Students from Smile Foundation witnessed by far India’s biggest sports extravaganza, as the Organizing Committee of the Commonwealth Games invited them as special audience. On the fifth day of the games, 85 young students from different STeP centres in Delhi united at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for this mega event. The popular mascot of the event Shera was also specially invited to meet the Smile students.
“It was a great experience. For the first time in my life I have realized that a very successful career can be made in sports” said Tejveer, a STeP student.
Gayatri, another STeP student added “It was an experience that comes very rarely. The stadium had come alive with all the cheering and applause. Every single person present there seemed to be full with energy. I enjoyed myself like never before. Thank God that we are a part of Smile Foundation. Can’t imagine how else could I come and watch the games”.
It is a great opportunity for these young people from the underprivileged community to be a part of this mega event. This has given them a platform to be part of the greatest celebration of sports in India ever. All the students were extremely happy and very excited to be able to watch the games and were very glad that they could become a part of the ever-to-be-remembered Commonwealth Games 2010.