Mampi Das,

India Today - - GAME-CHANGERS -

Mampi Das is a shin­ing ex­am­ple of what ini­tia­tives like Lak­shya can ac­com­plish. It was tough for her fa­ther Manik Das, a Kolkata bus driver, to buy her equip­ment and am­mu­ni­tion. Aided by Lak­shya, Mampi was roped in at 14 by Olympian Ga­gan Narang’s Pune acad­emy, given a yearly stipend of Rs 3 lakh and the cost of a for­eign coach. She shot a per­fect 400/ 400 in the 10 m national air ri­fle tri­als and is in Mu­nich at present, rep­re­sent­ing In­dia at the World Cup. She has Lak­shya to

thank for it.

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