After securing a business degree from England, I joined my family business back in India. I’m a full time business executive, but my passion lies in yoga, fitness and caring for the environment. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 7 years now and I specialise in Ashtanga Yoga. I am the founder of Community Embark, a networking venture in the health and wellness space. I also recently started a yoga page on Instagram “Yogi Gone Green” through which I aspire to inspire people to live a healthier, happier and more eco-friendly lifestyle!
A week before I decided to start this fundraiser, I remember my dad was reading out a newspaper article about the increasing number of children who were being orphaned due to Covid. I felt extremely helpless in that situation, knowing that I was truly blessed with something that these children may not have. That’s when I decided to do something about it. That’s when I realised I had to do my bit for these children.
When I decided to run a fundraising workshop, in order to raise funds for vulnerable children and especially those who’ve been orphaned due to Covid, I began my research into the organisation I’d like to support. I came across several organisations but none clicked until I landed on Miracle’s website. After getting in touch with them via email, I had a long discussion with Neelofar who explained the true essence of Miracle’s work – not just to support these kids but to encourage them to stand up on their own feet, and that motive inspired me to choose Miracle.
About Fundraising experience?
It was a great experience. More so because of the format. Conducting fundraising workshops where the donors are also learning new skills is a very rewarding feeling! It was like a win-win situation for all.
Giving back is extremely rewarding, and the tiniest of efforts can go a long long way. I have always believed in the concept of community and the power of coming together. This fundraiser was just another reminder of the same. Seeing the entire team come together and put out such successful workshops, as well as so many people coming together to support the cause was truly an incredible experience – very overwhelming and very rewarding.
By Sana Sawhney
(Businesswoman, Yoga enthusiast, Environment crusader)