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Hero award for Slum Soccer


Hero award for Slum Soccer

Vijay Barse’s dream of reaching out to homeless Indians has been rewarded. Sachin Tendulkar presented the founder of Slum Soccer with a Reliance Real Hero Award

The award recognises the hard work and success Vijay Barse and his team at Slum Soccer have achieved and continue to achieve. The hero awards recognise and acknowledge the exemplary work of ordinary Indians, who strive to improve the lives of others.

What it means
A Slum Soccer spokesperson exclaimed "it was indeed a very proud moment for every child, coach and volunteer of Slum Soccer, when our mentor, Dr. Vijay Barse, won the prestigious Reliance Real Hero Award"

The award comes as "recognition of the stellar role he has played in visualising, conceptualising and actual execution of the project Soccer for the homesless in this country, thus transforming many young lives for the better"

Watch Dr. Vijay Barse's dream come to life

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Tom Vahid


Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 23:00