Volume No. 9      
  Blood donation camp Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
Taj west end, Bangalore organized a blood donation camp at their unit in association with Bangalore Medical Services Trust (BMST). 23 employees voluntarily donated their blood and contributed for the cause.
  Rice bucket challenge Ginger Hotels  |  Ahmedabad
As an alternative to the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Rice Bucket Challenge served the dual purpose of highlighting water scarcity (in that the use of ice was considered expensive and wasteful) and poverty - in that a bucket of rice was considered a valuable donation by recipients. Group of 17 employees from Ginger Ahmedabad visited at "Vanprasth Seva Samaj" to initiate the "Rice Bucket Challenge" and donate a bucket of rice to the old age community.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Indore
18 volunteers planted trees and took a pledge to take care of environment.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels  |  Coimbatore
Around 26 volunteers cleaned the road around the hotel premises. They collected four bags of garbage. They also cleaned the ATM which was filled up with paper and sand. Few passers-by appreciated the effort.
  Cleaning premised of an animal shelter Tata Steel Processing and Distribution  |  Kolkata
TSPDL Volunteers visited ASHARI, which is an Animal Shelter cum Hospital and Research Institute. It looks after the reportedly ill or wounded stray animals of the city. The main activity of volunteerism was cleaning of a ground and surrounding premise of ASHARI, which runs over 4.4 acres of land. With the whole-hearted efforts of all the volunteers, the activity was successfully completed in time. They collected over 25kgs of plastic and bio wastes to make the place cleaner and safer for the residing animals, staffs and nearby occupants. This also was a step closer towards the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan as driven by the Prime Minister. Further to the cleaning activity, they also procured the food materials for the animals, which was prepared in their kitchen for each of its kind, i.e., dogs, cats, cattle and birds.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
Vivanta by Taj M G Road Bangalore got together in their cleaning gears for a clean-up drive in the periphery of the hotel. Volunteers across departments picked up the brooms and set forth an example for the public of Bangalore. The event was witnessed with high enthusiasm and participation where in the cleaning team took up the nooks and corners of the neighbourhood to make it plastic free.
  Awareness walkathon Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
An awareness ‘Walkathon’ was conducted at Vivanta by Taj M G Road Bangalore wherein the participants took up on the road with their slogans of the day. The volunteering team came forth in huge numbers to witness and take part in this initiative.
  Awareness session for local vendors Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
The hotel has a bunch of local vendors in the periphery area of Vivanta by Taj at Trinity Circle, M G Road, Bangalore. In the past, the creative volunteering teams had donated hand-worked dust bins as one of the initiative plans. The volunteers this time got together to brief these vendors on the importance of proper disposal of waste items. The volunteers also got a chance to speak to the customers of these vendors who take the concept of cleanliness at low importance. The tea cups and the cigarette butts were targeted, emphasising on the nature of their decomposing cycle.
  Quiz competition Tata Steel Processing and Distribution  |  Faridabad
A team of volunteers from TSPDL visited to Aggrawal Public School. The volunteers interacted with the students, tried to capture their aspirations & provided them the career guidance. They helped the students in clearing their difficulty in different subjects. They also organised a quiz competition for the students, which covered questions from various fields like science, history, geography, current affairs etc. At last, the program ended with sharing the students’ knowledge related to basic safety and hygiene.
  Visit to a non-profit Indian Hotels  |  Coimbatore
12 volunteers visited Asha Bhawan for Rehabilitation for Alcohol and Drug Addicts. The residents were very happy. They gave cake and vegetable puff for the evening snacks. They also gave lost and found items and old towels for their use along with a few crockeries for their use.
  Drawing competition Tata Steel Processing and Distribution  |  Kolkata
A team of volunteers from TSPDL went to Asha Niketan, an NGO that runs by people both with and without disability located in Tangra, Kolkata. The day started with the volunteers interacting with the children and serving tea and snacks to them. They conducted drawing competition for the children and helped them to draw and colour their drawing. Children also performed beautiful dances and sung poetry which was very heart touching. Thereafter, the volunteers assisted the adults in packing the diyas & candles.
  Safety awareness Rallis India  |  Akola
8 volunteers from Rallis Akola Unit conducted a session on behaviour based safety for the contract workers who mainly involved in various process related activities. Most of accidents happens due to human act hence understanding the need to inculcate the safety in one’s day to day habit was the key learning from the session for all the participants.
  General health check-up camp Rallis India  |  Akola
Rallis Akola volunteers organised a General Health Check-up camp for all the Contract workmen. The volunteers given the awareness on the importance of healthy life and our role in maintaining the good habits. The doctors explained the various precautions to be taken and the maintaining the equal diet, to avoid junk food and removing the bad habits like consumption alcohol and tobacco products.
  English literacy programme Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis Lote unit volunteers along with an English Literacy Development teacher organized a session on English Literacy Development Programme at Z P School, Matwadi, Songaona, Lote for their 6th and 7th Standard students. In continuation of the English Intervention classes, they conducted Bridge Course Test -2 for 45 students and received very good support from the students. They also covered an exercise of basic word formation, its meaning in Marathi, right pronunciation of words with its meaning.
  Cleanliness drive Rallis India  |  Lote
A team of 9 members from Rallis India, Lote unit arranged a cleanliness drive for the upkeep of the watershed / check-dam situated at Ghagwadi, Songaon, Lote. The team actively participated in cleaning and removing the unwanted things from the watershed. The total water level area and the surrounding areas were also cleaned and maintained to upkeep the beauty of the watershed and the surrounding nature.
  Road safety awareness Ginger Hotels  |  Chennai
Ginger Hotel Chennai Vadapalani volunteers created an awareness about road safety. Around 19 volunteers participated in this rally.
  Rice bucket challenge Ginger Hotels  |  Manesar
Team of 9 Volunteers from Ginger Hotel Manesar participated in a rice bucket challenge and donated rice buckets to poor labours in IMT Manesar area.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Vapi
Ginger Hotel Vapi, took up the task of a cleanliness drive. 12 enthusiastic volunteers gathered and cleaned the vicinity area of Honda Motors and Hyundai Motors. A session on awareness and importance of cleanliness is also given by associates to local.
  Pulse polio programme JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO volunteers organized a Pulse Polio programme in various areas of Jamshedpur. The children were given polio drops to prevent getting affected in future. The volunteers involved were enthusiastic.
  Medical camp JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO PHHS volunteer’s family Member organized a medical camp for general health check-up at Jhumru village, Kuchai block. 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.
  Donation drive JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO Fleet Management department volunteers distributed all cleaning items [phenol, Harpic, Lizol and Cleaning Brushes] to motivate all student’s cleanliness at school. They also distributed shoes. Volunteers also spent quality time with all of them to end the day on a happy note.
  Visit to a zoo JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO Administration & Security department volunteers organized the ‘Zoo visit activity’ for class IV to VIII students of Utkramit Middle School Bhatia Basti, Kadma. They enjoyed and volunteers also distributed sweets.
  Arts and craft JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO O&M, Corporate Office and F&A department volunteers organized a cultural activity at Utkramit Middle School Uttamdih, Gamaharia. The children of class I to V participated in poetry and danced competition and class VI to VIII participated in song competition. The best performers for each group were awarded prizes. Volunteers also distributed biscuits and sweets to all the children of the school.
  Pulse polio campaign Tata Motors  |  Pune
Tata Motors CSR Pune Team organised a Pulse Polio Campaign with Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation of Pulse Polio. 300+ employee volunteers and their family members participated in this activity.
  Safety awareness Tata Projects  |  Hyderabad
A volunteering programme was organized at Rajendra nagar site, Kenworth Project, Hyderabad. The volunteers identified the trainees who are working on the project. They interacted with the trainees and gave them an awareness on the facilities at construction company and explained safety measures to be taken while working at a construction site. The volunteers were also given awareness and focus on the personal hygiene and safe drinking water. After the awareness and interaction with the trainees distributed the certificates to 40 trainees.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.