South Africa takes action to make every day a Mandela Day

first_imgA lot of inspiring quotes by Nelson Mandela adorned the walls of the classrooms to celebrate ‘Nelson Mandela International Day 2016’ this year on July 18 in Mumbai. The South African Consulate in partnership with other South African state entities, businesses and partners spent time with underprivileged children of ‘Smile Foundation’ in Mumbai. The Consulate called upon others to take up this challenge too and joined hands to helping those less privileged in India. ‘Take Action. Inspire Action. Make Every Day a Mandela Day’ was the slogan to mark the celebrations!Maropene Ramokgopa, South African Consul General, shared, “We are urging every Mumbaikar to do something good or every day spend some time which would make a difference in the life of somebody. We really had a good time with the Smile Foundation children. We simply intended to spread some happiness and love amongst the less fortunate.”“We are humbled to be a part of this celebration to commemorate the legend called Nelson Mandela and would also like to request people to join this movement to make the world a better place,” shared Santanu Mishra, Executive Trustee and Co Founder, Smile Foundation.The evening on July 18 saw a special screening for the Consular Corps and other business people of the movie ‘Invictus’ based on President Nelson Mandela.last_img

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