World NGO Day 2023 - We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give

World NGO Day is an opportunity to appreciate these organizations that make contributions to society. Let us contribute by volunteering for these organizations' activities.

World NGO Day is observed on 27 February every year. It is celebrated to recognize the contributions of NGO. (NGO) is Non-governmental organization that operates independently of any government, and works for social and political issues. NGO's are typically non-profit entities.

NGO's are committed towards the progress of society in different sectors. They carry out activities that are strictly dedicated towards the social cause and not-for profit. They mostly work in sectors like environmental, advocacy, social justice, and human rights.


The theme of World NGO Day for this year focuses on the role and influence of NGO's in advancing human rights and achieving human rights and sustainable development goals.


  • In 2020, GuideStar India (GSI) had more than 10,000 verified NGOs and more than 1,600 certified NGOs on its portal. There are also 143,946 NGOs registered on the 'NGO Darpan' Portal of Nitti Aayog.
  • Give India foundation, Goonj, Care India, Nanhi Kali, and Pratham are some of the top NGO's in India.

Types of NGO in India:

Charitable orientation - The NGO's who are involved in campaigns focused on fulfilling the needs of lower income group by providing clothing , medicines, food distribution drives, shelters, schools etc.

Service orientation - NGO's provide services in collaboration with other parties as well. They work towards the promotion and awareness of education, health, and family planning for underprivileged section of society.

Participatory orientation - The participatory approach is used in these sorts of NGOs and is represented by self-help missions and plans that give local communities a central role by involving them in the planning of a project.

Empowering orientation - These NGO's empower people from deprived section by nurturing their understanding of social, political & economic aspects affecting their lives and encourage them to fight for their rights.

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