Alpana Bhartia is an animal rights activist based in Bangalore. She is the co-founder of People for Animals (PfA), Bangalore Chapter. Through this organization, Alpana has devoted 20 years to the cause of animal conservation and rehabilitation. It’s her mission to give voice to the voiceless innocent creatures disturbed by the malefic endeavours of mankind.
She started PfA in 1996 with co-trustees Namrata Dugar, Gauri Maini, and Arushi Poddar. They rescued animals in distress, addressed their medical needs and then rehabilitated them in their natural habitat. PfA is a well-established NGO now, with 165 rescue units reporting to 26 veterinary medical centers, where more than 2.5 lakh members extend love and warmth across species.
Alpana Bhartia also actively campaigns for environment conservation. She is a certified Yoga instructor and a proponent of organic farming. Her initiatives have directed PfA towards a number of accolades, including Venu Menon IFAW Award (2003), Young Achievers Award (2003), and Wildlife Award (2007).
Alpana Bhartia lives with her industrialist husband, Alok Bhartia and a young daughter, Shivangini Bhartia, an entrepreneur.
You can contact her here.