One of Mahatma Gandhi’s goals was to attain ‘Ram Rajya’ - to eradicate poverty. Thus, Daan Utsav – India’s Festival of Giving is observed on account of Gandhi Jayanti every year. The week-long event starts from 2 to 8 October holding the name the "Joy of Giving Week". Daan Utsav has been celebrated over the last decade by schools, colleges, NGO’s, and millions of others in the nation to cherish and partake in the joy of giving books, food, money, etc. to those in need.
This year, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) is organizing Anna Seva, as part of Daan Utsav, where the focus is on collecting non-perishable food materials and distributing them to the needy, particularly the underprivileged people, slum-dwellers, and daily-wage workers. The materials will be collected by the staff and students of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and Jain College. The collected food materials will be distributed to the beneficiaries from 2 to 8 October 2018.
Rice, Wheat (atta), Rava, Sugar, Ragi, and Daal (food grains) of all types can be contributed.
The food materials can be dropped from 24 to 29 September at the following campuses: