Ishaan Patel an eighth grade student and founder of his charity called ‘Planting Pencils’ has been honoured by the Milan Cultural Organisation during the Republic Day celebrations in the legislative office in Hartford city, in the US.
Ishaan’s charity helps underprivileged students in the US and globally. The Milan association consists of immigrants from India living in the US. The Milan association is betrothed in promoting the traditional art and Indian culture in the US by organising and participating in various cultural events, setting-up exhibitions of Indian handicrafts in schools, colleges, education and cultural institutions, and it works with other associations to promote social and civic activities.
According to Mr. Suresh Sharma, the president of Milan Cultural organisation the directors were impressed by Ishaan’s efforts to tackle global education problems. Hailing the achievement, Mr. Sharma says, “The goal of our organisation are to let the values of our culture and heritage contribute to the strength of America, and for us all to be productive participants in the civic and social issues of bigger community”.
The son of immigrants from India, Ishaan attends Kingwood-Oxford School in West Hartford and created his charity to improve access to education for underserved children around the world.