I made up my mind that I would give up anything to save a life.
“I am from Pune, Maharashtra and I am currently giving my Cambridge international examinations (IGCSE). I am an actress, I do plays and short films, I am modeling for an international beauty academy called ISAS. I also have my own NGO (which isn’t registered yet as I am still a minor) my NGO is called P.A.W. (protection of animal welfare) where I hold workshops with kids and animals, report any injured animals, also put animals up for adoption (with a strict protocol).
There have been many things that took long for me to overcome. One of the things that took me really long to overcome was someone’s death…that person was really close to me and he was someone who I trusted and who had faith in me. So getting over the fact they are not there anymore really broke me and it took me a while to get over the fact that I couldn’t even say my last goodbye to them. But on a personal note, life goes on and if he was here right now, he would really want me to continue living life and making the most of it.
Life has a lot to offer and it depends on every individual whether they want to grab those opportunities or not. We only have one life so we should make the most out of it. But on a different note, everybody’s soul has the right to live, and in order to make one’s life interesting and great, many people often push others down. Not only humans but animals too. And I solemnly want every soul to have a life they purely deserve.
I plan to go big with acting and modeling, because drama and acting are two of my true passions and I want fulfill them. Also getting into the film industry also means great money, and I want to use that money to be able to support my animal shelter/rescue centre later in life. But because the film industry is a tough field, event management is my back up as I’m really good at planning and organizing events.
Due to the fact that I’ve had really tough times and I have gotten through them, so can so many people and animals. Honestly the only reason I got through half of the stuff I went through, was because I was volunteering at places like Peepal Farm and other animals rescue organization, and my entire time in those places, the one thing that inspired me so much was the fight in the animals and the humans, none of the animals would give up, even though they were on their death bed, they fought for a life and so did the helpers and vets. They fought to make sure that animal got the life it deserved. Everyone deserves a great life.
“…the only reason I got through half of the stuff I went through, was because I was volunteering at places like Peepal Farm…”
So after all those volunteering times, I made up my mind that I would give up anything to save a life, let it be a dog, cat or human because they all matter the same.”
-Tarika, volunteered with us in May 2017