The India@75 NVW is being celebrated since January, 2014 with the endeavour to give every Indian an opportunity to engage with nation building exercise by volunteering individually, through community groups / NGOs /corporates etc.
In January, 2014, as a pilot run, India@75 with support from CII celebrated the NVW to sensitize, recognize and celebrate volunteerism in India with the theme ‘Count Me In’. In 2015, India@75 was inspired by the Swachh Bharat vision of the Honourable Prime Minister and hence, the overarching theme of volunteering week was ‘Swachh Bharat’ which resonated harmonically with the vision elements of India@75. The main objective was to mainstream the industry with the national agenda on social developmental issues. NVW 2016, with the theme “I For India”, was all about appreciating and understanding the work of individual volunteers across the nation. This week aimed to unite the nation in its spirits, intentions and most importantly in its commitment to engage Indians from all walks of life in celebrating, initiating and expanding the act of service for the common good.
India@75 undertakes regular volunteering activities pan India to engage its partners and stakeholders. It continues to pursue the advocacy for declaration of a National Volunteer Day / Week by the Government of India.
During the previous 3 editions of NVW, we have reached out to more than 100 million Indians and recorded more than 35,000 hours of volunteering in about 35 cities pan India in the nationwide celebrations of Volunteering.
This year again, we will get all stakeholders together and celebrate the India@75 National Volunteering Week from 18-24 January 2017. Come forward & join the movement!