Smile Foundation hosted “Art and Smile”, a contemporary art show in association with Fervour and The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore. The show was an evening of seminal awakenings with curated affordable art aimed at empowering girl children by raising funds for their education.
Pankaj Advani has been awarded with the Arjuna Award in 2004, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2006 and the Padma Shri in 2009.
Many renowned artists supported the cause by donating their art work, which was displayed and put on sale on the occasion. Anjolie Ela Menon, Arvind Kolapkar, AV Ilango, Babu Xavier, Basuki Dasgupta, BIkash Poddar, Dutta Bansode, G. Subramanian, Ganesh Haloi, Jagannath Paul, Jehangir Jani, JMS Mani, Santhanan Krishnan, KS Radhakrishnan, Kumar Ranjan, Praveen Gaud, P Elanchezhiyan, Rabin Mondal, S Harsha Vardhana, Shankar Kendale, Shipra Bhattacharya, Shuvaprasanna, Shyamal Mukherjee, Sujata Achrekar, Vrindavan Solanki are the artists who joined hands for the cause.