Update No. 7      
  Planting saplings Coastal Gujarat Power  |  Mundra
A large number of enthusiastic CGPL employees participated in the Plantation Drive in efforts to increase the green cover in the Tunda-Vandh Gaushala Premises. The volunteers were provided free saplings of Azardirachta indica, commonly known as Neem. They dug holes, planted the saplings and watered them. A total of 110 Neem saplings were planted today. This was followed by an interactive discussion by guest and Agricultural Specialist. He briefed the volunteers of the importance of planting saplings and the need for maintaining trees for the future generations. He also talked about the importance of bio-pesticides in which he emphasized that Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide found in seeds from Neem tree.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Delhi
In order to ensure hygiene, a team of Ginger volunteers and partners cleaned the area from Back gate of Ginger IRCTC covering the Main gate till the Metro Station which is the Exit of New Delhi Railway Station where thousands commute on a daily basis. The volunteers also briefed the people to keep the area clean and throw the garbage in dustbins only.
  Visit to a home Ginger Hotels  |  Vizag
Ginger Vizag team of 10 volunteers provided lunch for the beneficiaries of PAPA (Public & Police Association for street children). The visit started with a prayer & all the children thanked the volunteers for providing the lunch. The volunteers interacted with the children who shared their life's experience. They provided pens for all the Children.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels   |  Aurangabad
Team – Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad Maharashtra took up cleanliness and upkeep of neighbourhood activity by cleaning the area near the hotel which includes Salim Ali Garden & pathways which is used by general Public and Tourist.
  Health awareness camp Indian Hotels  |  Coimbatore
The Chief Diabetologist from KG Hospital visited the hotel to give the lecture on health awareness on topics like Diabetes, Cardio and Heart issues. The beneficiaries understood different ways of how to prevent them.
  Visit to an orphanage Indian Hotels  |  Coimbatore
The volunteers visited Sree Anbalayam Charitable Trust Orphanage and contributed Mixer, Clothes & distributed snacks and spent time with the residents.
  Plantation drive Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
BriDgeIT as an Affirmative Action Programme of Tata Consultancy Services that aims to cultivate the culture of digital entrepreneurship and computer aided learning amongst the marginalized youth and students of the rural schools respectively. The programme is currently running in some of the primary, secondary Government schools residing at Mohanlalganj, Gosainganj blocks (Lucknow district). To sensitize the students towards the relevance of "green environment" and strengthen the bond with the children, a plantation drive was organized at two of the government schools. Apart from plantation drive, sketching competition for the students was also conducted.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Metaliks  |  Kolkata
The Tata Metaliks team initiated a cleaning Drive at Gokulpur Railway station. This railway station connects about 20,000 population of the community. 46 employees of Tata Metaliks participated in the cleanliness drive.
  Health awareness Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
A group of volunteers from Tata Sponge visited Gobardhanpur village in Deojhar Gram Panchayat of Joda block in Keonjahr district. During their visit they interacted with the members of women self-help group (WSHG) on Mother & Child Healthcare, Hygiene & Sanitation, and importance of complete immunization and education in early child education. During this event a smokeless chulla was also provided to this Anganwadi centre which would save the firewood and time of the cook.
  Blood donation drive Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A Blood Donation camp was organised at CRM BARA. A total of 93 members volunteered and collectively donated 75 units of blood which is the highest ever collected during Blood Donation camp organised at CRM BARA so far.
  Health camp for children Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of volunteers from Tata Steel Mines Division, Joda visited Primary school, Talak Hutting Village near Joda. Blood grouping, Eye scanning and dental check-up was done for all the children by Joda medical team. During check-up, four children were found with ill health and were rushed to the Joda Hospital immediately. Tree plantation was also done in the school premises. Fruit bearing saplings were provided to the students for planting in and around the school premises.
  Football match for children Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A football match was organised by Tata Steel Volunteers at JRD Tata Sports Complex. It was a new initiative where three teams named as Sports Advisory team, Unit Representatives team and Sports Dept team played together.
  Health awareness on water borne diseases Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
TSRDS, West Bokaro conducted a health awareness session to the rural community on tuberculosis & water borne diseases for village residents.
  Providing legal awareness Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
An Awareness programme on basic legal knowledge for women & children was organised by volunteers. Retired employees and families also participated in this camp.
  Recording books for Blind Relief Association Tata Teleservices  |  Delhi
The volunteers contributed in voice recording for SST books of class 7 in Hindi for 4 hours. It was a wonderful experience and they are looking forward to visit and support on regular basis.
  Conducting yoga camp Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Retired employees and families organised a yoga camp at Sonari area for women. They took a session on good health and explained the benefits of different types of yoga & exercises to them.
  Career counselling Tata Teleservices  |  Noida
Two volunteers conducted a session on career counselling for the students who attend the respective courses at SETU with a view to help in enhancing their knowledge and broaden their horizon. These students belong from socio economically disadvantaged sections of the society.
  Making Candle & diyas Tata Teleservices  |  Delhi
The volunteers spent time at Blind Relief Association and help in making candle and diya. They enjoyed the activity and plan to volunteer regularly. The candles and diyas will be displayed and sold during BRAD’s upcoming Diwali Bazar, a week ahead of Diwali.
  Visit to a school Voltas  |  Pantnagar
Volunteers from UCPL & UPBG plant visited a government primary school and conducted a needs assessment. This school is situated in Kotha village, Rudrapur. The school is up to class 5, there are 50 students and all of them are from below poverty line families. During the visit it was found that the school lacked basic facilities such as water supply and storage of water, utensils for their mid-day meals and shoes for the children. The team is working on it to provide all these identified requirements to the school.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Chennai
15 volunteers of Ginger Chennai Vadapalani together cleaned a part of Koyambedu Vegetable and Fruit Market. It is one of the largest perishable goods market complex located at Koyambedu, Chennai.
  Visit to an airport Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A group of Special Children from School of Joy visited Sonari Airport. The aim was to make the visit interactive and engaging. Children were excited while watching the Runway, Aircraft, Helicopter and Air Traffic Control.
  Blood donation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Tirupur
Employees of Ginger Hotel Tirupur participated in a blood donation camp. A total of 10 volunteers contributed 8 units of blood. All donors were recognized with certificates. The whole drive was quite inspiring and motivating for the team.
  Celebrating teachers day Tata Chemicals  |  Kancheepuram
Teacher’s day celebrations were organized in 3 schools in the Tata Chemicals project villages. The objective of the day’s event was to ‘sensitize on the importance of education and the role of teachers in the development of human capital and nation building. During the event, 10 teachers were honoured with gifts for their contribution to the development of children in rural villages. Oratorical, Drawing, Poem Competitions and Dance events were conducted in Adidravidar Welfare Middle School, Kiloy Colony. 5 employee volunteers from TCL took part in this event, About 47 students took part in the competition with enthusiasm and interest and the best were given prizes and encouragement from TCL team.
  Making paper bags Tata Teleservices  |  Delhi
Seven volunteers visited Blind Relief Association and supported for two hours in the labelling and segregation of folders and paper bags. These folders and paper bags will be displayed and sold during their upcoming Diwali Bazar, a week ahead of Diwali. Diwali Bazar is a major source of income for them and the artefacts sold are made by individuals with visually impairment. The income generated supports education and provides livelihood to people with visual disabilities.
  Fire safety awareness Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A training on Domestic Fire Safety was organised to provide information on the nature of fire and how to prevent domestic accidents by fire.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Tinplate  |  Jamshedpur
A team of volunteers from Tinplate visited Ashriwad Bhawan, an old age home with groceries & food items and spent quality time with the residents. The residents shared their experiences & their daily routine - how they practice meditation and get immensely benefitted out of it.
  Visit to a school Tata Consultancy Services  |  Pune
A group of 13 volunteers visited the SNEH Foundation. They donated groceries and household things which were asked by the school and also gifted school kits to the kids there. Children were of the age of around 8-14, and there were 50 children in total.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.