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Biocon Chairperson and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has been appointed as a trustee on the board of The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF), which works to expand mental health awareness in India.
The foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, is founded by actress Deepika Padukone.
Welcoming Mazumdar-Shaw, Deepika said mental health is an area that requires sustained effort and multi-stakeholder engagement.
"Kiran's experience with large, focused organisations that deliver sustained and impactful outcomes across stakeholder groups will be extremely beneficial as the scale of TLLLF's activities continues to grow year on year," she said in a release issued by the foundation.
"... As a member of the TLLLF Board, I intend to help with greater government engagement in order to shape policy around mental health in India" Mazumdar-Shaw said.
"One in five people in India will suffer from depression in their lifetime, so we must endeavour to improve the lives of these suffering millions," said Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.