Daan Utsav

DaanUtsav Celebrations Over The Years

2015 Achievements

• 5 million+ people took part

• 110+ cities & towns participate, DaanUtsav reaches rural India too

• 1100+ events- volunteering, donation, awareness, fundraising, collection

• 1700+ schools, 450+ colleges participate

• Over 1000+ companies participate

Watch This Short Film On The Joy In Giving!

In 2015, DDB Mudra Group and ad filmmaker Piyush Raghani did their bit towards Daan Utsav by ‘giving’ time and talent pro bono to conceptualise and produce these two lovely short films, free of cost. You can watch the other here.


Celebrate India's Festival of Giving - 2 to 8 October!

#DaanUtsav (earlier called the Joy of Giving Week) is India’s ‘festival of giving’. Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated every year – commencing on Gandhi Jayanti – from October 2 to 8. 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 every year across India making and exchanging gifts with their peers from different socio-economic backgrounds.

Share your #HappyDot Selfies!

As millions of Indians gear up to celebrate India's festival of giving, here's hoping you're all set to sport the #happydot this year! All you have to do, is a simple act of giving between Oct 2-8, sport a "HappyDot" (smiley) on your finger and share what you did on the social media with a selfie, and the hashtag #happydot!

You can simply draw a smiley on the inside of your thumb and share your #HappyDot selfies on your own social media handles or on our Facebook Page.

Post your events online!

You can now post your #DaanUtsav event here, and let everyone know what you are planning! Posting your event online allows others to join in, helps people know what is happening in their city and above all, inspires many others to figure out how they too can get people to celebrate India's festival of giving!

So go ahead and post your event now!

Latest Activity

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P2S - power to serve- Blood donation camp at awaharlal Nehru Yuva Kendra, Lucknow

October 7, 2016 from 11am to 5pm
blood donation is vital and interestingly no-one knows whose life you have saved. One donor saves 4 lives when blood is broken down. The zardozi kaarigar of lucknow want to contribute to the society by donating blood....please come and join us....See More
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Profile IconSwabalamban, Shally gupta, Mamata Shrinivas kulkarni and 25 more joined Daan Utsav
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Jyotsna Kaur Habibullah is attending shalini lall's event

Providing Food Packets at Saidanpur

October 2, 2016 from 10am to 6pm
Lucknow Chefs Pankh Foundation is a ngo of Lucknow run by Shalini Lall who boosts cooking skills of Girls and ladies. This group is working since one year and giving trainings to ppl about cooking. More ever thez ppl are always ready to help ppl by giving them eatables. In this Daan utsav they are providing healthy food packets in kids zone in saidanpur village.See More
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Jyotsna Kaur Habibullah might attend Rahul Aggarwal's event

Cricket Match - Village Ramdwari at Ramdwari Village, District Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh

October 2, 2016 from 11am to 4pm
The Airtel Finance Team will play cricket match with Swatantra Talim children in the village groundSee More
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Jyotsna Kaur Habibullah is attending Rahul Aggarwal's event

Meri Khushi - Lucknow at Lucknow

October 2, 2016 at 9am to October 8, 2016 at 4pm
Meri Khushi campaign provides crayons and drawing sheets to children in government schools in the age group of 6 yrs to 14 yrs in Lucknow district. These crayons and drawing sheets have been collected by general public by putting up 10 collection centres in different parts of the city. The event has been organised by UP Baal Aayog which will distribute crayons and drawing sheets to govt school children who will do art and painting during 2 Oct to 8 Oct. These paintings will be put up in a…See More
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Jyotsna Kaur Habibullah is attending Rahul Aggarwal's event

Mela - 7 days 7 villages - Village Ramdwari at Ramdwari Village, Tehsil Mahmoodabad

October 5, 2016 from 9am to 7pm
During the daan utsav week, the lucknow volunteer team will celebrate daan utsav in 7 villages on all 7 days. On 5th Oct Swatantra Talim will celebrate daan utsav in the village ramdwari wherein villagers will be given access to dental awareness, medical camp, kids zone (story telling, theatre etc), speech by lady police officers, narcotics department, water & health hygiene by Water Aid, Mental health awareness by "I the Foundation"See More
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Shibika S is attending Helen O'Grady International's event

Shakespeare's The Tempest at Bhaidas Hall, Vile Parle-west. Mumbai

October 6, 2016 from 1:30pm to 6pm
 A beautiful rendition of the classic Shakespeare’s story ‘The Tempest!’ First time ever as a Pantomime and musical.Shakespere without words? Oh yes, experience the wonderful plot and the fascinating characters – The formidable Prospero: the enchanting Miranda: romantic Ferdinand: crafty Antonio: Ariel the sprightly spirit: Sycorax, the witch and many more in all their glory!Superlative production values with great images, light and sound effects. A night you will remember for a long time. It…See More
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Basic toiletries provided to children at Mankhurd remand home at Mankhurd remand home

October 2, 2016 all day
The children of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Class XB and XC are each contributing a small amount to provide the 180 residents of the Mankhurd remand home with basic toiletries like soap, toothbrush and toothpaste.See More
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Karmiconnect posted an event

7 Days, 7 Different Causes, 7 Different NGO's Take your Pick :) at Bangalore, Karnataka

October 2, 2016 to October 8, 2016
Karmiconnect's ConnectionsAn entire week of joy, being spread around the city !7 Days of Joy !!7 Different NGO's !!7 Different causes !!We invite you, your family and friends to come be a part of the ongoing festivities of the week.  Feel the happiness and love as you share it and watch it grow :) We need Volunteers to interact, dance, sing, laugh, hug and joke around with the residents. If you qualify for…See More
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Adil Hasan posted an event

Elephant Bird Story Sessions for Underprivileged Children in South Bangalore at Jayanagar

October 3, 2016 at 2pm to October 7, 2016 at 7pm
Snehadhara Foundation is conducting Story Sessions for Underprivileged Children at various locations in South Bangalore. Kids and their families will get a chance to participate with volunteers from Snehadhara as Munia, the little girl in the story of the Elephant Bird come alive in a series of adventures!See More
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