Tell us a little about yourself!
I am professionally a structural engineer working for Oil and Gas based company. A foodie and a music lover, I love Yuvan’s music the most.
How did volunteering with Bhumi happen? (including beginning, which project you volunteered for)?
Volunteering with Bhumi happened because of my colleague who randomly asked for people interested in spending their weekends for a good cause.We both registered for an orientation with Bhumi. Impressed by their presentation and my prospects at various levels, I choose to join Yantra – Ignite project of Bhumi.I am passionate to take challenges and explore and so here I enrolled myself with Yantra, though I am not an expert in electronics. It’s been one whole awesome year with Bhumi.
What change did these experiences bring in your life? How has Bhumi altered you, personally?
I feel complete when I get involved in a way to help children and to point out, an affordable way. Personally I feel like I am utilizing my valued human life and self-motivated with challenges and responsibilities I face.
One most memorable incident in your life as a Bhumian
I cherish every moment I spend in Bhumi. To give one instance from Bhumi Robo fest, kids started asking for signature in their ID card saying “Akka, sign by stating with love, we will miss you, try to come to our center whenever you are free” and this actually meant that we were not boring them with our regular classes. We established a loving bond. One more instance is the Metro Ride with kids.
Tell us about one Bhumian, who has been an inspiration
Raji, from Yantra, is always an inspiration to me.A kind-heartedgirl, she handles things very easily with smiling face.To whichever center she goes, she will bond with the kids within a second with her speech. Shewas determined in her motive that she never hesitated to travel all the way from Chengalpattu to Bhumi office even for a very small works.
Any specific, special moment with kids or volunteers you would like to share with us?
A 2-day trip with volunteers to Kanyakumari is one moment of the lifetime.It was my first travel with friends. We have lot of memories to cherish from throughout the trip.And with the kids, Nakshatra moments bring smile to my face.
A message to every volunteer at Bhumi:
Cheer up fellas, Take more responsibilities than what limits you.
What motivates you to keep volunteering at Bhumi?
The happy smiling faces of children we teach motivates me to the core to do more for them.
What do you feel most proud of as a Bhumian?
With my little effort becoming an ocean when combined with every drop of contribution from other volunteers, the younger onesare effectively impacted. I feel improvement in myself with every work at Bhumi.
Why did you choose to volunteer at Bhumi?
Reaching out to what we desire is made easy with the platform provided by Bhumi.
What’s the most unexpected benefit you got out of volunteering at Bhumi?
The recognition given by my Lead very soon after I started volunteering was really unexpected.
3 things you love about being a Bhumian?
Opportunities, no restriction, open to new ideas and suggestions
– Abi Sindhu