Super model and actor Arjun Rampal celebrated the success of his film Ra.One with children of Smile Foundation on the eve of Children’s Day. He also extended his support to Smile Foundation for the education of 50 underprivileged children.
The actor spent some quality time with the children. He shared with them special scenes from his film Ra.One, which the children enjoyed thoroughly.
Happily interacting with the kids Arjun Rampal said, “I had a great time. There is no better way to unwind then to spend time with children. You can actually let yourself go when you are with them. It is disheartening, that not even 50% of them get all that they deserve. I am trying to do my bit for them, but that is very little as compared to the size of the problem these children are facing. Smile Foundation is doing great job. I appreciate them and I wish them luck to continue doing the good work.”
Smile 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 children.
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”.
Children 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.
During 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.
National 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).
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.”
After 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.
Smile Foundation participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2011 with Rajeev Khandelwal as the goodwill ambassador.
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 of children.
Bollywood 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.