Tata Volunteering Week 16 Volume No. 01   
  Celebrating Teachers’ Day in a primary school Indian Hotels Company Limited   
The Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa and Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa teams celebrated Teachers’ Day with primary school teachers from remote villages around Candolim. These teachers cater to the children of migrant labourers. The special day was made even more memorable for the teachers as the team invited 5 teachers for a lunch experience at the resort. The response was overwhelming as their day was filled with excitement and joy.
  Hygiene and safety for adolescent girls Indian Hotels Company Limited   
With the aim to promote safe and hygienic menstrual practices among adolescent girls, the Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa and Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa teams in collaboration with Rotary Club and Inner Wheel Wing, distributed 1500 sanitary napkins to young women in remote communities of Bicholim, Goa.
  Distribution of food items Indian Hotels Company Limited   
The Taj Santacruz, Mumbai team organised a visit to a school run by an NGO, SHED (Society of Human and Environmental Development). A team of 10 volunteers from the hotel across department i.e. House Keeping, Security, F&B Service and Human Resource conducted an awareness session for the adolescent students at the school.

The volunteers spoke about the importance of good behaviour with elders as well as their classmates, including girls. Additionally, a session on women hygiene and cleanliness was also conducted for the girls.
  Conserving the flora Tata Chemicals, Mithapur   
With the aim to revive the dry deciduous forests, the Tata Chemicals team at Mithapur, Gujarat flagged-off TVW16 with a tree plantation drive. Palash (Butea monosperma), drumstick (Moringa oleifera), tamarind (Tamarous Indica), Neem (Azadiracta Indica), Rangooni Badam are some of the saplings planted.
  Celebrating Teachers’ Day Tata Metaliks Ltd   
The HR team of Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa Goa & Taj conducted a dry food collection drive within the resorts. Drop-off boxes were placed at strategic locations where staff could drop grocery items of their choice such as rice, flour, cereals, soaps, sugar, salt, oil and more.

The team contributed 4 boxes full of essential items to Street Providence, a rehabilitation centre for people living on streets, destitute, sick and drug addicts.
  Skilling the hearing impaired Indian Hotels Company Limited   
The team at Taj Santacruz, Mumbai organised a skill development workshop for women with hearing impairment from DEEDS Public Charitable Trust. A virtual demonstration was conducted on cuts of vegetables followed by lessons on cooking basic sauces used in International Cuisine. The session was conducted with the help of a interpreter who translated the learning for all 20 attendees.
  ‘Bhachpan Ki Seekh’ Awareness Session for Teenage Boys and Girls Indian Hotels Company Limited   
Volunteers from Tata Metaliks team along with youths, adolescents and teachers from remote communities kick-started TVW16 by celebrating and honouring the teachers who play an important part in shaping the future of young ones. The team emphasized the importance of a good teacher in one's life and felicitated them with gifts.

The activity was conducted in association with an NGO partner, Youth Invest Foundation and CREW. A cultural program was organized with performances themed on ‘Education in the modern world’.
  Tree Plantation Drive Tata Metaliks Ltd   
The Tata Metaliks volunteers planted 100 fruit and forest saplings in Raipara village with an aim to create a green and clean environment, while ensuring economic and nutritional benefits for the villagers.
  Felicitating Teachers from Remedial and C.D centres The Tinplate Company Of India Ltd   
Volunteers of TCIL organized a program to recognize the teachers from Remedial Centres and Community Development Centres. They have relentlessly put in their efforts throughout the year. Despite the pandemic restrictions, they have been conducting continuous online classes for underprivileged children and students mostly from villages and basti areas.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.