Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Friday, Mar 16, 2007
Sport - Cricket
More smiles, please
NEW DELHI: The children of Smile Foundation sent
their best wishes to the Indian team for the ICC World Cup, ahead
of the inaugural match against Bangladesh on Saturday.
As part of its ongoing campaign `Every Child
Has The Right To Smile,' the Smile Foundation organised a signature
campaign wherein the underprivileged children shared a platform
with common citizens in cheering for the Indian team at the Dilli
Their message read `Second To None, Bring Home
The Cup.' Kirti Azad, former Test player and a member of the 1983
World Cup-winning team, launched the campaign by giving his best
wishes to the team, and signing a specially designed cricket bat.
"I thank the Smile Foundation for conceptualising
this unique idea to bring these kids here. I assure these children
that if the Indian team wins the Cup, I'll definitely organise
a meeting with their heroes," Azad promised. After Azad initiated
the programme, all the children present wrote their best wishes
to the Indian team. He also presented autographed bats to all
the children. — Special Correspondent.