Daan Utsav is an initiative to encourage ‘the act of giving’ which is why it was earlier known as Joy of Giving. The event was launched in 2009 and is celebrated every year beginning from Gandhi Jayanti stretching all the way for a period of 8 days i.e. 2nd to 8th October.
The intent of the event is purely based on the idea of ‘giving’ and that’s the reason why some people donate money, some their time, some their skills and some their love. A large number of socially conscious citizens who can be – individuals, owners, donors, schools, colleges, corporates, NGO’s etc. volunteer their time across the country.
Some of the gestures of kindness in the event involves school children donating a fist full of grains to the needy, to college students teaching how to make LED bulbs to villagers, from people making fresh sandwiches and sharing them with the slum children to corporate employees fulfilling wishes of the underprivileged children.
If you are willing to participate in Daan Utsav, you just need to follow these four simple steps:
- Do an act of kindness during the Daan Utsav week.
- Put a Happy Dot (a small happy smiley) sticker on your cheek/finger/hand.
- Take a selfie
- Share it on social media: Personal account on Facebook and Daan Utsav Udaipur Page, Twitter, Instagram or Whatsapp with the hashtags #DaanUtsav #HappyDot #yourorg with a line on the act you performed.