Monday, December 25, 2006

Federer finds inspiration in Cuddalore kids - Zee News

Cuddalore, Dec 24: Roger Federer has paid a visit to some of the areas of India struck by the tsunami two years ago.

As part of his work as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, the world number one toured the state of Tamil Nadu, which was hit hardest by the disaster.

With another success laden season behind him, Roger Federer has used some of his precious time off to visit the tsunami-struck region of Tamil Nadu in southern India.

In his first official trip since becoming a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the world number one toured

Cuddalore, one of the worst hit areas by the disaster two years ago.

The Swiss was able to see for himself how reconstruction efforts are progressing:

"I'm very happy that the kids are well taken care of, and very happy to be here and I wish them all the best.": Roger Federer.

Federer was accompanied by his girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec as they visited a school and orphanage, where victims of the tsunami are still coming to terms with what happened that fateful day.

The December 2004 tsunami killed over 200,000 people, with India accounting for 18,000 dead or missing - one third of the victims were children.

Federer declared himself inspired by the resilience shown by the children of Cuddalore, by their ability to bounce back from the toughest tragedy.

Clearly, the visit of the tennis superstar will help provide some inspiration to the people of Tamil Nadu as well.

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1 comment:

Shiv said...

looks to be very interesting but very old as well .