Tell us about ‘Bargad’, ‘Karma’ and ‘Kitaboo’.
We were giving right treatment but only to those who were visiting our clinics but what about those who could not visit us due to lack of money? Pain does not differentiate between rich and poor and as a doctor it is our duty to provide treatment irrespective of caste, color, creed and social status. Hence, we brought another simple idea into action, and we came up with our project KARMA- An initiative by Mint Leaf Dental wherein we provide Privileged dental treatment to the under privileged nearly free of cost without compromising on the quality of our services. This is done at all our clinics in Delhi NCR, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. As Mother Teressa said,” if you can’t feed hundred, then feed one”. The response is overwhelming, and it gives us satisfaction and encouragement to see their smiles after relieved from pain.
This all was done in capacity of being a doctor and looking at the environmental upheaval we thought of doing something as residents of this planet Earth and we acted on another simple idea of planting trees but how many can one plant? We need more trees to prevent global warming because not only it’s real, but the situation is alarming. Hence, we started a project BARGAD – A green initiative by Mint Leaf Dental wherein we gift a plant to every patient who visit any of our clinics. We have gifted nearly 10,000 plants till now and we look forward to continuing this endeavor.
Trust me when I say that if I would not have been a surgeon then more likely I would have been a librarian!! My love for reading introduced me to brilliant book clubs both national and international and equally beautiful and passionate readers. So, around the end of January this year, there was a post on GurgaonMoms Book Club social media page that showed a small shopkeeper in a village in south India keeping books stacked in the corner, available to read for people waiting for their turn to buy groceries. As I came across this, I was blown away by the efforts a book reader is putting to make people read. And just then an idea clicked in my mind, and I asked for an opinion in the group that if I do something similar at our clinics how would that be? The member ladies were ecstatic with their encouragements and that was it, I promised it will be done!! I nurtured this idea for a few days, of course, I had made a tall claim, but I really wanted to make it a reality because I very much wanted to include books in my working space, let my patients read during the waiting time, and of course, help fellow citizens to read and evolve. In this rapidly evolving digital world We want men , women and kids to read, respect books, utilize time efficiently, and change their views about life, the world, and the whole universe.
After KARMA and BARGAD Mint leaf Dental brings to you KITABO- for the love of books!!
One can just walk in, read, keep the book back and walk out. No, your tooth will not be forcefully plucked in lieu of reading in the clinic!!
How has your journey been with GurgaonMoms?
I joined GurgaonMoms after setting up my second clinic in sec 52. That was the year they were organizing their first Mom Achievers Summit. I so very much wanted to join that, but the work and home commitments kept popping up and I just envisioned and promised myself to work hard and then next summit whenever it will be, GurgaonMoms should invite me as a guest. So, it became a target, a goal to be called by this organization and that added fuel to my passion. Every day I used to read about these strong ladies of all ages who would do anything to live their passion and help each other selflessly. I never left this group unattended and trust me, universe conspired, and I was selected for top 5 mompreuners to be mentored by industry giants and present my business pitch at summit in 2018. I was finally an entrepreneur courtesy GurgaonMoms. After that I have interacted with such beautiful, strong, independent and self-sufficient ladies both as a doctor and as a friend that the whole journey feels so very personal and overwhelming. I have found such good friends here in Upasana, Neela, Anshu and many many more that we are always just a call away.
You strongly believe in upliftment of the society as a whole. You believe in saving the planet. You believe in books!! – how should one instil these values in children?
By volunteering for all these things in your own capacity, as kids only follow actions, they get inspired by what they see happening, words just fall on dumb ears of ever logical little beings. If you want kids to do something, start doing it yourself and keep emphasizing the importance and results of your actions.