Tuesday, 25 August 2015

ACE BADMINTON COACH PULLELA GOPICHAND HONOURED BY SMAAASH SPORTS FOUNDATION & BAWRAAS



Smaaash, the sports-centric immersive & interactive entertainment and gaming center upped its game once again with ‘Celebrate Sport’ a mission undertaken by Smaaash along with Bawraas to honour sports persons who have brought laurels to the nation. The Smaaash Sports Foundation (an initiative to support & enthuse sporting talents) and the Bawraas (an initiative conceptualized by stand-up comedian Vikram Sathaye, composer Shantanu Moitra, lyricist Swanand Kirkire to build the careers and fulfill the dreams of talented individuals) came together to celebrate and further encourage the accomplishments of Pullela Gopichand, who changed the landscape of Indian badminton as a player, coach & mentor.

A unique celebration of sporting achievement the evening started with stand-up comedian Vikram Sathaye, lyricist Swanand Kirkire entertaining the gathered crowd with laughter, lyrics and music.The evening also saw some mesmerising performances by guest artists like Ankur Tewari, Arpita Mukherjee and Jasleen Royal.

The festivities culminated with Shripal Morakhia on behalf of the Smaaash Sports Foundation presenting a cheque of INR 5 lacs to GoSports Foundation to assist the badminton coach in producing more shuttlers. 

The event was attended by celebrities like Sonali Kulkarni, Mandira Bedi along with Raj Kaushal and Marathi actress Manava Naik.

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