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#DaanUtsav India’s Festival of Giving

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India's Festival of Giving and Joy.

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 drivers and maids, to CEOs and celebrities, everyone can give back in a way they choose- time, material, money or love. So let’s join hands to ensure that this wonderful movement reaches every corner of India!

Ideas & Examples

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2017 Events

Hope Foundation

Hope Foundation

Kolkata
Celebrated "Pujor Jaama" with most of the top schools of Kolkata where new clothers...
Sponsorship of Community kids

Sponsorship of Community kids

Howrah
The trustees of Kolkata pledged to sponser school children of Samaritan Help Mission to...
Happy Birthday Avasar

Happy Birthday Avasar

Bengaluru
Avasar, Opportunity Foundation Trust, was established on November 2, 2012. Our mission is to...
Your Search will Support Mid Day Meal

Your Search will Support Mid Day Meal

origgon.com will donate 10Kg of wheat flour (Aaata) for every 5000 searches on their...
Priceless Sale

Priceless Sale

Pune
Priceless Sale is a unique event to inculcate the attitude of Giving, where citizens...
Seva Mela

Seva Mela

Pune
Pune city is gearing up for the SEVA MELA. Come and connect with 25+...
A cup of sugar

A cup of sugar

Chennai
Hello,Sacred Heart Global School is organizing an event, " A cup of Sugar" as...
A day to remember!

A day to remember!

Mumbai
Volunteers of Pankh Foundation planned to create a memorable day for children living in...
Audio Books

Audio Books

Bengaluru
Audio books recording by people in colleges, companies, apartments etc in Bangalore.
Battle of Buffet

Battle of Buffet

Chennai
Held annually since 2009, the event now raises over Rs5cr every year. Leading hotels...
Bengaluru-Whitefield

Bengaluru-Whitefield

Bengaluru
Collection Drive of material in Bangalore.
Book 6 Million Smiles

Book 6 Million Smiles

India’s Biggest online fundraising event wherein NGOs from all over India, working for a...
Cleanliness Drive

Cleanliness Drive

Imphal
Our organisation KONTHOU foundation is going to organised a Cleanliness Drive as a cause...
Community gives back

Community gives back

Chennai
Multiple acts of giving by children and women from over 40 slum communities across...
Distribution of Blankets to poor Farmers and farm workers

Distribution of Blankets to poor Farmers and farm workers

Umred
we will distribute 100 Blankets to poor farmers and farm worker in kawsi Barad...
Distribution of Blankets to poor Farmers and farm workers

Distribution of Blankets to poor Farmers and farm workers

Umred
we will distribute 100 Blankets to poor farmers and farm worker in kawsi Barad...
Ek Mutthi Anaaj

Ek Mutthi Anaaj

New Delhi
School students will bring a fist full of rice everyday during the week and...
Give to Children for diwali

Give to Children for diwali

Chennai
Co Optex hosts opportunities in all their stores across the city.
Hundi

Hundi

Chennai
Country's/city's largest public hundiyal as part of Seva Mela.
IOCL provides space for causes

IOCL provides space for causes

Mumbai
IOCL outlets - more than 50 provide space for various NGos in the city.
Mu rail

Mu rail

Mumbai
Railway stations get works of art.
Naya Sawera DaanUtsav Celebration

Naya Sawera DaanUtsav Celebration

Jaipur
We are all set to celebrate one of the biggest social event of the...
One Million Trees Campaign

One Million Trees Campaign

This Daan Utsav, in the spirit of giving back to Mother Earth, plant trees...
Organ donation pledges

Organ donation pledges

Organ donation pledges across the country, offline & online with colleges, corporates, IOC, tech...
Seva Mela

Seva Mela

Chennai
75 NGOs put up a stall at Lady Andal school for public to come...
Wall Painting

Wall Painting

Chennai
Chennai walls get work of art.
SevaSandwich

SevaSandwich

Pune
#SevaSandwich: A sandwich is the easiest way to start the conversation with anyone,this week...
Ekatva

Ekatva

Mumbai
Dear Daan Utsav team, We invite you to celebrate and partner with us for...
50 Acts of giving!

50 Acts of giving!

Lucknow
70 MBA students did a awareness campaign,approaching more than 120 organisations in Lucknow.Teachers and...
Daan Utsav for Mangalam Cancer Patients

Daan Utsav for Mangalam Cancer Patients

Navi Mumbai
Mangalam Charitable Foundation makes Mumbai affordable by providing free stay for cancer patients coming...
FILM FESTIVAL

FILM FESTIVAL

Bagalkot
CREATE AWARENESS REGARDING THE CHILD MARRIAGE.
Movie show in a school among Disadvantage Children

Movie show in a school among Disadvantage Children

Hathras
Hathrus Positive People Network with the support of school authority will organize Movie show...
awareness

awareness

Lucknow
Eeshwar Child Welfare foundation is a non government aided organization working for cancer suffering...
SevaSandwich

SevaSandwich

Pune
#SevaSandwich: A sandwich is the easiest way to start the conversation with anyone,this week...
Cancer Awareness, Scholarship Distribution & tree Plantation, Cancer awarness & tree plantation,

Cancer Awareness, Scholarship Distribution & tree Plantation, Cancer awarness & tree plantation,

Lucknow
Eeshwar child welfare Foundation is a Non-Profit non Government aided organization working for welfare...
Design4Impact: Volunteer Management Workshop

Design4Impact: Volunteer Management Workshop

Pune
#Design4Impact: Design4Impact, Volunteer Management Workshop is a free workshop which will focus on "Creating...
SevaSandwich

SevaSandwich

Pune
#SevaSandwich: A sandwich is the easiest way to start the conversation with anyone,this week...
School Kits for Children

School Kits for Children

New Town
Will celebrate the day with the children going to anganwadi centres and provide them...
Vidya daan / Pustak daan

Vidya daan / Pustak daan

Varanasi
The education awareness club of IIT (BHU) Varanasi- Sahyog is going to nearby government...
SevaSandwich

SevaSandwich

Pune
#SevaSandwich: A sandwich is the easiest way to start the conversation with anyone,this week...
Ask The Experts

Ask The Experts

Experts available for in-person pro-bono advice and guidance on various aspects of accounting, financial...
Children for children

Children for children

Mumbai
Children from orphanages put up stalls to raise money and awarness about their homes.
SevaSandwich

SevaSandwich

Pune
#SevaSandwich: A sandwich is the easiest way to start the conversation with anyone,this week...
DaanUtsav@Jyotsna Enclave

DaanUtsav@Jyotsna Enclave

Bengaluru
Collection of usable unused stuff like cutlery, utensils, garments, electronic gazettes, books, etc and...
Eurokids tricyclathon

Eurokids tricyclathon

Mumbai
CHildren from Eurokids will do a tricyclathon celebrating their giving through the week and...
Gala for Kids

Gala for Kids

Trichy-Tanjore Highway, Tiruchirappalli
SevaSandwich

SevaSandwich

Pune
#SevaSandwich: A sandwich is the easiest way to start the conversation with anyone,this week...

#DaanUtsav Social

The beauty of #DaanUtsav is that there are no boundaries as to how
one can celebrate the festival.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is #DaanUtsav?

#DaanUtsav is celebrated annually from October 2 to 8.

Who can participate in #DaanUtsav?

Everyone! #DaanUtsav is an initiative to celebrate giving, and everyone is encouraged to be involved.

Why should my team or I celebrate #DaanUtsav?

#DaanUtsav is an initiative to encourage giving and build ideals of compassion and generosity in everyone. As an organisation, celebrating #DaanUtsav helps build a solid support for your philanthropic activities. For an individual, it increases self-confidence and will also provide a sense of purpose.

Who owns or organises #DaanUtsav?

#DaanUtsav is a festival and not an NGO or organisation. It is a volunteer driven initiative and belongs to the people, just like Diwali, Christmas, Eid, World Elderly Day, or Mother's Day. A large number of socially conscious citizens volunteer to encourage more and more people to celebrate this festival.

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