Press Release 2013

CFSI brings a travelling film festival for children of north-east India

Children’s Film Society India (CFSI), in conjunction with Smile Foundation, presents the North East Film Festival for Children, reaching out to privileged and underprivileged children of the region during March 7-24, 2013. Meant exclusively for the seven states of North-East India, the film festival will showcase six children’s films, some award winning like ‘The Prince and The Crown...

Jackie Chan shares self-defence tips with community women

New Delhi : Mr. Jackie Chan, renowned Hollywood star and martial art legend visited a Smile Foundation community project to interact with children and to give martial art tips to young girls and women. Smile Foundation is a national level development organization. Mr. Chan is on a trip to India organized by India China Economic and Cultural Council...


Smile Foundation receives Education Excellence Award 2013

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 universities...



Choone Do Aasman - A mission to send 5000 underprivileged children to school by Independence Day

New Delhi :Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, has pledged to liberate 5000 children from bondage of illiteracy and send them to school through its initiative Choone Do Aasman. Even as India celebrates its 66th Independence Day on August 15, 2013 around 12 million children...

Kartik Jayaram rings in the New Year with Smile kids

Bangalore : Silver screen heartthrob Karthik Jayaram welcomed the New Year in style with Smile Foundation children. Karthik had planned many a surprise for the children of Smile Foundation and the air was filled with festive spirit. Delighted to be amongst Smile Foundation children, Karthik Jayaram said, “We all celebrate New year big time by partying. This year though I want to do something different...

Sonakshi Sinha flags off Smile on Wheels in Mumbai

Mumbai : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization in alliance with Shakuntalam Charitable Foundation, launched its Mobile Hospital Programme, Smile on Wheels for Mumbai today. Smile on Wheels was flagged off by talented actress Sonakshi Sinha. Mr. Shyamashis Bhattacharya along with his wife Mrs Neelima Bajpai from Shakuntalam Charitable Foundation handed over the key to Mr. Vikram...



Civil society extends support for education of underprivileged girls

Pune : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization benefitting more than 300,000 underprivileged children and youth through 158 welfare projects got association from a power couple of Pune. Dr. Tarita Shankar, Chairperson of Indira Group of Institutes (IGI) along with her better half Mr. Aditya Mehendale has joined hands...

Making grassroots NGOs future ready

New Delhi : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization conducted a three-day capacity building programme for grassroots NGOs in order to enable and equip them to participate in the process of social change at the local level effectively. The workshop was conducted under the guidance of Subject Experts, Trainers and International Observers. Aptly titled ‘Empowering Grassroots...

Women & Girl child empowement launched

Bangalore : Swabhiman, Smile Foundation’s much recognised programme on girl child and women empowerment is introduced in Karnataka for the first time. The Swabhiman project centres begin operations in Hegganahalli and Ramanna Badavane settlements in Bangalore. Shankara Infra is supporting Smile Foundation in implementing the project in Bangalore in association with DANI Development and Social Action...



Football Ace Robin Singh encourages Smile's girl beneficiaries to take up Sports

Bangalore : Saluting the spirit of Indian women, India's ace footballer Robin Singh celebrated International Women’s Day with Smile Foundation beneficiaries. Around 15 girls who came forward to make an identity of their own from a difficult background were part of this celebration at hotel Monarch Luxur in Bangalore. Robin who was in town...

From Philanthropic Act to Strategic Policy

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, businesses have often been perceived as an anti-social development – the empowerment of few, against the many. In India, because the industries came in along with colonialism, people’s perception of the sector has been adverse. It is a fact that industries and businesses have played a central role in the socio-economic development of the country and today India...

The 35th STeP in empowering youth through job relevant skill building

Bangalore : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, has launched its 35th Smile Twin e-Learning Programme (STeP) centre in India; the second one in Bangalore at Medahally today. Supported by Bosch India Foundation, the newest STeP centre will be run in association with Vidyaranya. It will focus on making the urban underprivileged youth...



Harley Ride to ensure Education for all

Bangalore : Tusker Harley Davidson, Bangalore in association with HOGS’-Bangalore (Harley Owners Group) has organized a Harley ride today supporting the cause of child education. The ride with a mission to spread awareness about importance of education was in support of Smile Foundation, a national level development organization. Speaking about this CSR initiative, Mr. Srinivas Reddy...

Priyanka Chopra takes up the cause of Girl Child with Smile

Mumbai : Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra visited Smile Foundation project centre today on International Day for the Girl Child to promote education for the girl child. Priyanka spent time with children at Smile Foundation Mission Education project’s Holy Mother School in Mumbai. She asked the children about their dreams and ambitions and also encouraged them to study well to pursue their dreams...

Yum! and Smile fight against hunger and malnutrition

Some alarming facts: • 1.4 billion people (20% of the world’s population) lives in extreme poverty, earning less than $1.25 a day • India accounts for 22% of a total of 9.7 million children dying globally before they reach the age of 5 • More than 70% of Indian women and children have serious nutritional deficiencies • Somewhere in the world, a child dies due to malnutrition every five seconds • India is ranked...



Healthcare at the doorsteps of villagers in Rae Bareli

New Delhi : Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) has joined hands with Smile Foundation, a national development organization, in its commitment to provide health to the remote and marginalized population. RECL will support Smile Foundation’s innovative mobile hospital programme, Smile on Wheels (SoW) in Rae Bareli (U.P.) for a period of 3 years and 2 months. During this tenure under its CSR...

Ramp Walk to encourage Girl Child Education

Bangalore : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization in association with Skylark Mansions came forward on 21st May to announce the 3rd season of “Ramp for Champs” in Bangalore. Ramp for Champs, a cause related celebrity fashion show with Prasad Bidapa, is a continuous fund raising effort to educate less privileged children. This year Ramp for Champs will happen on...

IIT Madras and Smile Foundation's 'Nutrition for Better Literacy' campaign

Bangalore : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization working for the welfare of underprivileged children, youth and women, and IIT Madras, have taken their campaign ‘Nutrition for Better Literacy’, to the next level. Smile Foundation has joined hands with IIT Madras under its annual fest Saarang to provide better nutrition to children...



Smile Foundation conferred with IPE NGO Excellence Award

Mumbai : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization won the prestigious NGO Excellence Award for its valuable contribution in the social sector. The award was conferred by the institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Hyderabad, endorsed by World CSR Day & Asian Confederation of Business. Mr. Vikram Singh Verma, Chief Operating Office received the award on behalf of Smile Foundation...



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