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#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 school children every year across India making and exchanging gifts with their peers from different socio-economic backgrounds.

In 2015, millions of people participated in more than 1,100 events across 110 cities all over the country, by raising several tens of crores in money and resources donated, and giving countless volunteer hours.