Vaishnavi Vasanad is a 7th-grade student in a government higher primary school in Kiresur, Hubli, who has big dreams of becoming a doctor and playing Kabaddi at the state level. Vaishnavi’s favorite subject is English, and she previously studied in an English medium school before the COVID-19 pandemic caused a switch to a government school.

Despite the change, Vaishnavi says she has gained new friends and a new learning environment, along with the added benefit of good food from the Akshaya Patra program. Vaishnavi’s family is a joint family of 21 members, and her father is a teacher, while her mother is a homemaker. Her elder sister is in PUC 1.

Vaishnavi realizes that good health is essential to achieve her ambition of playing Kabaddi at the state level. She credits the nutritious food provided by the Akshaya Patra program for her good health and athletic abilities. Vaishnavi’s favorite food from the program is pulav. She is grateful for the support of Akshaya Patra in helping her stay healthy and active, which she believes is essential for her Kabaddi aspirations.

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