“The programme is a good initiative to encourage young minds and [assist] them in developing compassion towards animals.”
– Mr S Srinivas Swamy, Master-in-Charge, The Doon School, Dehradun


“After thoroughly studying the details of the programme, I find this programme to be effective in creating empathy, love and tolerance amongst students. … As the programme involves children from standard first onwards, it influences students from the grass-roots level.”
– Vithika Rahul, Psychology Department Head, Delhi Public School R K Puram


“The Compassionate Citizen programme … focus[es] on the need to understand and care for animals while teaching children humane attitudes and respect towards animals. … The [i]nteractive session was very thought provoking.”
– Ms Gayathri Ramachandran, Director of Social Awareness and Outreach, St Columba’s School, New Delhi


“The material is very useful as it helps sensitise our youngsters towards being kind to … animals. We have already ensured that all levels – Nur[sery] to class IV [–] are exposed to the activities listed in the material and hope to continue it as part of our regular school activities. We have also uploaded a few value based stories online on our website for the parent body to be aware of this program.”
–Mrs Sumita Gupta, Headmistress Delhi Public School International, New Delhi


“The programme was very informative and interesting. The video brought out some amazing facts about animals. It [informed] the children about the plight of animals, especially stray animals. As it was an interactive session, children could share a lot of their views and experiences with animals.”
– Ms Maria Da Silva, Headmistress, Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai


“It was a wonderful and enriching experience for our students.”
– Ms Sneha Nigandhi, Activities Coordinator, Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai


“In today’s age of endless violence, compassion sometimes seems a rare quality. It is now a well-documented fact that many murderers and other criminals have a history of cruelty to animals. Teaching compassion to young children can be a good preventive measure in the effort to reduce crime. Compassionate Citizen is an apt tool that can be used to [teach] children about being kind and respectful towards all beings, including animals, and to help build a less violent and more peaceful society.”
– Mr Prakash Krishna Gawane, Senior Inspector of Police, Thane, Maharashtra