Volume No. 6      
  Celebrating International Women’s Day Rallis India  |  Akola
Rallis Akola volunteers celebrated Women’s Day by visiting the community hall at Shivar Village & interacting with the women where they provide skill training to them. They were motivated for self-defence sessions and taught how to become self-confident. Some of the women were felicitated for their good work in the society. The slides were shown to them on the life stories of some of the successful women who contributed towards nation development.
  Interaction with children Tata Projects  |  Hyderabad
The volunteers interacted with the children and discussed their areas of concerns and challenges in their lives. Volunteers organised various activities for the children as like singing, dancing and drawing competitions. The winners in drawing & dance competition were received the prizes from the volunteers. They also distributed grocery, personal hygiene kits & daily usage items. The volunteers felt honoured and blessed for being able to serve in this way. They also had a cake cutting celebration with the children to bring smile on all their faces.
  Sapling plantation Rallis India  |  Belapur
Volunteers visited Barvai village ZP school near Panvel and explained how to plant saplings with the use of waste coconut. All children learnt the process of creating best from waste. All children with the volunteers planted the saplings in waste coconut and assure us to take care of the saplings in future. Volunteers with the children inaugurated the digital board given to the school to help understand the subjects very easily. One of the girl students showed how to draw the graph on digital board. Event ended with playing some games on children’s request.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Projects  |  Hyderabad
A team of 60 women volunteers from Tata Projects, corporate office visited an orphanage ‘Cherish Home’, Kismatpur, Hyderabad. The volunteers interacted with girl children and discussed their areas of concerns and challenges in their lives. Volunteers organised various activities for the children as drawing and quiz competition. The winners received the prizes from the volunteers. They served lunch to 40 children.
  Celebrating International Women’s Day Rallis India  |  Dahej
Rallis India limited, Dahej Unit, organised Women’s day celebration at the factory premises. Women from the surrounding villages were invited to the factory premises. A session on health was organised by the Factory Medical Officer. Factory Unit Head also addressed the women. Different fun games were also planned for the invited women and at last the program was closed with a cake cutting ceremony.
  Visit to an old age home Ginger Hotels  |  Mysore
Volunteers from Ginger, Mysore visited “Little Sisters of the Poor”, an old age home. The In-charge of the home briefed them about the place. The joy and smiles they had on their face was contagious. The volunteers spent time by spreading love and joy, listening to their stories and bringing smiles to their faces. They also served snacks to them.
  Drawing competition for children Tata Motors  |  Thane
The volunteers organized a drawing competition with the students in Thane. They participated actively and interacted with the students.
  Drawing competition for children Tata Motors  |  Mumbai
The volunteers organized a drawing competition with the students in Ahura centre. They participated actively and interacted with the students.
  Safety awareness session Rallis India  |  Ankleshwar
An exhibition session was organized for awareness of safety at workplace and use of PPEs. The Safety Officer conducted the session through an exhibition of all the PPEs and explained the importance of it at workplace. Employees and Contract Workmen took benefit of this valuable session.
  Visit to a school Tata Global Beverages  |  Munnar
Tata Global Beverages Limited, Munnar undertook a day’s voluntary community social service. They visited the Govt. Lower Primary School, Munnar, Kerala that provides education to plantation sector employees children, majority of them belonging to socially backward categories. A total of 90 stakeholders from the factory took part in this activity. They undertook various sessions with the children and painted the school.
  Picnic for children Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Mumbai
14 TCE volunteers took about 64 kids from St. John's special school and their teachers for a trip to the Wonders Park located in Nerul, Navi-Mumbai. These kids rarely get the chance to go on a trip with their class. The kids had a wonderful time as they had a train ride and played on different slides in the park, ate a meal together with the volunteers and shared their stories from school. Kids with special needs are often neglected by society and mainstream education system because of their inability to function normally.
  Community health camps Coastal Gujarat Power  |  Mundra
Coastal Gujarat Power Limited in association with Bhojay Sarvodaya Trust, Mandvi organized Community Health camps in the nearby two fishermen villages named Tragadi and Modhva. The volunteers actively participated in the health camps and coordinated for the smooth organization. Specialized doctors from Bhojay Sarvodaya Trust attended the camps and volunteered their services for the wellbeing of the community. The camp was organised for the health check-up for the women and girl children. The women volunteer from CGPL also explained the importance of health and hygiene and the significance of Women’s day.
  Interaction with children Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
HR team along with 10 volunteers interacted with around 80 children and teachers, spent time together to know their likes and dislikes, donated old magazines which could be used for braille printing and gave chocolates which brought smiles on little faces.
  Sale of non-profit products Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
On women’s day, the team arranged for display and sale of products made by women of Nav Prabhuti Trust. This sale was organized for upliftment of women and to create employment opportunities for them.
  Safety awareness drive Tata Global Beverages  |  Haryana
The team Sampla organized a safety traffic rules awareness drive along with the NSS team of Sampla Govt. College. They explained to the public the do’s and don’ts of accidents and how to maintain road safety.
  Cleaning a school Ginger Hotels  |  Vizag
As a part of cleanliness drive and to educate the primary class kids about clean environment, volunteers selected the Government VUDA (Visakhapatnam Urban Development Association) Municipal Corporation) to clean. 16 Members of Ginger Vizag participated in the event.
  Food donation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Jamshedpur
20 volunteers from Ginger Hotels, Jamshedpur organised lunch for Bharat Seva Anatha Ashram residents. They spent time with them and made them understand the importance of food hygiene and cleanliness.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Bangalore
The volunteers conducted a cleanliness drive in the residential areas (in and around hotel) and general walkways.
  Distribution of saplings Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
With the goal of getting back the tag of a 'Green city', Taj West End, Bangalore has begun a drive to distribute free saplings to the staff. The employees also took a pledge to conserve the environment, compensate tree that were felled and to preserve the existing trees and will not indulge in any activities that would cause harm to nature.
  Beach cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Vizag
As a part of cleanliness drive, 14 volunteers cleaned a beach. They collected the garbage and disposed it appropriately.
  Learning with the children Tata BlueScope Steel  |  Alwar
The volunteers visited Mogli Child school run by R C Chauhan Charitable Trust. The school run evening classes to provide quality education to the kids of nearby villages. It was indeed a worthy visit as the volunteers got the opportunity to spend fun and learning time with the kids and interact with the teachers to understand their requirement. The volunteers are truly inspired by the zeal and support of the teachers as the education is supported by maximum of unpaid voluntary teachers. The volunteers have already decided and planned their next visit to the school in the coming week.
  Hygiene awareness session Tata BlueScope Steel  |  Pune
On International Women’s Day an awareness session on menstruation hygiene was organised for contractual female employees. It was an infotainment session, with the combination of an open discussion on keeping hygiene and using sanitary napkin during menstruation and entertainment via screening of “Padman” movie. All the female staff truly enjoyed the movie, laughed out loudly at the comedy scenes and discussed openly about the menstruation difficulties after the movie. The senior leaders also joined in between the session and jointly we cut the cake and cherished the moment. Sanitary napkins were distributed to all the female employees at the end to encourage awareness and usage of sanitary napkins.
  Visit to an old age home Indian Hotels  |  Coimbatore
Volunteers spent quality time with senior citizen in the old age home. The volunteers entertained them by singing songs, where the residents felt very happy. It was really a joyous experience for all the volunteers. They shared snacks too.
  Safety awareness session Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Pune
TCE project Management Consultancy teams conducted sessions for the benefit of the contract workers. Along with safety awareness, health awareness and importance of TT injections were explained to contractors and workers.
  Rangoli competition Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis Lote volunteers organized a rangoli competition event for the students of Z P School, Ghanekunt, Lote. Eight volunteers provided all the necessary materials to them. Few villagers also appreciated the initiative. All the participants made beautiful rangoli images. In the end of the session prizes were distributed to the winners.
  Maintenance work of a biodiversity park Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
The volunteers started with the work of maintenance of Biodiversity Park which shelters 17 species of wild animals and more than 80 species of birds. Volunteers helped in removal of plastic trash and other waste from in and around the park area; removal of exotic weed species; and for tilling of organic compost beds and removal of mature manure which would be used for expanding the plantation activities.
  Celebrating International Women's Day Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
International Women's Day celebrations were organised at Tata Chemicals, Mithapur. More than 1,300 women from 26 surrounding villages participated and took part in cultural activities including traditional folk dances like Ras and Garba, short skits based on the theme "Press for Progress" and a Fashion Show. TCL volunteers had extended support in training these women and in organising the program.
  Founder’s Day celebration Tata Motors  |  Jamshedpur
3rd of March at Tata Motors Jamshedpur was a day of celebrations. Tata Volunteering Week was launched by Head- Manufacturing and Head Jamshedpur Plant. In their address Head Manufacturing and Head Jamshedpur Plant reiterated the importance of volunteering and encouraged employees to participate in TVW9. On this occasion Alankar Awards were given to individuals and teams who demonstrated exemplary performance in different fields including Art, Literature, Social Work, Education, Sports etc. Bhavishya Nirman Scholarships were distributed among meritorious SC/ST employee wards and UDAAN scholarships were given to meritorious children from villages in CSR operational area. Senior executive’s wives visited Hitku village and interacted with women Self Help Group members. They approved a financial support for RO plant installation the village.
  Blood donation camp Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Tata Technologies wellness and admin team organized a blood donation drive at the JK Infotech office. 40 employees participated and donated 40 units of blood in one day. Blood units will be donated for the thalassemic patients across Pune hospitals through the blood bank. Blood donation drive will continue at rest three Pune locations.
  Blood donation camp Ginger Hotels  |  Bangalore
A blood donation camp was held at Ginger Hotel Whitefield, Bangalore. This was organized by the Hotel in association with Life Care Voluntary Blood Bank Organisation. Many associates volunteered and donated the blood. The associates were very happy with the initiative and requested to organize this camp more often.
  Celebrating International Women’s Day Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Tata Technologies Human Resource team celebrated International Women’s day and appreciated women at work who are involved in extra curricula activities and confidently manage work life balance cycle. CHRO also announced Employee Benefits portfolio through Ted Talk Session. Women employees played spreader skits with various women challenging topics.
  Traffic safety awareness rally Ginger Hotels  |  Agartala
The volunteers conducted a traffic safety awareness rally near the traffic point.
  Medical check-up camp Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Tata Technologies JLR Team conducted a medical check-up camp for Chander village households. They organized a clothes donation drive within the team. Boxes of clothes and utility items were donated to village households.
  Personality development workshop Tata Technologies  |  Pune
Tata Technologies conducted personality development workshop for 50 Lila Poonawalla Girls. The workshop included Ice breaking games, Who M I workshop, love yourself activity, balloon dance therapy, handling dominance workshop, take away and conclusion activities. This workshop was conducted by The Ecstasy Hub team.
  Safety Training for Vendors’ Employees Tata Motors  |  Lucknow
Employees from Tata Motors Lucknow plant created awareness about industrial and domestic safety amongst the workmen of the supplier community. Safety is an integral part of Tata Motors culture and the company’s vendors & suppliers are the closest members of its eco-system. It is only natural that the employees take it as their duty to cascade the safety culture beyond Tata Motors, amongst the employees of the suppliers. Volunteers from Tata Motors Lucknow, came together to deliver awareness cum training sessions at 2 such supplier locations. The sessions were designed to sensitize the workmen about the need of safety, the consequences of safety lapses, the basic understanding of hazards, risk, incidents, accidents, near miss and how to respond to situations of accidents. The experts also briefly touched upon the various types of fire extinguishers and their respective uses in industries. In total around 150 workmen were trained and made aware about the basic safety procedures and precautions which they need to follow. The sessions were followed by questions from the workmen who cleared their doubts about various real-life situations like handling kitchen fires and road accidents. Experts also visited the working areas of the workmen and suggested some immediate precautionary changes for safer working conditions.
  Protecting mangroves Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
Sea level rise is a global phenomenon, a direct result of "Climate Change". While small island nations are facing the threat of submergence; coastal erosion, salinity ingress and a host of related problems are on a steady rise. Mangroves have helped mitigate these problems arising due to sea level rise and hence there has been a spurt in interest in protection and expansion of mangrove plantation in the coastal areas worldwide. Mithapur has a mangrove growth which is more than three decades old and volunteers at TCL joined hands to protect this important habitat which provides habitat to a multitude of marine creatures as also the native waterfowl. A program was organised to remove the plastic trash brought down by the sea waters. TCL employees and family volunteered to collect and remove this trash to ensure a healthy mangrove community for Mithapur.
  Yoga and meditation session Rallis India  |  Akola
Rallis Akola volunteers organised a yoga awareness session for contractual workers. A facilitator gave a brief on the various yoga asanas and its importance in day to day life. Another volunteer performed the various yoga asanas. Around 150 workers benefited from the session.
  Drip irrigation awareness Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
A program on Drip Irrigation was organized at Ramchandrapur Village, in partnership with Green View Nursery, Jamshedpur. The program focused on benefits of alternative irrigation system with more efficient resource consumption and high yields. The program was attended by around 25 farmers from the local community. 10 volunteers from the company organized the event which was appreciated by all.
  Building loose boulder structure Rallis India  |  Lote
Volunteers of Rallis Lote unit made a Loose Boulder Structure on a stream coming from a waterfall with the help of few farmers of Ghanekunt village. Recently Rallis has completed a Hydro Power Generation Project over there. The purpose of making loose boulder structure is to store the natural rainwater in the same area so that this can be recharged to the ground and usable for cultivation purpose of vegetables in the paddy field. The attempt was successful and volunteers and farmers were very happy.
  Protecting wetlands Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
The Chandra Bhaga wetland near Mithapur plays host to more than 47 species of waterfowl and other migratory birds. This wetland is fed water by the Korada stream which in a monsoon drain for rainwater from a vast catchment area. TCL volunteers organised a drive to clean-up the Korada stream along a causeway which falls on direct path of pilgrims who walk down to the temple city of Dwarka. More than a tonne of discarded footwear, plastics, glass bottles and other waste left behind by the pilgrims was collected and removed from the stream to prevent it from reaching the Chandra Bhaga wetland.
  Road safety campaign Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
Company employees headed by the COO (SB), senior officials & other employees assembled at NH-520, near TSIL Main Gate for Road Safety Campaign. Drivers without using crash helmets, seat belts, or following other unsafe practices were intercepted & stopped for sensitization message on road safety. The program included company employees, contractual employees & security staff.
  Protecting mangroves Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
The Rukshmani Creek near Dwarka city features a lush mangrove stand. This mangrove zone is a foraging site for waterfowl and some of the native bird species have started nesting here. Fishermen from the surrounding Rupen settlement come here for fishing and crabbing. A volunteering program was organised by TCL volunteers to collect and remove plastic trash from this mangrove zone. Plantation of mangrove saplings was also done as a part of ecosystem strengthening drive.
  Visit to a school Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
Tata Sponge volunteers visited Bhagalpur Primary School in the vicinity and conducted a program on Child Rights & Education. The school constitutes of 90% students from the Schedule Tribe and Schedule Caste communities. The volunteers counselled the village children on benefits of education for a better life in future. The rights of the child were discussed in detail.
  Safety awareness Rallis India  |  Akola
To inculcate the habit and behaviour of safe driving, Rallis Akola volunteers organised a radium sticker pasting programme on the bicycles of contract workers and the villagers who frequently travels on the national highways.
  Interaction with mothers and children Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
Vidya Shakti Niyas, the women volunteering wing of Tata Sponge, organized a mother - child competition in Shishu Kalyan Pratiyogita in the village of Panchananpur. The participants included 237 babies (0-3 yrs). Awards were given away to winning contestants judged on specific criteria like health, response, measurement, weight, growth psychosomatic responses.
  Cleaning a river Ginger Hotels  |  Mysore
Volunteers from Ginger, Mysore visited Gosai Ghat which is situated on the banks of the Cauvery river, upstream of Sangama at Srirangapatna. The volunteers noticed litter piling up in river. A senior colleague briefed the team about importance of the river and helping the environment. They checked the water levels to make sure it’s safe for volunteers. Volunteers cleared the waste clothes, flowers, plastic etc. which was thrown by devotees/ pilgrims in the river.
  Celebrating International Women’s Day Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
Tata Sponge volunteers observed International Women's Day inviting 24 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) from 5 surrounding Gram Panchayats of Tata Sponge in a formal function organized at the Learning & Development Centre, Tata Sponge township. The program was organized by company CSR team in association with other department volunteers.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.