Smile organized a felicitation ceremony for Ashish Kumar, the silver and bronze medal winner in gymnasts, at the Commonwealth Games 2010. Ashish Kumar is an Indian gymnast from Allahabad, who won the first-ever medal in gymnastics for India. He won the silver medal in Men’s Vault and bronze medal in Men’s Floor to become the most successful Indian gymnast in Commonwealth Games history.
Youth beneficiaries of Smile Foundation interacted with Ashish and presented him with a certificate for being an inspiration to them. He has truly set an example for them for the fact that determination and hard work together can win every battle. It was very heartening to see Ashish Kumar taking out time from his very tight schedule to spend time with the underprivileged community. He is a true epitome of determination and a perfect example of fighting the odds and turning his dreams into breathing reality and is true inspiration for these young boys and girls.
Speaking of this experience of spending time with the young beneficiaries, Ashish said “This is a wonderful experience as I am interacting with the community on such a personal level. I see the spark, to excel, amongst all the kids and I will be more than happy to be associated with them in whatever way I can. I would also congratulate Smile Foundation for this ambitious and wonderful project that is benefiting these young boys and girls in shaping better lives for themselves.”