"I used to work with my father as a rickshaw puller to earn some money and buy food. Now I go to school and eat hot food. Next year both my younger sisters will also join this school and get food. I now go to work only on holidays."
Sukhi ram, Student, Govt Primary School
"Due to hunger children used to often faint. Now they feel like they received a new life."
Mrs. Mamata Rath, Asst Teacher
"For many children, the Akshaya Patra Food is the first and last meal of the day."
Mr. Ram Chandra Sahoo, Principal
Baligunia Primary School
"I used to think of leaving school and may be wash vessels in someone's house where I could also get food. I was so hungry. Now I am very happy. I can touch my skin and feel how well nourished I am."
Bijay Kumar Bhoi, Student
Nodal U. P. School, Pratap Ram Chandrapur, Puri