ASARE laces up for Daan Utsav1 min read
Manipal: The members of Volunteer Services Organisation (VSO), from Faculty of Architecture (FOA), organised a shoe donation camp at ASARE Mental Rehabilitation Centre as a part of Daan Utsav- the Joy of Giving Week.
The event started with the distribution of coffee and snacks by the employees of ASARE to the volunteers and the inmates of the home. Various games like ‘musical chairs’ and ‘passing the parcel’ were conducted as an ice-breaking session and gifts were given to the respective winners, followed by which the shoe distribution took place. Anareen, a volunteer also elaborated on how the experience would make her appreciative of things in the future.
This is the first time Faculty of Architecture organised a fundraising event at ASARE for VSO and Daan Utsav. Around 20 volunteers from FOA, raised approximately Rs. 9000 from the students of FOA, with which they bought 43 pairs of shoes for the inmates of ASARE. “The majority of the students seemed eager to contribute while the others were reluctant. But, there was no pressure on them to donate,” elucidated Sahesra, the event coordinator.
Jaivittal, the President of the Governing Council of ASARE appreciated Daan Utsav for creating awareness among the students during their learning phase.
Edited by Anirban Paul