While most among us plan to give back to society after attaining a certain amount of success in life, this seven year old artist from Mumbai is using her creativity to raise funds for underprivileged children. Sanjana Bhosale, a standard 2 student from OES International School, could well be India’s youngest philanthropist who has donated five of her artworks to help educate poor students.

It’s only been a few months since she got a private instructor for painting, she learnt the the nuances of the art quickly and has created drawings ranging from landscape to human portraits. The seven-year-old’s mother Madhavi was amazed over her daughter’s the proclivity towards painting and told her to consider the possibility of donating the works that could help educate poor children. Sanjana jumped at the idea, “She was so happy and excited about using her talent for a good cause,” Madhavi told Mid Day.

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“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’,” she added. “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,” she added.

The family then approached Debabrata Auro Foundation, which is run by Dr Debraj Shome and Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker,the family has donated five of Sanjana’s artworks.

All the paintings have been uploaded on the official website of the foundation and are available for sale. Interested buyers can write to the organisers at info@daf.foundation.

It’s a beautiful gesture that needs to be emulated by one and all.