Tata Volunteering Week 12 Volume No. 11   
  Awareness program on cleanliness Tata Motors   |   Pune
12 volunteers of K-block engine from Tata Motors - Pimpri organized a cleanliness awareness rally at Bhatnagar and Niradharnaga, Pimpri along with their partner SNEH Foundation.
  Road safety campaign Tata Power Solar Systems   |   Bangalore
Road safety campaign was carried out at Electronic city, Bangalore by Tata Power Solar Systems Limited. Over 300 participants joined the walkathon carried out from TPSSL Manufacturing plant to Veerasandra Signal.
  Scouting scholarship students Tata Motors   |   Pune
89 volunteers from PVBU visited the homes of 142 students to conduct a survey for application of scholarship students under their Vidyadhanam Scholarship project. The team interacted with the family members and students regarding their difficulties for financial support for education, they also arranged games for them and distributed some snacks.
  Plantation drive Tata Technologies   |   Pune
Tata Technologies employees organised a tree plantation drive and planted 200 plants on the forest land near Pune city.
  Value education with school children Tata Technologies   |   Pune
Tata Technologies visited the village school students and conducted a value education activity for them. These activities help kids to improve and work on their basic skills like concentration, permutation combination, grasping, space management, decision making ability etc.
  Fun and learn activity Rallis India   |   Mumbai
Rallis team of volunteers engaged with 1st to 4th standard students of Z P School Bhokarpada near Panvel, playing various fun games like solving puzzles, arranging India map with pieces of papers, making articles out of plastic blocks etc. games mainly focussed on improving memory and concentration.
  Mid-day meal food distribution Tata Technologies   |   Pune
Tata Technologies volunteers distributed mid-day meal at government school to 350 students at a village school. Every year Tata Technologies employees adopt student's mid-day meal through Food Relief Foundation. Employees go and distribute tasty meal to students and spend good time with them.
  Visit to a school Ginger Hotels   |   Pantnagar
Volunteers from Ginger Hotels distributed stationary materials amongst the less privileged kids studying in government school.
  Session with school children Tata Motors   |   Sanand
20 volunteers visited Seth CK school and interacted with the students on the Chandrayan Mission. It was an interactive session with active participation from the students and teachers.
  Medical check-up camp Tata Motors   |   Pune
Team of 12 Volunteers of Main Dispensary from Tata Motors Pimpri arranged medical check-up camp in a flood affected area.
  Cyber security awareness session Tata Power Delhi Distribution   |   Delhi
Volunteers of Tata Power-DDL organised an awareness session and quiz competition on IT application and Cyber security for the beneficiaries of Vocational Training Centre, Timarpur, Delhi. Volunteers and beneficiaries whole-heartedly and enthusiastically participated in the activity and pledged not to do indulge in cybercrime.
  Fun and learn Rallis India   |   Mumbai
Rallis volunteers visited Z P School Poyanje. Students were eagerly waiting for playing various games with the volunteers. They played games like making car, balloon game, solved puzzles and making various articles out of plastic blocks.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Kolkata
Kolkata volunteers organized an awareness camp on "Say No to single-use plastic" under Swachhata Hi Seva - 2019 activity at Acharya Prafulla Chandra High School for Boys - Salt Lake, Kolkata. 12 Volunteers and 110 students of that school participated in this program. The students were informed of the numerous hazards posed by plastic.
  The joy of giving and sharing Tata Power Delhi Distribution   |   West Bengal
Volunteers from BD Location West Bengal of Tata Power-DDL organised an activity at Asha Niketan, Asansol, West Bengal. The Volunteers spent quality times with the specially abled children and conducted various recreational activities such as story-telling, singing, dancing and played few indoor games. The specially abled children share their daily activities with the volunteers. The volunteers also distributed grocery items and clothes for their daily use.
  Road Safety campaign Tata Power Solar Systems   |   Bangalore
A team of volunteers from Tata Power Solar Systems conducted a road safety awareness campaign in Electronic city. They shared the need of following the road safety rules and the necessity of wearing the crash helmet during riding two wheelers, and also distributed the road safety tip cards to the personnels as a ready reckoner. The campaign was conducted at a busy traffic junction of Electronic city.
  Cleanliness drive Rallis India   |   Mumbai
Team of 10 Rallis volunteers visited Dadar Beach and collected approximately 90 Kgs of plastic waste.
  Awareness session Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Pune
Supporting the cause of Swachhata Hi Seva 2019 - A Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, 5 volunteers conducted an awareness session on "No to single use plastic" where they spoke about the effects of plastics, safety and cleanliness awareness session followed with taking a green pledge with students of government primary school, Nutandih. At the end a quiz session conducted. Educational kits and chocolates were distributed among all the children.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels   |   Bangalore
Volunteers from Taj West End, Bengaluru conducted a best out of waste activity, they also collected 7 Kgs of plastic waste.
  Say No to Plastic Rallis India   |   Mumbai
Team of 31 Rallis volunteers arranged a rally from CBD Belapur to Panvel area and collected and disposed approximately 45 Kgs of plastic.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Chemicals   |   Cuddalore
Tata Chemicals organized an awareness session on single-use of plastic and a cleaning drive was organized outside the government primary school, Cuddalore. Tata Chemicals and TCSRD employees volunteered and collected all the plastic waste, took extra effort in cleaning so that the place is usable by the students and villagers. 13 volunteers participated and collected 53 Kgs of plastic waste.
  Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Pune
TCE volunteers visited the site affected by the floods, to see the exact condition and assess the damage. As a small token the volunteers donated one LPG Gas stove and committed to help in reconstructing their damaged home. They also donated clothes, utensils and other household materials, which were collected from TCE employees in office.
  Say No to Plastic Awareness Ginger Hotels   |   Chennai
30 team members of Ginger Hotel Chennai-Vadapalani created an awareness on not to use plastic. They took this rally to various part of Chennai like Thirunagar, Vadapalani, MMDA, Ashok Nagar residential areas and SIMS hospital area.
  Food donation drive Ginger Hotels   |   Dwarka
10 volunteers from Ginger Dwarka conducted a food donation and spend some quality time at the government school Baradia Dwarka.
  Blood donation drive Ginger Hotels   |   Bhubaneswar
Ginger Bhubaneswar organized blood donation camp on 19th of Sep in campus in association with Parivartan Foundation. The camp saw enthusiastic participation of 29 candidates. After donation, they were provided with refreshments.
  Visit to science center Tata Consultancy Services   |   Mumbai
150 kids visited the Nehru Science Center, they are a part of the school adopted by of TCS Maitree, wherein volunteers visit every Saturday to teach these kids Maths, conversational English and Science. Kids had a good experience and learnt a lot on Physics and Chemistry with the help of TCS volunteers, and were inspired with the Navy documentary that was shown to them.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels   |   Mysore
Volunteers from Team Ginger Mysore cleaned the Malai Mahadheshwar Temple campus at Nazarbad Mohalla Mysore. They have also cleaned the children's play area and painted the Kinder play equipments.
  Children's Visit to Star Bazaar Trent Hypermarket   |   Kolhapur
The employees of Star Bazaar, Kolhapur organized an educational visit for children at the Store. During the visit the children learnt about the different types of vegetables, cereals, and bakery products. The staff spent quality time with the children and offered them snacks.
  Visit to Lotus Hospital Trent Hypermarket   |   Kolhapur
The employees of Star Bazaar, Kolhapur visited the HIV affected children at Lotus Hospital. The employees organized singing competitions for children and spent quality time with them. They also distributed healthy snacks among the children.
  Gift a meal Trent Hypermarket   |   Pune
The employees of Star Bazaar, Pune organized a meal distribution for the homeless in collaboration of Helping Foundation.
  Fruit Distribution Trent Hypermarket   |   Pune
The employees of Star Bazaar, Pune organized a fruit distribution for the homeless.
  Painting a school Amalgamated Plantations   |   Hattigo Tea Estate
The volunteers undertook the boundary wall painting, playground jungle jimming and speech on cultural matters to the Class 10 students at Borigaon High School, which comprises of 605 students and 30 Teachers from both the Assamese and the Bodo Medium sections, enrolled in this school. A total of 23 volunteers from Hattigor participated in the activity, comprising of the Management Staff, ACMS (Worker Union) officials, school teachers and few local people from the village.
  Awareness session on menstruation Tata Steel   |   Kalinganagar
An awareness session on menstruation was conducted by employees of Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant at the Girl's Residential bridge Course, Gobarghati. They distributed menstrupedia comics to the students to understand more about the subject. They also conducted a lot of fun activities around the topic.
  Plantation drive Tata Steel   |   Joda
A cleaning initiative was undertaken at the Ganua Shevashram School premises and their hostel along with a plantation drive in the school campus, medical session on Dengue and malaria, health check-up of school kids followed by a prize and chocolates distribution to the kids.
  Health camp Tata Steel   |   West Bokaro
An ante-natal check camp was organized for expectant mothers in collaboration with the Tata Centre Hospital. Apart from consultation and on spot pathological investigation, the women were also provided with free iron and calcium vitamins, protein supplements and immunization against tetanus.
  Plantation drive Tata Starbucks   |   Chennai
Tata Starbucks team from Chennai identified various locations spread across the city to fulfil the commitment of greening the environment. Our Chennai team has pledged to plant 500 trees across the city in this quarter and have been actively engaging with the NGOs and local communities to deliver this mission. This mass tree plantation drive has been done across 6 of our stores in Chennai with each store planting a minimum of 50 saplings within a week of the launch of the initiative.
  Fire Safety Awareness Tata Steel Long Products   |   Joda
20 volunteers conducted an awareness program on fire safety & safe environment in village schools, with special focus on children and the teaching staff safety. Among the target audience were a group of PMC (Pre Matric Coaching Centre) teachers. They elaborated on basic fire safety hazards, preventive measures and expressed the need for a safe learning environment in rural schools for the realization of our rural education goals.
  Awareness on rural nutrition program Tata Steel Long Products   |   Keonjhar
20 volunteers conducted an awareness program on Poshan Abhiyan, a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision towards a malnutrition free country by 2022 by Govt of India. Mission Poshan strives to reduce stunting in identified districts of India with the highest malnutrition by improving utilization of key Anganwadi Services and improving the quality of Anganwadi Services delivery. The program was attended by 150 Aganwadi Workers, 50 ASHA workers and other 100 women from Joda Block participated in this programme.
  Dental check-up The Tinplate Company of India   |   Jamshedpur
A dental check-up was organized by the volunteers of TCIL for the students of Vidya Jyoti Tinplate High School. Dental health conditions of 100 students were captured and children having severe dental problem were advised to take the preventive measures and necessary precautions. Volunteers from CSR Department participated in the program by providing support service and explaining parents on how to retain good dental health practices and oral hygiene of their children. Volunteers also distributed Dental Kit to all the students who got examined in the camp.
  School transformation initiative Tata Communications   |   Gurgaon
Volunteers participated to bring BaLA (Building as Learning Aid) to life at a government school in Gurgaon. This is part of a long term CSR project to improve the overall quality of teaching and learning in 110 schools in Gurgaon district. BaLA is based on the belief that the architecture of school can be a resource for the teaching-learning processes.
  Cleanliness drive Amalgamated Plantations   |   Sagmootea Tea Estate
The Estate organized a "Swachh Abhiyan" and white washing of Bamuni Weekly Market building at Bamunigaon. There were 47 volunteers comprising of Management staff, Estate employees, Workers, ATTSA and local residents of Bamunigoan who participated in this activity. The above initiative has been well appreciated by the local population in and around the locality.
  Plastic waste clean up Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Noida
Volunteers from TCE, Noida conducted a cleanliness drive under "Swachhata hi Seva" campaign.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels   |   Goa
Employees of Taj North Goa conducted a beach cleanliness drive in association with the Indian Coast Guard.
  Cleaning a forest trail Tata Communications   |   Chennai
Volunteers from Tata Communications participated to clean-up the adjoining areas of Nanmangalam Reserve Forest in Chennai.
  Swine Flu vaccination camp Tata Motors   |   Pune
Volunteers from K Block, PVBU Tata Motors Pimpri organized a Swine Flu vaccination camp at Ketan Paradise. In the camp, they spread awareness related to Swine Flu and importance of swine flu vaccine for all ages.
  EVS Session on waste management Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Mumbai
10 TCE volunteers visited the NGO to conduct an EVS session on waste management along with the awareness session on the disadvantages of usage of plastic on the environment. Kids played small skits to spread the awareness in this subject. Prizes were given to the winners and distributed chocolates to all at the end of the session.
  General quiz session Coastal Gujarat Power   |   Mundra
Volunteers from Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (Tata Power) in association with partner agency SAIANGEL and the Panchayat school management committee organised a general quiz program for the students of two schools. The students participated in the quiz program enthusiastically along with the active participation by the school teachers. The initiative by the volunteers was duly appreciated by the school and the community.
  Cleanliness drive The Tinplate Company of India   |   Jamshedpur
Plastics and garbage accumulated in the backyard alleys were cleaned completely. It was heartening to see the enthusiasm amongst participants during the course of cleaning. This volunteering efforts succeeded in creating huge public awareness, with the MD and Sr. Leadership team taking a lead on the drive. The local residents appreciated this effort and pledged to keep the surrounding cleaned.
  Hooghly rive clean-up Tata Communications   |   Kolkata
Volunteers cleaned both sides of the river banks. Along with the clean-up drive, volunteers also conducted an awareness session for the residents of the nearby slums on waste management and cleanliness.
  Bird-feeding Ginger Hotels   |   Ahmedabad
Volunteers from Ginger Ahmedabad actively participated in feeding bird with wheat and corn at Satya Marg Ahmedabad.
  Food distribution Ginger Hotels   |   Ahmedabad
Volunteers from Ginger Ahmedabad actively participated in distributing rice to the residents in Thaltej village Ahmedabad.
  Cleanliness awareness drive Tata Communications   |   Pune
Volunteers carried out a community survey and awareness session on waste management. Around 1000 households were covered and dustbins were distributed for segregation of waste at household level.
  Beach cleaning drive Ginger Hotels   |   Goa
15 members from Ginger Goa, Dona-Paula conducted a beach cleaning drive under the Swachhata Hi Seva campaign.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Communications   |   Mumbai
Volunteers participated in a clean-up drive at a village located inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Along with the clean-up drive, volunteers created dustbins from one time used plastic bottles. These dustbins will be distributed to the villagers for dry waste collection.
  Blood donation drive Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Pune
A blood donations drive was patients of Thalassemia (Children suffering from Thalassemia often require blood transfusions every alternate day or once a week) and for Yellow Ration card patients who are deprived of any access to good health facilities.
  Volunteering work at Karunashraya Tata Power Solar Systems   |   Bangalore
Team of volunteers from Tata Power Solar Systems, Bangalore visited Karunashraya - a later life rehabilitation centre for advanced stage cancer patients at Marathahalli, Bangalore. They participated in the routine activities of the centre like painting, cooking, housekeeping of stores and library, supporting the cancer patients, cleaning and servicing of roof top solar power generating system.
  Blood Donation drive Tata Chemicals   |   Mithapur
A Blood Donation camp was jointly organised by Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development and Mithapur Yuvak Mitra Mandal with support from Samved Voluntary Blood Bank & Research Center, Jamnagar. 37 TCL volunteers offered services for the successful organisation of this camp. 266 units of blood collected from donors including TCL employees, their family members and members of nearby village community.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Bangalore
TCE Bengaluru volunteers came down on the streets of Yashwantpur market and did their part of making people aware about alternatives of plastic. They also visited a government school located in the same street. Class 9 and 10 students were told to ensure that plastic is not used in their house hold and encourage their parents to carry cloth bags when they go out to market for purchases. Kids also took a pledge to make this earth plastic free.
  Visit to Ashadaan Tata Realty and Infrastructure   |   Mumbai
TRIL MD along with the employees visited ASHADAAN a home managed by Missionaries of Charity for abandoned children and old age people . The team through their personal volunteering contribution provided the required medicines, bedsheets, playing articles, diapers which will be used for betterment of the residents. The team also spent their time interacting with the inmate and children providing them some emotional comfort.
  Monsoon awareness program Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Pune
An awareness program was conducted for the workers at the plant site on the importance of safe handling of drinking water, zero water stagnation around work area and labour colony, food waste, check on electrical equipments, housekeeping, clearing of blocks in storm water drains to ensure free flow, awareness during lightning times on a rainy day and avoiding of organic/inorganic waste accumulation around site and labour colony.
  Cleanliness drive Rallis India   |   Lote
Volunteers from Rallis India, Lote Unit visited Z P School, Ghanekunt -2, Lote and organized an awareness session on computer literacy for the students. They made a presentation on computer literacy and importance of computer usage in the modern world. Total 38 students participated in the training session. A question-answer session was also arranged on computer and internet. The session was well received by the students and teachers of the School.
  Say No to Plastic Tata Steel   |   Bamnipal
A group of Tata Steel volunteers went on a rally to promote ‘Say No to Single Use Plastic’ campaign. They did this rally in collaboration with school children and teachers to promote this campaign.
  Plantation drive Tata Steel   |   Jamshedpur
Team One IT undertook a plantation drive and planted 50 saplings near Sonari Airport at Jamshedpur. This initiative was undertaken under the Swachata Hi Seva 2019 campaign. The land was unused for a long time. This plantation initiative will prevent garbage dumping in that area.
  Blood donation drive Indian Hotels   |   Goa
Taj North Goa conducted a blood donation camp in association with the Lions Club of Candolim. The associates of Taj Holiday Village, Taj Fort Aguada and also the local villagers of Candolim and Sinquerim were invited for the camp.
  Visit to a school Tata Steel   |   Jamshedpur
A group of volunteers took the initiative of visiting Masti Ki pathshala-a school for under- privileged. They spoke about the disadvantages of using plastic and what plastic can do to the environment. They also taught the students to make paper bags.
  Plastic waste collection Rallis India   |   Lote
28 Volunteers collected and disposed all types of plastic wastes from the roadsides of Lote Industrial belt. The volunteers were happy to participate in the ‘Swacchata Hi Seva’ campaign.
  Visit to Andh Apang Kalyan Kendra Trent Hypermarket   |   Ahmedabad
The Employees of Star Bazaar, Ahmedabad organized a visit to Andh Apang Kalyan Kendra, a foundation for children with special needs. The employees organized fun activities like musical chairs, cricket and celebrated birthdays of the children. The employees served lunch and fruits for 450 children.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Steel   |   Jamshedpur
A group of volunteers took the initiative of cleaning the Do Muhani river in Jamshedpur. This river is a spot where idols are immersed after puja ceremonies and was littered with plastic and other non-degradable wastes. The volunteers collected about 4 tonnes of waste.
  Awareness Session on plastics Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Pune
The effect of training on the improvement of knowledge on plastic waste management was assessed before and after conducting the training program by filling questionnaires and organizing drawing competition on environment protection and motivated them with prize and chocolates. Their motto was to encourage these students so that they can educate to their surrounding including their family to avoid plastic pollution in day to day life which we have achieved somehow with this noble effort.
  Volunteerism activity Tata Steel   |   Kharagpur
Tata Steel bearings division conducted a ‘Health awareness, hygiene and CPR’ (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) session at a Dharenda High School, Kharagpur. Wherein the doctor explained how to take care during a CPR and made the children also practice. Hygiene and other health related illness like Dengue fever, etc. was also explained. As a token gift, pens were distributed to all the children.
  Plastic waste collection Tata Consulting Engineers   |   Jamshedpur
TCE volunteers carried out Plastic waste collection cleanliness drive at the river banks of Swarnrekha Ghat, Sakchi Jamshedpur. About 50 TCE volunteers participated actively in collection of plastic trash at the Swarnekha Ghat. TCE had coordinated with JUSCO for sending their trash collection vehicle. The collected plastic waste were sent to the recycling plant. The weight of plastic waste collected is 175 kg.
  Building learning kits Tata Communications   |   Multiple locations
250 volunteers from Tata Communications' offices in Mumbai and Pune volunteered to create game kits to enable learning skills in students. These game kits will be distributed to government and municipal schools to promote physical, cognitive and emotional learning in young students through fun and memorable means.
  Say No to Plastic Tata Steel   |   Jamshedpur
A group of volunteers went out into the Jamshedpur Bistupur market sprawling with local vendors. The volunteers went to each shop and sensitised the vendors about disadvantages of using plastic carry bags, plastic disposable glass and straws. They covered local kirana stores, fruits and juice vendors, restaurants, sweets shops and many more.
  Dancing with toddlers The Tinplate Company of India   |   Jamshedpur
Volunteers from TCIL, organized a dance training program to nurture the talent of the Pre- Nursery kids studying at Aastha community development centre. A professional dance trainer from Jamshedpur trained these kids with special dance steps which will also enhance their fine motor skills.
  Construct for a cause Tata Communications   |   Multiple locations
A good learning environment in a school begins with basic amenities like desks and benches. Keeping this in mind, 570 volunteers from Tata Communications' offices in Chennai, Pune and Bengaluru participated in Construct for a Cause to create desks and benches for government and municipal schools.
  Eye Check-up Camp Trent Hypermarket   |   Kolhapur
The employees of Star Bazaar Kolhapur (Hyper and Junction store) organized an eye check-up camp for the customers and employees in collaboration with Nanadeep Eye Hospital. A total 154 persons benefitted from the camp.
  Food for a cause Tata Communications   |   Multiple locations
600 volunteers from Tata Communications in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Delhi came together on a single day to prepare 15,000 sandwiches to ensure that a healthy meal reaches some of the millions of under-served people who sleep hungry every night. Volunteers joined Robin Hood Army to distribute the sandwiches to different communities in these four cities.
  Children's visit to Star Bazaar Trent Hypermarket   |   Bangalore
The employees of Star Bazaar, Bangalore organized an educational visit to Star Bazaar for children in collaboration with EuroKids school, Anantha Nagar, Bangalore. The children learnt about the different types of vegetables, fish and meat, and bakery products in the store. The employees spent quality time with the children and offered them snacks as well.
  Saying NO to Plastic Tata Technologies   |   Pune
Tata Technologies employees organized a 100 kilometer cycle rally to create awareness about plastic pollution and say no to plastic. Every month volunteers participate in cycle rally and create awareness to the community areas.
  Plantation Drive Ginger Hotels   |   Mysore
With an aim to contribute to the environment and provide a green coverage in Mysore city, volunteers from Team Ginger Mysore planted saplings at the Children's Traffic Park. They alsolso cleaned the park area.
  Mentor a child Tata Technologies   |   Pune
Tata Technologies volunteers have adopted a village school children for yearly academic as well as personal improvement. Volunteers visited the Hinjawadi village school and conducted the interaction session along with tuitions on current syllabus.
  Plastic waste management Tata Metaliks   |   Kharagpur
Volunteers from Tata Metaliks undertook a cleanliness drive under the Swachhata Hi Seva 2019 campaign.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.