October 4, 2015
On the occasion of DaanUtsav (Joy of Giving Week), Manthan SVK - a social initiative of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, presented a play in RaahgiriDay on 4th October 2015, held at IFFCO Chowk, Gurgaon. The stage event was organized by TOI (Times of India).
The play, ‘Ye gaon kab jagega?’ was presented by the beneficiaries of Manthan along with a few volunteers. Revolving around the central theme of illiteracy and its effects on the society, the play was divided into three acts that gave an insight into the drawbacks of illiteracy, importance of girl child education and its connection with health & hygiene in a household and child labour.
The key highlight of the play were the beneficiaries, who once struggled for their means of education and were now engaging themselves in events creating awareness and highlighting the importance of education in day-to-day life. A total of 11 people participated in the play including these proud Manthan-ites.
DaanUtsav is India's "festival of giving"! Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated every year, in the week including Gandhi Jayanti, i.e., October 2-8, and brings together Indians from all walks of life, to celebrate "giving".
RaahgiriDay is a weekly street event which provides citizens with the opportunity to reclaim their streets, connect with their community, celebrate their city and therefore reclaim their lives. Streets are set aside for citizens to come together in large numbers to use the street for recreation that promotes health, well-being, fitness, togetherness and joy.