Chhatrapur: With the noble intention of giving back to the society this festive season, Gopalpur Ports Limited under its banner of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) celebrated the ultimate joy of giving week ‘Daan Utsav’ at GPL premises.
The Daan Utsav festival is an attempt to encourage corporate employees to participate in activities and donate to causes that change the lives of the underprivileged. The week-long festival of giving began on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Many GPL employees volunteered and donated clothes, winter clothes, dry food items, books and study materials, toys, etc. The closing ceremony was held on October 11 in the presence of VJ Rao, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gopalpur Ports Limited with many senior port officials.
The mastermind behind the initiative, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Vice President (HR/IR), Gopalpur Ports Limited said that we believe that the act of giving knows no bounds and with this note we will give a shout out to the corporate initiatives taken during this week to support and help the peripherals starting from collecting clothes, dry food items, books and study materials, toys etc. by our GPL staff and distribute them to those who need them most.
Daan Utsav, earlier called the Joy of Giving Week, gives every Indian an opportunity to give back to society. Daan Utsav is an Indian festival of giving that first started in 2009 and is held every year in the first week of October (October 2 – October 8).
It’s an opportunity that allows people from all walks of life—from shopkeepers to multinational executives, from young schoolchildren to aging grandparents—to give in their own way. The act of giving, however small or large, is an act of spreading happiness, love and compassion.