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Read story of Dr Swati Piramal
Dr Swati Piramal is one of the leading industrialists and scientists in India, with expertise in healthcare. In the last few decades, she has come up with new medicines and public health services to improve the lives of millions across the world. Today, she is the Vice Chairperson of a leading drug discovery company called Piramal Enterprises Ltd, which is aimed at creating affordable medicines to eliminate diseases worldwide. She leads a team of scientists in cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases research, with over 200 patents and 14 new drugs that are in clinical trials globally.
At a young age, Dr Swati Piramal showed interest in improving the lives of people diagnosed with chronic illnesses. Therefore, after her high school and college, she pursued a degree in Medicine. In 1980, she earned her medical degree, MBBS, from Mumbai University and later, she went to the Harvard School of Public Health to obtain a Master’s degree.
In the last two decades, Dr Swati Piramal worked in the prevention of chronic diseases such as Arthritis, Diabetes and Heart Disease. She also founded the Gopikrishna Piramal Hospital in Mumbai and launched public health campaigns against Malaria, Osteoporosis, Epilepsy, and Tuberculosis, to name a few. In addition, Dr Swati Piramal is the Director of Sarvajal Foundation for clean water and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Business School.
For her significant contribution in the fields of medicine and public healthcare, Dr Swati Piramal has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Woman Achiever, the Global Empowerment Award in the UK, and most importantly, the Padma Shri Award.
Dr Swati Piramal is an inspiration to all of us. She has proven to the world that with strong willpower, one can achieve his/her dreams. We all have certain interests in life – some of us are passionate about educating the underprivileged and the poor; a majority of the population is interested in coming up with new technologies to help the mankind; and there are several others who are keen on treating diseases and helping the sick – and it is important that we do not lose sight of our goals.
To be successful, we have to follow our dreams and keep going even when the going gets tough. Youngsters today get carried away by monetary gains and in an attempt to make quick money, they keep their interests and passions behind. As a result, they become depressed with their jobs and get frustrated in life.
We should all remember that success is the result of hard work and is only possible when one follows his dreams and interests. We should all learn from Dr Swati Piramal and ensure that our careers are in line with our goals and interests; only then will we achieve success.
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