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Gopalpur Port celebrates “Daan Utsav”



With a noble intent of giving back to the society in this festive season, Gopalpur Ports Limited (GPL) under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) banner celebrated the biggest joy of giving week ‘Daan Utsav’ in the GPL premises. The week-long festival which started on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, is an endeavour to encourage corporate employees to participate in activities and donate towards causes that make a difference to the lives of people from the disadvantaged sections of the society.

Many GPL employees voluntarily came forward and donated clothes, winter clothes, dry food items, books & study materials, toys etc. 

The concluding ceremony was held on October 11 in the presence of Gopalpur Ports Limited Chief Executive Officer (CEO) VJ Rao and many senior port officials.

The brain behind the initiative, Gopalpur Ports Limited Vice President (HR/IR) Ajay Kumar Mishra said, “We believe that the act of giving has no boundaries and with this note, we will be giving a shout-out to corporate initiatives undertaken during this week, to support and aid the peripherals starting from collecting clothing, dry food items, book & study materials, toys etc. from our GPL employees and to distribute them among the ones who needs them the most.”

Daan Utsav, previously called the Joy of Giving Week, gives every Indian an opportunity to give back to society. Daan Utsav is India’s festival of giving that was first launched in 2009 and is held every year during the first week of October (Oct 2-Oct 8).

It is an opportunity that allows people from all walks of life from shopkeepers to Top Executives of multinational companies, from little school goers to ageing grandparents to give back in their own ways. The act of giving, however small or big is an act of spreading happiness, love, and compassion.

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