Bangalore : Saluting the spirit of Indian women, India’s ace footballer Robin Singh celebrated International Women’s Day with Smile Foundation beneficiaries. Around 15 girls who came forward to make an identity of their own from a difficult background were part of this celebration at hotel Monarch Luxur in Bangalore.
Robin who was in town was enthralled to be among this spirit. Pledging his support toward the cause he said, “Women empowerment is all about enabling the female segment of society to understand their real worth and be a part of all important aspects of life as the male. I completely agree with Smile Foundation’s theory of male involvement in women development. All these girls symbolize the spirit of fulfilling their dream if given a chance. I wish them all the best and take from them true fighter spirit of never giving up.”
All these girls were from the Livelihood program of Smile Foundation called STeP (Smile Twin e-Learning Programme). In this programme they are trained in a six month course to face the world professionally and then are placed also. All of them were excited to meet their football star. The occasion was celebrated with a cake cutting ceremony also.
Commenting on this occasion Mr. Vikram Singh Verma, COO Smile Foundation said, “Smile Foundation strongly believes in the fact that Empower a Women and the whole family is empowered. While the privileged section is already coping up with this term, the marginalized section still has a long way to go. I would like to thank renowned people like Robin Singh who come forward and encourage and motivate our beneficiaries to do well. We all can inspire changes in our own way this Women’s Day.
About Smile Foundation
Smile Foundation is a national level development organization reaching out to more than 300,000 underprivileged children, youth and women directly every year through 158 welfare projects on subjects such as education, healthcare, youth employability, and women empowerment across 25 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families and the community.