Daan Utsav : Give & Let Live

Real happiness lies in making others happy – by loving without condition, giving without reason and caring without expectation.

The Daan Utsav (previously Joy of Giving Week) is India’s “Festival of Giving”! Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated every year, in the week including Gandhi Jayanti, i.e., October 2-8, and brings together Indians from all walks of life, to celebrate “Giving” – In whatever form or manner they choose to- Be it time, money or skills- to someone less privileged. It has marked the beginning of what will hopefully become a part of our Indian culture and ethos.

A concerted effort across NGOs, companies, celebrities, media, schools, colleges, housing societies and the “aam junta”… Daan Utsav is a 100% volunteer driven initiative. It is neither an organization, nor an NGO. Participation is free, open to all, and one can give anything from 1 piece of clothing to lacs of rupees, a few hours of one’s skills to a day or two of one’s time.

EventsHigh is honored to support the Daan Utsav initiative.  Giving you more ideas to Give this Daan Utsav!
Hali Habba is a village festival organized by Vidyaranya , brings a great opportunity to the urban crowd to experience a rural illustration. This festival will help urbanites to re-connect to their rural roots along with rural food, rural sports, traditional/folk culture, music etc during the special occasion of `Daan Utsav` or `Joy of Giving` week. Vidyaranya will use the revenue generated from this event for building a school in Bangalore for specially abled children. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 Sun, 04 Oct | 10:00 AM| Freedom Park.




Under The Stars Under the Stars is a sleep-out overnight to raise awareness and funds for NGOs working towards the prevention of homelessness. It is a unique and interesting way to raise funds for the homeless. Under The Stars marks the beginning of the joyous week of Daan Utsav, India’s national giving festival. Fri, 2 Oct 2015| 7:00 PM |Indiranagar Club.

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EventsHigh Special: For every registration sold via app, EventsHigh will be donating Rs. 25 to the NGO. You can download the app here – bit.ly/ehapputs


Edu-Daan Campaign will support lesser privileged government schools in and around Bangalore. The funds collected will be used in Infrastructure, Teacher Developments, Scholarships / Private schools and government schools peer learning and WASH – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 Till 15 Oct | India Cares Foundation +91 802222 2571

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Raining Colours An Art Fundraiser for Diya Foundation (www.diyafoundation-india.org). Buy a work of art and help train intellectually challenged adults for employment. Gallery goes online from September 15th, 2015. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 Till 09 Oct | The Ballroom, Catholic Club, Museum Road | 919886013270
One Day @ IIMB is a unique event where in IIMB opens up its gates for the entire community. All one needs to do is to bid for a seat to spend a day at IIMB. Top 80 bidders get a chance to experience the student life at IIMB and the proceeds go to U&I- an NGO working for the betterment of marginalized women and Samiksha foundation- a creative learning center for children with cancer. Sun, 4 Oct 2015 | Vikasana, Social Initiative, IIMB| 9940225924

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We make a living by what we get but we make a Life by what we Give. So make all you can, save all you can and Give all you can! Live, Give, Let Live!

Official Page of Daan Utsav : www.joyofgivingweek.org