Tata Volunteering Week 10 Volume No. 13  
  World car free day Ginger Hotels  |  Pantnagar
Volunteers from Ginger Hotels celebrated ‘Car Free’ day to encourage motorists to give up their cars for a day. The main motto behind this was to make the environment pollution free.
  Cleanliness drive Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis India Lote volunteers visited Hydro Power Generation Project situated at Brahmanwadi, Songaon, Lote. The team cleaned the control room and the surroundings.
  Cleanliness drive Rallis India   |  Lote
A group of seven volunteers from Rallis India, Lote Unit visited Checkdam situated at Ghagwadi, Songaon, Lote. The team cleaned the premises of checkdam and removed all the unwanted grass and wastes.
  Road safety drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mumbai
Volunteers from Ginger Hotels conducted a road safety drive in Mumbai.
  Protection of pollinators campaign Tata Chemicals   |  Mithapur
Volunteers at Tata Chemicals, including employees, family members and retired employees volunteered for the "Protect our Pollinators" campaign. They helped in irrigation of the newly planted saplings of pollinator-friendly trees. A campaign to protect the depleting pollinators population (honey bees, butterflies and birds). The campaign activities included awareness programs, plantation and maintenance of pollinator-friendly trees and alien weed control drive.
  Plantation drive Tata Chemicals   |  Mithapur
The team of senior officers at Tata Chemicals, led by the MD, volunteered for a tree plantation program as a part of "Protect our Pollinators" campaign. Saplings of endangered "Desert Teak" (Tecomella undulata) were planted at the Biodiversity Park at Mithapur. An interaction with the volunteers was also organized.
  Visit to an school Tata Chemicals   |  Mumbai
Tata Chemicals employees of Mumbai volunteered to develop teaching aids for the special children of Anandi Special School. The teaching aids were made in the form of pictorial charts and posters for easy understanding of the children. The volunteers also spent time with the children and distributed snacks and sweets.
  Visit to an orphanage Indian Hotels  |  Jodhpur
A team from Indian Hotels visited Balsobha Grah Orphanage and conducted a session on hygiene, road safety and medical checkup for students. A quiz competition was also organized on the hygiene and road safety. After a session, medical checkup was organized for all children and as per diagnosis, the doctor gave them medicines as well as health tips, The activity ended with fruits and juice distribution.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels   |  Jodhpur
A team from the Indian Hotels organized a cleaning drive at Heritage Lake. A team of 120 associates from the different departments from Umaid Bhawan Palace participated in this drive.
  Plantation drive Tata Bluescope Steel  |  Pune
Tata BlueScope Steel employees got together to contribute towards to cause of environment by planting native trees on the hilltop at Baner, Pune. On this difficult terrain, 20 trees were planted by 20 volunteers with help from the planters of Vasundhara Abhiyan, who will take the cause forward by nurturing the trees.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Mithapur
Volunteers from TCE working on Tata Chemicals Mithapur site participated in the beach cleaning activity along with the volunteers from Tata Chemicals. The beach was cleared was of various wastes such as nylon fishing net wastes, other plastic wastes etc.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels   |  Udaipur
A team of 25 associates of Taj Lake Palace conducted a cleaning and wall painting campaign at Majisa ka Mandir. They picked up waste and garbage strewn around. The team ensured that the lawns were clean.
  Industrial visit Indian Hotels   |  Mumbai
Indian Hotel volunteers at Vivanta President offered job training for youth undergoing the courses at their center in Airoli, Thane. A batch of students visited the hotel for an industrial visit. Volunteers showed them various areas of the hotel. The functions of every area were explained in detail. The students took notes and were encouraged to ask questions to know more about the hotel.
  Helping animals Indian Hotels   |  Bangalore
A session on "Human Dog Interaction" was organized at Taj West End for the employees. An expert shared insight on how to read a dog, how to interact with them, what are the ways to contribute towards animal welfare: either through sponsoring a day's feed, fostering them or by passive adoption.The purpose of the session was achieved by spreading awareness to educate people on dog-related issues, the right way to interact with a dog and to create a controlled environment for safe interactions with dogs.
  Visit to a school Titan   |  Mumbai
A team of 51 volunteers from Nagpur visited a school PAWAN VIDYALAYA, Pauni to teach them communication skills using interactive sessions. They also conducted various activities like poem recital, GK contest, mimicry, singing, acting etc.
  Visit to a non-profit Tata Capital  |  Delhi
13 Tata Capital Delhi office volunteers helped the NGO staff at Arya Mahila Ashram. They prepared the meal and served lunch to the residents. The volunteers also interacted with them.
  Promotion of Education and Communication Skills Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
A group of 20 volunteers organized a program on awareness about education and the importance of communication skills in the society. Around 21 women from nearby areas attended the program, conducted at the Vidya Shakti Niyas Training Hall.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Projects  |  Hyderabad
A group of 16 volunteers from Tata Projects, Hyderabad took an initiative on "Lake cleaning drive", in and around Neknampur Lake (Hyderabad) . The initiative was to work closely with the community to save our environment.Volunteers helped towards sensitizing the community for a cleaner environment by cleaning the lake. They also cleaned the main road and the surroundings of the lake.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Motors  |  Mumbai
Tata Motors volunteers conducted beach cleaning at Girgaum Chowpatty. Due to the Ganpati immersion, the beach was in a very sorry state with remains of idols and other material lying on the beach. They managed to clean some areas of the beach by collecting these items and putting them in garbage boxes.
  Health check-up camp Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Medical Health Check-up camp was organized by Tata Steel Global Wires in collaboration with TMRCT Thunga Hospital at underprivileged village Gargon Sukapada. The objective of the camp was to provide information regarding health issues and awareness about health care, regular exercise and nutrition food. Medicines was also distributed free of cost.
  Fire safety drive Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Global Wires, CSR council and Security Department organized Safety and fire-fighting session for NSS and NCC students of P. L. Shroff College, Chinchani. Head (Security and Fire Services) along with the employees of Tata Steel conducted the session on how to remain safe and secure during fire incident at college premises as well as at home.
  Storytelling session Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from West Bokaro visited an Anganwadi center and organized storytelling session for the kids.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Employees of Tata Steel volunteered their time and skills to manage the 300 odd children for a trek to Dalma hilltop. The volunteers also interacted with the children and took sessions on environmental awareness. The volunteers also engaged themselves in cleaning the entire stretch of the trek.
  Blood donation camp Tata Projects  |  Nellore
Blood donation camp was organized at Nellore, with the help of Red Cross. The doctor explained the importance and benefits of blood donation. All those who donated blood were given Juice and biscuits.
  Plantation drive Tata Projects  |  Nellore
Tata Projects, Krishnapatnam site conducted a session on the importance of tree planting. A total of 74 volunteers participated in the program and planted various types of 250 saplings at Krishnapatnam Site, Nellore.
  Industrial visit Voltas  |  Pantnagar
Volunteers from Voltas Limited, Pantnagar visited another industry of Tata Group - ASAL near them and shared information about Tata Volunteering Week and CSR activity.
  Safety drive Voltas  |  Pantnagar
Volunteers from Voltas Limited, Pantnagar visited Voltas Skill Center and conducted a session on basic safety rules such as the importance of safety, fire safety, usage of emergency contact nos and electrical safety.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Projects  |  Chennai
A group of 17 volunteers from Tata Projects, Chennai conducted a drive on 'Beach Cleaning" in and around of the Marine Beach. The main motto of beach cleaning campaign was to spread awareness among people and visitors to use dustbin and not to throw in water bodies. They also cleaned the main road and surroundings in and around the beach.
  Cleanliness drive Coastal Gujarat Power  |  Mundra
The volunteers organized a cleanliness drive at Mundra. The waste was collected, segregated and sent to Material Recycle Facility Centre for preparation of compost.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.