Update No. 8      
  Painting and Cleaning of Anula Girl’s Orphanage Indian Hotels  |  Srilanka
Associates of Vivanta by Taj, Bentota headed to the Anula Girl’s Orphanage where 24 young girls are looked after by two kind hearted matrons and their assistants. The volunteers painted their dining room. Every department was offered a chance to nominate two associates for the same. A proper cleaning session was conducted as the place was kept very tidy. The little girls got together and offered a heart-warming thank you when the volunteers were about to pack up for the day.
  Visit to an old age home Ginger Hotels  |  Mumbai
Team Mahakali spent memorable time with the Old Aged residents at Little Sister of poor People at Andheri East. They distributed some Linen. They also sang songs along with them.
  The Power of One! Indian Hotels  |  Mumbai
When we look around, we often see a dismal state of affairs in terms of what we give back to our planet - paper plastic and refuse. Our city is often at the receiving end through our insensitive methods of disposal. If each one of us just paused and questioned ourselves…how can we leave a better planet for the next generations? How can small individual acts keep our world healthy? How can we be the change? The team at Taj Wellington Mews did just that. Leveraging the Power of One – each individual came forth responsibly and collectively participated in The Power of One. The pavement outside the tenement area near Badhwar Park was the mission of this cleanliness drive. Children, ladies and shopkeepers from the locality looked on with curiosity as the associates cleaned up the litter off the pavement, swept away the dirt and garbage, packed into bags and disposed of responsibly. In addition, the associates created awareness with the locals in the area about the importance of health and clean surroundings, measures for disposal of waste and precautionary steps with the onset of summer diseases.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mumbai
Ginger Mahakali Team cleaned the Garbage dump area at Mahakali Caves Road to keep the surrounding neat and clean. They also went to the nearby shops to educate the people about disposing the garbage safely.
  Computer literacy classes for students Rallis India  |  Lote
A group of 8 Volunteers from Rallis India Lote Unit visited Z P School, Gavthan, Lote and conducted a training session on Computer Education for the students of 4th to 7th standards. The IT Consultant and volunteers made a power point presentation on computer literacy and importance of computers in the modern world. A Q&A session was also arranged on Computer and internet.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mumbai
Ginger Mumbai Mahakali Team visited Mahakali Caves to plants several trees. They also had a chance to see the plants they had planted during TVW6 in the same area. The team was geared up by seeing the plants grow bigger and it also encouraged them to do more for the environment.
  Educational tour for children Tata Consultancy Services  |  Bangalore
As part of Tata Volunteering week, TCS Maitree CS volunteers took the kids of Ambedkar Nagar School for an educational tour to Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium to increase awareness about Science and Solar system through short movies which were played in the regional language.
  Cleanliness drive at a school Ginger Hotels   |  Mysore
Volunteers from Team Ginger Mysore visited the Government Higher Primary School located at Yaraganahalli, Mysore. The volunteers cleaned the school premises. They encouraged the children to go to school daily, study diligently and respect their teachers, elders and parents. They also taught them about traffic rules, environment & its maintenance, food hygiene and cleanliness. The team served lunch and conducted games for children.
  Distribution of stationary Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of OMQ Noamundi organised a Joy of Giving event and distributed school stationaries items to Primary School at Daladiri and Mahadevnasa village of Katamati OMQ.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Manesar
30 volunteers cleaned the park area adjacent to the Hotel premises and footpaths of main road towards IMT industrial area opposite to Rockland Hospital. All the volunteers participated with full energy and motivation and also received appreciation from local public.
  Session on interview skills and workplace protocol Tata Teleservices   |  Mumbai
A mentoring session was undertaken for the students with disabilities of SARTHAK covering the aspects of interview skills, time management and workplace protocol. The session was conducted with the help of an interpreter and was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mangalore
The volunteers cleaned the “Tannirbhavi beach” a known tourist spot. The area was found unclean during the earlier site visits, hence it was decided to clean up the beach as part of social responsibility. Team members were absolutely thrilled for this activity as many of the hotel guest’s visit this beach frequently.
  Visit to the hotel Ginger Hotels  |  Vizag
20 Students from Youth4jobs (NGO Organization) Visakhapatnam branch visited the hotel. The volunteers briefed all the students about the Tata group & Ginger Hotels. The students then were escorted to all the departments by hotel team and briefed about their daily operations. A training class on Personal Hygiene was conducted for all the students.
  Functional English literacy training Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
Sanatkada a Lucknow based NGO and Maitree CS partner of TCS is working relentlessly towards uplifting the marginalized women. During TVW 7, TCS associates at Lucknow conducted a 5 day long workshop to hone the English functional literacy of the beneficiaries in tandem with Sanatkada. This workshop not only served as a platform for the learners to improve their communication skills, but it also gave an opportunity to the TCS volunteers to strengthen their bond with the local community.
  Visit to the hotel Ginger Hotels  |  Bhubaneshwar
Ginger Hotel Bhubaneshwar invited 22 differently abled (Speech & Hearing Impaired) students who have graduated from grade 10 from Young Professional, National Career Service Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Government of India - Ministry of Labour and Employment. The volunteers gave an overview of all the hotel operations like Food & Beverage, Kitchen, Housekeeping, Front Office & Engineering. The hotel already has 3 such employees in Food & beverage service department. They shared their experience of working with hotel for the last 6 months with the students. The volunteers briefed them about future opportunities available.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels   |  Trivandrum
16 volunteers got together to plant trees on the sidewalks of the neighborhood area. They dug holes and planned these trees for a greener environment.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.