Volume No. 11      
  Painting a school Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The volunteers did the lime washing of the school. They also painted the doors and windows of the school building. The school teachers also joined in to volunteer.
  Session on hospitality Ginger Hotels  |  Agartala
Two team members from Food & Beverage Department volunteered & visited Orion Edutech and counselled 35 students under PMKVY scheme pertaining to various opportunity in the F&B department. The students showed interest in the hospitality industry and expressed their willingness to build a career in this sector.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Agartala
The volunteers conducted a cleanliness drive near the Bhagat Singh Hostel area on VIP road.
  Linen donation Ginger Hotels  |  Ahmedabad
A group of 25 Volunteers team gathered together with an aim to help people in need with reusable linen & clothes. They donated them at Jeevan Sandhya – Vruddhashram - Ahmedabad.
  Rice bucket challenge Ginger Hotels  |  Chennai
20 Volunteers from Ginger Goa took a small step forward to visit an orphanage (Noven Jivit) and conducted a Rice Bucket challenge. They spent quality time with the kids.
  Road safety awareness Ginger Hotels  |  Jamshedpur
18 Volunteers from Ginger Jamshedpur organized a safety march wherein local traffic police also joined in to spread awareness about Road Safety. The volunteers reached out to the common public and explained about the importance of road safety.
  Sanitation awareness Ginger Hotels  |  Pantnagar
A team of 6 volunteers from Ginger Pantnagar conducted a drive in near Kamp Area about sanitation, by talking and explaining the crowd about the importance of good hygiene practices.
  Stalls in the office Indian Hotels  |  Coimbatore
The hotel provided a space in the associate dining room to sell the home-made snacks for three days and encouraged them to sell their snacks made of rice, peanuts and papad. The associates were very happy to buy the snacks at an affordable price
  Drawing competition Indian Hotels  |  Jodhpur
Activities like drawing competition and motivational story telling was organized for children at BalSobha Grah, an orphanage. 40 students participated in the competition. After drawing competition, a story was told to the children on successful people of the world. Best drawing was chosen by jury and prizes were distributed to the winners.
  Grooming and body language session Indian Hotels  |  Mumbai
A session on Interview skills was organised for the F&B learners at Tata Strive Skill Development centre. All the Students attended the session with great enthusiasm. The session had some group discussions and team activities along with watching motivational videos.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels  |  Surajkund
VBT- Surajkund took to cleaning the periphery of the building. The team got together in their cleaning gears and set out to create an example for the society. There was high enthusiasm and participation for this initiative which also reinforced the need within each one to maintain this drive in our personal lives too.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels  |  Varanasi
A cleanliness drive was conducted at the PWD road behind the Taj Gateway Hotel Ganges. All the arrangement for the cleaning drive was done by the Human Resources Department along other executives. Waste materials, garbage, used plastic items, broken glasses, rotten leaves, dead grass, used flower garlands thrown on the road were removed by a team of 25 volunteers from the Hotel. The road was cleaned using hoes, brooms, coops, crates and garbage collection bags.
  Helping with science projects Infiniti Retail  |  Mumbai
16 Support Office employees from Infiniti Retail Ltd. engaged with the under-privileged students from standard 5 and 6 of Nityananda School. The volunteers visit the school on a weekly basis and assist the students in making the science projects which will be exhibited in the subsequent weeks.
  Donating food Infiniti Retail  |  Bangalore
8 volunteers from Croma stores (Bangalore) visited Pushpavana Charitable Trust and distributed lunch and provisions
  Awareness on disposal of e-waste Infiniti Retail  |  Bangalore
An awareness session on the importance of safe disposal and recycling of electronic waste (e-waste) was conducted by 5 employees from Infiniti Retail - Bangalore at the Sri Vidya Vikasa Kendra. The session highlighted the impact of e-waste on the environment if not disposed in the right manner.
  Pulse polio awareness JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO PHHS volunteers organized a pulse polio programme at different centres. Many children were given drops to prevent getting affected in the future.
  Medical camp JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO PHHS & CSR department volunteers organized a Medical Camp for general health and eye check-up at Baldeo Basti Bistupur. Doctor’s team of JUSCO and Purnima Netralaya were involved in this initiative and over all 60 members of Baldeo Basti are provided with general health check-up and 46 members for eye check-up. After the eye-check 13 patients were referred for cataract surgery, retina check-up and spectacles to Purnima Netralaya, Tamulia.
  Stationary distribution JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO DE&TP, Real Estate department volunteers organized fun activity – Music [guitar] and dance activity with special children of School of Hope, Northern Town. Volunteers also distributed note books and pens to all the children. The team spent quality time with all the children which left unforgettable memories for all.
  Cleanliness drive JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO, PHHS dept. volunteers organized a cleaning campaign in different areas. During this activity the residents were informed regarding proper cleaning & garbage removal process, apart from the importance of cleanliness in our localities, home & lives. Even the local people participated enthusiastically in this activity.
  Carrom board competition JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO O&M department volunteers organized the poem competition and carrom board competition at UMS, PS-S, Adityapur. The children of class I to V participated in poetry competition and class VI to VIII participated in carrom board competition. The best performers for each group were awarded prizes. The team spent quality time with all the children which left unforgettable memories for all.
  Magic show for children JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO IT, F&C Volunteers organized a Magic Show for the students of Utkramit Middle School Padampur, Gamaharia. 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.
  Awareness session on health JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO PHHS department volunteers organized the dengue prevention & health awareness talk for the students of sewing training community centre Ramdasbhatta. Volunteers also organized a quiz related to health and dengue prevention talk was also conducted and token gifts were given to the winners.
  Sports material distribution JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO FMC & CSR department volunteers distributed sports material for students of Middle School Rapcha. Volunteers also distributed cleaning items [phenols, lizol] for school toilets cleaning and mortein for mosquito prevention. Volunteers also spent quality time with all of them to end the day on a happy note. Arrange the cultural programme during this activity for volunteer’s welcome.
  Cleanliness drive Rallis India  |  Akola
Rallis Akola volunteers along with students of Blue Lotus English School conducted a cleanliness drive at the Shivapur Village. 12 Volunteers from Rallis India Akola joined the mission and carried out the cleaning of Shivapur village.
  Cleanliness drive Rallis India  |  Ankleshwar
Rallis India Limited Ankleshwar unit organised a cleanliness drive at Ficom Chowkadi, Ankleshwar. They cleaned the roads of GIDC.
  Science classes for children Rallis India  |  Dahej
Rallis India Limited organised science intervention classes. As part of the program one of the expert carries different science experiments throughout the year from the syllabus. In the third year the students are given individual projects where students make their own projects and present them in front of their classmates. Rallis Volunteers participated in the presentation preparation and gave them tips and suggestions on presentation skills.
  Road safety awareness Rallis India  |  Lote
Six volunteers from Rallis India Lote unit conducted an awareness session on road safety and traffic rules through presentations, video clips and discussion for the high school students of Nutan Vidyalaya, Lote. The team explained the importance of following traffic rules and the importance of wearing helmet, seat belt etc. while driving.
  Speech competition Rallis India  |  Lote
Six volunteers of Rallis India, Lote unit organized a speech competition on “My School” at Z P School, Ghanekunt -1. Eight students participated in the competition. The students talked very proudly on their school and its strength.
  Awareness session on industrial safety Rallis India  |  Lote
Six employees of Rallis India, Lote unit arranged a session on Industrial safety at one of the small scale chemical company at Lote MIDC for their employees and workers. The volunteers explained about safety precautions, usage of various types of personal protective equipment, conducted mock drills, prepared on-site and off-site emergency plan etc. The team also participated in a Safety Quiz Competition organized by Lote Parshuram Industries Association.
  Organic manure production drive Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
"Climate Change - Lets make a change" is the theme that volunteers at Tata Chemicals, Mithapur, have selected for organising programs during TVW-9. One of the good ways to mitigate Climate Change impact is to encourage use of local produce and to switch over to organics. In line with this concept, a drive for production of organic manure has been started and volunteers helped in harvesting of manure from compost beds. The produce will be used for plantation jobs for sand dune stabilization along the Mithapur coast.
  Seed-ball production for wasteland and wilderness greening Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
Seed-ball production programs were organised at Tata Chemicals, Mithapur, during the weekend with an aim to help greening of wastelands and wilderness areas in and around Mithapur. Employees and family members volunteered for sieving and mixing organic manure and garden soil for making of earth balls which were impregnated with seeds of native flora species like Babul, Tamarind, Piloo etc. These indigenous flora species support rich insect and bird life. The seed-balls produced shall be broadcast along road sides, wastelands and wilderness areas during the coming monsoon season with involvement of rural students and youth so that the local communities too can be sensitized on conservation of native species.
  Lake clean up Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
TCS Chennai in association with EFI organizes and executes effective lake cleanup programs in Chennai. The objective of the drive is to create awareness about the lakes, the need for maintenance and create green environment by planting trees in and around the lakes. The water body with its periphery was cleaned, strengthened & restored to its original capacity & beauty.
  Painting walls Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
TCS Chennai in association with EFI organizes and executes wall painting activities in Chennai. The objective of the drive is to create awareness about the environment, how to preserve it well and create a green environment by planting trees in and around the city.
  Teaching children Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
TCS Chennai took up a new initiative to teach spoken English and computer science to the under-privileged kids studying in the government schools. As a part of that we coordinated with Ganapathy government school for girls in Gopalapuram and taught the girls of classes 6 and 7 spoken English, Microsoft word and Excel.
  Managing an event Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
TCS Chennai in association with BHUMI organized the IGNITE Fest. Children from 40 shelter homes came and showcased their talent, knowledge and what they learnt from Bhumi Volunteers during the last 8 months. Our volunteers took various roles like Venue Management, Kids Management, project wise volunteering, event support work etc.
  Teaching children Tata Consultancy Services  |  Chennai
TCS Chennai in association with Vazhai NGO contributes to the upliftment of the rural kids by mentoring them. Vazhai nurtures school children in the most remote parts of Tamil Nadu, India. Currently Vazhai concentrates on Vizhupuram and Dharmapuri districts. A team from Chennai concentrates on Ananthapuram village (Vizhupuram district).
  Visit to a school Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Jamshedpur
TCE Jamshedpur employees visited School of Hope & demonstrated innovative ways of candle making to the school teachers. A DIY (Do it yourself) presentation was made on ways of making scented & flower candles using discarded flowers/leaves were discussed. The staff of the school showed immense interest in learning the ways to prepare the candles.
  Mentoring young children Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Mumbai
The students from Masoom were invited for Mentoring sessions with senior leaders. Senior leaders of group companies as well as senior management from TCE, volunteered their time and engaged with the students on various fields and career prospects. The two mentoring sessions covered a gamut of careers ranging from skill building, finance, CA, retail sector, interview skills and resume writing techniques.
  Donation for an organisation Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
The team of central maintenance contributed a certain amount through collection from various team volunteers to finance the education of a needy student from the local community.
  Visit to a home Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
31 employee volunteers visited Cheshire Home and donated biscuits, chocolate and INR. 2000 cash for the residents.
  Drawing competition Tata Motors  |  Mumbai
The team organized a drawing competition for students at Tata Motors International Business office. The volunteers participated and interacted with the students.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Motors  |  Pune
A team of 50 volunteers from H Block LCV Factory visited Mukai Anath Aashramshala (an orphanage school). They donated 3 cupboards for library and 250 utensils.
  Blood donation drive Tata Motors  |  Thane
CSR Team along with Tata Memorial Hospital organized a Blood Donation Drive at Tata Motors, Thane. In all there were 68 registrations including employees and other contractual employees.
  Visit to a school Tata Projects  |  Hyderabad
A team of 20 volunteers from Tata Projects, visited primary schools of Kandlakoyya and Suthariguda village supported by Tata Projects, at Medchal Mandal. The team conducted some athletics and competitions like running, musical chair, frog jump, dance competition and duster game among the students. Prizes were distributed to the winners as well as participants. The volunteers motivated the students to concentrate on their studies and reflected on their role in nation building.
  Awareness drive on health, hygiene & sanitation Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
A group of 9 volunteers visited Lahanda Munda Sahi Primary School and conducted an awareness session on health, hygiene & sanitation among school children. The program was attended by 121 students of the school. Ill effects of bad hygiene and its adverse impact on health was discussed. The program was appreciated by the school management and the villagers.
  Awareness session for village residents Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
A group of 12 volunteers of Tata Sponge visited the tribal village of Balita, in Joda block of Keonjhar district in Odisha. The village constitutes inhabitants of Munda tribe. An awareness program focused on village ladies was organized on “Model Anganwadi Center” constructed by Tata Sponge for promotion of preschool education. Women SHGs, ASHA and AWWs participated in the discussion covering education, water & sanitation issues, hygiene practices, gender equality, tribal rich cultural aspects, protection of environment, ban of alcoholism, etc. with an objective for creation of a Model Tribal village. the program was highly appreciated by the local community.
  Visit to a school Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of volunteers from HSM and few MT’s visited Navodyay Primary School, Babudih and took coaching classes for the underprivileged children of the school. The team also emphasised the importance of education and shared few success stories.
  Enterprise development training Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
In its endeavour to empower bustee women, Urban Services organised a enterprise development training programme for women who wish to run food business from home. The programme was inaugurated at Sonari Community Centre and few successful women shared their stories of becoming successful entrepreneurs
  Dental check-up camp Tata Steel  |  Joda
Joda volunteers along with TSRDS organised dental check-up and distributed dental kit and biscuit packets to the under privileged children of Residential Bridge Course (RBC) Joda. Health and hygiene talk and fitness activities also deliberated among them.
  Spending time with children Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of volunteers from Intelligence Dept. visited Masti Ki Pathshala and interacted with the young boys. They played football with the boys and took sessions on importance of education. They also had one to one interaction with the students over evening snacks.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Employees of Sports Dept. organised a cleanliness drive near the swimming pool area of JRD Tata Sports Complex. The trainees and their parents also participated in the event.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.