Bangalore, Oct 5: The United Way of Bengaluru (UWBe), a network partner of United Way Worldwide and a global network of locally governed not-for-profit member organisations in as many as 41 countries, celebrated Bangalore's biggest NGO carnival, GeneroCity, at St Joseph's Indian High School grounds on Sunday.
The carnival, was organised to celebrate helping the underprivileged during the Joy of Giving Week. It brought together thousands of Bangaloreans with charities and causes of their choice by bringing together 45 NGOs together.
The event started with its first donation from the residents of the Beggar's Colony, Auto driver's Association, Vegetable Vendors' Association and Women's Self-Help Group of Domestic Workers. The event helped raise funds, mobilise volunteers and gather donations in kind for social service. Five big 'Wish' trees were also set up at the event on which the underprivileged wrote their wishes and displayed on the tree. Anybody willing to fulfil the wishes could do so by promising the same and giving their contact details.
Chairman of UWBe Sabu Thomas said GeneroCity brings the general people and NGOs together so that they can do their bit of charity for a social cause. "It also provides the corporate houses an opportunity to pick their choice of partners of social engagement, especially in view of the latest news to spend 2 per cent profit for the development of the social sector," he said.
Bangalore's famous music bands Lagori and Aurko performed at the carnival. There were other activities like competitive gully cricket, talent shows, painting competition for children and cultural programmes.
A generous effort
The United Way of Bengaluru (UWBe), a network partner of United Way Worldwide and a global network of locally governed not-for-profit member organisations in as many as 41 countries, celebrated Bangalore's biggest NGO carnival, GeneroCity, at St Joseph's Indian High School grounds on Sunday.
Working for the society
Up for the best, organizations set stalls to highlight their work.
The stage set
Working unitedly for the people.
The buying point
People buy at the stalls and the money goes in for charity.
A light moment
Dance performances and music set the stage for the event.
A 'stall'-ing moment
NGOs have put up stalls and the money raised from it would go to charity.
Painted in blue
Paintings on display and for sale
The stalls displayed artificial jewelery, food items, honey, cosmetics, textiles etc.
With the dancers
People clicking photos with dance troupes.
Ready for a tournament
Up for a battle...but with bat and balls. Organised by the NGOs, these friendly matches make the day.
Eater's day out
Food palates have been a gourmet's den.
Felicitating the senior members
The senior members are being felicitated in the event.
The woman power
The women participants of the event take active participation.
The painting competition by children was both fun and frolic.
Foreign delegates enjoy their day at the event.
Ready for a dance
Participants posing for a click before their performance.
The events also hosted plantation programs where participants planted trees.
Dancing to the tunes of music
Participants in a dance performance.
Displaying products and giving a brief about their work.