Shriya shared her experience with ISB Community on the national movement – “Joy of Giving Week”, the initiative that aims to engage more than 1crore Indians
in different “acts of giving”- money, time, resources and skills- spanning the corporate, NGO and government sectors, and also schools, colleges and the general public.
The idea of creating a “festival of philanthropy” that can, over the years, become a part of the Indian ethos, with the Week being celebrated every year covering Gandhi Jayanti.
The Week that’s designed as a “public platform” and is being co-ordinated by GiveIndia, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote “giving”.
Last year, ISB in partnership with the GiveIndia (http://www.giveindia.org/) launched the ‘Shadow a CEO’ programme to coincide with The Joy of Giving Week.
The objective of this programme is twofold – engage ISB students in the act of giving and provide with a lifetime opportunity to observe and learn by spending a day with a CEO.
The event saw an interesting interaction and drived home the point of being sensitive to needs of the underprivileged and contribute not just in terms of money but also by resources, time and skills.