Ek Ujwal Bharat Ki
Smile Foundation organised ‘Aarzoo: Ek Ujwal
Bharat Ki’, a Jagjit Singh Night at Siri Fort Auditorium on
September 11, 2009. The auditorium was packed full to capacity with
Delhiites flocking from all corners of the city to enjoy Ghazal
maestro Jagjit Singh perform live. The event was organised to support
the education of children under the Mission Education project of
Smile Foundation. The event sponsors were IndusInd Bank, iLd, Hindustan
Times, Kingfisher Airlines, Metropolitan Hotel, graphisads, Fever
1o4, Planet M etc.
Celebrating Girl Child week
Capacity building of victimised and underprivileged
girls marked the Girl Child week celebrations by Smile Foundation
this year too. A series of street plays and skill building workshops
were organised throughout the city sensitising people about the
plight of girl child and motivating them to be a part of the development
Through the street play performances thousands
of privileged and underprivileged people, majorly being women, were
sensitised about the significance of family planning and various
reproductive health issues including immunisation, early registration,
condom promotion, HIV/AIDS, safe motherhood, female foeticide etc.
Smile Foundation organised a ‘STeP Alumni
Meet’ for passouts from the STeP centres across the National
Capital Region employed in leading companies. More than 40 ex-students
assembled at Safdarjung Club, Safdarjung Enclave on September 15
to celebrate their success and share their experience. Professor
Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed of Jawaharlal Nehru University was the chief guest.
A career counselling session was organised for both the STeP students
looking for a job and STeP alumni already in a job, but aspiring
to achieve a lot more in life. Career Counsellor Mr Sameer Pathak
explained the students how to be successful in life.