Smile foundation in association with Vihaan – the Social Service Cell of Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi, organized “Uththaan” 2010.
Uththaan is the flagship event of FMS’s annual fest which aims to contribute to the society in a meaningful manner by addressing various societal issues.
For this initiative, the erudite management students leveraged their knowledge, skills and creative methodologies to inculcate learning modules to the deprived sections of the society. This unique philanthropic activity will go a long way to bridge the gap by means of access to basic-education-for-all.
This year, under the initiative, I am Kalam the feature film produced by Smile Foundation was floated amongst the participants of the leading MBA institutions like IIM’s, FMS, XLRI, SP Jain, SIBM, JBIMS, etc. The teams had to state the differently, the social problems depicted in the movie and also providing innovative cost-effective measures to address the issues that loom large in the contemporary period.
While 45 entries from top 15 management colleges of India submitted their entries, 5 of them got shortlisted for the second round. The top two presentations among them were conferred with cash prizes of Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. Present at the occasion, Mr. M. L. Singla of Faculty of Management Studies said “We partnered with Smile Foundation to catalyze social change in the country through innovative strategies. I am Kalam is truly an inspiring movie for every child to create a zeal for education.”