Here’s an uplifting little story for you! This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with only 2 legs – He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him. His first owner also did not think that he could survive and he was thinking of ‘putting him to sleep’. But then, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. She became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself. She named him ‘Faith’. In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movement. Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him for standing up and jumping around. Even the other dog at home encouraged him to walk. Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and to jump to move forward. After further training in the snow, he could now walk like a human being.Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he attracts people to him.He is fast becoming famous on the international scene and has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows.There is now a book entitled ‘With a Little Faith’ being published about him. He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies. His present owner Jude Stringfellow has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to preach that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul. In life there are always undesirable things, so in order to feel better you just need to look at life from another direction. I hope this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to everyone and that everyone will appreciate and be thankful for each & every beautiful day. ‘Faith’ is the continual demonstration of the strength and wonder of life. A small request: All you are asked to do is keep this story circulating. God Bless You & Yours and God Bless all of God’s creatures!
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I am using this platform so that my Message goes to the Fertility Professionals across the globe.This is with reference to a Conference we are organizing in September 2012 – The World Congress on Ovulation induction & Ovarian Stimulation Protocols (WOOSP2012). About a month ago, I received a call from Dr Ashok Alate, the Managing director of Ferring India saying he had received a letter from Mr Marco Filicori saying Dr Allahbadia had “copied” his Conference and that he was very upset and that such a conference cannot be held in India. I explained to Dr Alate that there is no copyright or patent on Conferences. Mr Filicori’s conferences are on Ovulation Induction and held in Italy and our Indian meeting is on Ovulation Induction & Ovarian Stimulation Protocols. I further explained that if there is any legal disposition, Mr Filicori could write to me directly & I will respond. I am organizing a meeting with 50 confirmed International Faculty who have volunteered their time so that this important topic can be discussed threadbare in India for an Indian audience. Last night, as part of Ferring India’s roadshow, Mr Filicori delivered a lecture at Hyderabad and at the end of his lecture launched a personal attack on me maligning me for having “copied” his Meeting and requested the audience to boycott WOOSP2012! And today I learnt that this well rehearsed abusive diatribe was repeated at their Bangalore meeting as well before a neutered Ferring Pharma staff in attendance. I am shocked and appalled that the Multinational pharma company allowed a speaker to use an academic platform to malign and abuse an Indian doctor in front of an Indian audience. I have written to Ferring India asking them to reign in their abusive “guest” and not allow personal animosities on their academic platforms. This could happen to any of us. I will write to the Italian Fertility Society & ESHRE & Ferring International to ensure that this man is censured. I will write to Fertility Associations the world over describing what has happened in India. I had a twinge of sadness when I realized not one doctor in the audience at Hyderabad or Bangalore stood up for me and stopped Mr Filicori when he raved and ranted about me being unethical. I am heartened now that over 2 dozen of our colleagues in India have spoken out against Ferring India & Mr Filicori’s disgraceful behavior on Facebook. I need support from my own colleagues In India if they think I’m right for standing up for my own pride & for India. I have approached both our National organizations: Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) with a membership of 25,000+ members & the Indian Society For Assisted Reproduction (ISAR) with a Membership base of 2000+ to support me and write strongly to Ferring India. The correct response from the FOGSI President Dr PK Shah & past-President Dr CN Purandare has affirmed my faith in our Ob-Gyn Fraternity. FOGSI has sent a message to Ferring India that unless it leashes such abusive speakers on their sponsored academic platforms, FOGSI will boycott Ferring from all its conferences & activities!
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has ordered the State Department to change wording on passports; “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with “mother or parent 1″ and “father or parent 2″, the Department says. An explanation on the State Department website noted: “These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families.” The State Department said the gender-neutral passport applications will be rolled out in February.
Gay rights groups are applauding the decision.
“Changing the term mother and father to the more global term of parent allows many different types of families to be able to go and apply for a passport for their child without feeling like the government doesn’t recognize their family,” said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of Family Equality Council.
FEC lobbied the government for several years to remove the words from passport applications.
“Our government needs to recognize that the family structure is changing,” Chrisler said. “The best thing that we can do is support people who are raising kids in loving, stable families.”
January 3rd, 2011
Shri Bharat Bhushan
Government of India
Ministry of Environment & Forests
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110 003
Dear Shri Bharat Bhushan,
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.
- Lord William Beveridge (1879 – 1963)
25th November 2010 was one of the saddest days of my life when the MOEF using its powers brought work at Lavasa to a standstill. Lavasa was to be a benchmark for future Indian cities – the world would not consider Indian infrastructure companies & Indian architecture as third-world any longer. This was to be the showcase of Indian environment planning & city-planning for the world. I am a fertility physician & have done my bit in bringing India on the world-map (see http://www.iwannagetpregnant.in). I am one of the National experts appointed by the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi to formulate National Assisted Reproductive Technology Guidelines, which are now with the Law Ministry about to be presented in Parliament. I felt proud that we could now showcase India to the world and am planning my retirement at Lavasa. I have also volunteered my services for treating the local tribals & the poor villagers in the area. I am keen to drive the Reproductive Medical Tourism Program at the Apollo Lavasa Hospital and make it an Asian hub for ART treatments.
I started visiting Lavasa about four years ago and have seen the city take shape. I have seen the care with which the city-planners have developed the present-form of the city taking care of the natural habitat. Only when I was mentally convinced that this is truly an environment-friendly, nature friendly & socially responsible city did I buy a home in Lavasa, which I intended to move in by March 2011. I have invested my life’s savings to buy this home in Lavasa. It took me years to save for a home and it was quite a blow to have my dreams crushed with a dictatorial order.
As a fellow Indian, you should be proud of this city. I have traveled widely across India lecturing in almost all corners of our country. I have never seen such inclusive development in any other city. I want you to visit Lavasa & see what exemplary work has been done here. The government of Maharashtra should be lauded for their vision. This project brings roads, electricity, revenues, jobs & a sense of National pride to this previously “backward” area. As a Gynecologist interacting with locals, I have heard horror stories of women dying in childbirth & babies stuck in the birth-canal & being taken on make-shift stretchers over 8-24 hours down to Pune. The infrastructure & roads developed here because of this project have made these 6-year-old horror stories obsolete. Today, the poor have an OPD at a tertiary hospital at Lavasa. Today, you have locals with Tata-Sky dishes on every house in the surrounding villages. Today, you have no unemployment in this region. This is Lavasa. This is the truth.
I am witness to the massive tree-replantation measures, hydro-seeding to prevent slope erosions & conservation of local flora and fauna through such diverse measures as pisciculture & aviculture. As a responsible medical practitioner, I have seen the trouble the Lavasa environment team has taken to grow Ayurvedic plants in and around the region to keep our medical heritage alive.
The CMD’s dream is to set up a museum here that will depict the history, art, culture, medicine & heritage of the state of Maharashtra. Please do not get taken in by ‘professional” infrastructure-opposers & ”professional” anti-India” NGOs and movements. These individuals and NGOs only work to stop development & infrastructure in India. If this was not a democracy and it was China, they would be locked away for a lifetime and the keys thrown away. Be proud to be an Indian & help us re-start the city. I truly hope and pray that you can convince the Hon. Minister, MOEF to visit Lavasa once personally & interact with citizens of “Free India”. He will go down in the history books as hero for having seen the truth once he clears Lavasa from its present shackles of court-stays. This is the future India that the next generation will enjoy.
“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit” – Nelson Henderson (1902-1976)
Jai Hind! Jai Maharashtra!
Dr Gautam Nandkishore Allahbadia MD, DNB
1. Shri Jairam Ramesh
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Government of India
Ministry of Environment & Forests
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110 003
Telephone:+91-11- 24360605, 24360570, 24360519
2. Shri Prithviraj Dajisaheb Chavan,
Chief Minister of Maharashtra;
Government of Maharashtra
Office of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Mantralaya, Mumbai-
Tel. No. 22025151, 22025222, Fax 22029214,
PRO Cell : Fax : 22817068
3. Smt. Supriya Sule
Member of Parliament (Loksabha)
Address: 6, Janpath Road,New Delhi – 110 001,
Tels. (011) 23018870, 23018619 9820060033 (M)
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The genetic miracle behind the double mixed-race twins January 2009
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India’s First Same-Sex Couple Surrogacy Success Story June 2008
Male Infertility and Obesity September 2008
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