Kalpana Salam is a Nanhi Kali of village Kanhanpuri of Narharpur block. Hailing from a tribal village, Kalpana’s family has very poor income. Both her parents are daily wage workers and she two siblings, with her being the eldest. Kalpana has been a Nanhi Kali since 2011-12, but since then was not very good with her academic performance. Ever since, she was roped into Nanhi Kali, Kalpana showed remarkable improvement in various facets of her personality.

Nanhi Kali also encouraged her to be physically stronger and with constant practice she represented her school at cluster level annual sports meet where she stood first in 100 meters race. This achievement has only boosted her confidence levels and today she aspires to participate in district level competitions. With Nanhi Kali, Kalpana has not only improved her academic performance but has realised her potential in sports. Her teaches have been encouraging and pray for a bright future for the girl.