Tata Volunteering Week 16 Volume No. 09   
  Visit to an Orphanage Amalgamated Plantations Pvt Ltd   
A team of volunteers visited Hope Home for orphan girl in Kolkata. The team taught the girls how to tie and die on a fabric which will help them live a sustainable life. Rs 25000/- was raised to support the orphanage and as per requirement from the home, a washing machine was donated. This was followed by some snacks and goodies for the girls.
  Hand Wash Awareness Session Rallis India Ltd   
Volunteers from Rallis India Ltd Ankleshwar organized an awareness session on hand wash and hygiene at the Pioneer Secondary and Higher Secondary School, Jitali. The volunteers demonstrated to the students the correct method to wash hands and with multiple steps. After the session, over 600 masks were distributed to the students from class 9 to 12.
  Health, Sanitation and Environment Session Rallis India Ltd   
A team from Rallis India Ltd, Lote visited Lote Grampanchayat and conducted a session with the community members on Health, Sanitation and Environment protection. The volunteers also sensitized them about seasonal diseases and precautions to be taken during Covid-19 periods. The volunteers also distributed 200 saplings of Teakwood and 24 Lts of hand wash and sanitizers to the villagers.
  Public Speaking Competition Rallis India Ltd  
Rallis India Ltd Lote volunteers arranged a public speaking competition on ‘Is technology a blessing or a curse’ for students of KVS Vidyalaya, Lote. Students from class 9 and 10 spoke on the topic expressing their thoughts on how technology helped them during Covid for online and offline classes. They also highlighted the pros and cons of online classes. An online rangoli competition was also organised for high school students.
  Essay Writing Competition for Students Rallis India Ltd   
Rallis India Lote volunteers organised an essay competition on ‘My School in Lockdown’ for students of Z P School, Lotemal. Students from class 7 and 8 participated in the online session. They wrote on the current scenario of their school and shared experience on learning, asking doubts, attending online classes, variation of internet connectivity and more.
  Drawing Competition for Students Rallis India Ltd   
Volunteers from Rallis India Ltd, Lote organised a drawing competition for students of SK Vidyalaya, Gunde, Lote. Over 20 students participated in the session and drew images of Lord Shiva and other images without any help from others.
  Diya painting and Lantern making workshop Rallis India Ltd   
Volunteers organised a diya painting and lantern making workshops for rural women from villages near Karjat, Maharashtra. This workshop was conducted focusing on developing the creativity of women groups helping them generate livelihood.
  Anger Management for Youths Rallis India Ltd   
An awareness session on ‘Anger Management’ for rural youths was organised by the volunteers in Akola & Murbad. The session focused on how to manage anger by providing a direction to anger which results in achievements of the goals. A motivations video demonstrating the steps to control anger was also shown during the session.
    Cleaning Public Water Sources and Sanitation Awareness Tata Chemicals Ltd   
Volunteers came together to clean tube wells and public water sources in surrounding villages of Barwani, Madhya Pradesh. A session on hygiene and sanitation awareness was also conducted in the village.
    Tree Plantation Drive Tata Chemicals Ltd   
Volunteers planted saplings along the roadside and ICDS office premises with WCD department staffs, Piramal NGO partners in Pati block headquarter.
  Covid 19 awareness Tata Chemicals Ltd   
Volunteers conducted awareness sessions on Covid-19 precautions and safety measures by mobilizing and motivating Self Help Group (Women SHGs) members.
  Cleanliness Drive Tata Chemicals Ltd   
In line with Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan, volunteers came to run cleanliness drives by cleaning the Panchayat bhawan, Anganwadi and Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Rosar.
     Yoga Session for Students Tata Chemicals Ltd   
To promote physical, mental and emotional health, volunteers conducted a yoga session for students at Limbi Middle School followed an awareness session on basic health and nutrition.
  General Awareness Sessions in an Orphanage Tata Consulting Engineers   
The volunteers from TCE visited an orphanage in Cochin and conducted general awareness sessions on personal hygiene, road safety, career guidance and more.
   Safety Quiz Competition Tata Consulting Engineers   
The volunteers conducted safety awareness program ‘CHALTA BOLTA QUIZ COMPETITION’ in Chakan, Pune. Different topics on safety were discussed and participants were asked questions on construction safety.
  Covid-19 Awareness Program Tata Consulting Engineers   
To sensitize workers on Covid-19 precautions, the volunteers conducted an awareness program on Safety and Health.
  Visit to Hospital for Animals Tata investment Corporate Ltd.   
The volunteers visited Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals in Parel, Mumbai and interacted with doctors and caregivers to know about animal health. They also assisted the caregiving team during the afternoon feeding session for resident and street animals.
   Sessions on Safety, Health and Capacity building. Tata Metaliks   
Volunteers visited Maheshpur village and interacted with the members of Jan Kalyan Samiti and conducted a session on following good hygiene practices especially during the monsoon season. The volunteers shared tips on how to prevent dengue /malaria, on domestic safety, usage of LPG and use of mobile phones while charging at home.
  Sessions on Kitchen Gardening Tata Metaliks  
Employees assessed the kitchen garden developed by rural women of Jhatibandh in their backyards. The seeds were provided to them by the volunteers and were assessed basis field visit and interactions. The volunteers met more women and suggested them the scope of commercial farming.
  Sessions on Safety and Environment Tata Metaliks   
A team of volunteers conducted an informative session at learning center for drop-out girls on safety and environment. They spoke on domestic safety and tips on proper usage of LPG cylinders, being careful while charging their mobile phones, and to avoid using it during thunder & lightning were also shared. They were also briefed about road safety and use of helmets.
    Covid-19 Awareness Session Tata Power (TPTCL)   
CEO of TPTCL, Mr. Amit Garg conducted an awareness session on importance of Covid - 19 vaccination, health and sanitisation and wearing mask further honouring the support staff who were wearing the mask in most appropriate way and also distributed a kit containing reusable masks and sanitizers in Noida.
   Road Safety Awareness Program for the Community The Tinplate Company of India Ltd   
Volunteers from TCIL organized a Road Safety Awareness Program for people driving two wheelers on the road. Volunteers stopped the people who were riding two wheelers without helmets and masks and made them understand the importance of safety in day-to-day life.
  Drawing Competition for Children at Masti ki Pathshala The Tinplate Company of India Ltd   
A team of Volunteers from TCIL visited Masti Ki Pathshala, a residential school for children from the streets, to organize a drawing competition to explore the creative potential of the young minds. The theme of the competition was ‘Save the Environment’
  Blood Donation Drive Voltas Ltd  
The volunteers organized a blood donation camp in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand in association with Jawahar Lal Nehru District Hospital and Indian Red Cross Society. The Blood Drive was effectively managed following all safety and Covid-19 protocols. More than 60 volunteers participated in the drive.
    Tree Plantation Drive Tata Projects Ltd   
The volunteers conducted a tree plantation drive at the Chennai Tata Projects Ltd Office. Over 25 saplings were planted near areas of the site office area by the volunteers.
  Blood Donation Drive Tata Projects Ltd   
Volunteers organized a blood donation camp at Tata Projects Ltd SRA - Chembur, Mumbai with the support of Masina Hospital Blood Centre. Over 70 units of blood was donated by the volunteers.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.