Tell us a little about yourself!
Lovingly called AJ by my friends, is from Coimbatore. I am an MBA graduate and currently working in NTT DATA, Chennai. Inspired by one of Dwayne Johnson’s dialogues, “never say NO”, I dare to explore various paths without worrying about success or failure.
How did volunteering with Bhumi happen? (including beginning, which project you volunteered for)?
I always wanted to give back something to the society in a way I can. I visited Vidya Sagar and thought of helping the differently abled children for which I discussed with my CSR lead, and he suggested that I start with Bhumi. I then attended the orientation and opted for Yantra.
What change did these experiences bring in your life? How has Bhumi altered you, personally?
I realized that money is not a priority in life. Volunteering made me more ethical and responsible. I’m happy that I’m working towards a good cause.
One most memorable incident in your life as a Bhumian:
Nakshatra Talent Fest has given me a lot of memories. A was a sweet sorrow to bid adieu to children after the event.
Tell us about one Bhumian, who has been an inspiration:
All Bhumians inspire in different ways. I would mention Srimanth from Yantra, who quit his profession for his passion for teaching. In addition, all the leads of Yantra – Raju, Sudhan, Madhesh, Madhura Shanthini, Sridhar, Namratha, Swetha, Balki, Rakesh, and all else I have worked with.
Any specific, special moment with kids or volunteers you would like to share with us?
The innocence, unity and support among children I see every time I visit my centre is special to me.
A message to every volunteer at Bhumi:
Do what you do best. Let’s give something back to the society and guide the next generation to a better sustainable society.
What motivates you to keep volunteering at Bhumi?
The cause supported by Bhumi and the talents exhibited by the kids motivate me to volunteer at Bhumi.
What do you feel most proud of as a Bhumian?
I’m one among the team that brings smile on underprivileged kids.
Why did you choose to volunteer at Bhumi?
I liked the vision and operations of Bhumi.
What’s the most unexpected benefit you got out of volunteering at Bhumi?
My personality has improved with so much exposure to social gathering with other volunteers, and I have become responsible from teaching and caring for children.
3 things you love about being a Bhumian?
We work to improve the environment. Youngsters are motivated and guided to have a healthy weekend. New ideas are created.
– Ajay Karthick, Yantra