Bhubaneswar: At an age when children are found indulged in games and fun activities, 10-year-old Samarveer Ray Joshi, a painter, has come up with a noble initiative to extend his support to autistic children.
The child prodigy, a Class 5 student, yesterday organised an exhibition of his paintings with an aim to to raise funds for autistic patients.
Abstract paintings made by Samarveer were put on display at the exhibition organised at Zain Foundation in Baramunda here yesterday. About 35 artworks, including oil paintings, fruit and water paintings drawn by him were displayed at the event with a price range of Rs 800 -Rs 3,000. Of the 35 paintings, 22 pieces were sold during the exhibition.
Samarveer said he will donate the money collected from selling of the paintings in favour of children suffering from autism.
The painter’s mother Arupa said her son has not undergone any training on painting.
“He started doing paintings only three months back. The whole family is proud of him for his noble gesture,” she said.
Samarveer’s father ambit Joshi and Zain Foundation Trustee Gargi Bhattacharya were present at the event, among others.