Taking forward its brand belief that ‘Everyone Deserves A Future They Can Smile About’, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited launched the Keep India Smiling (KIS) Mission – the brand’s commitment to provide foundational support to over 20 million people every year to enable a future they can smile about.
Adding to these flagship programs, today Colgate launched the Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship to offer financial support and mentorship to people across India to help them translate their dreams into reality.
The Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship program is a distinct, national program which offers scholarships and mentorships across the fields of education, sports and community betterment.
Issam Bachaalani, Managing Director, Colgate-Palmolive India, said, “We believe that everyone deserves a future they can smile about and we believe that better futures can be enabled by building strong foundations. Our Keep India Smiling Mission is designed to provide foundational support for both Oral Health enhancement and for various aspects of community development.”
Mary Kom, six-time World Boxing Champion, currently World No. 1, and also the only female boxer from India to win medals at the Olympics, said, “My association will provide opportunities to so many deserving people at a foundational level across India and help them to build a better future for themselves not only through the financial scholarship but also through timely guidance and mentorship.”
Scholarship program has been launched in partnership with ShikshaDaan Foundation and Buddy4Study.
An eminent panel comprising Mary Kom – six-time World Boxing Champion, currently World No.1, and also the only female boxer from India to win medal at the Olympics; Dr. Priyamvada Singh – distinguished social development professional; Rajeev Grover – ShikshaDaan advisor; and Ms. Poonam Sharma – Colgate’s CSR Head, will pick the most deserving candidates for the scholarship and will also provide mentorship as required.