There are two ways to get an invite for the festival -
1) Pledge by Fundraising: The same can be achieved by opening up a fundraising account to raise funds for a NGO and a cause of your choice - via our incentive program, fundraisers will be eligible to a certain number of invites depending on the funds raised
2) Support and Attend: A direct entry to the festival can also be earned by donating a fixed amount to an NGO and the Cause of your liking To know more on the above, log onto www.mahindraopendrive.com
Your purchase(s) from our ticketing partner, Insider, is directly going to our NGO partners and hence has not been labelled as a ticket!
There is no VIP access to the festival
There are three types of invites:
1. Day 1 Pass (8th November)
2. Day 2 Pass (9th November)
3. Season Pass (Both Days)
Cash, Credit & Debit Cards and Select Wallet Payments
With every invite you purchase, you are directly donating money into an NGO of your choice. With every donation, you are eligible to a tax deduction (by means of an 80G receipt). Your PAN number and address will be used to create the official 80G receipt. You do not need to bring copies of the same to enter.
You can still donate to an NGO and a cause of your liking and get your invite to the festival. But without your PAN card details, we won't be able to issue an 80G certificate
Yes, but you will not be eligible for an 80G receipt. Your donation will be processed to the NGO you have chosen.
You can purchase up to 6 invites per transaction.
Invites cannot be cancelled once purchased on Insider.
Mahindra Open Drive is open for all. The purchase and consumption of alcohol products will be strictly controlled at all times and will only be served to consumers over the age of 25. We will require government photo ID proof (ANY). This will be checked on entry to the festival, as well as at any other time on venue grounds.
All invites purchased are strictly non-transferable
Re-entry to the festival is allowed provided you are wearing the correct festival wristband.
Yes, parking will be available at the venue. Please follow the directions to find your spot.
Invites will be available at the gates. On purchasing an invite, you will be allowed to donate to any NGO of your choice.
The festival area is in Panjim at Bandodkar Grounds. You can find the exact location here - http://tiny.cc/f2v19y
There is an ample amount of parking space at the venue, but we suggest you either carpool or use local transport.
The festival gates will open at 3pm on both days and go on till 10pm.
You can log onto www.mahindraopendrive.com for all schedule and line-up information
We will have adequate safety measures at the festival area. This will include fire extinguishers and fire trucks. We will also have paramedics on site should you need them. The venue will also be mapped with emergency exits and other safety measures.
Every area of the festival will be equipped with coupon counters wherein coupons can be bought using cash or credit cards or debit cards.
There are NO refunds on F&B Coupons.
Mahindra Open Drive, in association with Skrap, aim at making this a Zero Waste festival.
The organizers reserve the right to refuse admission to the event site at any time. The following items are prohibited and will not be allowed into the venue:
No, there is no storage facility available at the festival.
There is no special accommodation facility for the festival goers. It is recommended that reservations for accommodation are made well in advance.
Goa International Airport: 30 kilometres
Madgaon Junction: 42 kilometres
Fundraising involves collecting donations for your supported NGO by tapping into your network of friends, family and colleagues. You can also post your appeal on various social media platforms to further raise awareness and funds for your chosen cause and NGO. Fundraising gives you the opportunity to advocate for the cause that you feel passionate about and to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged.
You can log onto United Way Mumbai
Yes, after selecting one of our 6 causes, you can go through our list of partner NGOs and fundraise for any 1 NGO. If the NGO of your choice is not on the list, please contact [email protected]
As the official philanthropy partner of the event, United Way Mumbai (UWM) enables the participating charities to raise funds for the efforts made towards 6 critical action points such as Education, Healthcare, Livelihood, Safety, Environment and Rights & Inclusions. All funds raised through the Mahindra Open Drive 2019 are channelized through UWM, which is responsible for accounting and providing tax exemption receipts to all donors.
United Way Mumbai has partnered with the NGOs representing the 6 critical action points such as Education, Healthcare, Livelihood, Safety, Environment and Rights & Inclusions. All the registered NGOs can be viewed at United Way Mumbai
All donations above INR 100 are eligible for an 80G receipt. PAN number of the donor for donation of INR 2,000 and above is mandatory. For foreign donations, mentioning passport number is mandatory. PAN / Passport number will be kept confidential with UWM and will only be shared with authorized bank personnel / auditors (if needed).
The last day for Fundraising is the 14th of November 2019. The last date to lock all your incentives is the 3rd of November.
The money is accounted for at United Way Mumbai and then disbursed to the NGO you have chosen to fundraise for. Is there an incentive program to the fundraising campaign? Yes, you can get a detailed understanding of our incentives, fundraising levels and how to redeem them on United Way Mumbai
United Way Mumbai will retain 10% of funds raised through the fundraising pages to defray
payment gateway charges and administrative expenses. The rest gets directly disbursed to the NGO
For any further queries - [email protected]
You can RSVP for the drive at zero cost on Insider - https://insider.in/mahindra-open-drive/article
Yes, you will have to RSVP for the drive even if you have bought the festival invites. This will enable us to give you all the necessary information and tools for the drive.
Yes, you will have to RSVP for the drive even if you are a registered fundraiser. This will enable us to give you all the necessary information and tools for the drive.
No, there is no specific time at which the drive begins. All our pit-stops and activities en route the festival will be active from the 7th of November to the 10th of November.
Your journey. Your car! You can get any car for the road-trip.
No, all participants are requested to look out for their accommodation facilities, if required.
Yes, for each route (from Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore), participants will have access to the exclusive Mahindra Open Drive pit-stops. Each pit-stop will have services for your car, F&B which can be availed at a nominal cost. Washroom and other amenities will also be available.
Please download our Drive Newsletter for all emergency related information -
No, it’s not a race or a time trial. This road-trip is held on public roads and is governed by the local laws. The route is planned in such a way that there is no need to exceed speed limits.
Of Course! For every car, we will be sending a Mahindra Open Drive care package that includes fun (and the serious) essentials for your road-trip.
You can get in touch with us at [email protected]
Give a little love to our partners who have helped us along the way.
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