Artists across the world at some point in their lives have channelled their creativity for raising charity towards greater causes.
But when children as young as seven are motivated by the idea, we know that not only a budding artist is in the making but also one who has a greater consciousness towards human welfare.
Sanjana Bhosale, a standard 2 student from OES International School, Vasai knew that she had a proclivity towards painting and had a greater purpose to serve through her talent.
Having recently taught the nuances of art by a private instructor, Sanjana was quick to grasp the hues and shades and started etching out artworks ranging from portraits to landscapes.
Blown away by the paintings that her daughter had crafted, Sanjana’s mother Madhavi considered the possibility of donating the works that could help educate poor children.
When she asked her little one, Sanjana jumped at the idea of helping the underprivileged. “She was so happy and excited about using her talent for a good cause”, recalled Madhavi to MidDay.
Reaching out to Debabrata Auro Foundation, which is run by Dr Debraj Shome and Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, the family has donated five of Sanjana’s paintings, which were exclusively painted by the young artist for the auction.
“As the paintings are meant to help poor children, all her drawings are themed on the message of hope. For instance, the painting of the dancing girl represents ‘free spirit’, while that of the flying bird symbolises ‘following one’s dreams’,” Madhavi added.
At an age where most children prefer on keeping their artworks to themselves, the seven-year-old has truly imbibed the true meaning of ‘joy of giving’.
“Generally, children are very attached to their paintings and don’t like to give it to anyone. But, Sanjana, our youngest donor has surprised us. Small acts of giving have a ripple effect and eventually lead to a big impact on communities”, said Dr Aparna.
“I want to help people through my art. Everyone deserves a good life. And, we can work together to help them live a happy life”, said Sanjana.
You can find all of Sanjana’s paintings on the foundation’s website and can write to the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.