Help a child play, win a Sachin autographed bat!

India, Manao Daan Utsav 2018 Sachin ke Saath

It is said that God helps those who help others. The proverb might turn out to be true this DaanUtsav.  An interesting offer has opened up, where everyone who gifts a child the chance to play, could in turn stand to win a personally autographed bat from Sachin Tendulkar, the God of Cricket.

The master blaster has been an ambassador for DaanUtsav ever since the festival began in 2009. He signed up his commitment by doubling his support for education from 200 to 400 children in June 2009 at the launch of the festival. On March 2, 2010, just a week after he scored the first one-day international double century against South Africa in Gwalior, he again took time off his busy schedule, providing a day’s cricket coaching for charity. And now, on the 10th anniversary of India’s festival of giving, he has again come forward to encourage his fans to give back.

This DaanUtsav, everyone is invited to gift a child a chance to play. All one has to do is to gift any sport equipment to any child whose parents can’t afford it. And share it in any of the following ways-

  1. WhatsApp a picture or video with yourself, the child and your gift to +918879756178, OR
  2. Post the picture or video on, with the hashtag #DaanUtsavWithSachin.
  3. Post the pic on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #DaanUtsavWithSachin and tag @daanutsav

Everyone doing so gets a chance to win a cricket bat personally autographed by Sachin Tendulkar.

“The greatest gift that I got from my parents was the freedom to play and the right to play.  Sport has the power to change the world. This Daan Utsav, Let’s try and gift a child a chance to play” says Sachin.

Any sport equipment is OK to give – it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. It can be a TT, tennis or football, or a hockey stick, boxing gloves,  any coaching equipment too. Something that a child can play with and cherish.

About #DaanUtsav

DaanUtsav ( is India’s festival of giving, celebrated every year from October 2-8. Started in 2009, the festival sees millions of people giving their time, money, materials and skills to causes or people they care about. From auto drivers, maids and flower sellers to celebrities, CEOs and well known leaders, everyone gives what they can. More than 2000 events are organised in over 500 cities, towns and villages across India. 2018 is the 10th year of the festival.

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