The Genesis Foundation team is thrilled to announce that we have Parvathy Omanakuttan as our Goodwill Ambassador and Aadi Sharma as our Young Ambassador. They’ll be helping us in spreading awareness for children who need help the most. Parvathy has already been visiting orphanages and children under our care. It is a great boost for not just the team but for our Hope and Care partners as well. And of course, children always smile when they see Parvathy.
Aadi is an up and coming writer who excels not only in essays but in sports and is a great speaker at Genesis Foundation’s events. If you want to see this little guy in action, make sure you show up to our events in person! Don’t forget to stay tuned because you’ll be hearing more about them in the future!
Goodwill Ambassador Parvathy Omanakuttan
“My heart lies in giving less fortunate children a chance to live and I have therefore offered my time to the children who are treated for cancer, heart surgeries, thalassemia, organ failure or extreme deformities by signing up as Goodwill Ambassador of Genesis Foundation. I have always cared for the less fortunate and have naturally reached out to them in my everyday life.”
Born in Kottayam, a quaint town in the land of the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, Parvathy lived and studied in Mumbai and became the cynosure of the entire nation when she won the title of Miss India 2008 with her beauty, grace, charm and wit.
Soon thereafter she went on to win 1st Runner Up Miss World in 2008. Since then, she has modelled for several designers (including Hemant Trivedi, Ritu Kumar, J J Vallaya and international designers) and acted in films (Billa2 and Pizza) and television commercials (Garnier, Pantene and several others).
Young Ambassador Aadi Sharma
Aadi Sharma is 12 years old and studies in The Shri Ram School, Moulsari Campus, Gurgaon. His size and face belie the fact that he really is in Class VIII. He was the Junior School House Captain (Vasundhara) and was awarded Special Commendation Runner’s Up Award at the Commonwealth Essay Competition for a story he wrote at school.
Says Aadi “We are fortunate to be born with good health and I wish to help children less fortunate then me. At Genesis Foundation, so far 91 lives who had little or no chance to survive have been saved and I hope all of you will contribute to the cause of saving lives”.
Aadi loves reading – mostly fiction – writing and drawing Manga-style comics, which are currently unpublished and only for the eyes of his friends at school. His favourite writers are Eoin Colfer of the Artemis Fowl fame, Jonathan Stroud, Rick Riordan and Anthony Horowitz. He doesn’t much care for J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, which he thought was overrated.
Aadi also runs, plays soccer. He is an avid gamer on consoles like Wii, Nintendo DS and his PC. He also enjoys travelling and has visited several cities in India and Europe.
He may be small and tiny, much to his dismay, but is happy to be brainy. Aadi repeatedly tries to convey to his peers and parents that intelligence is not about the marks you score, but about lateral thinking. The message doesn’t quite get across, especially to his teachers.
Aadi loves animals and lives with a battle-scarred Tom cat, wimpy smaller cat and a grumpy dog. All types of animals have some endearing quality, with the sole exception of his Lhasa Apso called Daz, who growls at him whenever he hugs her. She, incidentally, is going to be put up for adoption very soon, but his parents don’t know about it yet.