Update No. 16      
  Helping families open bank accounts TML Drivelines  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from TML Drivelines visited Khursi village to conduct a survey and prepare a list of people who do not have bank accounts. All the volunteers got segregated in three groups. While the first group aided the bank officials from SBI Hartopa branch in collecting and filling account opening forms, the other two groups set out on foot to collect villagers from all the four tolas of Khursi. On total 35 bank accounts were opened and many more enlisted to open accounts but couldn’t due to shortage of essential documents. The volunteers interacted with each family and described to them the advantages of opening bank account. They were educated in various government policies that they could avail, all the subsidies that are credited to bank account, all the insurance policies under Jan Dhan Yojna.
  Career counselling program TML Drivelines  |  Jamshedpur
The volunteers arranged for a career counselling program for students of Sankalp NGO. The program witnessed a participation of around 100 students, who were counselled in batches by the volunteers. These students had accumulated from all the centers of Sankalp NGO in Jamshedpur. All volunteers took seat amongst the students in circles and answered all questions. It was a very interactive session, where the diversified areas of career, health, safety etc. were covered with a commitment to increase awareness and empathy among the underprivileged children. Children expressed their dreams of contributing to the society as doctors, engineers, army officers, IPS and detectives. The volunteers in turn told them what entrance exams could lead them to these careers and how to prepare.
  Sports for children Tata Tinplate  |  Jamshedpur
A Professional Coaching Program for track & field events was organized for the students of Tinplate Community Schools. A professional coach from Tinplate Sports Department gave special training to the athletes of the schools on how to perform well in their sports activities and what extra care needs to be taken in order to remain physically fit. Students were also guided on physical exercises and warm ups to remain focused, so as to participate in District, State & National Level Sports program.
  Plantation drive Tata Toyo Radiator  |  Pune
Tata Toyo Radiator volunteers visited ‘Hanuman Tekdi’ on Senapati Bapat road, Pune. Through the volunteering activity they not only planted trees but also learnt a new technique of creating Soil Bed out of Coconut husk for planting trees on Rocky surfaces. This can be particularly useful for dense forestation and creating gardens on Terraces etc.
  Drawing Competition for school children Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Employees visited Punarutthan Samarasta Gurukulam school and organised drawing competition for secondary children. Volunteers kick started the program with senior officers. Program ended with Prize and Snacks distribution.
  Cleaning a river Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
With the aim to highlight the importance of rivers and strive to increase public awareness while encouraging improved stewardship of rivers in Noamundi Township, Tata Steel organised a campaign to promote cleanliness of local river bodies. Planning department along with Human Resource department and Natural Resource department officers picked up a spot of Balijhor Nallah, the lifeline of Noamundi and downstream villages, for the cleaning activity. The main objective of the programme was to sensitize local people about the importance of clean rivers so as to minimize water borne diseases and educate about aquatic life with increased responsibility towards cleanliness of the area where they work, bath or do daily farming.
  Joy of giving Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from RMM JDC and Environment department visited to Primary School Baredih and Nav Pradthmik Vidyalaya. They distributed school stationaries, colours and slippers. And also various programme were organised for the children like drawing competition, sports activities and tree plantation.
  Hygiene workshop Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of ten women (wives of Employees and officers) visited Chingudipal and interacted with more than 50 adolescent girls. They discussed about health and hygiene related activities specially related to hygiene during menstruation period. A session was also conducted to inform them on what are the essential methods for maintaining hygiene during menstruation.
  Distributing education materials Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from Noamundi Security Dept. visited Prerna School a centre for educating under privileged children and distributed study materials. The team also interacted with the children and spent time with them
  Model Tribal village Tata Sponge Iron   |  Odisha
A group of volunteers visited an interior tribal village jamkundia, situated in Anseikala GP of Joda block in Odisha. The volunteers interacted with the women Self-Help Groups, Youth group and Pnachayat leaders. During their visit they explained on environment protection, maternal & child healthcare, women empowerment, promoting education and working towards all round development of their village.
  Teaching at village school Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Employees from Tata Technologies visited the Chakan village school and taught children some topics from their syllabus. Volunteers spent time with 8th standard children to help them improve their understanding in English Grammar, science, Math subjects.
  Community Reach Out Program (CROP) Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Tata Power DDL organized Community Reach Out Program (CROP) to disseminate awareness in the community about its various CSR initiatives like Vocational Training, Women Literacy Program, Mobile Dispensary services and Drug De-addiction camps at all 12 districts spread across North & North West Delhi. During the program Tata Power DDL employees & ABHA members (brand ambassadors) visited households, briefed them about various CSR initiatives and sensitized them to take benefit of the programs besides capturing their personal details & short feedback. The survey aimed to capture first hand info about the needs & requirements of communities. Accordingly steps will be taken to meet the expectations & necessities of the communities. Over 1300 households were sensitized by team of 609 volunteers simultaneously at 12 locations during the program.
  Medical camp Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from OMQ Noamundi organised a mega health camp at Daladari village. The team also distributed snacks packets to all the villagers. More than 40 Employees of F&A Division volunteered their services for organising various activities in Changira village of Jamshedpur Block. The day started with medical check-up of all the villagers especially the mothers and small children. The volunteers visited the village and interacted with the villagers and the different communities. Talks were delivered on various health and hygiene issues and also on the importance of education and staying healthy. The team distributed mosquito nets to keep them safe from malaria and dengue, a prevalent disease in this part of the country.
  RO water plant Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Tata Power DDL, in association with Delhi Metro Railway Corporation, inaugurated RO water plant at Kirti Nagar metro station. The RO Plant was inaugurated by the CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited along with the Chief General Manager (Civil), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited. The RO water purifiers have a capacity of 500 Liter per Hour (LPH) and with an aim to provide potable drinking water to metro commuters. The RO plant will be managed by women from Self Help Groups formed by Tata Power DDL and the earning will go to them.
  Session on health and nutrition Tata Consultancy Services   |  Lucknow
Prerna Girls School is a high school for underprivileged girls and a Corporate Sustainability partner of TCS Lucknow. These girls come from the neighboring slums and communities and being compelled by their circumstances, most of them work in houses as domestic helpers. The Session on Health & Nutrition conducted by a doctor from Nutriwell, Lucknow aimed at sensitizing the children towards the importance of nutritious food, leading to better health, education and other opportunities for them. The comprehensive session included detailed and interactive sessions on the importance of health, personal hygiene and nutrition. Innovative activities like Poster Making Competition and Essay Writing Contest were organized to engage the girls and help them grasp the message easily.
  Visit to Cheshire home Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
A team of volunteers from Central Maintenance and Auto transport department of Tata Motors, Jamshedpur visited Cheshire Home and interacted with inmates and management of Cheshire Home. The volunteers also witnessed the production process and purchased the items prepared by Cheshire Home inmates. The team committed for further support to Cheshire home as a sustained volunteering engagement.
  Cleaning the School Premises Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
In an effort to clean the School premises and sensitize the school children in not littering and throw wastes, a team of volunteers from TCS Chennai One conducted a cleanliness activity in Government High School at Pallikaranai. It was a commendable work by volunteers who spent their Saturday Morning for a cause in educating the young children in taking care of their home, school and surroundings
  Multiple initiatives at Kulapatna Narayanpur Primary School Tata Metaliks  |  Kharagpur
In order to encourage the student’s imagination and creativity, a drawing competition was organised by the employees of Tata Metaliks. The employee have also started coaching the students in drawing in two primary School & they are also providing all drawing material to the student through donations collected from employees. Employees of Tata Metaliks also arranged a health education session and cleanliness drive.
  Health & Nutrition session Tata Consultancy Services   |  Bangalore
Volunteers of TCS Maitree Channasandra school had a distribution drive for the school kids. Notebooks sponsored by TCS Maitree team were distributed in presence of some senior account leaders. Along with it, a Health and nutrition session was conducted to spread the importance of healthy individuals and good eating habits followed by detailed session by volunteers on types of food to eat for a healthy body. The team also had prepared a charts, presentation and videos which helped the children to understand nutrition in easy ways.
  Talent contest for children Tata Consultancy Services   |  Goa
TCS Maitree (Goa) hosted the Interschool talent contest for children. Invitees to the event included the children from the Navjyoti initiative, NAB initiative as well as the children of TCS associates. On the day of the event, 50 children participated and were eager to display their talents in the areas of singing, dancing, acting and storytelling. Participation categories consisted of Individual and group categories with a further segregation of junior and senior. We saw some great talent, but more than that it was the true team spirit and enthusiasm demonstrated by the participants that shone through. All in all, they put up a great show which concluded with a prize distribution. Aside from the prize winners, each child received a small gift as a token of appreciation for being such a great sport!
  First-aid training Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis organized a General First Aider Training programme at Brahminwadi, Songaon for the benefit of the villagers. This was conducted by the Occupational Health Centre In-charge along with the First Aider Team. The volunteer explained how to provide first aid on snake bite, dog bite (anti rabies), electric shock, electrolyte imbalance, fractures, bandages, burns, recover positions etc. The training session helped the participants to understand the importance of first aid to the injured and the way to provide first aid to the required persons immediately before shifting to hospital.
  Paint for a Cause Tata Consultancy Services   |  Chennai
Volunteers from TCS – TRIL joined together to refurbish the walls of Corporation Primary School, Taramani. They painted the walls with wonderful cartoons and basic fundamental learning concepts in more fun filled way, making it more child-friendly and inclusive. It was very well appreciated by the School Management and one of the Client from Waitrose also joined for this event
  Arranging books in a library Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
In an effort to provide an opportunity to the community children to envision their dreams, the volunteers engaged in setting up a community library as part of “Dreams Of Chemmenchery” initiative that is aimed at creating libraries, dream centers and science club within the community. The volunteers helped in sorting, indexing and numbering the books to give away the community libraries on 2nd Oct, celebrating the Joy of Giving Week.
  Stationary Donation Tata Consultancy Services   |  Chennai
Understanding the School Needs, Client from Waitrose generously supported the students with stationeries which was donated along with the TCS volunteers & HR team.
  Street Classes for the Community Children Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
Based on the Education Audit Report conducted in the community of Chemmenchery, a big gap in the learning level on basic reading and arithmetic skills of every student was found. The volunteers are organizing weekly classes engaging them on activity based learning, movie screening and awareness sessions on health, hygiene and safety.
  Rise Safe, Ride Smart Campaign Tata Business Support Services  |  Chennai
70 Tata BSS volunteers participated in the ‘rise safe, ride smart’ campaign over the weekend in Chennai. They formed a Human Chain to create awareness on wearing helmet, traffic rules, vehicle safety etc. They also distributed pamphlets to the people on roads and people waiting on the traffic signal. They met some very enthusiastic motorists who appreciated having the rules in paper and said they would teach the same to their children.
  Blood donation camp Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis Lote team participated in a Blood Donation Camp at Parshuram Hospital & Research Centre organized by Govt. of Maharashtra and Jagadguru Narendracharya Maharaj Sansthan. The organizers planned to collect one lakh bottles of blood through this Blood Donation Camp from Ratnagiri District for Indian Soldiers. Ten employees donated their blood.
  Distribution of books Rallis India  |  Akola
Rallis Akola volunteers visited Z.P.School at Shivar, Malkapur and Blue Lotus Convent for distribution of educational books to the needy students. The books contains the value education for the students which will inspire them develop their social culture and personality. Total 6 volunteers participate the initiative and around 120 students benefited in three different schools.
  Session on leadership Rallis India  |  Akola
Rallis Akola volunteers visited Blue Lotus Convent, Shivani with a new initiative “Why Great Leaders” remembering Jamsetji Tata on the Teachers Day celebration at the school. The Rallis Akola volunteers delivered the greatness of Jamsetji Tata to the students and distributed the life story book on him for reading and to take inspiration from this Great Leader of India.
  Dengue awareness Rallis India  |  Akola
Akola volunteers conducted awareness session on Dengue & Chikungunya for contract workers who belong to a nearby village namely Malkapur, Shivani, Shivar etc.the volunteers gave information on diseases that normally occur in this season, the reasons behind the illness and precaution to be taken to avoid the same. The contract workers were given the awareness on Good Hygiene practices so as to keep all the diseases away. Around 150 contract workers benefitted from the session.
  Road safety awareness Indian Hotels  |  Jodhpur
Human Resources team of Umaid Bhawan Palace took a session with the Balshoba Grah boys about Road safety to avoid any road accidents and motivated them by showing a small video clip on how important road safety is. To make it fun for the kids they also organized a game of musical chairs.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
Vivanta by Taj MG Road organized a Swachch Bharat initiative where many volunteers came forward to clean the periphery areas of the hotel and neighborhood, painting of the periphery areas to make it look spick and span, clearing the areas of all kinds of waste material and also mopping the area thoroughly. The associates then reached out to the neighbouring areas including the local bus stop and the surroundings which were cleared and made to look perfect. The painting initiative was done for all the parking stripes in the surrounding areas which all the associates enjoyed. The activity also included cleaning of the drainage and completely clearing the waste out of it. The initiative also managed to create a lot of public awareness as it sent out a strong message about the importance of cleanliness.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mumbai
A team of 10 from Ginger Mumbai headed towards Mahakali Caves, a site of historic importance. The team planted 15 saplings throughout the area and educated the community on the importance of plantation.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.