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Meet the Smile Makers: Celebrating People Who Have Made India Smile

Meet the Smile Makers: Celebrating People Who Have Made India Smile

A para-athlete, a photographer, an army doctor and four super-cool Naanis are some of the people we think have made India smile. Do you know some more smile makers?

Among the billion people that inhabit our great nation, there are some who work very hard to bring a smile on the face of others!

Whether it is through their service, their hobbies, or their extraordinary endeavours, these smile makers have made another human being a bit happier, a bit more cheerful.

Here we are celebrating a few such smile makers and offering them a special gift. You are welcome to nominate more people like them, who you think have successfully made India smile!


Fulfilling a golden promise:

How far would you go to fulfil a promise? Would you put in years of blood and sweat only so that you keep an innocent pact?

For Devendra Jhajharia, this was a no-brainer. He was determined to keep the promise he made to a six-year-old, and eventually, went on to score a gold medal for India!

Here is the story of Devendra, a para-athlete who made India smile!


Rediscovering India from the window seat of a train:

Even as many of us dream of travelling to various magnificent destinations across the world, Kumarshanu Babar’s true passion is the journey, rather than the destination.

Sitting on a train and looking out of the window, Kumarshanu not only watches the world pass by but tries to probe into the lives of the passengers, through his camera. For many years now, he has been travelling to various parts of India and capturing the many emotions of his fellow passengers.

Here is the story of the photographer who captures the smiles of India.


Age is just a number:

They say that life begins after retirement and these Naanis are proving that the saying is true!

Sarita, Pratibha, Monicka, and Neeru have spent a better part of their lives balancing their busy lives, and ensuring that they give their best to work commitments and their families.

Now that they have retired, they want to have some fun and also do something different. They have embarked upon a 4400 km road trip through the country.

Have a look at the journey of the supercool Naanis who are travelling at an age when most prefer to relax at home.


Gifting smiles, one life at a time:

The Indian Army protects our borders and stands strong even in extreme weather conditions. However, continuously braving the bitter winds and cold weather of the Himalayas, can sometimes result in grievous injuries which can lead to other complications.

When a soldier’s health suffers a temporary setback, army doctors like Lt Col Dr Srinivas rise to the occasion and ensure that medical support is provided to the jawans, as soon as possible.

He is responsible for saving the lives of many of our army men, and ensuring that they get medical help as soon as possible, in critical situations. Here is his story, the man who nursed many brave soldiers back to health.

Know someone who has made India smile? Nominate them for the Britannia Good Day smile maker surprise in the comments below.



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