Panaji: Governor of GoaMridula Sinha inaugurated the 1 st International Mission of
Mission Smile, in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation on November 12 th 2017 at the Manipal Hospital, Dona Paula.
Present on the dais along with Her were Colonel (Retd) Shivaji Samaddar COO Mission Smile,
Dr. Prasanthkumar Nellickal, Head CSR Muthoot Pappachan Foundation, the CSR arm of Muthoot
Fincorp Ltd,, Dalip Pande, Director Partnerships, Mission Smile, Mr. Girish Babu Bommakanti, Unit Head
of, Manipal Hospitals Goa, Head Manipal Hospitals, and Mr. Rameshkumar G, Vice President and State
Head Muthoot Fincorp Ltd.
Governor was extremely appreciative and happy with the voluntary work being done in support of
the deserving cleft patients from Goa, Konkan and Maharashtra over the next five days. Smt. Sinha,
quoting from the scriptures further aptly said that philanthropy, sharing and giving back to the
community and needy sections of society was an age old tradition in our country and is something which
comes with compassion and from the heart of the giver. She further mentioned that the kind of
satisfaction and happiness which the team of volunteers would get themselves when they see the new
smiles on the faces of the children after their corrective surgeries is something priceless.
Giving back smiles to the children and their families was God’s own work and the Mission to bring smiles
was a laudable effort of all the partners who have come together to provide this happiness to
themselves and the patients who have come here for their surgeries. She was appreciative of the
volunteers who have come from Malaysia, Singapore, China and various parts of our country to selflessly
give their time and skills for the needy patients of the Region. In a heart touching gesture Her Excellency
has invited the patients to visit her at the Raj Bhavan once they had received their surgeries, and see
then go back happily to their homes. In conclusion HE conveyed her blessings and good wishes to all the
people involved in this noble cause for a successful Mission.