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

Profile IconPriti s l, Yash Athwani, Dr Ashish Jain and 26 more joined Daan Utsav
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Yogita Khadpe Singhal is attending Neha Shrivastava's event

Seva Sandwich_Walk in volunteering!! at Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Model Colony, Pune

October 8, 2016 from 9am to 1pm
This Daan Utsav, just walk in at Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology at model Colony in Pune on 8th October between 9 am to 1 pm and make sandwiches to be distributed at the municipal schools/orphanage and the communities.9 am to 10 am - 120 volunteers10.30 am to 11.30 am - 120 volunteers12.00 pm to 1.00 pm - 120 volunteersJust bring your passion and your willingness to volunteer to make some sandwiches!!See More
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PRANYA WELFARE FOUNDATION shared their event on Facebook
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bharathi natesan posted an event

goodwill trust at korattur,chennai

October 2, 2016 to October 8, 2016
goodwill trust is conducting the joy of giving program .you can donate books,unused items in your house to help the people who need these itemskindly contact 9884604005See More
18 hours ago
Aarti GUPTA posted an event

Setting Up of Little Free Library in Hingpur Village at Hingpur Village, UP

October 5, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
After the successful setup of two small libraries, we are planning to open a third library in Hingpur village and are looking for your support. We require basic hindi and english books in good condition, preferably with pictures. We and the kids appreciate your contribution.See More
18 hours ago
Saivinith posted an event

Seva Mela at Munnuru kapu kalyana mandapam Opp. Pragathi hospital, Pragathi nagar, Nizamabad.

October 1, 2016 at 10am to October 2, 2016 at 8pm
Seva Mela is a Platform for NGO's to come together, share their work an get visibility in the region with participation of 1000+ local people to contribute in various ways.We will be having stalls of 15 NGO's in Nizamabad. We are also having Micro Entrepreneur Expo under the same platform, where unique entrepreneurs from Nizamabad will get a chance to showcase their product, sell and get customer feedback.See More
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"Get Lean Program"
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Meri Pehchaan shared their event on Facebook
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Meri Pehchaan shared a profile on Facebook
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Payal singh shared their event on Facebook
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Simran Singh posted a status
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