Lucknow youngsters eat too much of oily food
Every time Vandana Luthra, the chairperson of Vandana Luthra Curles & Curves (VLCC) Group of Companies steps into one of her world-class VLCC centres in Lucknow, memories of yesteryears return of days spent in the City of Nawabs.india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 00:55 IST
Every time Vandana Luthra, the chairperson of Vandana Luthra Curles & Curves (VLCC) Group of Companies steps into one of her world-class VLCC centres in Lucknow, memories of yesteryears return of days spent in the City of Nawabs.
Last weekend, Vandana was again in town on business and she couldn’t stop remembering her childhood days when travelling to Lucknow was very frequent to meet relatives. She had lots of fun roaming around the city. “I love Lucknow.
I have been coming here so often since my childhood days and now, that I have VLCC Centres here, there is all the more reason to visit this great city,” she tells you.
“I was brought up in Kolkata and completed my Economic Honours at Lady Sri Ram College in New Delhi. I come from a highly educated family and that helped me take VLCC to the stature it is today,” Vandana said.
On being called a celebrity, she quipped: “I don’t consider myself a celebrity. I am a very normal person. I am extremely passionate about my work. There are other responsibilities too, such as spending two to three hours every day with NGOs for helping make life better for the underprivileged.” “I have a corporate social responsibility project going on with former test cricketer Kapil Dev in 85 villages in Neemrana, Rajashtan for empowerment of rural women. I derive great satisfaction from my social work while working with underprivileged children,” she says.
“Competition does not bother me. In think there is a need for more players in the beauty business provided they deal with the subject of beauty in a very scientific manner. Unfortunately, there are many shops across the country which are misleading customers by their lack of knowledge on fitness and beauty matters,” Vandana says.
Vandana has already started working towards bringing some sort of regulation into the fitness and beauty business. “We have forwarded a proposal to the Union Ministry of Health for regulating the fitness and beauty business. The response from the government side had been very encouraging,” she says.
And does she get to spend time with the family? “My husband has been very supportive about my work. We spend a lot of quality time together and he also accompanies me on business to many parts of the world,” says Vandana.
Vandana is also extremely concerned about the young Lucknowites, She says they have a lot of oily food and come with problems of acne. “The other major problem I have seen in Lucknow is that parents don’t spend quality time with their children. I just see them roaming around in the city!” says Luthra. Some tips for Lucknowites there!