IFFM Hero AVANTI
She’s not only a frontline worker, working for the Department of Justice and community but also devoted two years of her life, as a welfare officer with the refugees on Christmas Island, Perth detention. She was the only Indian woman on the island, supporting other females and children, refugees as a translator, and teaching arts and crafts. It gets better, she is also a class table tennis player. She also made it her own and continued to surprise me when she won the Police and Emergency Games Victoria twice.
A model, an artist who paints the brush as if she’s born with it and acts as if it comes naturally to her, recently completed a short film. She’s an animal lover, volunteers for RSPCA and these days she happily lives with her Cat Kyra, her family here Avanti is my role model inspiring me and still continues to fascinate me with her energy - never exhausting, only challenging. This is a token, a small tribute to our friendship - Nominated by Nandita Chakroborty