A beneficiary of Akshaya Patra, VEDIKA THAKRE, a Year 4 student at Shivangaon Primary School near Nagpur wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Her ailing aunt, who she is very close to, can’t walk as one of her legs is impaired. This is why Vedika wants to grow up to be a doctor. Vedika’s father is a farmer and mother, a homemaker.
Vedika always looks forward to her midday meal from Akshaya Patra, her favourite dishes being roti, aloo mutter ki subzi (potato and peas) and vegetable pulao. She adds, “I like dal-rice too. In the mornings, I only have biscuits before coming to school, so I heartily eat meals served by Akshaya Patra.