Ae Zindagi, gale lagale, hum ne bhi
tere har ek gum ko gale se lagaya hai, hai Na………..”
(Oh life, embraces us as we had embraced each and every
sorrow you have given to us, haven’t we!).
These lines were synonymous with 250
privileged children of Smile Foundation from its projects
in underprivileged communities across Maharashtra, who
took part in the musical show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l
Champs aired on Zee TV on 21st September, 2006, Thursday.
The musical challenge programme for children below 15
years is anchored by renowned Indi-pop singer Shaan.
The Underprivileged children were excited to watch the
show live from the studio in Mumbai.
The three judges of the show viz. famous
Hindi singers Abhijeet and Alka Yagnik, and music director
Bappi Laheri including special guest Ghazal Maestro
Jagjit Singh encouraged the Smile children.
The children of Smile Foundation were
excited during the show and when the anchor Shaan introduced
them saying that ‘is mauke par hamare saath hain
Smile Foundation ke pyare pyare bacche’ [gracing
the occasion are loveable children from Smile Foundation
with us] the children went in high spirits. Smile children
were also given free passes of Essel World [Amusement
Park in Mumbai].