Utkarsha is a Nanhi Kali of class III from the Government Primary School Tinhewadi, Chakan. She is the only child and resides in Tinhewadi in Pune District.

Utkarsha’s parents are specially challenged. Due to this, she was always hesitant to talk about them to her friends. The adverse effects of this could be noticed in her academic performance. The Community Activist and Nanhi Kali Coordinator noticed this and provided counseling sessions so that she would accept and respect her parents.

These sessions helped her in communicating more openly about her problems and accept her parents the way they are. Her academic performance has improved and she also takes active part in extra-curricular activities organised at the Academic Support Centre.