‘Hamara Station Hamari Shaan’
As part of this year’s Daan Utsav/ Joy of Giving Week (from 2-8 Oct, 2016), Mumbai First and Making A Difference (M.A.D) have come together to beautify the suburban Railway Stations of Mumbai.
This beautification programme will involve planning, designing and executing creative & well thought out paintings over the entire Railway Station premises where our students will volunteer in ideation, design and execution of the Hamara Station Hamari Shaan project.
This project is being executed in collaboration with the Western & Central Railways and NGOs like Making A Difference Foundation and Mumbai First. This is a unique programme wherein all stations (36) in Mumbai will be beautified in a one-of-a-kind crowdsourced and crowdfunded volunteer driven initiative over the course of the Joy of Giving Week.
To be a part of transforming your railway stations. Donate to the following fundraisers :
It is a not for profit think tank which aims at Making Mumbai a better place to live, work and do business in. Mumbai First, also known as Bombay First is a unique model of public private participation and was set up by India’s industry leaders almost 20 years ago. The Tata’s, Mahindra’s, Godrej, ICICI, Asian Paints and HDFC are some of the original patrons of this initiative. The Empowered Committee chaired by the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra and represented by eight private sector representatives invited by Mumbai First and the Citizens Action Group (CAG), chaired by the Chief Minister and co-chaired by Mumbai First are some of many institutionalized initiatives. Mumbai First has also been instrumental in putting together the 40 year Concept Plan, a forward looking document for Mumbai (MMR) and also supporting the Maharashtra government in setting up the War Room. It can be reached on www.mumbaifirst.org
Making a Difference:
Making A Difference (M.A.D) Foundation is an infant not for profit institution which has made giant strides in the Mumbai spaces. A brain child of people with a heart, volunteers across this city have joined hands with a purpose of Education and Empowerment, to bring about a change, to make a difference.
MAD foundation is now recognised across the city for having initiated what no other institution could have done. The turnaround of a Railway station to make it beautiful. A walk around Borivali station or Khar Station or even Matunga station is now almost as soothing to the eye as is walking on a green patch.
In an initiative which has been acknowledged across India and appreciated by the Minister for Railways, volunteers of MAD got together and adopted these Railway stations and gave it a new lease of life. More on the work and initiatives of M.A.D can be accessed on www.makingadifferencefoundation.org
Daan Utsav (formerly known as the Joy of Giving Week), like Diwali, Christmas, Id or Father's Day, is a celebration. It is a 100% volunteer driven initiative that encourages people to do any act of giving of their choice. There is no blueprint and the idea is to get everyone to participate and experience giving. Started in 2009, the festival is celebrated between Oct 2-8, across the country. As of 2014, 100+ cities have participated across the country, with 2+ million people celebrating giving from all walks of life, with 800+ events registered (from small individual events to those involving > 100,000 people) culminating in several crores generated in donations (cash and kind), and millions of volunteer hours. Daan Utsav has managed to change the way people live. www.daanutsav.org is the link which will share more on the initiatives.