Mumbai, 2nd May, 2018: The weekend saw a splash of colours and happy faces in the village of MuthavaliTarf Tale as a host of artists and volunteers came together to participate in ‘Rang De Maharashtra’. A novel initiative, Rang De Maharashtra aims to beautify 350 schools and anganwadis spread across 11 districts. Floating Canvas Company, an art-based startup in Mumbai, also pitched in to beautify an anganwadi there.
Initiated by the Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation along with corporate partners and volunteers, Rang De Maharashtra aims to present children with a learning environment that is creative, fun and inspiring.
“Ever since we started, our aim has been to make art more accessible. So when we got to know about this wonderful campaign, we knew right away that we had to be a part of it. Art can go a long way in inspiring young minds and firing up their imagination. We sincerely hope that our efforts will play a role in helping these children dream, create and, most importantly, believe,” says Rahul Singh Yadav, Co-Founder of Floating Canvas Company.
Lauding the efforts was Mr. Ramnath Subramaniam, CEO – Village Social Transformation Foundation, “The idea behind the campaign is to create a better environment for students in rural areas leading to greater educational outcomes and a reduction in attrition/dropouts. Using the walls of the classrooms as a canvas, the volunteers painted them with educational and related colorful content which will help enhance their learning experience. What we saw was an amazing people-to-people partnership between volunteers from urban areas with the villagers who collaborated to make this possible. We are thankful to all our volunteers, including the team at Floating Canvas Company, who did an incredible job at painting the anganwadi and we look forward to working with them again,” he said.