Indore: Daan Utsav Bhumi volunteers live up to Bapu’s ideals

Indore: Commencing their drive to invoke the feeling of selfless work, volunteers of Bhumi cleaned streets, collected trash and urged shopkeepers to keep two separate cans for trash, in city on Monday.  Following the words of Mahatma Gandhi– ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’, students from different colleges participated in the drive under the week-long ‘Daan Utsav’ that is run annually to promote donation.

Talking about the drive, volunteer Shivam Shrivastava said, “We have a new group of volunteers that led the drive of invoking the feeling of donation in people before Diwali.” He explained that the true joy of celebrations is experienced when people give happiness to others.

“We provide service, presents, blood and urge people to donate their belongings to others to make them smile,” Shrivastava said. He elaborated that this festival of donation has become an integral part of their life in the last couple of years. “We have a rising enthusiasm in people around us, especially our college mates for this festival because it not only helps others, but also helps us in becoming closer and experiencing true joy as well,” Shrivastava said.

He explained that people from different colleges come together and share their experiences in happy environment of gratitude. “We are youngsters who can bring changes in our society and life at large,” Shrivastava said.

What They Say

We all want to be in clean surroundings and stay clean. However, our cleanliness and safety depends on our actions. Nobody can stay clean unless we keep our surroundings clean. We are just trying to create awareness and set example
– Prateek Purwar

I feel great to have done my bit in cleaning. I feel bad that we need to be reminded to clean our surrounding. It should be our natural instinct
– Aditya Gupta

Some of my most fond memories are in parks. Over the last couple of years, we have filled all our beautiful gardens with trash. It is our responsibility to keep them clean and hygienic
– Suyash Deshmukh

It was a beautiful day when we picked up brooms and cleaned our favourite city. We were able to serve our city and give something back to the environment that feeds us everyday
– Siddhanth Bhorhari

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