This year’s Mrs India Earth winner Dr Monika Chawla is an Abu Dhabi based reproductive endocrinologist and a fertility specialist. Chawla has been helping women to achieve motherhood successfully for the last 16 years, she says she wants to direct her energies towards women’s education and empowerment in India. the sixth edition of Mrs India Earth’, was held in New Delhi on December 18, this annual pageant was conducted to identify married Indian women who exemplify beauty, talent, intelligence and compassion.
Born and raised in New Delhi, Chawla has been trained in the UK, Spain, Germany, and is currently residing in Abu Dhabi. She has authored several international publications, including a textbook on reproductive medicine in 2017. The Dubai Health Authority awarded her the ‘Best physician of the UAE’ title back in 2018.
According to her, she’s a workaholic and believes that it is the “warm words of gratitude and blessings of my patients” that keeps going. She also states that women’s education and things related to it are close to her heart.
“If you educate a woman, you educate a nation”, Dr Chawla told PTI, stressing that girls’ education strengthens economies and creates jobs.
“Gaps exist in our society that needs to be filled to reduce the death rate and provide equitable access to quality health care among women and children,” said Chawla. She also suggests that healthy women and children are the key elements for thriving societies, she opined.
She further added, “Investing in the health of pregnant women and girls is indispensable for achieving our future goals. The other issue I feel strongly about is girl education.”
For her quest for women welfare, Chawla has been associated with organisations in India, which promote girl education and women’s health which need constant improvement. She plans to take these social causes forward through her victory of the Mrs India Earth 2021 title.
Chawla has faith in the fact that education unlocks the potential of the next generation of leaders, doctors, teachers and many more.
“It is an investment in economic growth, a healthier workforce, lasting peace and the future of our planet. Secondary schooling for girls is the most cost-effective and best investment against climate change,” she explains