Our first ever International Medical Mission in Guwahati was conducted in the year 2009-10. In the month of Jan 2010 – Feb 2010, we conducted our first ever Mega Mission where we conducted 967 surgeries. To address the challenge of bringing smiles back to the lives of patients, Mission Smile and Government of Assam forged a unique Public Private Partnership model with the vision of making Assam ‘Cleft Free’. The objectives of this unique Public Private Partnership model were to provide world class treatment round the year at no cost to patients, build local capacity to ensure sustainability, bring down the cost treatment, and create awareness which would lead to prevention of cleft. The Comprehensive Cleft Care centre was inaugurated by the Hon. Chief Minister of Assam, Shri. Tarun Gogoi in the presence of Hon. Minister of health and family welfare, Dr. Hemanta Biswa Sarma and Shri. Ranjit Barthakur Immediate Past Chairman, Mission Smile in February 17, 2011.