Embrace the Spirit of Giving on Maha Navmi: Join Uday Foundation to Feed the Needy

Navratri, the nine-day festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil, is a time of devotion and fasting for millions of Hindus around the world. Maha Navmi, the ninth day of Navratri, holds particular significance as it symbolizes the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. Devotees observe fasts and prayers to seek her blessings and strength.

Maha Navmi also a day that emphasizes the importance of selfless giving. One of the most profound ways to celebrate this day is by donating food to the needy. Charity during Navratri is believed to be especially auspicious, and it’s a wonderful way to share the festive spirit with those less fortunate.

In Hindu culture, it is believed that acts of charity, especially during auspicious times like Navratri, lead to blessings and good karma. By providing food to the needy, you not only make a positive impact on their lives but also invite divine blessings into your own.

By donating food, you play a vital role in strengthening your community. You contribute to a more equitable society where no one goes to bed hungry. This act of kindness unites people, making Navratri a truly communal celebration.

Contribute directly through UPI: udayfoundation@hdfcbank (Please whatsapp donation details to +919599635450 for 80G receipt.

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If you wish to conduct this food drive for your family memeber or any near and dear ones, please share your donation details with Ms. Reena Sen at [email protected], or whatsapp +91 95996 35450 along with the name of the person for whom you wish to sponsor feeding the needy on Maha Navmi (23rd October 2023).

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Donation Total: ₹4,100.00

VERY IMPORTANT: As per the Indian Income Tax Department’s rules, a donor is required to add their address and PAN number in case they wish to receive the 80G tax-exemption certificate.

• Click on the ‘Donate Now’ button and you will be directed to a secure payment gateway.
• After completing the payment process, you will be redirected to Udayfoundation.org for details of your donation.
• You will receive an 80G receipt of your donation through mail immediately after a successful donation.
• For any queries, write to us on [email protected] or call on 09599635450

*Only Indian Cards and Net Banking Accepted


  • As a policy we do not accept Cash donations.
  • Donations to Uday Foundation are exempt from 50% tax under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
  • Please share the details after you have made the donation to [email protected], along with your complete address and PAN card no, enabling us to send 80G tax exemption receipt of the same.
  • Uday Foundation is not registered with FCRA and we cannot accept foreign donations. We can accept donations from Non-Resident Indian only through any bank account operational in India. Contributions made by a citizen of India, living in another country, from his personal savings, through the normal banking channels, are not treated as foreign contributions. However, while accepting any donations from such NRI, it is mandatory to obtain his passport details to ascertain that he/she is an Indian passport holder.
  • In case you are a Non-Resident Indians and Indian passport holder and wish to donate, please write to Ms Reena Sen at [email protected] or speak to her at 09599635450.