Today’s youth has the power to bring in better and more noticeable change in everything. From business to art, their ideas and dedication help these fields to shape better with modern insights. Similarly, many youngsters have the power in them to save nature – trees, animal, water resources etc. One young mind and nature lover working continuously for years to make the world a better place is Siddhesh Ramdas Kadam.
Siddhesh Ramdas Kadam is an avid nature lover who has saved many wildlife’s lives. Last year, he became a foster parent to a Leopard cub and named it ‘Dudu’. Siddhesh aka Sid (as his friends address him), has been visiting Tadoba Tiger Reserve from childhood. This memorable time with his father and love for wildlife made him extremely caring towards everyone.
Sid is also the first-generation businessman in his family. His entrepreneurial journey commenced with his love for nature when he built a greenhouse at Khed during his college days. Kadam grew lots of flowers and vegetables and supplied them to his clients in Mumbai and Pune. The success of his first business gave Sid lots of confidence, and he decided to pursue Masters in Marketing and International Business.
Siddhesh Ramdas Kadam’s dream is to stand at a seashore in Mumbai and watch the change in its colour. Due to pollution, the beaches in Mumbai are dirty and contaminated. Every year, people like Sid are doing their best every day to make them clean. Sid has been a part of many Beach Cleaning drives. Not just the beaches, but Sid wants to ensure the cleanliness of every water reserve in the state of Maharashtra.
Along with being a foster parent to a Leopard cub to growing vegetables, to cleaning beaches, Siddhesh has helped many people during the pandemic. Since last year, Sid is distributing masks, sanitisers to the needy and helping them with food and medications. He says, “It is in our hand to change the crisis surrounding us – pandemic, natural tragedies and saving the wildlife. If more and more youth decides to contribute in a small or big way, we will be able to strike a balance in the nature.”