Mr. Manu Rao
Achiever's Success Story
An Entrepreneurial Visionary Bridging the Gap with "Pledge A Smile"
Manu Rao is a dedicated visionary who has translated his passion for entrepreneurship and compassion for those in need into tangible and transformative initiatives. Armed with a B.Com Hons. degree from Delhi College Of Arts and Commerce (Delhi University), Manu’s journey has been marked by an unwavering commitment to creating a positive impact on society.
From an early age, he nurtured a dream of not only building his ventures but also extending a helping hand to vulnerable communities. The COVID-19 pandemic ignited a profound sense of responsibility within Manu, prompting him to take action in the face of widespread hardships.
Collaborating with a dedicated team, he founded the “Pledge A Smile” foundation, embodying his vision to make a meaningful difference by spreading smiles. Under Manu’s leadership, “Pledge A Smile” has undertaken over 50 impactful projects in the span of four years, directly touching the lives of more than 40,000 families.
The foundation’s commitment to inclusivity, care, and equality is at the heart of Manu’s initiatives. Projects like “Seva” ensure that families’ basic necessities are met, “Project Raahat” extends warmth and comfort during winters, and “Project Muskaan” empowers youth with educational resources.
Initiatives like “Project Qadam” and “Project Noori” tackle critical issues such as footwear accessibility and menstrual hygiene, effectively eradicating barriers that perpetuate inequality.
Innovative thinking lies at the core of Manu’s endeavors, exemplified by “GoodTab.io.” This unique project harnesses technology to create sustainable revenue streams, allowing anyone to contribute through their online activities. With every click, individuals make a difference, contributing to the mission without monetary donations.
Manu Rao’s journey is a testament to his entrepreneurial acumen, boundless compassion, and unwavering dedication to uplifting the less fortunate. From a young entrepreneur to a philanthropic leader, he inspires others, demonstrating how a driven individual can shape a better world by combining business prowess with a heart full of empathy.