Painting a school Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The volunteers painted Amlokhi Bonua L.P.School of Diffloo Tea Estate. The school children were very excited to see their school being painted. The participants distributed toffees to all the school children after the painting activity.
  Storytelling session Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Mumbai
TCE organized a story telling session for the kids of Navjeevan Prathamik School in Thane. The school provides free education to kids living on the streets with little or limited access to education, food and basic hygiene facilities. TCE volunteers spent time engaging these kids of age groups 6-11 years in stories about good habits, importance of education and ideal values.
  Food donation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Ahmedabad
27 volunteers from Ginger Hotel Ahmedabad distributed lunch amongst children.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Communications  |  Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad volunteers spent quality time with the elderly at old age care home supported by Help age India. Volunteers interacted with the elderly, sang old Hindi film songs and played antakshari to turn their day into a fun and joyous one.
  Mentoring youth Tata Communications  |  Mumbai & Pune
Volunteers from Tata Communications spent quality time with students associated with Tata Strive Skill Development Center in Mumbai & Pune and helped them drive their professional growth through one-on-one coaching on resume designing and interview skills. Additionally, volunteers from Mumbai mentored a group of differently abled students from Sarthak. The energy and zeal of these students to learn was amazing and worth appreciating. These one on one interactive sessions saw volunteers from various departments, leadership forum and Tata Communications board of directors.
  Run for women empowerment Tata Communications  |  Pune
Tata Communications witnessed one of the most historical moments in Pune when 600 employees and 80 women beneficiaries from Idea Foundation gathered at the Dighi campus to run together for DRIVEathon, a first of its kind marathon in Tata Communications. The run was conducted to support the cause of “Women Empowerment” through project “Umang”, an affirmative action initiative to augment the earning potentials of women through skill development training and entrepreneurship development programs. Volunteers jointly covered 3670 kms in the 5 km and 10 km categories in this historic run.
  Computer classes Tata Coffee  |  Hyderabad
A team of Tata Coffee visited Government ZPH school Brahmanpally village to conduct an awareness amongst the students of 10th & 9th Standard on computer learning. Subsequently they shared the material of Ms-Office basics with all the participants and clarified doubts. Volunteers spent time with students and explained the way forward and Govt. schemes available to learn computer with minimum investment in their village.
  Awareness rally Ginger Hotels  |  Mysore
Team Ginger Mysore conducted a campaign to raise awareness on saving our natural resources like rivers. The volunteers conducted a walkathon on major roads & areas of Mysore city and spread the message to public about the importance of rivers.
  Spending time with children Tata Metaliks  |  Kharagpur
The volunteers distributed ice-cream amongst children of Maheshpur Primary School and Kunjochak Primary School. The ice-cream was donated by employees of Tata Metaliks.
  Exposure visit for children Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
Students from UDAAN visited Tata Motors and interacted with Head- Manufacturing, CVBU. They asked about Tata Motors growth plan. They asked about how to prepare themselves to enter professional life, do well in academics and what are the ways to achieve professional excellence. Few young GETs also participated in discussion to share their experience and shared practical tips on how to do well in examinations.
  Awareness rally Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from Construction team visited Tupudang village. They participated in an awareness rally on cleanliness in village. Volunteers discussed the importance of cleanliness with school children followed by household visits to interact with villagers to make them aware about sanitation and cleanliness.
  Cultural programme for children Ginger Hotels  |  Mangalore
A group of 40 volunteers visited a school. 130 children from class 3rd to 7th were entertained with cultural activities. They distributed snacks, stationery & also cleaned the entire place.
  Awareness session Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from Paint shop visited village Rajdoha where an awareness session on cleanliness was organized for Self Help Group women from the village. The importance of toilet use, hand wash and hygiene among women was discussed. Women from village agreed to disinfect their water sources by using bleaching powder and team CSR provided them bleaching powder.
  Conducting sessions for youth Tata Global Beverages  |  Bangalore
The volunteers conducted a hands-on session for students on creation of pivot tables. Volunteers demonstrated the basics of excel commands, charts, excel ribbon features, file and conversion features of file into different formats, explaining the need of pivot table and its features and live creation/demonstration of pivot chart using student’s information. They also conducted a session on motivation and diverse ways and principals to achieve success in life.
  Blood donation camp Tata Business Support Services  |  Pune
Over 160 volunteers donated blood during the blood donation camp organized at the Tata BSS office. The camp was organized by CM Hospital Blood Bank. The donated blood will be used for patient who come in the hospital’s emergency wings.
  Cyclathon for saving rivers campaign Tata Business Support Services  |  Pune
Tata BSS volunteers joined in the Cyclathon arranged in Pune by LOKBIRADARI PRAKAL with their friends & family. The aim for the cyclathon was spread awareness about “Save the rivers”. Some of them completed 12 km of cycling and said that it was a wonderful experience to contribute towards the noble cause.
  Accounting and bookkeeping session Tata Sponge Iron  |  Bileipada
9 volunteers jointly organized an awareness program on domestic safety, accounts & book keeping at the Learning & Development Centre, Tata Sponge township. An audience of 49 people belonging to nearby villages including farmers, small businessmen, SHG & youth club members attended the program.
  Computer literacy training Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Delhi
Volunteers from Tata Consulting Engineers, Delhi Delivery Centre continued the computer literacy training program. This program has attracted volunteers from various Tata companies like Vistara & TCS. The volunteers completed first module of program and got an overwhelming response from students and school management.
  Visit to a shelter home Tata International  |  Zimbabwe
Tata Blackwood Hodge visited Larche Zimbabwe, a home within our community. The home caters for children with intellectual disabilities. The team shared duties of cleaning the place, some did laundry and washing of blankets. Some helped in gardening, welding and chopping of firewood. Afterwards the team had lunch with the kids and presented a few groceries.
  Cleaning a local school Ginger Hotels  |  Agartala
10 volunteers cleaned the premises of a local school. All the volunteers participated with full energy and motivation and received appreciation from the school authority. They also participated in a sport activity.
  Road safety awareness Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Tata Technologies volunteers organized a road safety awareness drive at Pune Mankar Chowk signal with flex banners and posters with safety messages written on them. Other volunteers waited at zebra crossing to request riders to wear safety helmets, to wear seat belts and follow traffic rules. This drive was conducted with a big support of Pune traffic Police department and PI officers.
  Interaction with students The Tinplate Company of India  |  Jamshedpur
Managing Director, Tinplate Company of India Ltd. took a session for the students of Basic Computer course at I-Tin classes. It was a motivational session where the students were guided for their career options and how to achieve the aspirations of life. In addition to the session, Chief HRM & SS and Manager CSR also shared their experiences on “setting up the goals and striving for its achievement” with the students.
  Visit to an old age home The Tinplate Company of India  |  Jamshedpur
A team of Officers from MD’s Office, HRM, Fin & A/cs, CSR and Town Health visited an old age home – “Nirmal Hriday” with groceries & food items and spent quality time with the inmates.
  Recognition of students The Tinplate Company of India  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from TCIL organized a recognition program for the students of vocational courses at Tinplate Community Development Centre. The spouses of senior colleagues recognized the students who successfully completed one year beautician as well as tailoring and stitching courses in the community development centre. The motive of the program was to boost up the motivation level of students so that they can perform excellent in their respective workplace.
  Visit to a non-profit Ginger Hotels  |  Ahmedabad
Team of 32 Staff members visited Blind People’s Association with an objective to spend time with the children. They also distributed snacks amongst them.
  Nutrition awareness program Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
TCL volunteers organised a "Nutrition Awareness" program at Girls' School at Arambda village near Mithapur. Nutrition deficiency and anaemia are common in rural areas and more so in case of the girls. The purpose of the program was to create awareness on balanced diet and sensitize the rural girl students on their food habits. A film on healthy food pyramid was screened and the volunteers organised games and power point presentation for educating the students on nutritional values of different food types. A painting competition on "Nutrition" theme was also organised and winners were awarded prizes.
  Visit to village schools Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
TCL volunteers and family members visited the residential schools at Gadechi and Vachhu villages near Mithapur during the weekend and spent time with the rural students. They organised games, garba dance for the students and shared homemade snacks with them. Talks on achievement motivation were also conducted.
  Cleaning of a local island Indian Hotels  |  Maldives
A team of Taj Exotica Maldives visited a local island named Maafushi Island in Maldives to clean the island. This an island where many tourists visit on their vacation and hence it's very important to keep the beaches clean. With the help of local island councillor, the associates formed different teams and cleaned the beaches, collected the garbage, and ensured the beaches regain its beauty to attract the tourist.
  Visit to a charity Tata Motors  |  Lucknow
The volunteers spread joy and cheer through music & dance and sat individually with the ailing patients and old age residents, listening to their stories. The team carried certain items of daily needs for the patients of the house.
  Exposure visit Ginger Hotels  |  Mumbai
Ginger Hotel Mumbai Andheri invited 10 students with disability from Sarthak Educational Trust and provided them with skill training. The EWD staff member was excited to share his hospitality experience with the visiting students. The students were provided skill training on housekeeping, front office, restaurant service.
  Cleanliness drive The Tinplate Company of India  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers of the Tinplate Company participated in a cleanliness drive at No.10 Harijan Basti. A heap of garbage was accumulated at one corner of the road approaching the Basti near Krisna Road, Sidgora. This volunteering efforts succeeded in creating huge public awareness.
  Activities for children JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
F&A, Real Estate and EPC dept. volunteers organized a Swachh Awareness Session at U.M.S Hathiyadih and Uperbera, Ghamaria. They also organized essay, drawing and slogans competition for the students and winners were distributed prizes. The volunteers spoke about the Swachh Bharat Campaign and at the end all pledged together to contribute to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi's vision of "Clean India". All the children participated enthusiastically in all activities like bucket the ball, musical chair etc. and at the end gifts were given to the winners. The team also distributed crayons, stationary, sweets, biscuits and thus spent some quality time with these children.
  Distribution of educational kits JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
FMC, Env, Admin, EPC & CSR dept. volunteers organized a visit to aanganwadis in Hittaku and Rotary Diksha Centre, Sakchi. There the volunteers distributed educational kits (including slate, chalk, stationary and bag), school uniform, biscuits and beverages to all children. The team also spent some quality time with these kids singing rhymes.
  Medical camp JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO, PHHS & CSR volunteers organized a medical camp at New Primary School Champai Nagar, Adityapur for Class I to V students. The team of doctors examined the students and gave necessary medicines, ointments and vitamins, calcium, iron, supplements. They also spoke on importance of personal hygiene, cleanliness and proper diet.
  Magic show for children JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO, HR/IR dept. volunteers organized a magic show for the students of U.M.S Primary School-5, Adityapur. The students were very excited to witness all the magic tricks and illusions the magician hid up his sleeves. The team members also enjoyed and interacted with children whole heartedly and distributed goodies and snack packets to all which brought lots of happiness to all the children.
  Plantation drive JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO, FMC, Env, and Admin dept. volunteers organized a plantation drive at Hittaku Middle School. The team along with the students planted seasonal fruit trees and flowers in an around school campus. The team also enlightened the students about how to save the environment by planting and saving trees.
  Session on basic hygiene Indian Hotels  |  Chandigarh
Taj Chandigarh visited a slum area in sector 25 to share knowledge on basic hygiene practices. The volunteers then distributed the packages of toothpaste and combs with other commodities and also conducted pest control of the area.
  Scholarship distribution Tata Chemicals  |  Babrala
TCSRD distributed scholarship to 99 students of district Sambhal, U.P under the Affirmative Action Programme. The screening of students was done through a written examination. Volunteers were involved in each & every process like setting of exam papers, conducting the examination & evaluating the answer sheets.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Motors  |  Pune
A team of 27 volunteers visited ‘Vikas Anath Ashram, Chikhli’ and spent time with children. They played games and distributed fruits. They also helped in the construction work by donating Rs. 5000.
  Celebrating birthday at an orphanage Tata Motors  |  Pune
An employee celebrated his daughter’s birthday at an orphanage - Laxmibai Vastigruha, Satara. They started with cake cutting followed by storytelling, singing & interaction with girls. They gifted water bottles, hair clips, nail paints to the children.
  Street play on sanitation Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
26 trainees from Training Division of Tata Motors, Jamshedpur enacted a street play in Lupungdih village. Villagers were made aware regarding sanitation and use of toilet through this street play.
  Visit to community health centre Tata Chemicals  |  Babrala
A team of 8 volunteers visited the Community Health Centre – OPD at Village House area Tata Chemicals Limited – Babrala - Distt. Sambhal UP. All volunteers supported patient’s registration, weight tracking, patient’s examination & medicines distribution.
  Blood donation camp Indian Hotels  |  Coimbatore
More than 32 units of blood were collected from the volunteer’s blood donation camp which was conducted at Vivanta by Taj Surya, Coimbatore Around 15 Blood bank technicians and officials from Governmental General Hospital, Coimbatore were working for this camp. At the end of the Camp, all donors were awarded a certificate by the Medical officer.
  Blood donation camp Ginger Hotels  |  Indore
Employees of Ginger Hotel Indore participated in a blood donation camp. The blood donation camp was conducted in association with CHL Apollo Hospital. 13 volunteers participated in blood donation camp.
  Friendly football match Tata Services  |  Mumbai
The volunteers played a friendly football match with young children of OSCAR Foundation on International Peace Day. The two-hour session showcased good sportsmanship. The children enjoyed the time and displayed immense talent.
  Painting a toy centre Tata Services  |  Mumbai
The volunteers enjoyed an evening painting a toy centre for young toddlers. They used bright colours and painted the alphabets. They also took requests from the children and drew their favourite characters.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Teleservices  |  Hyderabad
12 volunteers from prepay sales team from Hyderabad visited an orphanage Divya Disha Foundation. The volunteers played a match of cricket as they were informed that kids love cricket and they go to state run academy of cricket. The volunteers gifted them a cricket kit, some story books and colouring books, crayons and shared evening snacks with them.
  Visit to a school Tata Teleservices  |  Gujarat
11 volunteers along with Gujarat Geography Head visited a Navrachit school in Gujarat. This school operates from a small trailer for nearby slum children. The volunteers spent time with the kids, spoke to them on different topics and distributed gifts.
  Protecting biodiversity Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
Congress grass is an exotic weed which is not browsed by domestic or wild herbivores. It spreads fast at the cost of native grasses and herbaceous flora and is detrimental to the local biodiversity. Congress Grass was detected in Mithapur during ecosystem monitoring exercise by volunteers and this could pose a risk to the thriving biodiversity in the Mithapur region. A program to eradicate the same was organised to stem the spread of this exotic weed. TCL employees, family members, retired employees and apprentice trainees joined the drive which will continue in the forthcoming week.
  Visit to an orphanage Indian Hotels  |  Coimbatore
Volunteers visited the Mercy home for HIV positive affected children and adults. The volunteers provided food for the children.
  Guest lecture on periodic table Rallis India  |  Dahej
An employee from Rallis India Limited Dahej Unit shared his knowledge on chemistry Subject with the 12th std. science stream students. They were given a session on periodical tables of elements in a very simple way. The evolution and bifurcation of elements was discussed.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.