India CSR News Network
GURGAON: Supporting a noble cause in a unique way, a Gurgaon based couple Mr Ankur and Ms Sangeeta Bahl Flags of their ‘Climb for Smile’ mountaineering initiative in support of Smile Foundation today. Climb for Smile is the mountaineering team of husband and wife who are planning to climb the 7 summits to raise awareness among affluent individuals and corporate towards the cause of child education through Smile Foundation.
Smile Foundation is a national level development working orgnization directly benefiting more than 300,000 underprivileged children, youth and women annually through 158 projects in thematic areas of education, healthcare, youth employability and empowerment of women and girls across 25 states of India.
The 7 summits are the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents in the world. These are namely Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Mount Vinson, Denali, Carstenz pyramid, Kosciuszko, Aconcagua and Mount Everest. While the Mt Kilimanjaro has been covered by the couple in the year 2011 now with a cause in aid of Smile Foundation they plan to cover Mt Everest by 2015.
Speaking about this initiative and flag off the couple said, “, Age has no barriers you can achieve the impossible. It’s never too late to associate or start something. If we can do it so can others. Getting associated with a noble cause along with your passion takes it to a different level. We are glad to be associated with Smile Foundation.”
Vikram Singh Verma COO Smile Foundation said, “Smile Foundation always believe that real change can only happen when civil society actively participates in it. I would like to thank and appreciate this gesture of Ankur and Sangeeta for understanding a cause and sensitizing more affluent people towards it. On Behalf of Smile Foundation I would like to wish them all the best for their summit.”
Smile Foundation is a national level development organization reaching out to more than 300,000 underprivileged children, youth and women directly every year through 158 welfare projects on subjects such as education, healthcare, youth employability, and women empowerment across 25 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families and the community.