Partake in the joy of giving...

Partake in the joy of giving...


Partake in the joy of giving...

There’s always joy in giving, especially to those who deserve it the most. You could even devise small, unique and interesting ways in which you could give back to society what you have got from it.

GiveIndia, one of India’s largest philanthropy exchange, that connects an
individual to an NGO, has come up with an interesting initiative that aims at getting people from all walks of life together to engage in the act of giving. “This need not necessarily be through money alone but one can partake in the joy by lending their time, skills or even through a simple act of kindness,” said Venkat Krishnan, director of GiveIndia.

The Joy of Giving Week will be held between September 27 and October 3 across the country. The events range from millionaires hosting large fundraising events to auto drivers providing a feast for the poor. Cricketer Rahul Dravid will be giving a talk, exclusively for business biggies, from the City, in pursuit of excellence and badminton ace Prakash Padukone will also do his bit by offering free orientation in badminton for the underprivileged.

“It’s nice to give something back to the society in the area of one’s specialisation. We will be training around 200 to 300 children and give them the pleasure of playing and who knows we may find some real hidden talent,” said Prakash. 

   Rahul adds, “Even giving time is a huge way of giving back to the people. Such initiatives are not just about celebrities but includes everyone from all over the country and it helps each one of us grow as individuals.”

Theatre artist Arundhati Nag committed to the enthusiastic participation of Ranga Shankara during the Week.

The theatre would offer its ground floor to various NGOs to display their work and arrange three extra shows of plays for the underprivileged sections for free. Other NGOs and institutions like Ramaiah Hospitals, Janaagraha, Dream a Dream have also pledged their participation.

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