Press Release 2019

'HERE MY VILLAGE' by Iranian Filmmaker Abas Aram wins big at the 5th Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY 2019)

New Delhi, 14 December 2019: Iran reigned supreme at the awards ceremony of the the 5th edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY 2019) with Abas Aram's 'HERE MY VILLAGE' winning as many as 4 categories that included Best Story, Best Director, Film Critics Circle of India and CIFEJ awards.

Fujifilm INSTAX Organises DIY Workshop for Underprivileged Kids at the 5th Smile International Film Festival

New Delhi, 11 December 2019: Fujifilm India Private Limited, a pioneer in imaging technologies will be organizing a DIY workshop for underprivileged kids at the 5th edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) - A Smile Foundation Initiative. As part of this initiative, the young kids will get a chance to hone...

Siffcy Opens With Award Winning Belgian Film Binti

New Delhi, 9 December 2019: The fifth edition of the Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY), supported by BookASmile, opened here on Monday with a screening of award winning Belgian feature film "Binti," which marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Frederike Migom.

Smile Foundation's Learning Fest continues to empower girl scholars in a holistic way

Mumbai, 29 November 2019: In its endeavor to continue facilitating change for an equal society by supporting girl child’s education, Smile Foundation, under its flagship Swabhiman Scholarship program organized a day-long Learning Fest for 80 Smile scholars in Mumbai.

National NGOs look at leveraging domestic fundraising and innovation for sustainability

Chennai, 26 November 2019: With its commitment to work towards 'Civic Driven Change', Smile Foundation has teamed up with Wilde Ganzen’s Change the Game Academy to bring in best practices and help grassroots organizations take forward their development mandate. Through a unique classroom learning course, NGOs get to hear...

Smile International film festival announces official selection of films in competition for SIFFCY’19: Kung fu Panda director John Stevenson heads the Jury panel.

New Delhi, 19 November 2019: Bringing the best of world’s cinema for children to the national capital, Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) is all set to launch its fifth edition in December.

Madame Tussauds Hosts Launch Of Latest Motu Patlu Comic Book

~Amaze your kids with the new series of Motu Patlu Comic ~

New Delhi, 14 November 2019: Madame Tussauds, the world’s most famous wax attraction, hosted the launch of India’s beloved cartoon character Motu Patlu’s comic book series, at the Delhi attraction here today.

Smile Foundation Announces Smile International Film Festival (SIFFCY) 2019

5th edition of SIFFCY will focus on films from Sweden, Germany and Czech Republic

New Delhi, 11 November 2019: Come December, the National Capital will welcome the fifth edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY). The festival that is one of India’s most unique film festivals for children and youth boasts of a carefully curated roster...

Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Puraskar given to Smile Foundation co-founder & nine others

Awardees felicitated by Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee, 13th President of India, for their exemplary contribution in the field of public service and human welfare.

New Delhi, 2 September, 2019: Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder & Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation, has been conferred Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Puraskar 2019...

National NGOs look at leveraging domestic fundraising and innovation for sustainability

Kolkata, 31 August 2019: Over the past decade or so dependence on foreign funding for national NGOs has been erratic and is on a slow down. As per a recent report there has been a decline of 40 percent in foreign funds for NGOs over the past five years. This coupled with global economic slowdown and emergence of corporate social responsibility...

Smile Trustee awarded for contribution towards human welfare

New Delhi, 30 August 2019: Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee Smile Foundation, has been conferred Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Puraskar 2019 for Smile Foundation’s committed and extensive contribution towards human welfare.

RB, NDTV and Smile Foundation come together to combat mother and child deaths in India

Amitabh Bacchan to champion the Swastha Banega India Campaign

Pan India Release, 17 August 2019: With Amitabh Bacchan championing the cause of health of new mothers, Reckitt Benckiser, NDTV and Smile Foundation have come together to launch the Swastha Banega India Campaign focused on pregnant...

Triumph and Smile Foundation come together on Independence Day to support girl's education

'Ride for Freedom' held across 15 cities to mark Independence Day

New Delhi, 15 August 2019: As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, bikers across 15 cities came together to set the ‘wheels of change in motion’ for girls from less privileged communities, giving a special meaning to word freedom...

Smaaash hosts Smile Foundation kids with Actor Manish Paul as he celebrates his birthday

Mumbai, 03 August 2019: India's acclaimed gaming and entertainment center, Smaaash, hosted kids from Smile Foundation along with ace actor Manish Paul who spent his afternoon playing with the kids and entertaining them. Smaaash took great pleasure by hosting gaming and lunch for 40 children from Smile Foundation along with a fun filled...

Smile Foundation, Australian High Commission & Karma Healthcare Come Together to Launch Project Navkiran in Bhilwara, Rajasthan

Initiative to provide access to quality & affordable healthcare through digital technology

Bhilwara/Jaipur, 02 August 2019: e-Doctor clinic, a pioneering initiative that brings quality healthcare to the doorsteps of underserved communities through outreach and deployment of digital technology,

Ericsson supports mobile health clinics for urban poor

Healthcare at doorsteps for urban poor through mobile health vans

Gurugram, 25 July 2019: Pushpa a daily wager working at construction sites of Gurugram is happy that she does not have to miss a day of pay to attend to her family’s medical needs. The doctor literally comes to her doorstep, bi-monthly to cater to the healthcare demands of her family and community.

Gurugram - Noida to get access to health services through Smile on Wheels

Gurugram, 18 July 2019: Poor and underserved urban communities of Gurugram and Noida will benefit from the mobile health services through "Smile on Wheels" supported by IHS Markit, a global leader in information, analytics and solutions for major industries and markets.

Smile Foundation bags the celebrated CSR Health Impact Awards

New Delhi 27 June 2019: Smile Foundation has been conferred with the prestigious CSR Health Impact Awards for its health initiative “Smile on Wheels” across India.
The award was received by Smile Foundation at the CSR Health Impact Awards 2019-20 during the CSR India Health Summit, an initiative of the IHW Council held at New Delhi on June 27, 2019.

DLF Mall of India Joins Hands with Smile Foundation on World No Tobacco Day

Delhi, 28 May 2019: Delhi NCR DLF Mall of India joins hands with Smile Foundation to celebrate this World No Tobacco Day on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The mall has organized fun activities with kids and adults, this summer. On this important day, DLF Mall of India has also come up with a program spreading awareness on the harmful effects of tobacco among children and adults.

Smile Foundation and DLF Promenade join hands to raise funds for Odisha

New Delhi, 21 May 2019: Smile Foundation has joined hands with DLF Promenade to raise funds to support marginalized communities who have been the worst sufferers of the Cyclone Fani, which made a landfall in the state on May 3.

Mumbai slums to get access to health services through Smile on Wheels

Mumbai, 18 May 2019: General Insurance Corporation Ltd supports four mobile health vans through Smile Foundation
Mumbai, May 20: Poor and underserved urban communities of Mumbai will benefit from the mobile health services through “Smile on Wheels” supported by General Insurance Corporation Ltd.

Smile Foundation reaches ground Zero to provide food and water to Fani survivors

Khurda/ Puri, 9 May 2019: While over 1.1. million people have survived Cyclone Fani in the coastal belt of Odisha- the strongest tropical storm to hit India in over two decades- they have no food, drinking water, or even homes to go back to.

In a celebration of empathy and creativity, children bridge the divide of privileges

Chandigarh, 19 and 20 March 2019: The Gurukul school and Smile Foundation showcase an initiative that brings privileged and underprivileged children together
Children from disadvantaged sections mentored by their privileged peers, and teachers, performed to a cheering crowd consisting of parents, teachers and dignitaries at The Gurukul, Zirakpur neighbouring Chandigarh.

Gradeup collaborates with Smile Foundation to empower the girl child

Noida, 8 March 2019: March 8, Noida: On the special occasion of International Women's day 8th March 2019, Gradeup, India’s largest preparation platform for competitive exams, announces its collaboration with Smile Foundation, a development organisation to support its initiative that empowers girl child education "She can Fly give her the sky.

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