Volume No. 20      
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Delhi
TATA Consulting Engineers (TCE) organized an out-door event for small kids of an orphanage - Mala Smriti Home, Noida. The kids along with their mentors were taken to Rashtrapati Bhavan & India Gate for a small trip. At Rashtrapati Bhavan they specifically visited the Museum where they were being guided and explained by one of the guide. That Museum contained all the antiques & artefacts related to all respected Presidents of India till date. The audio-visual instruments were very attractive. A 3D show was arranged which was related to Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March. After that all the kids and staff were taken to ‘India Gate’ where they spent time by playing games, watching beauty of India Gate and nearby gardens. The volunteers shared fruits & snacks.
  Visit to a centre Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Kolkata
A group of 4 Volunteers from TCE Kolkata visited an Old Age Home and Orphanage Center at Secretary-Avenue Women's Cultural & Social Welfare Society, Barrackpore. There are 15 residents in the old age home and 30 children in the orphanage. They organized several fun activities with grannies & kids. Snacks, notebooks, stationary items, old clothes and toys were distributed to the kids. For the residents of the old age home they also distributed new clothes.
  Food donation drive Tata BlueScope Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of four volunteers from Tata BlueScope Steel visited a village near Patamda, East Sighbhum. They contributed and distributed Rice Bags to 21 poor families.
  Cleanliness drive Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis Lote team conducted a cleanliness drive at Guhaghar Beach, Dist Ratnagiri which is one of the beautiful beach in Konkan Belt. The volunteers interacted with the nearby residents and made aware them the importance of keeping the sea shore clean to protect the environment from any type of pollution. The team cleaned and removed unwanted items from the sea shore.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata BlueScope Steel  |  Sriperumbudur
Team from Sriperumbudur plant visited St. Thomas Care Home for Orphan Children in Keevalur Village, Sriperumbudur. They donated playing kits. They spent few hours by playing Cricket, Volley Ball and Foot Ball.
  English session for children Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis Lote Unit Volunteers along with two English Literacy Development teachers conducted a performance review test of all the students who have participated in Rallis’s English intervention course at Nutan Vidyalaya, ZP school Matwadi and Lotemal.
  Spending time with children Ginger Hotels  |  Mangalore
37 employees from the hotel engaged in cleaning the entire school playing ground. They served snacks to the children & donated make up kits to girls & stationeries to boys. Sports gears were given to the children & later the team played games along with them. Dances were performed by staff & the children enjoyed it.
  Computer literacy drive Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
A “Session on computer literacy” was conducted by associates at Sarthak Foundation (an NGO which helps to give education to the poor and underprivileged kids of marginalized section of society). The session aimed at improving the basic computer skills which in turn will help in nurturing their performance in all the fields. The associates carried their own personal laptops as there was no provision of computers in the NGO center.
  Blood donation camp Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
A blood donation camp was organised at Namroop Tea Estate. Many came forward to support this cause.
  Grammar session Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
A “Session on English grammar” was conducted by associates at Prerna Girls’ School which aimed at improving the Basic English skills which in turn will help in nurturing the listening, speaking and reading skills of the students thereby helping the beneficiaries enhancing their performance in all the fields. Proper study material is given to the associates and the same material is distributed to all the girls too for their further revision.
  Sports activities for a village Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis Lote team organized a friendly cricket match with the nearby village residents to have a better social touch with the local people. The staff members, associates and villagers participated in the match. The team manager has taken a key role in this initiative to promote sports activities in the village.
  Hygiene session for girls Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
Prerna Girls School is a school for underprivileged girls and is the Maitree CS Partner of TCS Lucknow. These girls come from the neighboring slums and communities and being compelled by their circumstances, most of them work in houses as domestic helpers. A “Pad sanitation drive” was conducted here to give them a clean, hygienic and hassle- free period month by donation of sanitary pads collected through a drive organized at branch level and sensitizing girls through a session on how to govern their health and hygiene during this time.
  Food session for women Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis Lote team and the canteen supervisor arranged a food recipe session for the ladies group of Ajgani, Lote. The team explained an approach to healthy eating, highlighted good to know information when recipe is healthy, vegetarian, low-fat, high fiber, etc. The team demonstrated preparation of Tomato Soup, Carrot Halwa and Veg. Manchurian.
  Manure distribution Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
“Gomti Gaatha” is an environmental initiative aimed towards cleaning the lifeline of Lucknow city – the river “Gomti”. As part of this, volunteers of TCS Lucknow visit the bank (an identified portion) of river Gomti and do extensive cleaning for at least an hour every month. Thereafter, they collect the garbage and segregate it into biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. The biodegradable waste is dumped into a deep pit dug in the ground and the non-biodegradable waste is collected together at an identified area to be taken away by the garbage trucks of the Municipal Corporation. While they started with cleaning as the primary objective, efforts are also being made towards beautifying the river-bank area by planting trees. TCS volunteers carry organic manure (generated from our in-house Organic Waste Converter) along with them and spread it generously along the plants/ trees to make the land more productive. Hence, this initiative has become much more than a usual cleaning drive and is now a sustained ‘clean & green’ initiative that is sure to provide impactful results in the long run.
  Awareness session on water Tata Motors  |  Pantnagar
The Head HR, Tata Motors Pantnagar Plant visited tribal village Audeli, Sitarganj to hand over the deep bore handpump to the tribal community of the village. He also addressed the group of villagers and urged them to save water to save village. The villagers were happy to have the quality water handpump in the villages which will help to get rid of many water borne diseases. He also interacted with group of women engaged in livelihood activities through Self Help Group (SHG).
  Cleanliness drive Tata Projects  |  Hyderabad
Tata Projects, Hyderabad in association with P3PA (NGO) Planet 3 Protection Alliance and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) created awareness on importance of clean Hyderabad and cleaned up the road side stretch at KPHB 4th phase, towards Khaithalapur road. A total of 60 volunteers participated in the program 4 quintals of trash was collected. Apart from cleaning the premises, a team of volunteers also educated the residents about the need to keep their premises clean for a healthy Hyderabad and also stressed on the need to segregate the wet and dry waste at the source level.
  Interaction with self-help groups Tata Motors  |  Pantnagar
Supplier Quality team under the leadership of Head SQ went to the tribal villages Jaganpuri and conducted a meeting with Self-help Group (SHG) members of the village. Volunteers interacted with the group members, advised to keep records and supported for the local market connect to the local products.
  Session on scholarships Tata Motors  |  Pantnagar
Head Product Launch Tata Motors visited the Government Girls Inter College (GGIC) Pantnagar and conducted a session on usefulness of scholarship for the class 9th students. The participatory approach, sharing case studies, home visit feedback of few students and focus discussion with high potential students made the session very lively and fruitful for the students. 125 girls participated in the scholarship awareness session.
  Blood donation camp Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A blood donation camp was organised at LD#2. A total of 94 units of blood was collected. Pellet Plant Dept. of Tata Steel also started an initiative of visiting villages in the vicinity and organizing awareness sessions on blood donations. As part of this series, the team visited Kumarasal village and spread the message of donating blood among the villagers.
  Reduce Reuse Recycle session JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO Billing & CRCC, CSR department volunteers organized the “Reduce Reuse Recycle” activity for students [IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII] of Utkramit Middle School Hathiyadih and Baramari, Gamaharia. Volunteers conducted a quiz competition related to environment, gave token gift to the winners. Volunteers aware the students how to use waste material like waste car wheels, bottles, they made study table by car wheel and pen stand, flower pots, chalk dust bins etc.
  Mentoring session Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
As part of motivation and building confidence amongst the contractual workers, EQMS Division of Tata Steel initiated mentoring programme – “Dost”. Under this programme an interactive session was organized between the mentors and the mentees. Few mentees shared their stories on how this programme has helped them to transform and work better.
  Donation drive Tata Motors  |  Pune
A team of 97 volunteers from ERC – Veh Engineering CVBU along with senior leaders visited Shrimant Maharaja FatteSingh Gaikwad Vasatigruha. Team donated Ceiling Fans, Tube-lights, LEDs, Carpets, Food-storage containers, Utensils, materials of daily need like - liquid soap, brush, paste, hair oil. The team also donated water filters, and sports items like Carom board, Chess board, Rackets, Cricket kit and books for the hostel library. Team also celebrated children’s birthday and distributed snacks among them.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Delhi
The volunteers conducted a plantation drive to improve the green space in the city.
  Visit to a zoo JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO Corporate Office department volunteers organized a visit to the zoo for class III.IV and V students of Utkramit Middle School Anandpur Gamaharia. Volunteers distributed snacks and soft drink to each of them students. The team spent quality time with all the children.
  Interacting with children Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Employees of Aviation Dept. visited their adopted Bal Vikas classes at Agrico and spent time with the kids. The team gave some tips to beat the heat in the summer and also how using hand wash can help eradicate many health problems.
  Visit to an old age home JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO Billing & CR Volunteers enthusiastically joined at Old Age Home Baradwari Sakchi. They spent time with old age home members and distributed sugar packets, tea packets, amulya packets, food oil, chana sattu, chura and clothes for the residents.
  Visit to an old age home Rallis India  |  Panvel
Volunteers visited Gurukrupa, an old age home in Nere village near Panvel. Volunteers interacted with the senior citizens about their daily routine, their likings and hobbies. They were very happy to share their feelings with the volunteers.
  Drawing competition JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO HR/IR department volunteers organized a drawing competition on ‘Hareeyali’ topic for the students of New Primary School Champai Nagar. All the children participated enthusiastically involved in the drawing competition, winners were distributed prizes. They also distributed crayons, pencils, erasure and sweets each of them students.
  Spending time with children Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Kolkata
8 volunteers from TCE Kolkata have visited St Jude child care center. They played games and organized art activities with the children followed by distribution of a kit with toys, goodies and toiletries for the children. They also distributed snacks. The volunteers had a great time with the children.
  Medical camp JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO PSD department volunteers organized a medical camp for general health checkup of Rapcha villagers. Team of doctors distributed vitamin and iron supplements and necessary medicines and recommended further medical treatments. This camp also included an awareness campaign where our team enlightened the villagers about health, hygiene and sanitation.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.