Daan Utsav 2016

Activities Format: Name | Date | Place | Link


  • Audio book recording | Oct 2 to 8 | Your own home or office | Details here
  • Blood Donation pledge | Oct 5 | Your own home or office | Details here


  • Swatch bharath | Oct 2 | Majestic bus terminus | Details here
  • Seva sandwich | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Reading activity | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here


  • Cleanliness drive | Oct 2 | Gov.Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 Chandigarh, | Details here
  • Reading Activity | Oct 4 | Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh | Details here
  • Tree plantation | Oct 7 | Senior secondary school, Phase 3B1, Mohali | Details here
  • Sewa sandwich | Oct 8 | Gurudwara sahib (tentative) | Details here


  • Clean up after dark | Oct 1 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Beach clean up | Oct 2 | Labour statue to Akkarai | Details here
  • Traffic awareness campaign |  Oct 2 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Audio book recording | Oct 2 to 8 | Home or office | Details here 
  • MURAil (Railway station beautification) | Oct 2 to 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Volunteer for  NGOs | Oct 2 to 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Scribe | Oct 3 | Presidency College, Beach Road | Details here
  • Magic collar | Oct 5 | Soon to be fixed | Details here 
  • Tree plantation | Oct 6 & 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Puppy bath & shelter cleaning | Oct 8 | Blue cross of India, Velachery | Details here


  • Cleanliness drive | Oct 2 | Rajendra Ashram | Details here
  • Tree plantation | Oct 6 | Sector 6 Park, Near Sector 15 Metro, Station Noida | Details here
  • Blood donation camp | Oct 7 | Tower B1, Spaze IT Park, Sector 49, Sohna road, Gurgaon | Details here
  • Paper bag | Oct 8 | Rajendra Asharam, Pandav Nagar, Near Akshardham, Metro Station Delhi | Details here


  • Swacch Bharat | Oct 2 | Nehru park, near regal square | Details here
  • Animal feeding & Magic Collar | Oct 4 | Nehru park | Details here
  • Traffic Awareness | Oct 6 | Report at MTH compound | Details here
  • A day at old age home | Oct 7 | EVENT CANCELLED | Details here
  • Seva Sandwich | Oct 8 | Soon to be updated | Details here


  • Swach Bharat | Oct 2 | Jln Marg | Details here 
  • Tree plantation | Oct 2 | Shipra path and Madhyam Marg in Mansarovar | Details here
  • Reading story | Oct 8 |  Multiple locations | Details here
  • Seva sandwich | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here




  • Food & clothes donation | Oct 2 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Pedestrian day | Oct 2 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Cleanliness drive | Oct 2 | Swargate bus stand | Details here
  • Traffic control | Oct 2 | Dagdusheth Temple | Details here 
  • No smoking & spitting campaign | Oct 2 | Deccan, FclC road, JM road, Apte road | Details here
  • Mehendi /Tattoo stall & Social awareness | Oct 2 | MG road | Details here
  • Seva sandwich | Oct 8 | S.P college Tilak road | Details here
  • Food donation drive | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Story telling session | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here

Audio Book Recording during Daan Utsav 2016 | Chennai

Volunteer for Audio Book Recording during Daan Utsav 2016

You do not need any prior experience to volunteer for Audio Book Recording, nor do you need to audition or send us samples. All you need is your voice, some free software, your computer or mobile phone, and maybe an inexpensive microphone.We believe that education is the movement from darkness to light and the transition is being done by means of recording of Audio Books.

Date – October 2nd – October 8th 2016
Time – 10 a.m to 1 p.m
Location – Volunteer from Home or Office

Puppy Bath and Shelter Cleaning during Daan Utsav 2016 | Chennai

Volunteer for Puppy Bath and Shelter Cleaning – Daan Utsav 2016
Many of us would like to care for animals and a healthy environment is what they deserve. Join us this Daan Utsav on October 8th for a shelter cleanup. If you’re a pet lover too, take some time to help them bath.
DateOctober 8th 2016
Time9 a.m to 1 p.m
Venue – Blue Cross of India, Velachery

Traffic Awareness Campaign by Thozhan during Daan Utsav 2016 | Chennai

Do you know?

As per WHO’s Global Status Report on Road Safety – 207551 people have lost their lives due to road accidents in India (i.e) around 24 deaths every hour. Around 40% of the road accidents have occurred because the driver was under the Influence of alcohol. Drivers aged between 20 and 25 years have the highest rate of alcohol involved road fatalities.

This Daan Utsav – What else could be happier than to give some invaluable awareness messages about drunken  driving to the people of Chennai. On October 2nd, Bhumi in association with Thozhan is organizing ‘Cheers to Safety’ — a drunken driving awareness campaign across 25 traffic signals in Chennai.

Date – October 2nd 2016
Time – 4 p.m to 7 p.m
Locations – 25 Traffic Signals across Chennai.

MURAil – Railway Station Beautification during Daan Utsav 2016 | Chennai

Who’s up for painting railway station walls?

MURAil (Mural-Railway) is an upcoming Daan Utsav initiative which will allow you to create murals at four railway stations across Chennai, and you don’t even have to be a professional artist!!

Railway stations across the Chennai are getting colourful walls with beautiful paintings!

The four railway stations to be transformed from October 2nd – 8th

  1. Fort
  2. Guindy
  3. Mundakanni Amman Koil Street – MRTS
  4. Triplicane – MRTS

Volunteer for Beach Cleanup in Chennai during Daan Utsav 2016 | Chennai

Volunteer for Chennai Beach Cleanup this Daan Utsav on October 2nd 2016
Chennai’s beaches – world’s second largest shoreline are filled up with waste and garbage. An initiative has been planned to clean the beach for a healthy environment and encouraging volunteers to experience the joy of cleaning. Here we invite you to one of a kind cross-cultural cleanup drive to preserve the nature, treasure and retain the pride of Chennai.
Date: October 2nd 2016
Time: 6:00 am to 9:00 am

a) Labour Statue – Guru – 9094365624
b) Kannagi Statue – Parvathi – 9003259152
c) Gandhi Statue – Barath – 9176240678
d) Light House – Dev – 9884101493

Volunteer for Cleanup after dark in Chennai during Daan Utsav 2016 | Chennai

Clean-up After Dark by Thuvakkam

Date: October 1st

Time: 9:00 p.m

With the city so busy during the day, many heritage locations cannot be cleaned without disturbing the daily routines. How about volunteers meeting after the city falls asleep and cleaning areas such as bus stops, post offices and school yards. By removing the posters and filth that has been accumulated for months, we give a coat of paint to the walls and a new sheen of life.

Spoken English Course by YWCA | Chennai

The Spoken English Course conducted for underprivileged women is part of the Urban Community Development Program by the YWCA of Madras at poonamalle high road.

The women come from diverse backgrounds and need to improve their communication skills to gain self-confidence or become efficient in their respective jobs and some wish to help their children with their homework. They are mostly in the age group of 20-40 with varying levels of communication skills.

The modules  to be taught are fun based and easy to follow for any volunteer and can be effectively implemented on the spot.

YWCA needs volunteers for the following positions:

1)Training under-privileged women on spoken English 

  • Preferably middle aged or retired women
  • Volunteering at the YWCA premises – Poonamalle high road- near Dina Thanthi office
  • Voluteers will follow prescribed fun based modules
  • To commence work from October onwards
  • Individual may commit for two hours every week or alternate weeks
  • Good command over English language to engage the underprivileged women ( 20-40 age group) who need to improve spoken English skills as a confidence building measure and to communicate in their respective professions.


On Fridays : 2pm -4 pm

On Saturdays: 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm

2)Creating grammar syllabus – Work from home 

  • Only 10 lessons to cover rudimentary knowledge on topics like noun, verb, adjective, etc as part of a spoken English program to teach underprivileged women.
  • Each lesson to comprise of 3 sheets only with one or two activity sheets for practise purposes.
  • Anyone with BA/MA English literature would be suitable.
  • This is an online job and individual may meet up once or twice to discuss and fine-tune the requirements.

3)Formatting an already existing spoken English module – Work from home 

  • Make the English module more presentable and bring in uniformity for printing purposes.
  • Anyone with basic knowledge in print media or well-versed in publishing software can easily accomplish this job.
  • This is an online job and individual may need to meet only once or twice for discussion and fine-tuning the requirements.


Kabali Audio Descriptive movie – Aug 20th | Chennai

Radio Mirchi’s Audio descriptive KABALI movie initiative refers to an additional narration track for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media. 30 volunteers are needed to aid 700 visually challenged people.

Date: 20th August, Saturday

Place: Sathyam Cinemas

Time: 8:00am – 12:30pm

Lunch will be provided for the volunteers.

For further clarifications contact 9840091634