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Usha Kanwar Sikar, Rajasthan

Usha Kanwar is a homemaker and a resident of Sikar, Rajasthan. Her husband works as a driver. They are a family of meagre means, and their world did not have the necessary exposure or awareness about health, nutrition or hygiene.

Mousumi Bauri Bankura, West Bengal

Mousumi’s life is the testimony to the importance of self-awareness about health and one’s well-being. It is also the proof of how one can turn their lives around with the correct guidance and motivation. Mousumi’s father was a poor farmer.

Jharna Rabidas Pakur district, Jharkhand

Jharna has been a beacon of light for women in her village as an able Swasthya Sahayika (health volunteer). She has been systematically imparting health education through structured health forums and household visits.

Tamanna Khatun North 24 Parganas, West Bengal

Nine-year-old Tamanna was born to loving parents – a father who was a daily wage earner and a mother who was a homemaker. Though of meagre means, but Tamanna's world was a happy one. However, things took an unexpected turn.

Tahera Khatoon Kishangaunj, Bihar

Bandhan Education Centre has paved the way for little Tahera's dream of becoming a teacher. Tahera studies in Standard III and she has been making exceptional progress in self-expression and comprehension, with the guidance from Bandhan's non-formal school.

Anjum Khatun Sahibganj, Jharkhand

Anjum was born into a life of poverty. Her father is a daily wage labourer with erratic income. And her mother is a homemaker trying to make two ends meet, albeit barely. Anjum is a specially-abled child; she doesn’t have all the fingers on her hands.