DELHI METRO CELEBRATING DAAN UTSAV WITH WEEK LONG ACTIVITIES
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is celebrating ‘Daan Utsav, 2017’ through a host of activities from 2nd to 8th October, 2017. Daan Utsav, earlier known as the Joy of Giving Week, is a ‘festival of philanthropy’ which encourages people to donate in which ever form possible, either material or through service.
As part of the week, a collection drive of stationery items and books is being organised at select Metro stations across the network. The stations are: Vishwavidyalaya, Rohini West, Dwarka Sector 21, NOIDA City Centre, Sarita Vihar (5th October, 2017), Vaishali, Kashmere Gate, Central Secretariat, HUDA City Centre, and Rajiv Chowk (6th October).
In these drives, the commuters will be encouraged to donate books and stationery at designated kiosks in these stations which will be manned by volunteers. Collection drives will also be organised at DMRC’s residential colonies situated in different parts of the city.
A joy ride along with a puppet show and a visit to the Metro Museum at Patel Chowk was also organised for children today. About 70 children visited the Metro system and thoroughly enjoyed the puppet show and the tour of the Museum. A similar visit if also planned at the Metro Museum tomorrow.
Many NGOs along with corporate houses, government agencies and educational institutions come together every year to celebrate the week, which coincides with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.AD/ED(CC)/DMRC