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Under The Stars, 1st October 6pm – 6am was one of the major public events for the Daan Utsav (earlier the Joy of Giving Week) festival. During the evening participants had the opportunity to hear from the NGOs directly about the work that each different organistation does in their chosen field. There was entertainment all evening that included performances by musicicians, dances from various NGOs & theatre groups. Street food and hot drinks were in hihgh demand before everyone settled down for the night around the bonfire to experience "What it is like to be homeless for one night".

quotes We are calling for brave and compassionate Bangaloreans to take part in this unique event and first of its kind in India. Simply put, we are asking 1500+ individuals to sleep out in the open on the night of 1st October – no tent or gazebo, just a blanket, a pillow and a couple of good friends or colleagues to share in the challenge and experience of one night Under the Stars. quotes