Mr. K.K Nayak is the founder and chairperson of Aakanksha Institute of Learning & Empowerment. 23 years ago, Mr. Nayak was pained when the special child of hs very close friend was in need of special training which was missing in Raipur. Mr. Nayak, along with his friends and fellow Lions Club members, inspired by the work done in cities like Delhi and Bangalore decided to open a specialized institute for these special children and enroll his friend’s daughter as the first student. The journey since then has been difficult and long, but inspiring. Aakanksha today with the continuous dedication of Mr. Nayak, his trusted friends, fellow board members and the staff are today catering to almost 300 children in its urban and 2 rural set ups, all of which started from the vision after seeing a single child.