03 Sep Making ‘our’ world more humane
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Bhumi collaborates with organisations that have the expertise in areas such as environment, animal welfare, health, and sanitation, providing a platform for volunteers to take up causes linked to the Sustainable Development Goals
The Blue Cross of India (BCI), established in 1959 by Captain V. Sundaram, his wife Usha and their three children in Chennai, is home to dogs, cats, horses, cows and many other species.
“When I needed a hand, I found your paw.”
Animals have been human’s closest companions for a very long time. Loving them with all our hearts, and realising that they are also living, sentient creatures just like us humans helps us be more empathetic towards each other. Furthermore, research indicates that people who have a close bond with animals have higher self-esteem. They are also generally happier and healthier.
Bhumi has been mobilising volunteers to help with cleaning the shelters, feeding the animals and providing basic care to puppies and kittens at BCI. These experiences have helped volunteers to learn how they can help animals and work towards a better community in which all its units live together in a symbiotic relationship.
Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations. Bhumi, as a platform, enables over 20,000 volunteers across 10 cities in India for causes like education, environment, animals and community welfare. Sign up to volunteer for Animal Welfare in your city: www.bhumi.ngo/volunteer