Tata Volunteering Week 12 Volume No. 05  
  Visit to a children’s NGO Trent Hypermarket   |   Bangalore
Employees of Star Bazaar, Bangalore visited Jana Seva Samruddi Foundation -Makkala Ashraya Kendra. The employees organized fun activities like musical chairs and painting competition for children. They also served lip smacking lunch to children.
  Awareness session on monsoon diseases Rallies India   |   Lote
As a part of TVW-12, a group of seven volunteers from Rallis India Lote Unit arranged an awareness session on monsoon diseases for the industrial workers of Lote MIDC Area. A total of 44 workers were present in the programme. Our Volunteers explained about the common diseases during the monsoon season, its treatment, precautions to be taken. They also briefed them about the necessity of personal hygiene and proper hand wash to keep ourselves always healthy, neat and clean.
  Visit to a special needs children’s centre Trent Hypermarket   |   Pune
The employees of Star Bazaar, Pune visited Tara SOFOSH Dhadphale Center for children with special needs. The employees interacted with children and distributed delicious snacks.
  Awareness session on fire safety Tata Steel   |   Pune
An awareness session on fire safety was organised for 70 school students of class 9th and 10th of Dr. Rammanohar Lohiya High School, Ghatotand. Employees of TSL and partners volunteered and disseminated information on fire hazards and their safety measures. A fire tender was also availed by company so that students can practical demonstration of the measures and rescue function during fire break-out.
  Visit to a primary school Tata Steel   |   West Bokaro
Volunteers from Tata Steel spent quality time with the Birhore children and celebrated the occasion by cutting a cake.
  Meal distribution Trent Hypermarket   |   Kolhapur
The Employees of Star Bazaar, Kolhapur (Hyper Store) and Kolhapur (Junction Store) organized a meal distribution for the homeless. The employees also utilized this opportunity to interact and spend quality time with them.
  Celebration of literacy day Tata Power DDL   |   Delhi
To celebrate the theme of International Literacy Day, volunteers of Tata Power-DDL from business development implementation team organised an activity at the open school free class, Yamuna Bank, Delhi. Both out of school children and school going students come here to do their homework. Volunteers spent time with the students, distributed study and food material and organised some games with them.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels   |   Noida
35 staff members participated in tree plantation near the Noida Electronic City Metro gate and engaged the local public in the importance of trees and their support in maintaining the plants.
  No honking drive Ginger Hotels   |   Noida
Relentless and unnecessary honking assaults our senses every day and is a major cause of road rage, anxiety, hypertension and sleep disorders. It is important that we take note of this issue and take some serious steps to rid our cities of this menace. Team of 45 participants along with the help of Local Police Authorities, made awareness among local public as No Honking Day and urged all citizens to join us in this initiative by taking the pledge to Not Honk.
  Special health camp Tata Power   |   Mundra
Volunteers from Coastal Gujarat Power Limited- CGPL ( Tata Power) organised two special health camps for the women and adolescents girls in two nearby villages. This event was organised in association with the specialized health agency named Bhojay Sarvodaya Trust- BST.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Realty and Infrastructure   |   Kasauli
The volunteering team from MYST Kasauli organized a cleanliness drive at the village road of 1.5 KM long connecting village Kalth to main city road. The team cleaned and cut the unwanted high grass and bushes which had covered the road creating visual obstruction to the drivers on the hilly road and 'increasing chances of fatal accidents. The team also cleaned the plastic wrappers, used water bottles etc. thrown on the side of the road and cleared the drains to facilitate the drainage of the storm water.
  Drawing competition Tata Realty and Infrastructure   |   Gurugram
The team from La Vida project site Gurugram partnered with the NGO Ek Prayas Ek Pahal, where vocational training is provided to special kids and free education to kids from underprivileged section of the society. The team members provided coaching on solving mathematical problems and organized a drawing competition. They also provided snacks for the children and prizes to the winners of the competition.
  Awareness program on dengue Tata Steel Long Products   |   Joda
A group of 12 volunteers comprising of employees and their family members participated in an awareness session on water borne diseases in the village of Bhagalpur in Joda Block, Keonjhar district of Odisha. The villagers were sensitized on the importance of good health, hygiene and sanitation practices. The ill-effects of mosquitoes and checks to prevent the spread of Dengue & other diseases were discussed. The volunteers were joined by local ASHA workers and Anganwadi staff in explaining various schemes and facilities made available by the Government.
  Safety training session The Tinplate Company of India   |   Jamshedpur
A safety and fire fighting session was organized by the security department of TCIL for the Students of Vidya Jyoti Tinplate High School. Dr. J.P. Singh, Head (Security Services) along with the other employees from the security dept. of TCIL conducted the session on how to remain safe and secure, both at school and home. The program was attended by 100 students along with the teachers.
  Craft Activity Tata Motors   |   Thane
Tata Motors Thane conducted a craft activity with children along with their NGO partner - Tanda. The Children enjoyed this activity and interacted well with the employees.
  Health camp Tata Metaliks   |   Kharagpur
Tata Metaliks organised a health camp for the employees of their customers. 430 employees were examined by competent doctors of Mednapur Diagnostic centre, Mednapur and medicines were distributed as per prescription of the doctors in Kharagpur foundry by p team of Tata Metaliks & Mednapur Diagnostic centre. The camp was organised by Tata Metaliks in collaboration with Kharagpur Metal Reforming Industries pvt ltd.
  Blood donation drive Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Mumbai
Tata Consulting Engineers in association with Tata Memorial Hospital organized a blood donation camp at Airoli office. A total of 186 volunteers came forward for blood donation out of which 143 units of blood was collected successfully. The donors were given coffee mugs as a token of appreciation.
  Literacy awareness session Tata Metaliks   |   Kharagpur
A session on the importance of literacy was conducted at the Adult Literacy Centre in the Village Tetuliya, Kharagpur, West Bengal. 35 Women participated in the program, who had joined adult literacy classes, which is run by Tata Metaliks. Now, Employees interacted with women and motivated them to move further in life.
  Health and hygiene awareness session Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Noida
18 volunteers of Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd., Noida, participated in an awareness session on Health and Hygiene for the students of a primary class. The session was followed by quiz activity and distribution of basic hygiene kits consisting of tooth paste, tooth brush, soap, bandage etc. to the students and winners of quiz were awarded with gifts. Eye testing camp was also organized for students. More than 100 students of Standard I, II & III were tested for eye sight healthiness.
  Plantation drive Tata International   |   Mumbai
Madhya Pradesh Drashtihin Kalyan Sangh operated Girls Blind school in Dewas is an institute which provides wings to girls who are visually impaired but are very talented. During the Volunteering week, 11 employees of Tata International, Dewas visited the Girls Blind school to conduct a health camp and a tree plantation drive.
  Awareness program on Tree Plantaion Tata Steel Long Products   |   Joda
Tata Steel Long Products Ltd. has initiated a guava tree plantation drive at Kandara village in Purnapani Sahi, Joda Block in Odisha State in collaboration with M/s Aident Social Welfare Organisation today. 300 saplings of guava will be planted this month. 10 employees of TSLPL and 3 staff of M/s Aident Social Welfare Organisation also participated in the awareness drive.
  Health and hygiene awareness Tata Steel   |   West Bokaro
A tribe called Birhore reside near West Bokaro Division at Birhore Tola. Volunteer from Tata Steel spent time with them and imparted knowledge about health and hygiene.
  Visit to a primary school Tata Steel   |   West Bokaro
Volunteers from Tata Steel spent time with the Anganwadi Children interacting with and distributed cake to all of them.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.