Update No. 21      
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels  |  San Francisco
The volunteers spend the weekend participating in a cleanliness activity
  Karaoke Music program for students Tata Teleservices  |  Delhi
Five volunteers from TTL Delhi office organized and participated in a Karaoke musical program for students with visual disabilities at Blind Relief Association. The students thoroughly enjoyed the program and the volunteers were greeted with loud cheers and applaud. Few students also came forward and sang melodious songs. It was an amazing experience for the volunteers and the students.
  Session on time management and interview skills Tata Teleservices  |  Noida
One volunteer from Tata Teleservices’s Noida office conducted a session on time management and interview skills. The volunteer explained the importance of time management in everyday life along with the do’s and dont’s of an interview process. The students greatly benefitted from the session.
  Motivational program for women Rallis India  |  Lote
Volunteers of Rallis India Lote Unit organized a Motivational program for the women of Ghanekunt Village, Lote. There were 54 ladies and 15 children were present in the programme. The volunteers arranged a few games for the groups with an aim to develop their interest in involving themselves in small business activities, increase their self confidence level, improve team work and leadership qualities.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Pantnagar
The team of 10 volunteers from Ginger Pantnagar conducted a cleanliness drive at the Sanjay Van (Forest Area) a famous picnic point in Rudrapur. Volunteers ranging across departments joined hands in their cleaning gears. The group divided themselves and picked up areas for clearing out the garbage on the roads and lawns. Post the drive, the volunteers gathered at Ginger Pantnagar for some refreshments while carrying back memories of the day.
  Senior leadership engage in CSR activities Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
The CEO and MD - Tata Motors along with his wife and ExCom Members visited the newly created Employee Volunteering Centre. ‘TML Lab to Land Programme’ , an Employee Volunteering initiative is being coordinated through the Centre. The concept, process and way forward for creating livelihood opportunities for progressive farmers, particularly ladies, from seven identified tribal villages through transfer of expertise on Horticulture & Allied practices like bee- keeping, fishery, mushroom farming, apiculture etc. was explained. All of them endorsed on the Pledge Board of ‘Count Me In’ for inspiring employees, their family members and retired employees to volunteer for CSR as part of the ongoing 6th edition of Tata Volunteering Week. They interacted with beneficiaries of the programme and handed over bee-boxes and mushroom spawns to the tribal lady farmers who were present.
They also visited Asha Kiran School, a school dedicated for special children, supported by Tata Motors and managed by All India Women’s Conference, an organization managed by the wives of senior officers of Tata Motors. The newly constructed Physiotherapy Centre at the school was inaugurated by them during the visit. They spent time with the children at the school, played with them and came to know about the various measures in the line of their life skill education and rehabilitation. They also planted saplings at Vidyabharti Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Asha Kiran School and Antyodaya Bhavan.
  Cleanliness drive Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
APPITI Trainees and Staff at Rowta cleaned the road side from Rowta Chariali towards the Railway Station. The volunteers from Achabam cleaned a school compound and did the whitewashing of walls. The volunteers also painted the school.
  Spending time with the community women Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
Tata Motors – MD & CEO’s wife Mrs. Butschek witnessed the wide spectrum of CSR activities of Jamshedpur Plant ranging from education to creating employability and self-sustainability to treating children with malnutrition and patients affected with leprosy. She visited Vidya Bharti Chinmaya Vidyalaya, a Tata Motors aided school, wherein she appreciated the pursuit of the journey of the Tata Educational Excellence Programme (TEEP) embarked upon by the school for not only scholastic development of the students but their overall development through various initiatives for quality education. Then she visited the Antyodaya Bhavan, an Old Age Home supported by Tata Motors CSR wherein patients cured of leprosy and unfortunately ostracized or abandoned by their families are taken care of. She interacted with the inmates and distributed fruits among them.
Parivar Kalyan Sansthan (PKS) was another CSR venue visited by her. She interacted with the mothers of the severely acute malnourished (SAM) children undergoing treatment at the Malnutrition Treatment Centre (MTC). While interacting with the mothers there, she stressed on the importance of breastfeeding and maintenance of hygiene to avoid malnutrition related problems. She also visited the tribal inhabited villages of Rajdoha and Khursi where she distributed ‘Akansha’ scholarships to tribal students.
At Khursi, she witnessed sanitation and drinking water projects in the form of RO Water Plant, household toilets and running water facility. Then she visited Mahila Sharan, an organization also managed by AIWC for providing livelihood support to destitute women.
  Campaign on 'No Plastics' Tata Motors   |  Jamshedpur
Paying Homage to the Father of the Nation 'Mahatma Gandhi' and 'Shree Lal Bahadur Shastri' held at Sumant Moolgaokar Stadium, Team Administration & CSR organized a 'No to Plastics' campaign. Senior Leaders of Tata Motors, Associate Tata Companies, school children, their teachers, parents, members of the civil society and media pledged and walked in the colony with placards to promote environmental sanitation.
  HR & PS support Ramakrishna Missions Residential School Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
Employee Volunteers from HR & PS went to a residential school run by the Rama Krishna Mission and made arrangements for improvement of the quality of life of the students studying their. The children, mostly tribal and belonging to impoverished background, are taken care of and given quality and value education under ICSE and State Board Examinations. The support extended by the volunteers was humbly acknowledged, appreciated and reciprocated by the children and their life coaching Swami Jis.
  Teams Quality, Auto Dispatch & Supplier Quality visited Cheshire Home Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
Employee Volunteers from Quality, Auto Dispatch and Supplier Quality went to the Cheshire Home, catering to special female residents, and made worthy contributions for improving their quality of life. The Home run by Daughters of Charities, Patron Aged by Head-Administration , Treasured by Finance, Tata Motors and supported through donation and time devoted by citizens of Jamshedpur who look after the residents with care and humility that would touch any human being having a heart and sensitivity for those who are less privileged than them.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Jamshedpur
The volunteers from Ginger hotels, Jamshedpur conducted a cleanliness drive at the hotel periphery area. Volunteers ranging across departments, age groups and gender come to join hands in their cleaning gears during the early morning hours. The group divided themselves and picked up areas for clearing out the garbage on the roads. The day was both a collaborative and fruitful one with lessons to carry back for all of us. Post the drive, the volunteers gathered at staff cafeteria for some refreshments while carrying back memories of the day.
  Blood donation drive TASEC (TAS-AGT Systems)  |  Gurgaon
Blood Donation Camp was organized by TASEC Limited (Erstwhile TAS-AGT Systems Ltd) to help people in need of blood. The Vistara & Starbucks team also participated in the activity.
  Mentoring young adults Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Mumbai
Students of Antarang Foundation were invited to TCE Mumbai office for mentoring sessions. Senior leaders of Group Companies as well as Senior Management from TCE, volunteered their time and engaged with the students on various fields and career prospects. The two mentoring sessions covered a gamut of careers ranging from hospitality, CA, IAS to law, media & communications and more. These young adults left with more clarity on their subjects of interest and found some new career options.
  Blood donation drive Tata Motors  |  Pune
The team of volunteers along with their family members organised a Health Check-Up & Blood Donation Camp in consultation with the AIMS Hospital – Aundh – Pune. “Stress Management”, “Health awareness & prevention action” session were also held through reputed doctors from Pune. Health check-up covered - General OPD (Pulse, BP, BSL, BMI), Dental check-up, PFT, ECG, Cancer Screening (for women) & Bone density test. In all 177 persons were covered for health check-up and 65 Bottles of blood was collected through this camp.
  Interaction with children Tata Motors  |  Pune
Team consisting of 15 Volunteers from IPR & Environment Dept. in association with SNEH Foundation visited the Kalakhadak Vasti slum area near Bhumkar Chowk, Wakad. The team interacted with the children there. They also distributed snacks and books to the children. The team also paid the six month’s rent for the learning facility available for the children in the area.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Motors  |  Pantnagar
Team Pantnagar marked the day 2nd October as Swachchta Diwas Abhiyaan Day, where volunteers across the function area from the plant along with school students, villagers and gram panchayat team carried out extensive cleanliness drive in the three selected zone of the village Shantipuri. The Pradhan and Block Development Committee representative along with school management and villagers welcome the team and appreciated for the commitment towards social drives. The 100 volunteers across the shop (TCF, BIW, Power Train, Paint shop, Offices) carried out three hours’ drive in the area. The media too appreciated the effort by highlighting the same in the newspaper.
  Visit to an orphanage Indian Hotels  |  Hyderabad
In relation to the ongoing Tata Volunteering Week, Team Taj Krishna, Hyderabad extended its support to the local NGO Family Eduvision. Family Eduvision is an NGO, with 10 institutes across the city which sponsor number of projects helping the local small orphanages and other local communities which lack basic facilities and amenities to support themselves. Hence, Family Eduvision seeks sponsorships to support such projects also they reach out the MNC’s, organization etc. Team Taj Krishna to support this noble endeavour driven by this NGO, has extended its support by donating lost & found items. NGO representatives were deeply touched and expressed their gratitude.
  Mentoring and coaching children Tata Motors  |  Pantnagar
Tata Motors Pantnagar Plant Union group having representation of President, Secretary and core signatories members participated in the volunteering drive at Government Girls Inter College,Fazalpur Mahrulla, Rudrapur. The team interacted with scholarship students, students participating in block level science competition and helped them through mentoring, guidance and recognition through quiz context and counselling to girls for their better education. The quiz was based on the subject like chemistry, physics, maths, environment and the state affairs. The team also had in depth meeting with teachers and school management committee to understand the scope of improvement and support, if required. The team from the offices had meeting with coaching students being supported by Tata Motors at one of the village schools. The students had wonderful session with mentor and shared their experiences in the coaching.
  Interaction with children Tata Steel Processing & Distribution  |  Kolkata
A team of 13 volunteers from TSPDL went to Calcutta Rescue, an NGO which works for socially and economically disadvantaged people of the region – regardless of gender, age, caste or religion. The program consisted of drawing completion for classes’ I–IV, origami-an art & craft session where children were shown flower & basket making & educational talk for the children which also included educational games. The day long program was concluded by distributing goodies to the children.
  Fight against Chickengunia – Fumigation Campaign Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Meter Management Group of Tata Power DDL took part in the fumigation campaign with in joint collaboration with Municipal Corporation of Delhi & Health Deptt. The team fumigated two office locations. 17 volunteers volunteered for the campaign.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Projects  |  Indore
Volunteers at TPL project site in Indore IT park took a small step forward to visit orphanage for specially abled children named ” Anubhuti Vision Sewa sanstan”. The volunteers spent time at the orphanage from the project volunteers to the children. Breakfast was sponsored by the team at Anubhuti Vision Sewa sanstan.
  Internet Basics Training Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Tata Technologies Pune Volunteers organised training to Tata Strive Skill Development Center on e-commerce, online ads, internet online, website management, importance and the workflow of online websites etc. BPO trainees took most advantage of the same.
  Fire & Safety Training Tata Technologies  |  Pune
A Fire and Safety training was organized by Tata Technologies Administration Team with help of the safety personnel at Tata Technologies, Pune. It was highly appreciated by the participants.
  Dental Checkup for Slum Children Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Volunteers organised a medical and health check-up for slum and street children. General awareness about dental care and importance of oral hygiene was explained to growing kids during the activity. Around 150+ children were benefited by the activity.
  Utility Kit Donation to NGO Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Volunteers from Tata Technologies I-sourcing Team collected around Rs. 40,000 and donated utility items to Vikas Anath Ashram. Under Utility Kit, 1 year grocery along with stove, winter caps and snack packs were distributed to the orphanage. The Executive VP-Global Engineering & Design kick started the program with his thank you note to donor volunteers. The Chief Engineer-Strategic Projects (ER&D) and other senior team leaders were also present on this occasion and volunteered for the cause.
  Health awareness sessions for Self Help Group women Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Tata Power DDL organized theme based health awareness session for Self Help Group women at SHG training center in Rohini, Sec 27. The mobile dispensary team sensitized SHG members about Menstrual Hygiene, Adolescent health etc. 30 beneficiaries were sensitized through these awareness sessions by 3 volunteers.
  Visit to a slum Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
TCL employees and family members spent time with families in a slum and interacted with the children who were gifted biscuits and other food packets. 2nd October also marks the beginning of the Wildlife Week in India. A Nature Quiz was organised for students later in the day and a program for collection of plastics and other trash from Biodiversity Park and surrounding areas was organised. These wilderness areas provide habitat for more than 70 species of birds and 11 species of wild animals. Plantation of Piloo (Salvadora persica), a much preferred tree species by birds was organised. Apart from TCL employee volunteers, family members and students, a team from the INS Dwarka Naval Base of Indian Navy also participated in the program.
  Tree Plantation Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Civil Dept. of Tata Power DDL organized tree plantation drive at Narela where 44 volunteers planted fruits & timber tree saplings. In another event 8 volunteers from I&QA(Civil) group, in association with local Resident Welfare Association, did tree plantation at Rohini Sec 8.
  Walkathons for sensitization Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Cultural club Pratihit & Corporate Enforcement Group of Tata Power DDL organized walkathons on various themes of Safety, Climate Change, Electricity & Energy Conservation to sensitize common masses at Shakti Nagar & Pitampura respectively. In total 466 volunteers took part in these 2 walkathons where they carried banners/placards carrying messages along with slogans based on the themes through public address system.
  Career Counseling of SC/ST students Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Under the banner of Affirmative Action Tata Power DDL organized career counseling session for SC/ST students at 3 Govt. schools where in total 557 students from standard Xth, XIth & XIIth were provided focused career counseling on various career options available for the students. 14 volunteers facilitated the conduct of session.
  Sensitization Session organized Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Tata Power DDL organized a session on ‘Know your Meter’ in one of our Energy Club member schools, “Jagannath International School’ at Pushpanjali, Pitampura. The session was conducted by the Meter Management Group. The session was crisp, informative, well conducted and much appreciated by the teachers and students of the school. 11 volunteers took part in the sensitization session in which approximately 200 students were sensitized.
  Energy Conservation & Safety session Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
8 volunteers from Meter Management Group – HT LTCT organized energy conservation session at SKR Senior Secondary School, Inderpuri. Approximately 600 students were sensitized during the full day event where volunteers took one to one classroom session and passed on tips for energy conservation & electrical safety. 4 volunteers sensitized nearly 400 students of Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. school, Mubarakpur Dabas. Students were sensitized about various means of saving electricity and how one can safely handle electricity usage at household level. 2 volunteers organized awareness session on public safety , energy conservation and climate change for the students of Mother Khajani School, Bawana. Along with the deliberation a public safety movie was also screened for nearly 200 students. Energy conservation session was organized for vocational training beneficiaries of Mangolpuri vocational training center. Beneficiaries were first sensitized on various tips of Energy Conservation and then were given booklets. After that there was a small team Poster making activity and the teams who made the best innovative posters were awarded.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Faridabad
29 volunteers of Ginger Faridabad took the initiative to clean the neighborhood area & also the periphery of the hotel.
  Energy conservation & safety award for slum dwellers Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Special Consumer Group of Tata Power DDL organized energy conservation & safety awards for the slum dwellers of Chuna Bhatti, J J Cluster, Motinagar. The intent of the program was to enlighten and encourage slum residents to adopt safe practices for handling electricity and to utilize energy in best possible manner. 3 teams comprising of 22 volunteers visited around 60 prenominated households for Energy Conservation & Safety norms which comprised of criteria like proper installation of MCB, safe wiring, usage of LEDs etc.. Top 3 entries were awarded on basis of scores assigned by the teams.
  Distribution of notebooks Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from Accounts OMQ Noamundi visited Primary School of Lepang Village (Baitarni) where they interacted with School Students & teachers. The team also distributed Note Books school stationaries, school bags and some Chocolates, biscuits & energy drink.
  Visit to a home Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
An employee and the family members of F&A visited Cheshire Home and sponsored the lunch for the Special Abled persons. A team from HRM JDC visited to Nirmal Hriday interacted with special abled persons and spent some time with them.
  Spending time with children Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from IBMD visited to Sidhu Kanu School a team interacted with the students and played some games with the students and also distributed blankets to the students. A team visited Youth Resource Center, Dipu hutting village near Joda. Around 70 (Seventy) children were trained for skill development. Career counselling, bad effects of tobacco, talk on Road Safety, etc. was given.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A volunteer from TSRDS Joda organised cleaning drive of the Malda village's temple area.
  Health check-up camp Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from HRM visited to Band Tola and organised free health check-up camp for the community people and also distributed the free medicine.
  Spending time at a vacation camp Tata Global Beverages  |  New Jersey
On September 16, 2016 twelve TGB employees from, Montvale NJ donated their time at the Vacation Camp for the blind in Spring Valley, NY. Thanks to Visions Services for the Blind, a nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization whose mission is to promote independence through rehabilitation and recreation, this camp provides comprehensive programs for all ages. The TGB group spent the day helping to prepare the camp for the next group of visitors by cleaning and organizing its facilities. It was a day well spent and all were glad to help such an amazing organization.
  Making food donations Natsteel  |  Singapore
19 volunteers from NatSteel paid a visit to Food from the Heart. A meaningful session was spent at the premises sorting and classifying food donations to make sure the expired stuff gets filtered and only the good stuff reaches the intended recipients.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Bhubaneshwar
Several members from the Ginger Bhubaneshwar Hotel team and the Project Team travelled 125 kilometers and visited the upcoming hotel construction site at Kalinga Nagar. The Civil Contractor M/S Aakash Associates and Ginger Project Team teamed up to plant several Fruit Trees around the construction site area and prepared proper wire mesh fencing to protect those fruit trees. One member from the project team will take care of the up keeping of these trees. Later all the 60 plus volunteers also cleaned up the main road where the hotel site is located.
  Safety training Ginger Hotels  |  Bhubaneshwar
Several members from the Ginger Bhubaneshwar Hotel team and the Project Team visited the upcoming hotel construction site at Kalinga Nagar and met up with all the 60 plus Construction laborers and Security Team and briefed them about the personal safety and wearing appropriate PPE gears like helmets etc. The Construction staff were offered some refreshments and snacks and Safety Awareness Training was provided by the Regional Project Manager.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Nashik
The volunteers conducted a cleanup campaign to clean the front area of the hotel. 23 volunteers along with RCL & partners team employees participated in the campaign
  Dental check-up camp The Tinplate Company of India  |  Jamshedpur
A Dental Check up program for 106 students of Std 1 & 2 of Khalsa Middle School was organized. A Dental Surgeon from Tinplate Hospital examined all students. Dental health conditions of 106 students were captured which would subsequently be sent to their parents to seek medical attention of those children having severe dental problem. Medical team from Tinplate Hospital along with Volunteers from TCIL participated in the program by providing support service and explaining students about good dental health practices & oral hygiene. A set of Dental Kit was provided to each student.
  Visit to an orphanage Ginger Hotels  |  Jaipur
Team Ginger Jaipur (12 Team members) visited an Orphanage “Bal Kalyaan Samiti, Jaipur”. They sang songs and performed a dance. The volunteers also motivated them to study.
  Blood donation Camp Tata Business Support Services  |  Mohali
26 Tata BSS volunteers participated in blood donation camp in Mohali. The volunteers believe that every time they donated blood they save up to 4 lives. As soon as the camp opened volunteers queued up to donate blood and help save lives.
  Visit to Rehabilitation Centre for disabled Tata Business Support Services  |  Bellary
During the joy of Giving week 35 Tata BSS volunteers visited Nava Jeevana Rehabilitation Centre for disabled over the weekend and organized a ‘birthday bash’ with all the kids who resided there. The volunteers also distributed cake & chocolates & other edibles with the kids. Both the team & kids had a great time together. Moreover the volunteers had also organized several games and played along with the kids, it was a memorable day for everyone.
  Science quiz competition Rallis India  |  Mumbai
Rallis Volunteers organized Science Quiz Competition for the 5th to 6th standard tribal student of Kolkhe village. The focus of this competition was to make understand basic concepts of Science. Volunteers organized 3 rounds for three teams of students to get through like, Buzzer round, identifying the object in respect of Science and solving the puzzle. Volunteers and students have enjoyed the competition. Activity concluded with rewarding prizes for winner team.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.