Each Akshaya Patra beneficiary has their unique story. Be it from any part of India, each beneficiary brings with him a ray of hope, determination and humbleness. Here is an anecdote of a simple boy Rahim of Upper Primary School, Pati village, Patancheru Mandal of Hyderabad. Being Thursday, Rahim was clad in casual attire alike the other students in the school. The school’s calendar has scheduled all Thursdays to be a day of art, craft and sports and hence allow students to come in casual wear. Rahim hails from a humble background where his father works as an auto driver and mother is a housewife. He has a younger brother and sister. Despite the financial constraints back home, Rahim is determined to become a doctor. A diligent student Rahim says that as a doctor he will be able to save lives of people. Apart from studying regularly he helps his mother with household chores. He also takes great interest in helping his siblings with their studies. This Akshaya Patra beneficiary relishes on dal (lentils) and fruits that is served as a part of mid-day meal. His siblings too are Akshaya Patra beneficiaries and study in the same school.
The Headmaster of the school C.H. Ramulu says that the students hail from humble backgrounds and many of their parent work at ceramic company. There are also quite a few migrants working in nearby industries. Appreciating the Akshaya Patra mid-day meal, Ramulu said that the meal is a very important part of the children’s lives.
Rahim’s story was just one of the Akshaya Patra success stories in Hyderabad. Click here to read more Akshaya Patra success stories in Hyderabad.