Smile Foundations’ Daan Utsav creates ‘Give a Smile Festival’, Attracts Corporates

Industry Watch | October 12, 2021 | News

Smile Foundation Give a Smile Festival

The first edition of a month-long ‘Give a Smile Festival’ culminated at the annual ‘Daan Utsav’ by Smile Foundation, which takes place from 2 October (Gandhi Jayanthi) every year and runs for a week. The initiative was a curated effort to engage corporate employees in order to inculcate in them a sense of giving. Over 20 engagements including competitions and workshops were organised for corporate employees and their families.

This year, Give a Smile Festival raised funds for Smile Foundation's Shiksha Na Ruke campaign that aims to support the continued education of over 50,000 children currently enrolled at Smile Foundation's 201 Mission Education centers across 22 states. The campaign also aims to reach out to another 50,000 children living in difficult circumstances across the country by enabling access to education through its blended learning approach.

Corporate partners for the first Give a Smile Festival included SBI Cards, Mastek Foundation, R1RCM Global, and Cosmos Maya Animations.

Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder & Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation, said, “We are honoured to have the support of so many corporate partners for the Give a Smile Festival and are truly humbled by their contributions. Covid19 has been devastating for millions of our compatriots and we must all come together to lend a helping hand and give a healing touch to so many of them who continue to struggle to survive. We must remember that we are in this pandemic together and must do all we can to help each other emerge from its effects. Covid19 will leave no victors, it will only leave survivors, and we must feel duty-bound to chip in and help people come out of misery.”

Corporate partners for the first edition included SBI Cards, Mastek Foundation, R1RCM Global, and Cosmos Maya Animations.

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