Tata Volunteering Week 12 Volume No. 09   
  Nirmalya collection drive Tata BlueScope Steel   |   Pune
Tata BlueScope Steel, Pune volunteers participated in a Nirmalya collection drive in Pune city with an aim to spread awareness amongst people to keep the river clean. During this activity, they collected the leftovers of flowers and other pooja material from the Ganesha idols before they were taken for immersion. The volunteers also helped the devotees remove flowers, Prasad etc. from the idols. Individuals and Ganesh Mandals were encouraged to use the artificial pond for immersion of the idols or to keep the idol away from river and avoid water pollution.
  Visit to a school Amalgamated Plantations   |   Assam
A free school accessories(copies, pencils, rubber & pen) distribution drive was arranged by the volunteers at Adarsh M.E. School, the volunteers also interacted with the students.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Consultancy Services   |   Mumbai
TCS Maitree organized a cleanliness drive on Versova Beach in Mumbai. Post Ganapati visarjan, 90+ TCS employees and their family members gathered to clean the beach and put in great efforts to unearth and respectfully dispose of the idol fragments and waste materials.
  Communication skills session JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO MD Office, Education [JEM] & CSR volunteers organized a communication skill session for overall development of the JUSCO Super 20 students. Volunteers shared their own experiences to work towards a regarding bright future.
  Save water awareness Ginger Hotels   |   Chennai
Ginger Hotel Chennai-Vadapalani volunteers conducted an awareness session on the importance of water and conserving it. This session was conducted near MMDA Colony, Thirunagar and Vadapalani residential areas.
  Science competition and career counselling JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO Education, Admin and Liaison Public Relation, TE department volunteers organized a science project seminar and a career counselling session at S.N High School where more than 40 Students participated. Volunteers gave prizes to the winners of the science project seminar and spent quality time interacting with all the students.
  Football Tournament The Tinplate Company of India   |   Jamshedpur
Volunteers (Mostly retired employees of TCIL) organized a football tournament for the youth of Munda Tola, Hurdlung Panchayat on 17 th Sept. 2019. 16 teams comprising of 176 players from the nearby villages participated in the Tournament. The Volunteers sponsored the prizes as well as the sports kit to encourage youth to participate in the tournament.
  Energy conservation session Tata Power Delhi Distribution   |   Delhi
Volunteers of Tata Power-DDL organised a Club Enerji activity at Delhi Public School, Rohini, Delhi. An awareness session and quiz competition on Energy, Water and Climate conservation was organised among students of schools. Volunteers and beneficiaries whole-heartedly and enthusiastically participated in the activity and pledged to conserve energy for a greener planet.
  Plantation drive JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO IT, CSR department & NGO [TRCSC] volunteers organized a mass plantation drive at Dugni village. They distributed total of 80 seasonal fruit plants like mango, guava, lemon, papaya and vegetables seeds to the farmers to promote the ecological balance of the village. The team also enlightened the villagers [especially youth and female] on how to save the environment by planting trees.
  Ethics session for young adults Tata Power Delhi Distribution   |   Delhi
Volunteers from the Ethics department of Tata Power-DDL organised an ethics session at the vocational training centres, Delhi. They spoke about the importance of moral values and ethics where the volunteers and beneficiaries pledged to implement these values in their daily life.
  Road safety awareness session JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO Safety & CSR department volunteers organized a road safety awareness session for class IV -VIII students of Upgraded Middle School Bhatia Basti Kadma. They showed a visual presentation on road safety awareness, portraying different steps to be taken to make the city a safe place. A quiz related to safety was also conducted and token gifts were given to the winners. To raise commitment, safety pledge was also taken by the students. Volunteers also organized fogging in and around the school premises prevention of mosquitoes and also distributed sweet to each student.
  Capacity building workshop Tata Power Delhi Distribution   |   Delhi
Volunteers of Tata Power Delhi Distribution in collaboration with Tata Class Edge organised a capacity building session at the Government Sarvodaya Co-Ed Vidyalaya, Delhi to promote the vision of digitised learning and Digitise India, Volunteers provided training to instructors and trainers at the school to ensure smooth conduct of software base learning classes.
  Dengue Awareness Session JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO PHHS department volunteers organised a dengue awareness session at Oriya Middle School for class I to VIII students. They discussed on being alert and protected from dengue in the rainy season. Volunteers also discussed some important point to remember for prevention of dengue larva in the house and school surrounding area.
  Workshop on health and nutrition Tata Power Delhi Distribution   |   Jamshedpur
Tata Power-DDL has joined the movement of IMPAct4Nutrition under the banner of UNICEF. Volunteers organised an activity on "Health and Nutrition" under the nationwide campaign Poshan Mah Abhiyan to improve nutrition status. Volunteers organised the session in collaboration with Master Chef (Season 5 contestant), Mr. Sadaf Hussain on awareness regarding "Health and Nutrition". The session took place in 2 parts, first covered the aspect of awareness regarding the nutritional values with special emphasis on low cost hygienic meals and healthy living. While the second part was the practical session where in two dishes were prepared by the Chef as a demo for the participants.
  Drawing and general knowledge competition JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO HR/IR & CSR volunteers organized a drawing competition for class I to III and general knowledge quiz competition for class IV & V Students at BRPP New Primary School. About 90 children participated enthusiastically in the activities. Volunteers distributed prizes for winners and sweets to each of them.
  Celebration of Hindi diwas Tata Power Delhi Distribution   |   Delhi
To celebrate the theme of Hindi Diwas, volunteers of Tata Power-DDL from various groups (Finance, Zonal offices and District offices) organised the various activities such as essay writing competition, poem competition and poster making competition for the beneficiaries and instructors at the vocational training centers and women literacy centers.
  Plantation drive JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO IT, JTO, BE, F&A, PSD, Admin Public Relation & CSR department & NGO [TRCSC] volunteers organized a mass plantation drive at Dugni village. They distributed total of 80 seasonal fruit plants like mango, guava, lemon, papaya and vegetables seeds to the farmers to promote the ecological balance of the village. The team also enlightened the villagers [especially youth and female] on how to save the environment by planting trees.
  Women empowerment and sensitisation session Tata Power Delhi Distribution   |   Delhi
Volunteers of Tata Power-DDL along with the BA employees conducted sensitisation sessions for girls and women of the community. Volunteers conducted recreational activities, session on empowerment & motivation and spread awareness of the CSR programs urging them to make use of the opportunities in education, skill development through vocational training centres and economic well-being through self-help groups initiatives. Discussions and debates centered on gender equality, girl child education, domestic violence etc.
  Compost distribution drive JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO PHHS, RE, CSR & NGO Partner [TRCSC] volunteers distributed 50 packets of compost to the farmers at Anandpur village which was made by JUSCO PHHS department. PHHS volunteers also educated the villagers on how to use this compost in the agricultural field.
  Dengue awareness JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO PHHS, RE, CSR & NGO Partner [TRCSC] volunteers organised a dengue awareness session at Anandpur for the villagers.
  Feeding Birds Ginger Hotels   |   Chennai
Ginger Hotels, Chennai arranged bird feeders and water bowls to attract birds and help conserve them.
  Cleanliness drive JUSCO   |   Jamshedpur
JUSCO BE, CC and PR, CSR department volunteers a cleaning drive at Subarnarekha River Gandhi Ghat Mango. Some locals and nearby B. Ed college students were also involved in this initiative.
  Visit to a school Tata Projects   |   Hyderabad
17 volunteers from Tata projects, Hyderabad visited the Government Primary Schools at Ghatkesar villages of Rangareddy district, Telangana. The team distributed educational kits to the students studying in these schools. Employees joined and participated in this initiative and spent three hours with the children and organised few activities such as story-telling and conducted indoor games.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels   |   Dwarka
"Plant a tree to make this world pollution free" 11 volunteers have participated in a plantation drive from various department.
  Blood donation drive Amalgamated Plantations   |   Assam
A blood donation camp was organized at the Borhat Tea Estate hospital. 25 volunteers from Amalgamated Plantations donated a unit of blood. The CISF unit currently stationed at the estate also took part for the noble cause. Dr. Koustavmoni addressed the gathering at the inauguration ceremony and spoke in brief, to create awareness on blood donation. The camp was inaugurated by Mr. N. Das, the Deputy Manager of the Estate.
  Awareness on vocational training Tata Power Delhi Distribution   |   Delhi
Volunteers went in to the community to promote the company's CSR initiatives among the beneficiaries. Volunteers sensitized the community about the benefits of CSR initiatives where the community can take benefit of the various types of vocational training and tuition classes at vocational training center, functional literacy program for women at women literacy centers, free of cost provision of check-up and medicine for the community member and benefits of clean drinking water from ATW RO Plants.
  Health camp drive Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Mumbai
Volunteers from Tata Consulting Engineers, Mumbai with the help of PEHL organized a health check-up camp for the villagers in Khoripada of Jawhar Taluka of Palghar District. Over 105 villagers were examined by a set of 4 doctors and proper medicines were given to the villagers as per the doctor's prescription.
  Drawing and craft activity Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Mumbai
12 volunteers from TCE visited an orphanage in Mankhurd. Volunteers had a great time with the kids by painting diyas and making of greetings cards before Diwali. At the end of the activity, volunteers distributed chocolates to the kids.
  Say NO to Plastic Straws Ginger Hotels   |   Mysore
Volunteers from Team Ginger Mysore visited a few areas and met tender Coconut sellers and juice center owners. Volunteers explained the environmental impact of plastic straws which takes up to 200 years for a plastic straw to decompose and they can’t be recycled. Volunteers requested them to use paper straws instead of plastic straws.
  Gynaecological health camp Tata Metaliks   |   Kharagpur
Tata Metaliks volunteers organised a health camp in the surrounding village. Tata Metaliks organises 24 such health camps in year for poor and underprivileged people of the society.
  General quiz competition Rallis India   |   Lote
Volunteers of Rallis India Lote Unit have conducted a General Quiz Competition at SKV Vidyalaya, Gunde, Lote for their 8th standard students. 48 students participated in the quiz competition individually and at the end of the session, prizes were distributed to the winners.
  Plantation drive Tata Steel   |   Kharagpur
Employees from Tata Steel Kalinganagar participated in a pit filling cum plantation drive at Ramthenga Village, Kalinganagar. They created six pits on the course terrain and planted saplings on them.
  Literacy session Rallis India   |   Lote
Rallis Lote unit volunteers along with the English literacy development teachers conducted a student's performance evaluation test on English subject based on our regular classes at Z P School, Lotemal. They received good result from the students and positive feedback from the school management for the development of their students.
  Industrial visit Tata Steel   |   Tarapur
With an aim to go beyond academics and to give practical perspective of the work place an industrial visit for the SDSM college students was organized. It provided with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. The industrial visit helped to combine theoretical knowledge with practical knowledge.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.