Daan Utsav 2023

Daan Utsav 2023

Daan Utsav, celebrated annually from October 2 to October 8, is India’s biggest festival of giving.

Our campaign #BeAnInfluencer for Change aims at redefining the concept of an influencer – anyone who influences the behaviour of others – and emphasizing the power of individuals to inspire positive change.

Change, whether big or small, can happen anywhere, and influencers come from all walks of life. Through stories of resilience and transformation, we want to celebrate people who have broken barriers, brought change, and emerged as role models. They are the true influencers.

The campaign #BeAnInfluencer for Change is a call to embrace the spirit of giving and use your influence to make a difference. By sharing inspiring stories, we aspire to make this Daan Utsav truly impactful, bringing together all segments of society.

Through Pratham’s programs — Early Childhood Education, Vocational Training, and Second Chance — here are six stories of extraordinary courage and commitment. These individuals have overcome familial, societal, and economic challenges to rebuild their lives, becoming influencers and role models with a helping hand from Pratham.

You too can become an influencer. How?

Support them. Amplify their voices. Share their stories.

#BeAnInfluencer for Change

  • Jyoti

    Started as a Pratham Volunteer, she is now a nursing assistant
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  • Pallavi

    Her story is a testament to the life-changing potential of education
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  • Anju


    Mother, tutor and a community leader; she wears many hats
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  • Sarojani

    She fought gender bias to work in the automobile sector
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  • Siddhi

    Once a school dropout, Siddhi is now a teaching assistant with Pratham
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  • Renu

    A resilient mother who is ever-ready to learn and grow along with her children
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