Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets escorted on stage at the event held by Smile Train in Mumbai. Pics/Yogen Shah
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the global goodwill ambassador of Smile Train
Smile Train celebrated the completion of 500,000 free cleft lip and palate reconstructive surgeries for children born with clefts within 18 years of starting its India programme. Pictured: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
"I am proud to be associated with Smile Train for all these years and extend my heartfelt congratulations to them for changing the lives of half a million cleft patients in India," said Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan added, "Supporting this work of Smile Train through The Aishwarya Rai Foundation has been my small personal contribution in the larger picture of honourable, effective change in the lives of cleft patients. I look forward to continuing this journey of giving new reasons to smile to children born with clefts"
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Looking elegant in a pristine white ensemble, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joined 100 doctors, former patients and their families, including Pinki Sonkar of Oscar winning documentary Smile Pinki at the event
Smile Train also launched the Train in India initiative under which medical professionals from other countries in South Asia will be trained in cleft care at its partner hospitals. Pictured: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses with children at the event held by Smile Train in Mumbai
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended an event held by Smile Train, an international cleft charity in Mumbai
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