Kingdom of Dreams
Foundation associated with Kingdom of Dreams to gift its children
beneficiaries a special time full of joys, hopes and smiles. For
this special occasion Kingdom of Dreams very earnestly hosted a
special trip to the biggest entertainment extravaganza of the country,
for Smile Foundation’s children beneficiaries.
In an employee engagement programme conducted
by Smile Foundation for Wizcraft group, the children beneficiaries
of Smile Foundation had expressed a wish to visit Kingdom of Dreams.
And Kingdom of Dreams as a Santa granted their wish as a special
gift for Christmas.
The primary objective of this event was to
provide a platform for promoting child development and social welfare
initiatives at various levels of the society. It also aims to promote
the culture of Giving and Sharing among the privileged masses, inspiring
them to act and make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged
On the occasion, Viraf Sarkari, Director
Wizcraft International Entertainment stated “We
have been making consistent efforts to take our Corporate Social
Responsibility initiatives further through various events and occasions.
We at Kingdom of Dreams have always worked on our commitment towards
greater causes with regular CSR activities and will continue to
do so in future as well. It is a privilege to make a difference
in the lives of the lesser privileged children and we look forward
to create yet another opportunity to bring joy into their lives.
It is Christmas and just the right time for us to help spread some
festive cheer and bring about smiles on children’s faces”.
Human Rights Day
occasion of Human Rights Day, Smile Foundation conducted a Cyclothon
in association with Jagan Instititute of Management Studies, Rohini.
This cyclothon was an initiative of Swabhiman – the girl child
and women empowerment programme of Smile Foundation – and
was conducted in order to make people aware that girls and women
in the country are still not being given their rights. The event
saw participation of around 200 bicyclers. JIMS have taken this
step under their CSR initiative Karmaarth.
This event was conceptualized and conducted
with the primary objective to sensitize masses especially the youth,
to participate and contribute in their individual capacities in
societal development. Smile Foundation, through these sensitization
initiatives, is trying to channelize the energy, enthusiasm, intelligence
and competence of the young minds of the country towards bring about
sustainable social development.
Lead actors of Smile Foundation’s feature
film I am Kalam, National Award winner Harsh Mayar and Husaan Saad
also participated in the cyclothon.
Christmas in Mumbai
with Radio One 94.3 and Neil Nitin Mukesh
from Smile Foundation were invited to be a part of Christmas
celebration at the Radio One 94.3 FM Mumbai. The children
participated in various fun- filled activities like singing
songs, creating greetings, shared about their dreams and aspirations.
But the real surprise was Bollywood actor
Neil Nitin Mukesh arriving at the radio station to celebrate
Christmas with the children. Kids were thrilled to meet and
interact with a Bollywood star. He spent quality time with
the children asking about their hobbies and dreams. The children
had fun with the actor with lots of music, songs and activates.
The children were carrying some handmade cards for the people
at Radio One, and thus gave a few of them to Neil Nitin as
a small token of love and appreciation for the time he spent
with them. The kids also cut a Christmas cake with the actor.
the entire show, RJ Shruti, Jiya, Prachi and Mihir kept playing
songs selected by the children. Representative of Smile Foundation
sensitized the listeners about the work of Smile Foundation.
The kids also got the opportunity to go on air live and sing
their favorite songs and wish New Year to the listeners.
Neil Nitin Mukesh celebrating
Christmas at Radio One with kids from Smile Foundation
|NSIC partners with Smile
Foundation for an Integrated Community Development project in
Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) has partnered
with Smile Foundation for an Integrated Community Development
project in Delhi-NCR. This is an innovative initiative focused
at the holistic development of underprivileged slum dwellers
in five slum areas of Delhi-NCR – in Dhaula Kuan, Chattarpur,
New Ashok Nagar, Shashi Garden and South City II (Gurgaon).
Dr. H.P. Kumar commiting support
for the project
This project is targeting a population of over 80,000 residing
in these areas. And is focusing mainly on education for children,
empowerment of women & adolescent girls and providing
healthcare services to the community dwellers. This Integrated
Community Development Project is an initiative of NSIC - an
ISO 9001-2008 certified Government of India Enterprise under
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
This project is being implemented in a three-fold approach
– education of children, empowerment of women &
adolescent girls and providing healthcare services to the
people residing in the target areas.
Talking about the vision behind supporting this initiative
Dr. H.P. Kumar – Chairman cum Managing Director
of NSIC stated, “Working for the development
of the less privileged has always been an important aspect
of the way we function and work. Hence when Smile Foundation
approached us with the concept of having an integrated development
project, we immediately committed our support. With this project
we are not focusing on just one aspect of development but
are trying to address the major needs for sustainable development
of the less privileged in the country. The focus on an all
round and holistic development of the people is what is required
to bring about sustainable development and this is the most
special thing about this project. We are happy to have partnered
with Smile Foundation and hope that with this partnership,
we will be able to achieve our vision of bringing about growth
and development of the less privileged.”
Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon
successfully achieving its objective of sensitizing the privileged
mass at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, Smile Foundation participated
at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon too. Employees of
Core Projects & Technologies Limited and BNY Mellon along
with the children and youth beneficiaries of Smile Foundation
participated in the marathon and campaigned for the cause of
children and youth empowerment through education.
Mr. Arun Chatterjee – Vice President, Depository Receipts
Securities Servicing of BNY Mellon and Ms. Loly Vadassery
- Vice President, Human Resources of Core Projects & Technologies
Ltd. along with their colleagues participated in the marathon
and supported Smile Foundation. They also extended their support
towards the 50 youth beneficiaries of Smile Foundation.
Geared up supporters at the Flag
off of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon with Rajeev Khandelwal
Foundation participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2011
with Rajeev Khandelwal as the goodwill ambassador.
Rajeev Khandelwal with Smile team
at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
Along with the actor corporate like Air France, Fastrax Restaurants
and Mirch Media and colleges like IIT Delhi, Delhi School
of Professional Studies and Research (DSPSR) and SRM University
also participated in the marathon supporting Smile Foundation
and the casue of “Sending Every Child to School”.Reebok
India also associated with Smile Foundation for Airtel Delhi
Half Marathon and provided fitness gear for the event.
This was the second time when Smile Foundation participated
in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
A day before the marathon Rajeev personally visited the Mission
Education projects of Smile Foundation, to meet and interact
with the kids. The children were thrilled to have an actor
in their midst and
had a great time interacting with him. Rajeev spoke to all
the children present there and motivated them to continue
their studies to become successful in life. Seeing the confidence
and talent in the children, the actor congratulated Smile
Foundation for the great job it is doing for the development
Actors Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma pledge to support Smile Foundation
actors Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma have come forward
to support Smile Foundation and all the causes that it works
towards. They have especially pledged to support the cause
of education of underprivileged children.
Celebrities are ambassadors, of the society
they are from, to the rest of the world. They have the power
of influence on millions. People across ages and segments
consider them as role models. And mostly follow with great
conviction the ideas promoted by their favorite star. It thus
becomes very important for celebrities to endorse social causes
they connect with, in order to encourage their fans to also
join and support the cause, thus providing a huge support
in fighting social evils.
Thus, the actors pledge to support Smile
Foundation and appreciated the work Smile Foundation is doing
towards sensitizing the privileged and underprivileged masses
for the essential causes.
Actor Ranveer Singh pledges for
the cause of Sending Every Child To School