Bindu Shajan

NEW DELHI: Wishing the Indian cricket team for the World Cup the best of luck for their inaugural match against Bangladesh this Saturday, underprivileged children who are part of Smile Foundation -- a non-government organisation working in the area of child health and education -- have coined for Team India a slogan to inspire them to bring home the coveted Cup.

"Second to none, bring home the Cup'' is the slogan coined for the Indian team by the children who are part of the Foundation's ongoing "Every Child Has the Right to Smile'' campaign. Under the campaign, underprivileged children share a platform with prominent citizens in cheering for India at the World Cup.

And joining the children at Dilli Haat on Thursday was former Indian cricketer and member of 1983 World Cup winning team Kirti Azad who inaugurated the campaign: "I assure the children of Smile Foundation that if the Indian cricket team wins the Cup, then I will definitely ask the team to come and meet you,'' he said.

The cricketer also presented autographed bats to the children. The children later took part in a terracotta pot-making workshop.

"This event is part of the Foundation's ongoing endeavour to encourage and mainstream underprivileged children, presenting them with opportunities to experience the side of life and society unknown to them," said K.K. Verma of Smile Foundation.

Under the "Every Child Has The Right To Smile' campaign, the children have visited radio and television stations.