Dr. ADITI BADAM
- A Brief about yourself and how you describe your own Personality and Persona.
My name is Dr.Aditi Badam,I am a qualified physiotherapist who switched careers following my passion as an Animal Rights Activist & Environmentalist. The extreme love for animals coupled with the strong desire to save this planet by reducing its carbon footprint drove me to switch careers 10 years ago. Having said that i have further utilized my initial medical skills by implementing and starting physiotherapy for animals as a relief centre for sick and needy animals. My goal in life would be create an equilibrium where the environment can co-exist peacefully with animals and humans. Lastly i would like to add coming from a kashmiri background and having had to relocate to delhi,i come with a diverse set of experiences which have helped me adapt and mingle with all communities.
- You’re Achievements that makes you feel high.
Achievements: - Started and brought India's first physiotherapy and & hydrotherapy unit for animals ,supported and published in all leading newspapers. The unit was and duly supported by Smt. Menaka Gandhi in 2017. - Awarded as merit achiever for extraordinary work in the field of physiotherapy by Pro seed foundation and physiotherapy council in 2017. - Started a free community kitchen for homeless animals during the pandemic lockdown so they don't starve ,covered by NDTV . - My dream project of opening a free hospital and shelter for homeless animals came true in year 2014, and was recognized mentioned as India's top 10 animal shelters by Scoop Woop. - Launching a successful project of sowing compassion in various schools of Delhi and Noida for students teaching them to develop and embrace compassion for animals and the environment. - Conducted launching seed balls projects to distribute and achieve 1000 trees planted through this easy method .
- Define the true beauty.
True beauty comes from the inside. Being compassionate and having good character are virtuous traits .For me true beauty is to be kind and kindness is the only religion that exist .My biggest fear is to die useless and for that i had quit my career and devoted my life to these animals and to save the planet .
- What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
.A happy family cares and loves their members. Love not only in words but also in actions. It involves sacrifices which never can be understood by people from outside. 1. Mom sacrifices her food for the family when the quantity of food is less. 2. Father never got one dress for himself but sees happiness in buying others. 3. Support by brother / sister when mom and dad is against siblings. Small things make a family. Happiest family is one where all the members of the family take dinner at the same time, spend time for each other and love each other without expecting anything in return.
- What is your favorite Idea of Holidaying?
Holiday for me is to visit a sanctuary or wildlife and help understanding and serving flora and fauna because i find happiness in green forest and close to nature. That's my happy place.
- Why you are participating in Mrs. India Queen of Substance?
I want my voice to be heard because I speak for those who cannot speak for themselves- the animals and plants. I believe the title will bring me a great platform and the right audience to speak my heart out and hence help me create a better world for you and for me and for the entire universe.
- What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
Undoubtedly it is the novel corona virus or we call it as Covid – 19 which the WHO first learned on 31 December 2019. No country is untouched from this pandemic. Over 10 million cases and 1.46 lacs deaths in India only. Many doctors and health workers had sacrificed their lives to save others. We all are waiting eagerly for the vaccination and just pray our elders and children's are saved from this pandemic. Besides this Climate change is the most sensitive issue for the world today. Its a global threat, but solutions involve a superhuman level of sacrifice and awareness .Most of the world agrees it’s a danger, but how do we conquer it? What’s holding us back? Modern conveniences like electricity, transportation, and air conditioning contribute to climate change, and remedies potentially involve significant sacrifice and lifestyle change. Every one wants to park there car in shade, but no one plants a tree .that's the issue i want to focus on.
- The Quote or saying that encourages you?
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness-Dalai Lama
- What is true “Sportsmanship” for you?
Sportsmanship isn't about criticizing the ONE who didn't win on That ONE day. it's about appreciating and supporting their hard work amidst failures .
- If you were selected as a Charity Ambassador what Value addition would you like to make for our Society and how?
as a Charity ambassador my first goal will be to recruit volunteers for projects that acts as an army to save flora and fauna and to provide them a platform which i thrived all my life to bring the positive change and an impact that will help build a better tomorrow for our new generation hence saving the planet and spreading kindness. We need voices to be heard to bring the change we want to see.