How often do we ask our kids to perhaps hit, shoo away animals just like this? We humans have tendency to be insensitive to the voice unspoken which gets sincerely reflected in the way we deal with animals around us. The ruthlessly rude behavior towards them repells off the concept of humanity. Sharing this biggest yet an unattended concern, we have Vishakha Chatterjee, founder of pawsome foundation, an NGO working towards protecting animal rights in Lucknow.
A lot of times life gives you big opportunities to excel professionally. But how many times do you meet such brave people who risk everything in a minute and dedicate their lives for the upliftment of the needy? Vishakha comes fit to the above lines.
After quitting from all the fame of her job in International Airlines travel industry of 15 years, she started working vigorously for animal care and life. However she would at times find some people stealing her work. That’s where the idea of having platform for animal welfare came up. Her family from the start had the environment where human and animal lives were treated equally. It was natural for her as a child to respect an animal life. This has helped her a lot in driving the cause of animals even today. While working she constantly faces dire situations of lack of funds, absence of trained medical staff at hospitals, life threats, deteriorated conditions of animals who have been subjected to cruelty by humans. But nothing ever stops her. Numerous times she has spent huge sum of money through her pocket only to save another soul.
She works at alarming the locals, the government and wildlife departments and knows how to turn deaf to haters, for whom she says are the ones who are upto no good in life. Awarded by the Mayor of Lucknow, Sanyukta Bhatia as recognition for her selfless work she raises her voice on issues like how Indian dog breeds are getting ignored. Expensive emergency facilities for injured animals, people are scared and they need to realize that loving animal lives should be the new normal.
We congratulate her for the fearless initiative and hope that one day every effort makes a huge difference in the society.