He who has never denied himself for the sake of giving,
has but glanced at the joys of charity. – Anne Swetchine
The above words directly resonate with the spirit of Daan Utsav, formerly known as the Joy of Giving. Daan Utsav is an annual week-long celebration observed across the length and breadth of India. It is the biggest celebration of humanity and the spirit of giving back to the society. The Joy of Giving Week brings people from all walks of life together to do something good for society, to help people in need, to spread joy and hope among those who needs it the most. More than charity, it is a platform that gives each and every one the opportunity to share whatever they have – from something as basic as food to resources, money, skill, and time. The Joy of Giving Week is all about what we have and how much we willingly share with those who lack in it.
Celebrate Daan Utsav with NGOs
NGOs across the country celebrate the Joy of Giving Week with much fervour and enthusiasm. They provide a good platform for everyone to involve themselves in the spirit of this philanthropic celebration because they observe it with the single intention of bringing hope and joy among their beneficiaries. Similar is the reason of The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s Daan Utsav campaign; it is solely intended to support children.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a mid-day meal NGO in India that has been serving nutritious school lunch to children regularly for the past 18+ years. Along with being the source of nourishment for children, mid-day meals also open the gates of school for children. This meal in more than one way has proved to be a potential incentive for education among children belonging to challenging socio-economic backgrounds. Presently, Akshaya Patra provides nutritious mid-day meals to more than 1.77 million children, on each school day across 50 locations of 12 States and 1 Union Territory.
Support children through Akshaya Patra’s #DaanUtsav2019
Akshaya Patra gives you many ways to spread joy and hope among children. Dedicate your Joy of Giving Week by contributing towards any of the below programmes implemented by the Foundation:
- Mid-Day Meal Programme brings children to school, eliminates classroom hunger, boosts learning, and supports continuity of schooling.
- Anganwadi Programme provides a healthy foundation for life right from the beginning by ensuring nutrient-rich meals for toddlers and pregnant women, and lactating mothers.
- Kashirampara Project promotes inclusivity by helping tribal children of Tripura to get mainstream education and wholesome food.
- Stainless Steel Meal Plate Programme allows children to consume their meals in a clean and hygienic manner.
Because all of us have something to give,
make #DaanUtsav2019 a bigger celebration of humanity and joy.