There are a lot of things in the world that can make us smile but nothing beats the invaluable joy of making someone happy. DaanUtsav is India’s festival of giving that brings people from various sectors together, to celebrate and spread the joy of sharing. Held annually in the first week of October (2nd-8th), the festival has empowered millions of Indians to give back to society.
From auto rickshaw drivers to CEOs, school children to celebrities, homemakers to opinion leaders and media personnel, millions of people from all walks of life come together during this week to give their time, money, resources, or skills back to society. They do this by creating or participating in events of their choice.
A giving event could be as simple as a family taking out their maid’s children for an ice cream party, or as large as a ‘Gift Compassion’. The latter is an event that has over 10,000 schoolchildren across India making and exchanging gifts with their peers from different socio-economic backgrounds every year.
In 2016, millions of people participated in more than 1,500 events across 200 cities across the country by raising several tens of crores in money and material donations and by giving countless volunteer hours. Feel free to create an event and / or join up with any of the other events!