For joy of giving, government staff to go extra mile
September, 28th 2016
When it comes to scale, there is no match that can achieve it better than government. This is simply because the government employs the largest number of people, and easily has the widest reach across the country. The involvement of the government could be one of the ways that Daan Utsav (Joy of Giving ) becomes a public movement.
In the past, government departments have taken the initiative and organised events in association with NGOs to raise awareness about the festival, and sensitise their employees about cause.
This year also some central government departments have announced their decision to join the 'joy of giving ' week. It is being celebrated from Oct 2-8. In a circular, the Central Board of Direct taxes (CBDT) has asked its employees to donate, gift toys, clothes etc., in collaboration with NGOs in their respective areas.
The Income Tax department has announced that it would observe the week beginning from Oct 2 - 8 as 'Joy of Giving Week' to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti this year. According to an appeal issued by the CBDT it said, the officers and staff members of the income tax department are encouraged to donate clothes, toys, books, and other useful items to people in need or to credible charitable organizations.
The employees were also encouraged to do voluntary work with any charitable organizations engaged in promotion of local causes. It was also directed that all the office buildings of the department to put up banners at visible locations displaying the message of 'Joy of Giving Week', Oct 2-8 2016.