Friday, July 31, 2020

7-yers-old Shruthi J sells her artwork to raise orphanage fund this pandemic; inspires many

Times are tough as the pandemic has hit the country hard. It is difficult for poor people to survive and the situation is worst in case of orphan children. In such a time a girl from Bengaluru is trying to help the society’s children of her age by her extraordinary work and we bring her story for you to get inspired.

As the schools are closed due to coronavirus outbreak Shruthi J, a 7-years-old girl and a resident of Bengaluru who is in grade third and studies in Capitol Public School J P Nagar of the same city, decided to utilize her time to paint and sell her work to raise funds for a neighbourhood orphanage. She started painting from March-end and had 50 paintings till May end. Her father G Jeyachandaran, who himself is a social worker contacted NGO for support. Her Noble cause is backed up by an NGO called Reach Out India.

Initially she wanted to give her toys and belongings to the children of that orphanage but she was encouraged by her parents to use her skill to help them. Her mother V Kavitha who is an artist, animator, jewellery designer taught her to paint.

The orphanage she is contributing to is ‘Prasanna Jyothi Ashram’ and it is in her neighbourhood.  She gifted toys, books and stationery stuff to 25 kids there and also visits that place with her father once every month and on special occasions as well.

Shruthi plays with them, sharing treats and toys. She would often ask me: ‘Why do these children not have toys and clothes like me?’  I explained to her how these children came here. She said she wanted to help them and started painting during lockdown Jeyachandran said.

“I started drawing and raising money because I want my friends at the shelter to have the same things that I do,” said Shruthi.

Reach Out India is supporting her in this cause. This NGO founded by Mansa Rao and Shishira Johnny.

“People are contributing to encourage Shruthi’s extraordinary spirit. Though her work is priced Rs 250 onwards, several people are donating more to support the cause.” Manasa Rao said.



from The Second Angle
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