Daan Utsav

Watch PM Modi Talk About Daan Utsav on 'Mann Ki Baat'

2016 Achievements

• 6 million+ people took part

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

• 1800+ 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.

Latest Activity

Yogendra Jha updated their profile
Yogendra Jha is now a member of Daan Utsav
Sep 19
Dr.Shrima Banerjee and Gaayatri Prakash are now friends
Sep 16
Profile IconGopi Venkataraman, B.Akash Sai, Rajesh Alphanso and 1 more joined Daan Utsav
Sep 16
Profile IconHemlata M Tiwari, NITIN PANDEY, Social Responsibility and 1 more joined Daan Utsav
Sep 14
Fatema Kesari updated their profile
Sep 12
Profile IconSombir Sharma, Chandni, Rostrum India Social Organizatio and 4 more joined Daan Utsav
Sep 12
NAYA SAWERA NGO and rajiv sinha are now friends
Sep 12
Cancer Patients Aid Association updated their profile
Sep 11
Profile IconCancer Patients Aid Association, Harshitha Adeelu, Reva Prakash and 5 more joined Daan Utsav
Sep 11
Parikshit Deb posted a status
"I am planning an collection drive of clothes, books,stationery other materials from our complex."
Sep 11
Parikshit Deb posted a status
"Please some one tell me where is the collection center in Mumbai."
Sep 11
surendra jain gogad posted a status
"I will celebrate my daughter birthday with the hearing impaired students, at 'nakoda school for deaf'"
Sep 10
Profile IconNitesh kumar, aashman foundation, PRASANNA MURTHY.G and 1 more joined Daan Utsav
Sep 8
aashman foundation updated their profile
Sep 8
Jitesh Rambhia posted a blog post


Human Organ has meaning while there is a heart beat. An organ helps to sustain life. Once life is gone from that body, an organ has no meaning to that body. It will either be burnt, or buried - but it will surely be destroyed. This organ is surely not going to heaven, or anywhere. You can add to your noble deeds, and karma. You can save many human life by donating your organs. In fact, not 1 life, but 8. Make your life count even after your death. Save the life of 8 dying men. The prayers of…See More
Sep 8

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!


Let's Get Social!

Email - info@daanutsav.org





Experience the joy in giving!

Click on the image to see more ideas for little acts of giving that can give you great joy!



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