GOONJ – Daan Utsav gets overwhelming response
Every year in India, people from all walks of life celebrate a unique festival of Giving called Daan Utsav (earlier called Joy of Giving Week) from 2nd to 8th October. This year Goonj (www.goonj.org) made a bugle call of ‘Dil Ki Suno Kuch Karo’ to people across the country. ‘100,000 Acts of Giving’ – This annual camp aims at collecting all of the used and unused items, cotton, toys, electronics and household items which many times linger in our attics and home corners without being put to use. These same things can and does change lives of many whom Goonj network of selfless volunteers take these items too. As this year’s DAAN UTSAV gained momentum, residents from many societies came out in full force as they poured out their unused/used belongings and this was actively co-ordinated by Goonj volunteers as they amassed large collection from many camps across the city. The JOY of GIVING was quite apparent on the faces of people and kids who contributed towards the collection. Checkout some of the collections, volunteers at work and the happy faces. Mrs. Manisha Kalyani donated 30 new sarees as she demonstrated ‘Dil Khol Ke Daan Karo’. Volunteer Darshana madam packed them […]
Require 45 writers for visually challenged students’ exams
Source: Jigna Piyush Shah A school for the Visually Impaired in Koregaon Park are seeking for writers for their students. These students have their exams between 24th to 27th August. Medium of language is Marathi. Friends please extend your help. They don’t need your money or any sort of sponsorship. .. Only your TIME. You can either message to confirm your interest and availability or call the mentioned numbers. Details follow: Require 45 writers for visually challenged students’ exams. Date: 23,24,26 and 27 august Center: Sant Gadge Maharaj Vidyalaya Koregaon Park, Pune Timing: 12-1 pm and 2-3 pm (varies for one paper to 2-4 pm on 24th August) Medium: Marathi Detailed timetable will be shared with the volunteers interested. Please confirm your availability asap. Interested people please whatsapp on 8408909206 (Nishigandha) or call on same number post 5 pm. During day time, Call : +91 98 19 192244 (Ummehaani) Please spread the message as far as possible. Thank you.
This group plants music in minds of audience
While there are many musicians who claim to render ‘different’ music, city-based We the Artists India’s music aims to actually make a difference. Under its initiative ‘Under the Tree’, the group not only holds its performances literally under trees, but members also plant one tree per audience attending their concerts. The concept ‘Under the Tree’ was launched two months ago. After its first concert in February, the group planted 500 trees in Aundh. For this, the group has tied up with an NGO working in the field of environment called Tree Public Foundation with the aim of spreading awareness among people about environmental concerns. The group’s second concert was held in the evening of April 24. “We are expecting a crowd of around 1,000 music enthusiasts for the concert, which means that we would be planting some 1,000 trees. Last time, it was only our group members who joined the NGO volunteers in planting trees, but this time I plan to inform all the audience in advance and urge them to come and join us in this activity,” said Abhishek Kawitkar, who came up with the initiative. The NGO, he says, not only facilitates planting of trees but also ensures […]
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