Congratulations DR. SAVITHA PRAKASH from London for being selected as a finalist of Mrs India International Queen 2024! Let’s know more about her. We interviewed Dr. Savitha and here are her amazing answers:

Name: Dr. Savitha Prakash

Profession: Doctor

Qualification: MBBS, MRCPsych, Diploma in Diabetes, MBA

Location: London, United Kingdom

Strengths: Positive, friendly and empathetic personality, Adaptability and commitment to social causes

Weakness: Limited talent outside of academics and loss of confidence springing from Overemphasis on Physical Appearance

Likes: Reading, Travelling, cooking /baking and passionate about volunteering and supporting charitable causes

Dislikes: Rather than dwelling on dislikes, I prefer to channel my energy into understanding and appreciating diverse viewpoints. I believe that open-mindedness and empathy are essential qualities that allow us to connect with others, even when our preferences may differ.

Tell us about your family.

Family is incredibly important to me, and I feel fortunate to come from a Kannadiga conservative family. My family consists of my father who is retired state transport bus depot employee. Unfortunately, I lost my Mother and youngest brother to Covid. My youngest sister is a professor in nursing institute in Bangalore. I am married to Dinesh Kumar and have a 14 yr. old son Dhanvin. One of the values instilled in me by my family is resilience and dedication. My mum always said that when you help the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, this saying has embedded the idea of giving or donating discreetly, without seeking attention or acknowledgment and the virtue of selfless giving and humility.

In times of challenges or successes, my family has been my pillar of strength, and their unwavering support has empowered me to face life’s opportunities with confidence. I am grateful for the love and guidance they provide, and I aspire to carry forward the values they’ve imparted to me.

Quotes that keep you going, motivate you:

  • Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny!
  • I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self! – Aristotle
  • If you stand for a reason, be prepared to stand alone like a tree, and if you fall on the ground, fall like a seed that grows back to fight again.
  • Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient and the best things come to those who don’t give up.
  • If you want to know someone’s mind, listen to their words. If you want to know their heart, watch their actions.
  • A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  • People do not change when you give them an option. They change when they realise that there is no other option.
  • Worry about your character, not your reputation. Your character is who you are. Your reputation is who people think you are.

Achievements/ Anything you are proud of yourself:

I am deeply honoured to share that I have been recognized as a COVID Warrior, receiving award from UK health Minister at UK house of Lords in 2022. This acknowledgment holds immense significance for me, and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute during these challenging times. I share this recognition with an incredible team of Nursing and all other members of our multidisciplinary team who worked tirelessly alongside me. Their dedication and collaborative spirit were integral to the success of our collective efforts. The acknowledgment is particularly meaningful as it encompasses contributions made during Covid period. This period tested our resolve, and I am proud to have been part of a team that rose to the occasion.

UN Women UK active campaigner and safe space provider: As an active UN member I am proud of Promoting gender-inclusive education and healthcare, ensuring women and girls have access to quality education and healthcare services. Advocating for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls through awareness campaigns, policy advocacy, and support services.

50:50 Parliament Charity: as a volunteer involved in Encouraging and supporting women’s active involvement in political processes, leadership roles, and decision-making positions.

Achievements/anything you are proud of:

I am incredibly proud to be a mom. The journey of motherhood has been a source of immense joy, growth, and fulfilment for me. Watching my Son grow, learn, and navigate the world fills my heart with pride. The role of a mother is both challenging and rewarding, and I embrace it with love and gratitude. Every moment, whether big or small, strengthens my pride in being a mom, and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world.

What is Women Empowerment according to you?

Women empowerment is a multifaceted concept that aims to address and rectify the historical and systemic inequalities that have marginalized women in various aspects of life. Key components where we need to facilitate women include providing opportunities in the workforce, ensuring fair pay, and promoting entrepreneurship and financial independence. Ensuring equal access to education, access to healthcare, reproductive rights, and addressing health issues affecting women along with Facilitating women’s participation in political and leadership roles empowers women to create society of equal opportunities.

Message for the society.

Importance of education for women empowerment. Analysing barriers to education for women and advocating for policies that promote equal opportunities for women education and employment.

How will you give back to society after becoming a Queen?

Becoming a Queen in a beauty pageant provides me with a platform to make a positive impact on society. I will use my position to advocate for social causes that matter, such as education and gender equality. I will Launch empowerment programs for women and young girls, focusing on education, skill development, and confidence-building initiatives along with Supportive mentorship programs to guide individuals in reaching their full potential.

Why have you participated in Mrs India International Queen?

Participating in Mrs India International Queen contest is a journey of self-discovery and personal development which provides me opportunities to build confidence, poise and self-esteem.

I believe by leveraging Mrs India International Queen platform responsibly, I can inspire others and contribute to creating a better and more compassionate society.