Actor Ajay Devgan to celebrate his Padma shri Award with children of Smile Foundation On the Occasion of Father’s Day

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New Delhi : June 18, 2016 : Actor Ajay Devgan, a doting father and an ardent supporter of Education for children, is going to spend quality time with 50 children of Smile Foundation on the occasion of Father’s day at his Juhu Office on June 19, 2016. He will also celebrate his Padma shri felicitation with the kids whom he considers as his “lucky charm”.

Ajay Devgan, a long time supporter of Smile Foundation & a firm believer of Education for the underprivileged children, always make a point to meet children usually before a film release but this time he is meeting children of Smile Foundation to celebrate Fathers day and to send the message of importance of Education.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Vikram Singh Verma, Chief Operating Officer, Smile Foundation said, “we aim to sensitize children and youth through meaningful cinema and create a lasting impact in their minds through SIFFCY. On one hand we work with underprivileged children and their families and on the other hand under the concept of ‘civic driven change’ we try sensitizing privileged masses particularly children and youth”.

On this occasion, Ajay Devgan pledging his support towards this cause said “Being a father myself, I understand the importance of Education and appreciate the effort of Smile Foundation in eradicating illiteracy amongst the children & help them to come out of the vicious cycle of poverty thereafter.”

Mr. Santanu Mishra, Executive Director and Trustee, Smile Foundation said “Smile Foundation strongly believes that Education leads the way for change. I would like to thank Ajay Devgan who has always come forward, encouraged and motivated our children to do well. Espousing to the cause of Education for children by people like Mr. Ajay Devgan will add more strength to Smile Foundation”.

About Smile Foundation:

Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation reaching out to more than 400,000 underprivileged children, youth and women directly every year through 158 welfare projects on subjects such as education, healthcare, youth employability, and women empowerment across 26 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families and the community.

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