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Mahindra Open Drive is a two-day festival of creating, celebrating and supporting communities of people who are driven to do good through story-telling, fundraising, entertainment, culture and adventure.

The event is a 2-day gathering of people from all across the country hailing from different cultures and backgrounds, all for the common cause of ‘Being A Better Person’. Through the Mahindra Open Drive, we’re looking to create a happier and better world by supporting the amazing people who accomplish amazing things.

The experiences at the festival span music, art and culture and are curated to reflect The Tribe’s need to participate in and be inspired by the gathering. We have some amazing live performances and artists that truly compliment and complete the experiences. This festival is brought to you by Mahindra Rise and will be held this November in scenic Panjim, at the Bandodkar Grounds, Goa.

The Mahindra Open Drive doctrine embraces the 'do a little; give a little; smile a lot' ideology. Simply put, the festival encourages attendees to find happiness in recognising and celebrating the good deeds done by people and contributing to individuals and institutions that make them happen.

In line with this, the prime intent for the fundraising for the festival has six underpinning causes:

  1. Education
  2. Healthcare
  3. Safety
  4. Livelihood
  5. Environment
  6. Rights & inclusion

Through fundraising initiatives, festival-goers - or the Tribe - are able to pledge monetary aid to a cause in which they believe, fix the spotlight on NGOs and partner organisations actively involved in making change happen, and rope in friends and family to drum-up vocal (and social media) support.

For every fundraiser, we have a list of incentives. To read about these incentives in detail, visit: https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/downloads/Incentives-MOD.pdf

To start your fundraising account, log onto www.unitedwaymumbai.org/mahindraopendrive

The Drive:
If you have friends and even a modest appetite for the finer things in life, you've probably planned a trip to Goa by car. It is one of India's most iconic journeys – not as much for the drive itself as what the act represents - a sense of camaraderie and togetherness. Be warned; there's no big reward or prize money. But the drive packs in ten hours of close time with friends and family, and that's the spirit Mahindra Open Drive celebrates and stands for.

So this November, buckle-up to drive down for the sense of community, the solidarity that you envision for the world around you. Show support for - and celebrate - the good in society. Not your average spin around the corner, is it?

Road-trip Cities:

  • Mumbai
  • Hyderabad
  • Bangalore
  • Pune 

To sign-up for the drive and receive details about the pit-stops, routes and other necessary information, visit: www.mahindraopendrive.com/thedrive

Date and Time: 8th and 9th November 2019, 4 PM
Venue address and geo-location: Bandodkar Grounds, Panjim, GoaGeo location