Friday, August 21, 2009

XLRI takes Initiative to Encourage Spirit of Volunteerism

Mumbai(Financial Express, 21st August): XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, one of the leading management institutes in the country to commemorate the Joy of Giving Week, has organised a platform for people to come together and participate in the national movement.

Joy of Giving Week will be celebrated all over India from September 27- October 3, 2009. A Give India initiative this event aims to encourage the spirit of volunteerism amongst corporates, NGOs, educational institutions, Government departments and ordinary individuals across the country. To support the nationwide initiative, XLRI also has planned various activities across the city to promote the acts of giving for a cause.

As a part of the Week, XLRI is planning to mobilize donation and distribution of 400,000 pieces of wearable clothes to support the “Power of Reuse” initative, which is being carried out by the award-winning NGO, Goonj, across the country.

The students and faculty of the institute have planned a number of activities, such as musical performances, nukkad naatak, school competitions, etc., to involve the citizens in the clothes collection drive.

The well know names participating in the unveiling ceremony include Mr. Imtiaz Ali, Film Director, Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder and Director of Goonj, Mr. AD Baijal, Group Director, Global Minerals Tata Steels, Mr Rana Sinha, Managing Director, Telcon, members of leading NGOs, Principals of schools and colleges and Rotary Club executives.

Gandhi Jayanti. The Week is designed as a "public platform" and is being co-ordinated by GiveIndia, a not for profit organization whose mission is to promote Giving. GiveIndia helps more than 150,000 individuals to support more than 180 NGOs all over India. GiveIndia has earlier conceptualised the Mumbai and Delhi marathon charity angles and runs the largest Payroll Giving programme in the country in companies like NDTV, Star, Zee and 30 leading companies like ICICI, HDFC, HSBC, Bajaj, etc.


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