After her baby was fed formula milk in the hospital, Jincy is now working on the #RightToBreastfeed campaign which is asking for it to make it mandatory for hospitals to ask for parental consent before feeding formula or artificial milk to newborn babies. Her current campaign has close to 92,000 ... Read More
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Jincy Varghese is a software engineer working with an IT company in Mumbai. She takes a keen interest in making the world around her, a better place, especially for women and children. She started her very first campaign to increase the maternity leave to six months to facilitate six months of exclusive breastfeeding, while being 4 months pregnant herself. The fight which she started when her baby was a tiny little dot inside her womb, continued even after her baby was born. And in April 2017, the Maternity Bill was passed by the Government of India. Her petition was acknowledged by the then Women and Child Development Minister of India, Ms. Maneka Gandhi. Her grit and determination came to the notice of the Obama Foundation who then recognized her as an emerging young leader and invited her and a few more young role models like her, for a Town hall with Barack Obama in the December of 2017. Not to rest on past laurels, she continues her fight, this time for a mother's #RightToBreastfeed which is asking the government to make it mandatory to ask for parental consent before feeding artificial milk to babies. Her baby was fed artificial milk without her consent and so she doesn't want the same to happen to other mothers and babies. Her current campaign has been covered by quite a few national newsletters and online news portals. She has also been recognized as a Global Goodwill Ambassador by the Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA) Organization.
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Anyone who knows Jincy, knows her as a fighter. She puts up a hard fight for everything she believes is a cause to fight for. She is an empathetic soul who patiently listens to anyone who comes to her with a problem. And though she may not always have a solution, talking to her and listening to her own personal stories and experiences, leaves one renewed and inspired. Her enthusiasm, grit, determination, optimism, resilience, perseverance and powerful storytelling is something that will leave you awestruck.
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After her baby was fed formula milk in the hospital, Jincy is now working on the #RightToBreastfeed campaign which is asking for it to make it mandatory for hospitals to ask for parental consent before feeding formula or artificial milk to newborn babies. Her current campaign has close to 92,000 supporters. She plans to meet the ministers to make this a law. She has a long way to go, but the Jincy that I know, I know she won't stop till she wins this one too.
The details of the campaign can be found here: www.change.org/RightToBreastfeed