At Ram Mandir station: Be Your Own #Hero

ram mandir station painting FFMA

On Independence Day, Ram Mandir station witnessed a unique event of its own. Foundation For Mumbai’s Animals (FFMA) painted the station with the aim to create awareness and invoke compassion for animals in people’s hearts.

What is FFMA?

If you’re in awe of the beautiful painting at Ram Mandir station and are wondering whose handiwork it is, read on.

Birds & Animals Helpline and People For Animals (PFA) have formed this alliance to create awareness and bring an end to animal cruelty.

Birds & Animals Helpline is an NGO which works for rescue and rehabilitation of birds and animal in Mumbai region.

It also has a shelter for birds with a holding capacity to treat 600 birds at a time. With a network of more than 700 volunteers, Birds & Animals Helpline holds special position in the Mumbai animal welfare sector. With the help of an extraordinary network of  more than 34 NGOs, it successfully rescues more than 70 lives daily.

PFA is India’s largest animal welfare organisation with a nationwide network of 26 hospitals, 165 units and 2.5 Lakh members. It works to rescue and rehabilitate sick and needy animals. It sets up and run shelters, ambulance services, sterilisation programs, treatment camps and disaster rescue missions for animals.

It also conducts education programs in schools, fights cases in courts and lobbies for animal issues in Parliament. In Mumbai, PFA runs a unit which specialises in handling cruelty to animals/ legal cases.

Painting Ram Mandir station

Ram Mandir station being painted by FFMA volunteers
Ram Mandir station being painted by FFMA volunteers

To open the eyes of the general public and help generate awareness for the voiceless, FFMA engages in unique art activities at railway stations. Ram Mandir station got its share on Independence Day.

At Ram Mandir station, the concept is Be your own #hero

Not by wearing capes but by acting right and doing simple things for animals and nature which enables you to become a hero for them.

A touching rendition at Ram Mandir station

‘The rate of cruelty unleashed on animals in our city Mumbai is excruciatingly high, PFA Mumbai handles one cruelty case a day and the Bird helpline gets more than 50 distress calls for injured animals in a day’, says Chaitya Poladia, associated with FFMA. ‘To fill the gap we have formed an alliance are looking forward to expand, involve as many people as we can to create awareness, invoke compassion for animals in people’s hearts’, he states.

Simple acts of kindness and rescue for animals can bring an impactful change in both the lives of humans and animals. This is showcased in the evocative art at Ram Mandir station.

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  1. Yes the intiative by Bird and Animal Helpline was great. Was very happy to be part of the event. We are the Voice of the Voiceless. Peaceful co-existence between birds animals and humans is need of the hour. Awareness can to some extent bridge the gap between cruelty and compassion

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