed nation, this aspect needs to be focused on. I would ensure provision of elementary education followed by vocational training so as to ensure financial security for all. I am also in favour of organizing self defence camps- both for boys and girls as self protection is very vital. I would feel happy if shelter homes for street animals are made- not only to provide nutrition/ care but to increase road too as there are a cause of road accidents. I would certainly be gratified if I am chosen as a Charity Ambassador.