Update No. 12      
  Donation drive for an animal shelter Tata Chemicals  |  North America
For the month of March the volunteers are collecting needed items for the 11th Hour Rescue, a local animal shelter. The shelter is in need of many items to stay running and clean.
  Awareness about Food safety and hygiene Ginger Hotels  |  Mysore
As an 'informal' sector of food business street foods often escape formal inspection and control. They can therefore both be the source of food safety problems and contribute to the deterioration of environmental hygiene. To create awareness, team Ginger Mysore visited many areas at Mysore & met street food vendors and inquired about the hygiene measures taken while cooking. They shared information about food safety and hygiene practices like not to keep disposing garbage in open lid bins, use hand gloves while serving the food, washing hands before and after handling raw or cooked food, to keep short clean nails and not to keep washing utensils in open. They also advised them to provide safe water to customers & keep the area clean.
  Supporting progressive farmers Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
A qualified Civil Engineer engaging with the progressive farmers at Kero and Rajdoha villages. He encouraged the progressive women farmers engaged in apiculture and mushroom cultivation and committed all support in sustaining their endeavours.
  Blood donation drive Tata Steel  |  Tarapur
The CSR council in association with LTMG Hospital - Sion, Blood Bank-, Mumbai, conducted Blood Donation Drive at Tarapur plant. 20 volunteers participated and were able to collect 160 pints of blood.
  Blood donation camp Ginger Hotels  |  Pantnagar
8 Volunteers from Ginger Hotel Pantnagar visited Sushila Tiwari District Hospital, a government hospital where the team was explained the importance of Blood donation and collected the donated blood. The camp witnessed inflow of over 11 enthusiastic volunteers. Due to varied health precautions only 8 volunteers were found eligible to donate blood.
  Spending time with young children Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
With an objective to bring a smile on the face of the underprivileged children of Birhore Community on the occasion of International Day of Happiness, TSRDS along with the employees of Tata Steel donated slates, chalks and toys in form of balls to the children of Aanganwadi centre of Birhore Tola under Mandu block.
  Road safety awareness Ginger Hotels  |  Pantnagar
A team of eight members from Ginger Pantnagar along with CPU (City Patrolling Unit) created awareness on road safety measures and precautions to be undertaken while driving.
  Distribution of dental kits Tata Steel  |  Joda
The volunteers conducted a health check-up camp, distribution of dental kit and a talk on health, hygiene, safety program at Kundrunala village near Joda.
  Blood donation camp Titan  |  Pune
Titan Company Limited organised a Blood Donation Camp at the Pune Area Office. There were 41 donors. The donors were very happy to do a good deed for a noble cause.
  Visit to a school Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team from Pellet plant visited a Primary School in Bhardari to celebrate International Day of Happiness and played games. They also organised a cake cutting programme for the students.
  Training of housekeeping staff and security personnel Tata Business Support Services  |  Jamshedpur
Tata BSS Jamshedpur arranged a day long workshop on basic etiquette training for the housekeeping staff & security guards for both its centres in Sakchi & Kadma. Overall 40 people were trained and various engagement activities were also part of the workshop.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Pantnagar
A team of eight members cleaned the Gandhi Park in Rudrapur City. The local people too appreciated the initiative and promised to help by leading this initiative.
  Donation drive Tata Motors  |  Pune
A team of 18 volunteers from Tata Motors-Pune visited Shantabai Yevale Shikshan Prasarak Mandal at Village Pachane, Maval, Pune. They donated cement bags to complete the construction of the hostel which was pending as well as groceries and old clothes. They also planted a few trees in the premises.
  Visit to Old Age Home- Premdaan Tata Steel Processing and Distribution  |  Kolkata
TSPDL volunteers visited Premdaan, a Centre which is managed & run by the Missionaries of Charity. Premdaan primarily houses destitute from the streets of Kolkata & around. The volunteers spent quality time with the residents, talked to them, laughed with them & listened to their stories. They also helped with cleaning of the walkways, drying the clothes, making the beds of the residents and tending to their needs. Team TSPDL had carried goodie bags consisting of biscuits, juice, wafers and chocolate. These were thoroughly enjoyed by them. The volunteers also helped in serving lunch to the people and helped in feeding them.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Manesar
A team of 14 Volunteers from Ginger Hotel Manesar organised a Plantation drive in the Hotel premises and Mall Area of Raheja Square.
  Interaction with youth Indian Hotels  |  Hyderabad
As the need for a skilled workforce is growing day by day, Tata STRIVE has been formed in order to foster a skilled workforce and provide the market with the right kind of talent at right time. In order to extend support, team of volunteers from Taj Krishna, Hyderabad geared up to nurture the youth of Hyderabad by taking various sessions covering wide range of topics. Volunteer from the HR team at Taj Krishna conducted a session on Job Readiness. The centre while sharing the topics had mentioned that the students will be facing job interviews in the coming weeks, and hence a session that would give them an understanding of the corporate life would help them to get ready to face the life that is coming ahead. The activity turned out to be an informative session for the young minds & they are all geared up to take up new roles.
  Visit to an orphanage Ginger Hotels  |  Goa
16 Volunteers from Ginger Hotel Goa visited Noven Jeevit Trust, an orphanage at Panjim. The team spent about two and half hours there entertaining children by singing songs and playing games. The team also distributed snacks, soft drinks and study materials among children.
  Sapling plantation drive Tata Consultancy Services  |  Bangalore
TCS Maitree GE team had been to RK Mission in Banerghatta Road for sapling plantation and Maintenance. It is part of GE Sadhana initiative to protect our environment.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Motors  |  Pune
A volunteer from Tata Motors, Pune and his family visited Kinara Old Age Home, Kamshet where they organized a Karaoke programme for residents. The inmates enjoyed the entire musical session with many of them dancing to the music. Many of them said that the entire session was so well organized that it took away their woes. The residents and the authorities thanked them for the lovely time spent.
  Providing lunch for old age home residents Ginger Hotels  |  Vizag
Ginger Vizag team provided lunch for residents of Prema Samajam, an old age home. The volunteers personally served lunch to them.
  Go Green plantation drive Tata Consultancy Services  |  Kolkata
The Go Green Plantation drive was held at Gitanjali Park. It started with a Dance Drama on the theme Save trees, Go Green by TCS Maitree Dance club. 12 members from the club performed at the event. Post the drama, approx 70 associates (including senior leadership team) participated in the Plantation walk around the campus along with placards to spread awareness. They walked towards the plantation area where 1 sapling of Plumeria and 50 saplings of Wax Flower were planted.
  Celebrating International day of Happiness Tata Steel  |  Tarapur
The CSR team celebrated International Day of Happiness with tribal students. The team played various games and fun activities along with students. All the students enjoyed the activities.
  Interaction with children Tata Consultancy Services  |  Kolkata
9 volunteers visited Manovikas Kendra and had a general interaction with the 12 beneficiaries. The volunteers also conducted some fun games for the beneficiaries.
  Road safety awareness Ginger Hotels  |  Bhubaneshwar
Ginger Hotels Bhubaneshwar created an awareness program related to road safety. 19 Volunteers from Ginger Bhubaneshwar took a rally of 4 KM in 45 minutes. They also took the permission from the local Traffic Authorities regarding the awareness program. During this awareness program they educated the common people about road safety. They also educated college students & Auto Drivers regarding the usefulness of road safety. They took a rally from the hotel to Jayadev Vihar Chowk & back to hotel.
  Quiz competition for children Tata Consultancy Services  |  Kolkata
11 volunteers from TCS Maitree Kolkata visited Navjeevan Sister’s Home and had a general interaction with 40 beneficiaries. The volunteers also conducted some fun games and Quiz on GK for the beneficiaries.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.