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Pinkathon Ambassador Prochy Master | Team SJK

Dear Pinkathon friends,

It gives us great pleasure to place before you this Edition of the Pinkathon@Home! Newsletter.  When Milind Soman and Reema Sanghavi, the Co-Founders of Pinkathon first introduced this new initiative of bringing out a Newsletter, they invited the Pinkathon Ambassadors to become Guest Editors for future editions and our enthusiastic Santacruz-Juhu-Kalina Pinkathon Group (SJK for short) did not think twice before declaring that they would like to bring out one of the forthcoming issues.  Our SJK group became a beehive of activity and soon the articles started pouring in – motivating articles on Spirituality and Mental Health, Recipes for good health, and boosting Immunity – both from great grandma’s times to the modern current detox drinks and healthy snacks.

We have taken this opportunity to bring out the latent talents of all our Pink sisters and to showcase them in our Pinkathon Video of the Week, along with a Message of Positivity for all our readers. Our Pink Sister, Dr. Sameera Gupta (a Physio-occupational therapist and Specialist in Sports Medicine) was roped in for the Ask the Expert Section and was fielded various questions on health-related topics.  We decided to declare Pinkathon Ambassador from Tilaknagar, Mumbai Anuradha Venkataramanan as Our Hero, since she has long since inspired our group, especially at a time when Motivation was at an all-time low. We took an Audio Interview of another Pink sister, Vandana Mahajan, a Cancer conqueror and Palliative Counsellor, So do check out the various sections of the Newsletter and watch the many talents of our Pink sisters unfurl. 

On a personal note, the Lockdown has taught me many Life Lessons and new skills.  I have realized that it is entirely possible to become ‘Atmanirbhar’ (self-reliant), the new buzz word, and not be at the mercy of maids and mechanics. My spending has come down drastically since travelling is non-existent and there are no more outings.  I have had to adapt to change and started taking online classes while teaching my students.  Of course, there has been an all-pervading feeling of sadness, seeing all our daily helpers and service people, like the Gardener, the Milkman, the Dhobi, all disappearing one by one to their home towns and I wonder if they will ever return, or if they made it safely to their villages. 

Life as we have known it will never be the same for a long time to come.  Social Distancing has made sure that we never take our freedom for granted.  People have finally understood how important nature is, not only as a resource but also to our mental health. Hopefully, this understanding will prompt humanity to treat planet Earth and all its creatures with more care and respect and once the Lockdown is lifted completely, people will behave in a more responsible way and live in peace and harmony with each other. Let us remember these moments and listen to the earth and stop polluting it.  It is high time we stop caring about materialistic things and look inwards.

What has this time taught us about ourselves? Maybe that life is precious?  That we have been living too fast for too long? That it's time for a simpler life? A life to sit in a park or on the beach, away from the crowd, and watch the sunset.  A life to play a board game with the family. A time to talk and reconnect with old friends. To think about what is important, what you value, and how you want to spend the rest of your time here on earth.  Something to ponder about, isn’t it? But as per our SJK Motto – Together We Can, Together We Will hopefully emerge victorious from this situation too. God Bless us all.

Prochy Master, - Pinkathon Ambassador for the Santacruz-Juhu-Kalina Group (along with Co-Ambassador, Anjali Asudani, and the entire SJK Team). 

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