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YUDHVIR MEMORIAL AWARD CONFERRED

YUDHVIR MEMORIAL AWARD CONFERRED

Context

Recently, ‘Yudhvir Memorial Award’ was presented  to Hyderabad-based gynaecologist, Dr Evita Fernandez.

Details

  • The award was conferred  for her 'selfless and compassionate' work in the field of maternal healthcare and contribution to the empowerment of women'.
  • She received the award from Vice President of India, M.Venkaiah Naidu.
  • She was presented with a citation and Rs. 1 Lakh honorarium.
  • The Vice President stressed the need to accelerate the decline to achieve the target 3.1 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations which aims to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio by less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030.
  • Maternal mortality refers to deaths due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth.

About Yudhvir Singh (1897 - 1983)

  • He was an Indian freedom fighter, politician and homoeopathic doctor.
  • He was a member of the Arya Samaj and edited the publication Arya-Kumar.

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