Update No. 13      
  Awareness and demo on black pepper cultivation Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
Referral Hospital & Research Centre, Chubwa and Agri Team from Teok participated in a volunteering activity by giving training on pepper cultivation to farmers mostly women from Bhardhora Gaon near Panitola in Dibrugarh District. The idea was to sensitize them about commercial production of Spices (Black Pepper) for enhancement of income for better livelihood through sustainable agriculture practice and access to markets.
  Painting a school Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The Management, Staff and Welfare & Medical team of Nahorkutia Tea Estate painted the school building for two days at Jeuti Morol School.
  Knowledge sharing about hybrid vegetables Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The Management & Staff of Nahorkutia Tea Estate spent 3 hours voluntarily on awareness campaign on Transmission of knowledge regarding Hybrid quality of vegetables in order to get higher yield and ultimately better return organized at Sankhalo pathar village, Namphake, Naharkatia by the Estate management team.
  Health check-up camp Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The volunteers of Nahorkutia Tea Estate spent 4 hours conducting a general health check-up camp and health awareness campaign at Lt. Gopinath Bordoloi M.E. School. 72 children were medically checked by the Estate Sr. Medical Officer, Pharmacist and Health Assistant. The volunteers accordingly distributed general medicines to the children. Few children were detected with specific diseases were prescribed for further special treatment.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Goa
Volunteers from Ginger Hotel, Goa launched a cleanliness drive in the office neighborhood, EDC, Patto area. The also created awareness among pedestrians and other passerby around.
  Awareness on dengue Ginger Hotels   |  Chennai
In order to create an awareness about the Dengue and Chikenugunya diseases in and around the hotel area, 24 volunteers from the hotel prepared hoardings on awareness, the ways to protect and also designed pamphlets. They also joined the pest control service provider, Ttuly Nolen to spray Mosquito Medicine on the areas wherever water is stagnated and mosquitoes breed.
  Hotel visit for the students Ginger Hotels  |  Mysore
Second Year Students from Vidhya Vikas College of Hotel Management were invited at Ginger Hotel, Mysore. The Hotel Manager explained the hotel functionality and its operations to the students, post which they were escorted to all the departments by hotel team. All the department staff explained their role & responsibilities in the hotel. After the training, a debrief session was conducted by Hotel Manager and volunteers to resolve the queries which the students had.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Vizag
21 Volunteers from Ginger Hotel Vizag visited a Municipal High school and cleaned the school. They also interacted with the teachers & Head Master to know about the history of the School.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Vizag
Ginger Vizag team participated in plantation drive at Sri Krishna Vidya Mandir and planted 30 plants of different types along with the school children. They also took a short session with the students to teach them about environment responsibility & importance of plantation.
  Food donation drive Infiniti Retail  |  Delhi and Gurgaon
The Croma team from Odeon store (North Region) visited the school to distribute food, biscuits, juice and snacks among the children, with an objective to spend time with the kids and lighten up the day for them. 95 volunteers from the Croma stores in Gurgaon distributed food among the slum and street dwellers.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels  |  Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace team reached at the cleaning point with all the requisites and conducted the cleaning drive in an hour. 150 volunteers participated in this activity. All the garbage near the lake was collected and taken away and the nearby rocky area was cleaned with the help of broomsticks and cleaning equipment.
  Drawing competition for children Rallis India  |  Lote
Volunteers from Rallis India Lote Unit visited Z P LP School, Brahminwadi, Songaon and organized a drawing and coloring competition for the students. A pipeline and water storage facility has also been provided to this village under the CSR Project “Rural Development” and the project was inaugurated by the Head - Corporate Sustainability and General Manager.
  Celebrating Onam festival with children Tata Business Support Services  |  Munnar
Tata BSS volunteers celebrated Onam festival with students of DARE (Development Activities in Rehabilitative Education) School, which is supported by Tata Global Beverages' through a Srishti Welfare project in Munnar. The school provides opportunity to the lives of differently abled children aged between 4 to 18 years of plantation workers. The volunteers conducted various activities for the students like dancing, musical chair, etc. They interacted with the students, provided them snacks & toys.
  Health and nutrition session Tata Consultancy Services  |  Bangalore
Volunteers of TCS Maitree AKG Colony (Sparsh) School and Kadugodi Urdu School conducted a Health and Nutrition session for the kids. The team presented the good and bad habits of eating, healthy foods and foods to avoid through posters and presentation. Post the session, a short film named FEAST (2014) of Disney Films was shown to all the children. The film had nutrition as its theme and depicted information which could be easily understood by the kids.
  Cultural event Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Tata Power DDL organized a cultural confluence for its Women Literacy Center beneficiaries at Bhartiya Vidyapeeth institute where Tata Power DDL employees and cultural club of ABHA members (Brand Ambassadors) presented songs, skits & dance performances from 7 different including Giddha, Bhangra, Kumaoni, Gujrati, Rajasthani etc. Faculty and students from GD Goenka-Lancaster University were also present & they participated in the events. A total of 45 volunteers took part in the event.
  Gift-a-Meal Tata Consultancy Services  |  Pune
Diligenta, (a BPS process worked out of S3) conducted a process level CSR event over the weekend where they went and served a ‘healthy’ meal to more than 250 needy and homeless people in and around Pune station. They made food packets (consisting of pulav, one fruit, biscuits for the kids and a bottle of mineral water) and personally went out on the streets to serve them. This is a process of ~500+ associates in Pune and more than 150 associates participated in the event in the form of sponsoring these meals and or volunteering to serve the needy themselves.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
The Finance & Accounts department of Tata Power DDL made a visit to child home Palna and spent quality time with the children. A team of 42 employees carried food items with them and had lunch with the resident children of the child home.
  Health awareness sessions Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Tata Power DDL organized theme based health awareness session at its 2 vocational training cum tutorial center at different locations of North & North West of Delhi. The mobile dispensary team sensitized beneficiaries about Hazards of Tobacco, Adolescent health etc. 65 beneficiaries were sensitized through these awareness sessions by 7 volunteers.
  Visit to a primary school Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
The SSTG Department visited a Primary School Patipani. A set of Desk and Chairs were donated by SSTG department. They interacted and spent time with the school students.
  Plantation drive Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from Process Technology Group visited to Primary School Burudih and conducted a plantation drive with the children of the school and also played cricket with the students. A team from ITS department arranged a program to create social awareness about the importance of tree plantation. The ITS department planted trees in R.D.Bhatta Community Centre.
  Visit to a zoo Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
The JDC Members & employees of Tata Steel, CRM Bara organised visit of 50 children & 4 Teachers of Primary Utkarmit Vidyalya, Lalbhatta Gwala Basti, Agrico, Jamshedpur to the Tata Steel Zoological Park and Jubliee Park. Snacks, sweets & biscuits were arranged for children during this visit.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Steel  |  Joda
A team visited Laxmi Temple ground, Joda to clean up the premises. The employees of OMW-Joda volunteered and decided to make the premises clean. With the help of TSRDS and Civil Engg. Department cleaned the premises. Also the local residents were advised not to throw garbage hand use dustbins.
  World Ozone day awareness Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Ozone day is mainly intended to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it. Tata Technologies organised the desk to create an awareness within the employees to prevent air pollution and display video at its SEZ office. Employees took the pledge and supported environmental awareness drive.
  Smart Genius Lady Program Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Tata Technologies organised a ‘SMART GENIOUS LADY WORKSHOP’ for 50 underprivileged girls who are taking engineering scholarship at Lila Poonawalla Foundation. Tata Technologies have also sponsored engineering fees till their graduation under the EVE project. In the workshop 4 Soft Skill based topics were covered by Pune’s leading company who is working on the soft skill development of children.
  Awareness program Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Tata Technologies and Tata Motors together planned a collaborative initiative. The volunteers from Tata technologies spent 8 hours to collect Nirmalaya along with Tata Motors volunteers. A total of 4 tonnes were collected. Volunteers conducted an awareness program for local families and collected 20,000+ Ganesh Idols from the arranged tank near river.
  Domestic safety program Tata Tinplate  |  Jamshedpur
An Awareness Program on Domestic Safety was organized for the Community girls and ladies of No. 10 Basti. A volunteer from Tinplate Safety Department along with 5 employees conducted the session and touched upon various dimensions of Domestic Safety. 70 ladies and community girls from No. 10 Basti attended the program and learnt the importance of Domestic Safety.
  Training for teachers Tata Tinplate  |  Jamshedpur
A training program for the teachers of village remedial classes and vocational training classes was organized by a team of volunteers from Tinplate Company at Community Development Centre. Education Consultant, CII took the session for these teachers. It was a lively session where 15 teachers interacted and got suggestions from the resource persons on how to improvise their teaching and learning methodology. They also discussed their problems at work area and the remedies to overcome those problems were suggested by the Resource persons.
  Financial and health survey TML Drivelines   |  Jamshedpur
A financial and health survey was organized by volunteers of TML Drivelines in the village of Khursi. More than 30 volunteers, including GETs and Forge Maintenance team took part in the event which consisted of spreading awareness about having a bank account and health issues. The volunteers visited door to door and enquired if villagers had any previous bank accounts or not. Based on this a rough estimate of total number of bank account holders was made. Also, the villagers were enlightened about various Government schemes related to rural upliftment like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna, Atal Pension Scheme etc. These records will be used as a basis for facilitating the opening of bank accounts in the next visit. Few of our volunteers visited the SBI, Narua branch, the closest bank to the village, to initiate a collaboration to achieve financial inclusion with a target of atleast one bank account per family. Apart from this, villagers were asked about the health issues they faced. A lot of women complained about how their children are vulnerable to dengue and malaria and other monsoon diseases. The data collected from them will be used to facilitate the supply of medicines and doctor accordingly in the next visit.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.