Avni Garg is a Junior at Stuyvesant High School and a junior docent at the Staten Island Zoo. Her life changing moment was in 2018 on her first international Medical Mission to Haiti. She has been on a mission to the Philippines since then. The tenacity of the human spirit and acts of kindness in adverse situations never cease to amaze her.
She loves nature and science. Avni is constantly looking for new ways to keep kids interested in science and help preserve our ecosystems.
A healthy and inquisitive mind needs a healthy body. Dance is the most enjoyable exercise throughout the world.
Avni advocates that dance makes the heart beat better
Arihunt Garg is a 6th grader at Speyer Legacy School in New York city. He has a pet tortoise. Arihunt loves soccer, Star Wars, science and nature. He seeks out junior ranger programs through out America.
Arihunt is very excited about doing his part to save the environment and loves handing out free batteries.
Like many of us Avni & Arihunt witnessed the physical and emotional toll COVID pandemic has taken. It got personal as they watched one of their best friends suffer from this dreadful disease. Avni and Arihunt decided to tackle two issues in one when they chose to sew reusable masks. Sewing is creative, safe to do when quarantined and a great stress buster. Making these masks was their way of giving back to society and boosting our countries’ dwindling PPE supply. Soon Arihunt had cut and Avni had sewn over 1500 masks.
The DPM Foundation had called for voluntary seamstresses to make masks to be distributed in facilities where DPM Sisters work (a women physicians’ group with over 6.3K members) - FOR FREE! Avni formed a team of frontliners, nurses, technicians, physicians called “Masked Superheroes”. Their moto is “superheroes helping each other.” and they have enthusiastically taken on the daunting task of cutting, stitching and mailing 4000 of these amazing masks.