Source: Rajasthan Patrika-Pariwar Magazine (14-Nov-2018)
Kshirja Raje is only 14 years old and the only daughter. She is loved dearly by her family and has been raised with all the comforts available. Still, she is grounded and never back answers. Till she turned eight, she was living an ordinary life, was living for herself, until she noticed a boy from a nearby slum. She started taking interest in slums. She couldn’t turn a blind eye to tattered clothes, their irregular eating, unhealthy habits.
Mainly, Kshirja loves art and craft and making things out of it. In one such exhibition, she came across flowers made out of paper quilling. She approached the counter and asked the woman if she would teach her the same. She too was from a small town who wanted to learn. She went home upset and asked her mother to buy her a quilling learning kit. With her dedication and curious attitude, she started making flowers, photo frames, greeting cards of quilling paper. While making quilling items, she accidentally crafted a 3D quilling doll. Seeing her interest, her father bought her a book of 3D quilling expert Jen Jetking. Till now, she has made 227 dolls which comprise of brides, Disney princess, farmer and many other types of dolls.
Kshirja has organised nine to ten exhibitions and in a recent exhibition which was held on October 12 and 13, she received a positive response from people who supported her cause. She spent INR 20k out of INR 30k for cancer patients and blind people.
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