Chennai, Oct 16: “To be of use for other people gives tremendous meaning to someone"s life," founder President of SMILE (Selfless Movement Improving Life Everywhere) C N Paramasivan said here on Wednesday, Oct 15. By launching the new programme 'I serve India", together with the new website www.iserveindia.net, SMILE aims to mobilise more people for its voluntary service programmes.
With over 4,000 registered volunteers that together work on two activities a day, SMILE does not need more members, but merely wants to give people the opportunity to experience the satisfaction of voluntary work. “Many people would like to do something for society, but don"t know where to start and then end up donating money. But so much can be done without giving money," Mr. Paramasivan said.
SMILE works without collecting or donating money. “We don"t even have a bank account, because we don"t need money," Mr. Paramasivan argued. Expenses such as transport and phone calls are made by the individual volunteers, he said.