MS Dhoni Meets "The Elephant Whisperers" Team
The Chennai Super Kings team, led by their captain MS Dhoni, felicitated the team behind the Oscar-winning documentary "The Elephant Whisperers" on Tuesday. The team of caregivers, Bomman and Bellie, and the documentary's director, Kartiki Gonsalves, were presented with personalized jerseys by the CSK team at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.
The Elephant Whisperers is a heartwarming documentary that showcases the bond between orphaned baby elephants and their caregivers, Bomman and Bellie. The film has won numerous accolades, including the prestigious Oscar for Best Documentary Short, making it the first Indian production to achieve this feat.
In addition to presenting the jerseys, the Chennai Super Kings team also conducted a special felicitation ceremony for Bomman and Bellie, and Kartiki Gonsalves ahead of their match against the Delhi Capitals on Wednesday.
Rupa Gurunath, the owner of the Chennai Super Kings, handed over mementos to the team, along with KS Viswanathan, the CEO of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited. The team also presented a cheque to the Mudumalai Tiger Conservation Foundation for the welfare of elephants.
The Chennai Super Kings team has always been vocal about their love for animals, and this felicitation event is a testament to that. KS Viswanathan emphasized the need to conserve Asian elephants and expressed happiness in extending support to the two elephants, Ammu and Raghu, by contributing towards their living expenses.
"We are very happy to celebrate our elephant caregivers Bomman and Bellie along with Kartiki, whose engrossing storytelling spread the heart-warming tale far and wide. It is a matter of great pride for all of us that our own people have reached the global stage," said KS Viswanathan.
The felicitation ceremony was a beautiful tribute to the love and dedication that Bomman and Bellie have shown toward the elephants. The Chennai Super Kings team has set an example by recognizing the importance of animal welfare and inspiring millions of fans to follow in their footsteps.
Kartiki Gonsalves, the director of the documentary, was overjoyed at the felicitation event. She thanked the Chennai Super Kings for recognizing the efforts of the caregiving couple and the importance of spreading awareness about animal welfare. Gonsalves said, "This recognition from CSK is huge, and it shows that we are moving in the right direction. It is not just about the win, but the message the film has conveyed and the impact it has had on people."
The Elephant Whisperers has not only won the hearts of people worldwide but has also brought recognition to the Indian documentary industry. The film has received critical acclaim and won several prestigious awards, including the Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 93rd Academy Awards.
The felicitation by the Chennai Super Kings is a significant recognition of the documentary and a testament to the love and dedication that Bomman and Bellie have shown toward the elephants. The event not only honors real-life heroes but also spreads awareness about animal welfare, which is the need of the hour.
The Chennai Super Kings and The Elephant Whisperers team have shown us that even small steps toward animal welfare can make a significant impact.