Update No. 23      
  Child Safety Education Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
To further the mission of empowering children and ensuring their safety, the volunteers are trained to talk with children on personal safety - how to recognize, resist and report sexual abuse. These personal safety rules apply to and can be taught to older children and adolescents as well. It was conducted over 3 weeks for different age groups and we are likely to complete this education by Oct 11th – International Girl Child Day.
  Road Safety Campaign Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
The volunteers gave some invaluable awareness messages about saying no to drink and drive to the people of Chennai. The volunteers in association with Thozhan involved in organizing ‘Cheers to Safety’ — a drunken driving awareness campaign across 25 traffic signals in Chennai.
  Clean-up after dark Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
With the city so busy during the day, many heritage locations couldn’t be cleaned without disturbing the daily routines. So a group of volunteers meet together and then starts cleaning areas such as bus stops, post offices and school yards. By removing the posters and filth that has been accumulated for months, these volunteers give a coat of paint to the walls and a new sheen of life. The volunteers associated with NGO Thuvakkam to conduct this activity as part of Daan Utsav – Joy of Volunteering campaign
  Door to door registration Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
In an effort to provide an opportunity to the community children to envision their dreams, AWARE is conducting “Dreams of Chemmenchery”. The volunteers are involved in collecting the registration of community children reaching out to every door in Chemmenchery.
  Street Classes for the Community Children Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
Based on the Education Audit Report conducted in the community of Chemmenchery, the volunteers found a big gap in the learning level on basic reading and arithmetic skills of every student. The volunteers are organizing weekly classes engaging them on activity based learning, movie screening and awareness sessions on health, hygiene and safety. The volunteers conducted a movie screening on “Joy Of Giving” and inculcated the values of giving and how happy it would be if they give something to a needy. They also gave a profile talk on “Mahatma Gandhi” as the next day we celebrated Gandhi Jayanti and then followed the activity based learning program.
  Beach Cleanup Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
Chennai’s beaches – world’s second largest shoreline are filled up with waste and garbage. An initiative has been planned to clean the beach for a healthy environment and encouraging volunteers to experience the joy of cleaning. The volunteers cleaned up the prestigious Marina Beach on 2nd Oct, as part of Daan Utsav and Swachch Bharat Abhiyan observing Gandhi Jayanti
  Mural Wall Painting Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
As part of Daan Utsav, the volunteers are involved in Mural Wall Painting in the walls of ICCW crèches in Chemmenchery. They have curated arts on cartoons and illustrations that are child friendly and aimed at creating inclusive spaces for every child.
  Swachch Bharat Abhiyan Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
As part of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, the volunteers cleaned the external perimeters of the office campus and removed all the plastic materials that are non-bio-degradable. They had wonderful response from volunteers in clearing the plastic waste from our own premises
  Seva Sandwich Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
All too often, those in need are the easiest to overlook. Busy in our lives, we hardly get time to stop & share a word of comfort. We do want to help out but we don’t know where to start. A sandwich is the easiest way to start a conversation with anyone. A team of volunteers from Delta Airlines in TCS Siruseri joined together to give away hundreds of sandwiches to the support staffs spreading the Joy of Giving Week
  Science fair for children Rallis India  |  Ankleshwar
Science Fair was organised by Rallis India Dahej Unit and 11 Participants actively participated in the activity with co- ordinating 6 participant schools. All schools executed their science Model and volunteers encouraged them by giving additional technical knowledge to their project wherever required. The program was inaugurated with a nice performance of the Students.
  Conducting a hobby class Rallis India  |  Mumbai
Rallis Volunteers organized a Hobby class for 6th & 7th standard students of Z P school Barvai at Barvai village on old Mumbai Khopoli highway. Under this hobby class students were taught to make drawing from alphabets. The focus of this activity was to improve English spellings through the picture they have drawn from alphabet like Elephant from “E”, Giraffe from “G”, Fish from “F”, etc. Students enjoyed the activity and volunteers also helped them drawing the picture. Volunteers also made them aware of using paper bag instead of plastic bag and taught them to prepare paper bag.
  Conducting a session on Interpersonal effectiveness Indian Hotels  |  Hyderabad
Continuing to extend support to Tata Strive, team of volunteers from Taj Krishna, Hyderabad geared up to nurture the youth of Hyderabad by taking various sessions covering wide range of topics. On Tuesday, Team HR conducted a session on “Interpersonal Effectiveness” where the volunteers briefly explained the students about how to be more effective in their day to day dealing with others including family, friends, colleagues etc. They also explicitly explained the importance of self-esteem and how it aid in building one’s confidence. Building self-confidence is very much required so that they are prepared to face the inevitable future challenges and be prepared for it. The students attending the session appreciated the volunteers for conducting this session as it is very important for their future development.
  Painting activity with children Rallis India  |  Ankleshwar
Volunteers from Rallis India Limited, Ankleshwar visited the school called Kalrav. The school has more than 80 special kids. The event started with painting activity to encourage the artistic ability of special kids. To make the event more exciting a specialty of Gujarat – Garba & Dance activity was organized for these kids. “Art activities for children with special needs to not only enhance their abilities but also sharpen their mind. They also provided them the learning material which will help them to scale up in their studies.
  Road safety awareness Rallis India  |  Ankleshwar
Little care while driving can make accidents rare. The important thing is to stay alert at all times while using the roads. In that way, one can take necessary action to avoid danger whenever we see one. Over 100 employees of Rallis Ankleshwar Unit participated in this activity to spread awareness in GIDC estate and distributed reflecting stickers. All the volunteers along with the beneficiaries took a pledge to drive safely.
  Visit to a slum Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
TCL employee volunteers and family members visited slums at Arambda village and interacted with children and their parents. Biscuits and food packets were gifted. A visit to the nearby girl’s school was also organised the following day and the students were gifted books and stationery. An interaction on career opportunities was conducted and TCL family members participated in a Garba dance with the students. TB Hospital at Varvala village was also visited and TB patients were gifted dry fruits and dates.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
A group of volunteers undertook cleaning of surrounding of famous “Shiv temple”. They also sensitized the villagers and other pilgrims to keep these areas clean for good health and hygiene.
  Essay writing competition Rallis India  |  Lote
Volunteers of Rallis India Lote Unit conducted an Essay Writing Competition on ‘’My Favourite Personality and My Favourite Indian Festival’’ at Z P School -2, Ghanekunt. A total of 54 students participated from Std. 3 to 7. The volunteers distributed pen and paper to the students and helped all the students in preparing the assigned Essay. All the students completed the essays beautifully within the given time. This helped the students to improve their knowledge about the great Indian leaders and Indian Festivals.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
A group of volunteers visited Dampur village in Kandara Gram-Panchayat in Joda block in Odisha. They informed the villagers about preventive healthcare and undertook a cleaning of the village with the help of the youth group members.
  Interaction with a tribal community Tata Global Beverages  |  Munnar
Tata Global Beverages Limited, Munnar organised the trip to Idamalakudi, a tribal village in Idukki. This was a project in connection with the Malayala Manorama‘s Nullapadam. 15 students and 5 Teachers reached Idamalakudi after a very tedious 10 kms walk through dense forest and spent the whole day interacting with the tribal community. Note books, science kits and cots for the people were distributed during the day.
  Visit to a non-profit Tata Global Beverages  |  Bangalore
Volunteers of Tata Global Beverages visited VAANI, a deaf children’s foundation in Bangalore. Vaani works to bring communication and language into the lives of deaf children and their families. It is associated with the Tata Trusts, Godrej Foundation, The Government of Assam etc. for improving the lives of deaf children. Their mission is to ensure that every deaf child is given the opportunity to communicate, to learn, to grow and to participate in the world like any other regular child. The volunteers experienced the joy and fullness of being with the children of Vaani. They participated in learning games and shared some Diwali gifts with the children.
  Food donation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mangalore
40 employees took part in this activity wherein used bed sheets/towels were washed & packed item wise by the launderer & delicious snacks prepared by the chefs were distributed to the less fortunate. Everyone also took part in a thorough cleaning drive around the slums and removed all debris and gave them information’s about sanitization & importance of keeping areas clean especially when there are small babies & children living in the habitat.
  Visit to a shelter home Tata Global Beverages  |  Munnar
40 students of Class- -X of the High Range School, Tata Global Beverages Limited, Munnar, along with 2 Teachers visited ‘Abhaya Trust’at Marayur, Munnar (a shelter for physically and mentally handicapped men) .They had lunch with them which was sponsored by the students themselves.
  Visit to a non-profit Tata AIA Life Insurance  |  Kolkata
The volunteers visited Calcutta Rescue, NGO on occasion of “Joy of Giving” to spend time with the children.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
Enthusiastic employee volunteers from Vehicle Factory went to the Antyodaya Bhavan, the old age home. After assessing what contributions they could make, the team procured fruits, sweets, new bed sheets and interacted with each of the female and male residents of the Bhavan. Volunteers distributed the fruits, sweets and bedsheets and committed to sponsor meals of the residents. They spent time talking to the residents and listened to heart rendering devotional songs sung by two residents.
  Cleanliness drive and visit to a youth center Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from Joda conducted a cleanliness campaign at Joda Bus Stand and also visited Youth Resource Center, Bachchu Hutting village near Joda. With the help of Engineering services the Joda Bus stand premises was cleaned in the morning. In the evening the team visited Youth Resource Center, Bachchu Hutting village, where around 70 (Seventy) children are trained for skill development as well as they study in different schools.
  Spending time with children Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from Corporate JDC visited a Residential Primary School and organised various activities like cake cutting, distribution of chocolates and football under Joy of Giving. Also a health check-up camp was organised for the children of the school.
  Awareness on waste disposal Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from West Bokaro organised an awareness session for school children on proper disposal of domestic waste and how to recycle plastic.
  Donating a water filter Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from HSM JDC visited Primary School Kasidih and donated water filter kitchen utensil. They also distributed snacks to all the students under Joy of Giving.
  Visit to a school Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from Flat Product Planning team, Tata Steel Jamshedpur, visited School of Hope, a school for differently abled children. A Drawing and Colouring competition was organised for sixty students. Snack packets and sweets were distributed to the children as a token gift towards their participation. 3 students from the group, who had exceptional capability, were honoured and gifted with colouring kits to help them hone their skill. Volunteers spent time with the children and purchased packets of candles and diyas made by the children. Thereafter, the children were taken on a tour to the Tata Zoological Park. The joy in their eyes and actions spoke more than words.
  Spending time with children Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A volunteer from ERM and BPE team visited CHIC centre interacted with the students and distributed snacks to the students.
  Plantation Drive Tata Business Support Services  |  Delhi
Tata BSS volunteers with a Go Green agenda planted several saplings in a region in New Delhi where trees were scantly. They also had a prolonged discussion on global warming, afforestation with the bystanders in the area and encouraged them to plant more.
  Donation Drive Tata Business Support Services  |  Mohali
Tata BSS volunteering team organized a visit to Prabhaasra, a home for destitute children. The team interacted with the children and distributed clothes, stationaries & toys. They were especially happy with the colourful balloons the volunteers gave them.
  Cleanliness drive The Tinplate Company of India  |  Jamshedpur
A team consisting of office bearers of Golmuri Tinplate Workers Union and executives & staff of Tinplate Company headed by Chief (HRM&SS) participated in a Cleanliness Drive at No.10 Harijan Basti. A heap of garbage accumulated at one corner of the road approaching to Basti near Kristna Road, Sidgora was cleaned completely. It was heartening to see the enthusiasm amongst participants during the course of cleaning. The local residents appreciated this effort and pledged to keep the surrounding cleaned for ever.
  Walkathons for sensitization of common masses Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Cultural clubs of Tata Power DDL, Pratham & Rangeela organized walkathons on various themes of Safety, Climate Change, Electricity & Energy Conservation to sensitize common masses at Keshavpuram & Pitampura. In total 400 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.
  International Literacy Day Celebration Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Tata Power DDL organized a felicitation ceremony for International Literacy Day Celebration at CENCARE Office (Keshavpuram) for the beneficiaries of Women Literacy Centers. A writing competition on ‘Importance of Literacy for women’ was organized wherein 85 beneficiaries participated. Out of all, 6 entries were awarded & all the participants were given a token of appreciation. A total of 45 volunteers supported for smooth conduct of the event.
  Interaction session with beneficiaries Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
27 Volunteers from HR Department of Tata Power DDL interacted with the beneficiaries of Vocational Training Center at Timarpur, who have enrolled themselves under various vocations such as Computer course, Beautician Course and Tutorial Classes. Volunteers felicitated the students and the faculty with a token of appreciation for their good work and motivated them to work hard along with the heartiest wishes for future endeavors.
  Visit to Old-Age Home Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
14 Volunteers from Corporate Enforcement Group visited the old-age home Vanprastha Ashram in Rohini. The group carried things of basic necessities like: raw material for kitchen, fruits, snacks etc. Volunteers were happy to spend some quality time with the residents of the old-age home.
  Tree Plantation Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
A group of 08 volunteers from District Bawana of Tata Power DDL organized tree plantation drive in Air Force station Ghoga in coordination with the officials of Air Force. The event was very well organized and was whole heartily participated by all the volunteers.
  Visit to an orphanage Ginger Hotels  |  Indore
A team of 22 members organized a Cleanliness, Plantation and Linen Donation in Child Orphanage “Sanjeevani Seva Sangam” surrounding/Garden area. This is a child orphanage for 0 to 5 years children which is situated in Vijay Nagar-Indore.
  Kitchen waste management awareness Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Bangalore
As a part of Swachch Bharat Abhyan, TCE conducted kitchen waste management awareness program for the volunteers. Environment is main concern for the society. Canteen waste and kitchen waste contributes 60% to the environment. This can be controlled by utilizing the waste in making them compost and using them as manure to build up our own organic garden. Volunteers were given hand on experience of making compost with the canteen wastes. Volunteers were in turn asked to spread the awareness in their gated community. Senior leaders of TCE volunteered their time too.
  Food donation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Kolkata
The volunteers from Ginger hotels Regional office, Kolkata distributed food packets among the destitutes on the streets of Kolkata. Volunteers brought in cooked food packets from their respective homes and distributed it among the poor and needy people on the streets of Kolkata.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.