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#DaanUtsav India’s Festival of Giving


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!

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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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