This week, India is celebrating the “Joy of Giving Week” (JGW), a pan-India initiative started in 2009 to celebrate a “festival of giving” to the needy and to our society, through various forms of giving: time, skills, resources, money etc. JGW is held annually for a week, starting on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday. These dates also contain Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on the 2nd of October.
Donation boxes are kept in IBM offices across all the locations. Interestingly, as I was making a list of things to be donated to bring in smiles into a few innocent faces, a thought occurred to me….. and then my joy knew no bounds. I realized that to be associated with IBM, which works towards giving back to our Earth with a mission of making it a Smarter Planet through innovations in products and services, is a joy in itself. A joy of giving to the world we live in, for our smart and sustainable living.