Ranjit Barthakur Nominated as Co-Chairman of Smile Asia
Assamese Indian Ranjit Barthakur, Founder Trustee, Balipara Foundation nominated as Co-Chairman of Smile Asia for his philanthropy work in Asia
Social Entrepreneur and Founder Trustee of Balipara Foundation, Ranjit Barthakur after being the Vice Chairman of Smile Asia for the last 2 years, has been nominated to become the Co-Chairman of Smile Asia at their General Council meeting at Tokyo on 16th June’18.
Sir David Akers–Jones who was the Chairman, will take the position of Chairman Emeritus, as Ranjit becomes the Co-Chairman along with Vincent Yeow from Singapore.
Smile Asia is a global alliance of independent charities working together to treat facial deformities like cleft lip and cleft palate.
As a Chairperson of Operation Smile India (now Mission Smile), Ranjit was instrumental in the creation of a unique Public Private Partnership with the Government of Assam supported by the Tata Trusts leading to the setting up of the GUWAHATI Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre. The growth was also supported by Manoj Badale, Chairman British Asian Trust & companies like Bupa, Johnson and Johnson, due to which Operation Smile had accomplished over 30000 procedures and cleft corrections.
It is a proud moment for all of us that Ranjit will now be leading and guiding the initiative for cleft children across major parts of the world and we wish him all the very best in this humanitarian endeavour of making a difference for Cleft patients.