Showcase of social ventures

‘Dene Samajache’ (I owe society) believes in taking efforts to evolve the country as an egalitarian society. To help promote the activities carried out by social service organisation activities, Artistry has been holding the unique social event for the past eleven years.

“All our claims of having achieved success in the fields of economics, science and information technology will be meaningless if we fail to evolve as an egalitarian society. ‘Dene Samajache’ is a non-profitable activity managed by event management organisation Artistry for promotion of social service organisation activities, since its inception, 2005,” said Veena Gokhale, founder-proprietor of Artistry.

Veena Gokhale

Veena Gokhale

The main purpose of the annual exhibition is to make common people aware of the unusual, selfless work. Over 5,000 people have visited the event in the past and saw the activities done by over 20 social organisations for free.

“Around 30 NGOs/charitable organisations from across the state will be seen under one roof. The activities that they will showcase will cover environment, health, HIV, education, noise pollution and other areas. The exhibition this year will be held between 10 am and 9 pm from September 23 (Friday) to September 25 (Sunday) at Harshal Hall on Karve Road,” she said.

Artistry advisor Chandrasen Shirole said, “The response has been overwhelming over the years. These participating organisations need financial assistance to carry on their respective activities and ‘Dene Samajache’ provides them with the opportunity.”

Some of the participants this year include Jeevan Anand Sanstha (Khar), Yoganand Foundation (Nasrapur), Mauli Seva Pratishthan (Ahmednagar), Third Eye Association (Nashik), Jijamata Balakashram (Satara) Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan (Pune), Nivasi Matimand Vidyalaya (Pune) and Savli Balsadan (Ahmednagar).

Originally published on The Golden Sparrow