India Education Dairy (28 November 2013)
Report by India Education bureau, New Delhi: Smile Foundation has been conferred with the “EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS – 2013” by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ASSOCHAM) and The Education Post. The awards also felicitated Smile Foundation with certificate of ‘Leader in Social venture Philanthropy in Child Education.’
The awards aim to promote university / institute and individuals performing their best in education sector.
Entries had been invited from hundreds of Universities, Engineering Colleges, Management Colleges, Medical Colleges, Certified Training Centres, Academicians, NGOs working on education, and Corporate working on education through CSR etc.
The recipients under other categories included IMI, New Delhi (Best Management Institute in Corporate Relation); Institute of Management IRMA University, Ahmedabad (Leader in Family Business and Entrepreneurship); FORE School of Management, New Delhi (Best Management Institute for Impact Potential); and NTPC Ltd. (Best PSU Promoting Technical Education), among others.
Mr. Bhupendrasinh M. Chudasama, Minister of Education, Govt. of Gujarat presented the Education Excellence Award 2013 to Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-founder & Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation during the awards function in Ahemedabad.
Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation reaching out to more than 300,000 underprivileged children, youth and women directly every year through 158 welfare projects on subjects such as education, healthcare, youth employability, and women empowerment across 25 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families and the community.