Finalist Detail 2023

Dr. Priya Darshana

  • Mumbai
  • A Brief about yourself and how you describe your own Personality and Persona.
  • I am Dr Priya Darshna and I am a general and laparoscopic surgeon by profession presently working as clinical associate at Nanavati Max superspeciality hospital, Mumbai. Born and brought up in beautiful city of Ranchi, Jharkhand, now settled in Mumbai with my husband who is a Banker. I am also a trained Bharat Natyam dancer. My father is a retired govt official from Income tax department and my mother is a homemaker. I have three brothers and a sister who are all well settled in their lives. I am a very confidant woman and I live my life on my own terms and condition, I have gone through many ups and downs in my life but my determination, perseverance and desire to excel has always kept me going. I love spending time with my family and looking after their needs. I also see a true patriot in me and I wish to do something for my country and add on to the pride of my country.

  • Your Achievements that makes you feel high.
  • I come from a middle class family and have given my more than cent percent to be where I am today. Being a sincere student in my early years I had always dreamt of becoming a doctor and treat people in pain. I have tasted failures and have learned my lessons from them. From a point in life where I was a 26 year old separated/ divorced woman dealing with infertility and other health issues with just a graduate degree , to crossing many hurdles and milestones to achieve my masters in General Surgery and becoming a Member of Royal College of Surgeons and finding the man of my dreams makes me feel high. Life has been a roller coster ride for me and I have cherished every bit of it may it be my failures or my success.

  • Define the true beauty.
  • True beauty I think lies in confidence, the way you hold yourself and treat your fellow-beings. It is in the act and thought of a person which makes your heart go through an exhilarating emotional experience.

  • What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
  • A family that eats together, sleeps together, prays together and in difficult times support each other to be optimistic and hopeful is a complete, healthy and happy family for me. When the notes of love ,loyalty and gratitude are played in family then the music that comes out bring harmony in family. In family one should be able to accept each other for who they are and their perspectives.

  • What is your favourite Idea of Holidaying?
  • It’s a trip with my family and close friends to some picturesque place with lots of greenery where I can relax and unwind from stresses and spend some quality time amidst nature. Good food, awesome weather and great company of family and friends make my favourite holiday.

  • Why you are participating in Mrs India Queen of Substance?
  • I am participating in Mrs India Queen of Substance to first of all to win it and to prove myself and to the world that I am a fighter and I am ready to use this platform to fight for a cause which I believe is true in nature and demand of larger community and make a difference in this world. Beauty pageants as I have seen and understood also make you more poised and I want to experience this journey which will help me to transform to the best possible version of me.

  • What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
  • There are many things which are bothering me currently prevailing across the country, but being in medical profession something most bothering is that even after 70 yrs of independence our country cannot provide proper healthcare facilities to its entire population which is minimum basic right of every citizen. Health-care is a neglected issue in India which am sure everyone must have felt during covid times when we lost our near and dear ones. As per survey by NITI ayog we only have 1.3 hospital beds per 1000 population. There are still many villages in India which have no access to healthcare facilities. There is insufficient research funding and high cost of healthcare are other challenges our country is facing. To sum up india ranks 154th in health spending, which is fifth from the bottom.

  • The Quote or saying that encourages you?
  • “BELIEVE IN YOURSELF” is the quote that keeps me going to live a life full of passion,purpose,magic and miracles.I think it all begins with self belief, if you can believe it,the mind can achieve it

  • What is true “Sportsmanship” for you?
  • Good sportsmanship to me means to be fair and ethical and to be able to encourage or inspire his team to perspire. Irrespective of the fact whether you win or lose ,you should be able to leave it on a good note. Have the courage to bear defeat without losing heart is a great attribute and that defines a true sportsmanship.

  • If you were selected as a Charity Ambassador what Value addition would you like to make for our Society and how?
  • Being an ambassador of charity I would take up this responsibility very sincerely. I would like to use my communication skills and positive attitude to go and meet people and motivate them to come together to support a cause for the welfare of the societies. I would attend events to talk about our work and reach people to join hand for fundraising activities. Being a doctor I will use my network of friends and colleagues to raise free camps and awareness about improving various heath aspects of men ,women and children. I would set my goals and promote fund raising activities to accomplish my targets mainly for the women, children and elderly. I will use social media to influence and to reach out to more number of people and make the cause more visible. Many people in this world are from well to do family but they have really lost the purpose of life. I will motivate them to go for it and feel the change In their lives. It would give me immense happiness and pride to be able to make a difference.