#adobelife | Season of Giving | Meaningful Gifts

Adobe Systems, Noida, India along with several NGOs organised a fair on Friday, November 28, 2014 at their Noida campus. The fair provides a platform where the NGOs can showcase and sell products made as a part of their income generation activities and generate awareness about the work done by them.

Products For NGO Fair 2014:

It provides them an unique opportunity to learn, share, network, generate new ideas & awareness about the marketing trends with the urban and rural market and above all exposure of the rural NGOs with the urban market and customers.

Participating NGOs Participating NGOs and Products

The participating NGOs are from Delhi/NCR and exhibit and sell their products ranging from clothes, best our of waste articles, candles, bags, flower vases, plants, photo frames and much more during this Season of Giving.

All products sold are hand made by the stall owners

Every NGO participating in the fair is working dedicatedly for the upliftment of one section of the society or the other. Each brings joy and hope to thousands of people.

The fair witnessed a beautiful turnout

The enthusiastic volunteers from Adobe had an engaging day and were involved right from helping the NGOs set the stalls to connecting them with the fellow Adobe Employees as buyers. It was an experience that was diverse to our expectation, to witness a fair and seeing them smile at every sale was definitely enlightening.

Adobe Photo Booth

NGO fair is a popular event and everyone enjoy these with great enthusiasm. They (NGO) are eager to come back again to engage.


Action for Autism
SSRVM Academy of Performing Arts
Mukti Ek Nai Soch
Vatsalya Gram – Param Shakti Peeth
Navjyoti Development Society
MAD – Make A Difference
Noida Deaf Society
Gyan Shakti Vidayalaya and many more………………

The fair witnessed a beautiful turnout and was truly an unique learning and shopping experience for all generations and giving back our own society.

A #Raahgiri Day

Having read so much I had to leave a Sunday free to experience a Raahgiri Day – an event that has recently been making the rounds on social media. The buzz surrounding Raahgiri Day was loud enough to reach my ears. Open Streets in the heart of Capital City of Delhi? Thousands of people? Every Sunday? I had to be there and learn more.

Raahgiri is one unique concept where you can walk, jog, run, skate, dance or do whatever you like without the fear of any cars or motor vehicle. A similar concept originated in Bogota, Colombia and the terms Cyclovia or Ciclovia(spanish word) in English also addressed as “Open Streets” means ‘BIKE PATH”. This event is also held on Sundays a day of healthy activities celebrated by the community in public streets.

Reebok Fitness Avenue

A fitness pavilion was setup by Reebok for the people. Everyone had a ton of fun during the workshop, it felt more like dancing to the beat.


I guess that is what happens when you get a group of people together who love kettle-bells and movement and this gives them an opportunity to learn something new.



You could see families with infants and toddlers, teenagers, adults, and seniors not as mere presence, but they were actively participating in Raahgiri.


Raahgiri is not a festival, it is a movement—a short-term occasion for long-term change. We had children dressed in their school dress spreading the awareness.

Raahgiri has been inspiring people to come out of their shells and into the spotlight of their community.


“It’s been a pretty steady crowd,” Ashok Mehta said. “I am an engineer by profession and I get rare chance to take time out, but I do like to ride. Raahgiri gives, me and my wife a time out of the daily busy schedule. ” I found that really awww and one romantic way to spend day together.


Throughout the morning and early afternoon, friends and friends of friends entertained passersby with simple placard, many of whom they had apparently never seen or met.

A perfect place for the hawker to find buyer for these must-have toys.

The #SwachBharat campaign indeed had its impact on every individual. People were so keen to have the place clean.

_MG_9101No one waited for a safaai karamchari to come and do his duty. It was clearly an individual effort. Kudos to one such effort by our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.


The #selfiestick made its way for everyone to capture moments and stay crooned over social media.


These were some amazing bunch of teenagers that were seen, enjoying and mapping way in the crowd for people to feel the enthusiasm.


A well spent #perfect Sunday-Raahgiri-Day.

Picture Credits – Mohit Gupta