This section serves as a library of stories compiled from different locations where Akshaya Patra operates. Heart-warming stories of children, teachers, volunteers and employees with an underlined message of hope are updated to reveal the human side of this massive programme.

Ranthi a Ray of Hope!

Widget-for-in-RanthiRanthi symbolizes the story of hundreds of children, for whom school is the route to better life. Read More




Jyotiranjan Das – a Gotipua dancer

Jyotiranjan Das – a Gotipua dancer-150x150Jyotiranjan is an Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Orissa studying in Std V. His long-term plan is to master the dance form Gotipua and help to promote it all over the world by teaching others.Read More



Manisha – Living a soundless existence with much liveliness!

Widget-for-in150x150pxManisha, a 17-year old Akshaya Patra beneficiary, studies in the Deaf and Dumb Industrial Institute in Shankar Nagar locality, Nagpur. She wants to become a seamstressRead More




Shreyas – Upping his game to become a star cricketer! 

Widget-for-in150x150pxShreyas, a 10-year old Akshaya Patra beneficiary, studies in Dr Ambedkar Secondary School and Junior College in the Untakhana, Nagpur. He wants to become a cricketer Read More




Her dream to become a doctor

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The budding magician

Widget-for-in150x150pxSohil, a 12-year-old Akshaya Patra beneficiary, studies in Government Upper Primary School in Pratapnagar, Jaipur, in Std IV. He is a budding magician who dreams of becoming a doctor.Read More



Archana: The girl who dreams of joining the police force

Widget-for-in150x150pxArchana, a 14-year old Akshaya Patra Beneficiary, studies in Salempur-Pataura Primary School in Kakori, Lucknow. She is an athlete who dreams of joining the police force.Read More




Aditya: Wants to teach computers to children

widget_for_inAditya is a 15-year old boy, Aditya, studies in Village Panchayat Primary School at Ulas Khera, Lucknow. He wants to teach computers to children. Read More




Heena Kausar from Mysuru wants to become a doctor

Success Story-Heena-Kausar-150X150(in-Widget)Heena is a Std V Akshaya Patra beneficiary studying in Government Higher Primary School (GHPS), Nachanahalli Palya, in Mysuru. She wants to strive hard to be a doctor and alleviate the suffering of others. Read More



Ramita – Aspiring policewoman with a love for Kishore Kumar songs

Widget for .in 150-x-150One of Akshaya Patra’s beneficiaries, Ramita Pratap Mankar, studying in Std VIII in Dr Ambedkar Secondary School and Junior College in the Untakhana area of Nagpur, wants to make women in the country feel safe by becoming a policewoman. Read More



Y Lalita from Visakhapatnam wants to make society corruption-free

Widget-for-in-150-x-150Y Lalita is a Std VI student from Visakhapatnam and beneficiary of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. She wants to become a District Collector and rid society of corruption.Read More



Vikas – An aspiring mechanical engineer from Mysuru, is proficient in five languages! Mudi is an Akshaya Patra beneficiary, studying in Std VII in Government Higher Primary School (NH Palya) in Mysuru, Karnataka. He fluently speaks five languages and wishes to become a mechanical engineer.Read More



Manasi wants to make her mother proud by saving lives as a doctor! 

widget-for-in-150X150Manasi Lohar is an Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Surat, studying in Std V in Smt Tarabhen Modak Primary School. She wants to make her mother proud by becoming a doctor and saving lives.Read More



Aspiring astronomer Atharva wants to make his mother proud

Atharva Widget inAtharva Ajay Kale, an Akhaya Patra beneficiary studying in Std VI at Dr Ambedkar Secondary School and Junior College, Nagpur, wants to make his mother proud by becoming an astronomer.Read More



Revati – Dreaming of ensuring children’s health as a pediatrician

widget for .in 150x150Revati is a 10-year-old Akshaya Patra beneficiary studying in Std V in Government Higher Primary School (GHPS), Hinkal in Mysuru, Karnataka. She wants to be a pediatrician and bring good health and relief to ailing children.Read More



P Narsimha Raju wants to positively influence lives

150x150-widgetfor.inP Narsimha Raju is an Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Visakhapatnam, studying in Std VI in Port High School. He wants to become a Physical Education teacher and positively influence the lives of children.Read More



Sahil wants to be an Indian Air Force pilot!

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Sahil Gajbiye, a 14-year-old Akshaya Patra beneficiary studying in Std VIII in Nagpur, Maharashtra, wants to serve the country. He is firmly determined to be an Indian Air Force pilot.Read More



Lakshmi Bai – Rani of Kannavi all set to defend her country

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Lakshmi is a 13-year-old Akshaya Patra beneficiary studying in Kannavi Honnapura Higher Primary School in Hubballi, Karnataka. She wants to protect the nation by joining the armed forces, to serve the nation dedicatedly, day and night. .Read More



Rahul – Finding a sense of belonging in a world of silence
Meet Rahul Buade, an Akshaya Patra beneficiary and a Std VIII student studying in a special school for the hearing-and-speech impaired in Nagpur. This young man, with a cheerful disposition, wishes to have a clerical career. .Read More




Pawan wants to paint his future as an artist
Flouting conventional career choices to take the road less travelled, our beneficiary Pawan, studying in Std VI in Government Higher Primary School (GHPS), Hinkal in Mysuru, wants to enter a creative profession and become an artist.Read More



Janardhan – He sells delicate roses, but wishes to be a tough policeman!
A police inspector ensures that law and order is observed, ascertains the welfare of society and deters criminal activities. Janardhan, a Std V Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Government Higher Primary School, Tarabanahalli, aspires to safeguard the security of citizens and nab criminals who are a threat to society.Read More


Nagamma – Want to become a social worker

Working for a social cause, acknowledging issues in society that need urgent attention and can be resolved, is the noblest of all vocations. Nagamma, a Std V Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Tarabanahalli, Karnataka, wishes to be one such dedicated social worker.Read More



Pursuing two passions – teaching and hockey!
Teachers are facilitators who provide a stimulating learning environment to the students. Sakshi, a Std VII Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Vadodara, Gujarat, wants to become one such teacher. She also wants to play hockey on the international level, for the country.Read More



Compassionate doctor in the making
Police officers are the backbone of the law enforcement system, where they are bound to work day and night. Here is Pravin Thakur, an Akshaya Patra beneficiary studying in Std VIII in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, who aspires to become a police officer.Read More



Compassionate doctor in the making
Whenever we fall sick, we run to the doctor. Here is a young mind who wants to pursue this noble profession. Vidhi, a student of Std VII in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Primary School in the city of Surat, is an aspiring doctor.Read More



Manthan – All Set To Conquer The Stage
Life, with its many uncertainties, is made a lot better by the various forms of entertainment and the creative forces behind them – entertainers. Manthan Jikadra, an Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Surat, Gujarat, studying in Std VI, wants to regale people with his performances, by becoming a stage actor.Read More


Riddhi – Piloting sky-high aspirations

ridhi_widget_150x150Wanting to break out of earthly confines and fly high is the dream of Riddhi Barot, a Std VII Akshaya Patra beneficiary, who wants to become a pilot and soar the skies. Read More


Divya – Dancing Towards Her Ambitions

150x150Music is the language of the soul and it is visualised and made material in the form of dance. Divya Chandrakar, our beneficiary from Surat studying In Std VI, wants to become a dancer.Read More


Ashwini – Dreaming of a Better-Connected World
inashwiniwidgetComputers have brought the world closer. Ashwini, a Std VIII Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Surat wants to contribute to connecting the world by being a computer engineer.Read More
Anjali – A Teacher to Guide the Future

anjaliwidgetinTeachers shape children’s early worldview, nurture their germinating dreams and ease their fears. Anjali Batti, a Std VI Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Gandhinagar, wants to grow up to be one such teacher.Read More


Army aspirant – Aditya

inThe zeal to defend the nation in young hearts and minds is quite heartening. One of our beneficiaries, Aditya Vaghela, studying in Std VIII in Maneja, Vadodara, plans to join the armed forces. Read More

Chetan – Our Visual Storyteller
Meet Chetan from Surat, a Std VIII student, who aspires to be an architect. It was a television programme on architecture that made him realise his dream.Read More

Zinkal’s long jump towards the Indian army

The army stands guard to protect the country from the many perils it faces. Zinkal, a Std VIII Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Bhadaj Primary School in Bhadaj Village, Ahmedabad, wants to join the Indian army and protect the nation. Read More


Multi-talented Teen – Dashrath
Doctors dedicate their lives to the service of humanity. Dashrath Chauhan, a Std VII Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Vadodara, dreams of joining this wonderful profession.Read More



Aspiring Lawyer Saraswathi
Lawyers are the sentinels of the realm of justice. Saraswathi, a Class VI Akshaya Patra beneficiary from Hubballi, aspires to be one such lawyer and ensure that people beget justice.Read More


Bhanupriya – Doctor in the Making
Wanting to heal people and ease their suffering is a noble mission to embark on. Bhanupriya, an Akshaya Patra beneficiary in Jyothipura, Bengaluru, studying in Std VII, dreams of being a doctor and serving the unwell.Read More


Gagana – Aspiring Lawyer

widgets-150x150The legal system gives some fine minds to the country, and Gagana, an Akshaya Patra beneficiary in Jyothipura, Bengaluru, studying in Std VII, wants to become a lawyer and uphold the legal rights of her countrymen.Read More


Ankita’s Nursing Ambitions
Widget for in 150x150The profession of nursing requires empathy, sympathy and dedication to the cause of serving humanity. Ankita, an Akshaya Patra beneficiary in Jyothipura, Bengaluru, studying in Std VII, looks forward to being an angel to the ailing by taking up this noble vocation.Read More

Madan – The IAS Aspirant

dotinssMadan, an Akshaya Patra beneficiary and a student of Standard V, aspires to be an IAS officer when he grows up. Eager to be a responsible citizen, he takes inspiration from late IAS officer DK Ravi, whose interview he once heard on television. He says Akshaya Patra meals fuel his love for education.Read More


Nikit, the future law enforcer

imgfordotinIf Indians are to be protected at home and in public, they need strong policemen. Nikit Kumar, a Std VII Akshaya Patra beneficiary in Jyothipura, Bengaluru, looks forward to donning the uniform when he grows up. He says he will be a loyal officer, who will keep people safe and happy.Read More


For the love of food & teaching!
hopestryfordotinShirisha and Vinitha are two Akshaya beneficiaries of the Namma Kiriya Prathamika Shalley. Both are students of Standard VI. Vinitha loves dancing while Shirisha is a class topper! Both want to grow up and take up teaching as their profession. Both love the Akshaya Patra meals as it keeps them active.Read More


Ramesh the ambitious!
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Since childhood Ramesh has cultivated a liking towards sports that has now become his ambition in life. One day he wishes to come back to his school as a physical trainer and coach students. He as an Akshaya Patra beneficiary is appreciative of the meal served to him. He especially enjoys the pulao.Read More


Jagdesh: The mid-day meal volunteer
jagdesh-150x150Jagdesh is an Akshaya Patra beneficiary of the Padua High School. He regularly serves Akshaya Patra meals to his fellow mates without a miss. Owing to this selfless attitude, Jagdesh is greatly appreciated by his teachers and friends. He likes the Akshaya Patra food as it makes him feel very healthy.Read More


Deekshit: A boy with joie de vivre
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13 year old Deekshit believes in living life to the lees. In spite of his defect in his legs, he dreams to be a police officer and rescue people. He is resolute and loves coming to school as his teachers and friends are extremely supportive of him. Deekshit’s unwavering hope is the key to his unending happiness.Read More


Rahim: A saviour in the making
Rahim dreams of becoming a doctor when he grows up. Despite his family’s financial struggles, Rahim works hard in school and his efforts reflect in his results. A beneficiary of the programme, Rahim says he and his friends enjoy the Akshaya Patra mid-day meals served in the school. Read More


Rajesh Kumardas likes literature and loves to draw
Rajesh, an Akshaya Patra beneficiary, studies at the Vjayanagar Primary School in Puri. Though he is just in the fourth grade he already stands out in school with his skill at drawing and his love for literature. His teachers suggest that he receive coaching to improve his art work, but Rajesh tells us he wants to be a teacher. Read More


Mid-day meal boosts girl child enrolment in a school
pithaliPithali, a student at the Khudradadhi Lower Primary school starts her day at 6 am. Studying in 4th grade, she does all the household chores along with her elder sister before rushing to school. Her father, a seasonal mason has gone without work for as long as 4-6 months sometimes and her mother stitches mekhala chadars (a traditional Assamese outfit). Read More


Mid-day meal is very important
mrinmaiMrinmay Malakar is a ten year old boy studying in standard five of the Khudradadhi Lower Primary School close to Guwahati in Assam. Mrinmay’s father is employed as a labourer, and has also taken up a second job as a flower seller to supplement the family income. The Akshaya Patra mid-day meal lifts a huge burden from the family. Putting it simply Mrinmay says, “Mid-day meals is very important. Read More


The strength to dream big
suchismithaSuchismita Nayak is nine years old and studies in the fourth grade at Vijayanagar Project Primary School in Puri. A pleasant, soft spoken young girl, Suchismita is a beneficiary of the Akshaya Patra mid-day meal. This is a great relief to her family, which struggles with financial constraints. Suchismita is a very good student, and her goal is to be police officer. Read More



An honourable ambition
kiranKiran is a young man of 15 years old studying in the Zilla Parishad High School in Medak district of Hyderabad. Studying in the 10th grade Kiran already knows what he wants to be when he becomes an adult. His ambition is to become a police officer committed to serving and protecting the public. As an Akshaya Patra beneficiary Kiran is growing up to be a man of strength, both mentally and physically. Read More


On being a student, a daughter and a school topper
Sanjana Borashetti, with two neatly tied plaits, is a school topper in Hubballi and is the go-to person for her classmates. In love with literature, especially poems, Sanjana has her own collection of poems written in Kannada in a class workbook. “When I grow up, I want to become a District Collector,” she says. Read More



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