Tata Volunteering Week 19 Volume No. 02   
  Awareness session on Climate Change Indian Hotels Company Ltd (Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur)   

An interactive and informative session on global warming and climate change was organized for the children of Government Industrial Training Institute Balesar, Jodhpur. The focus of this initiative was to educate children about the repercussions and causes of global warming and climate change. Over 100 students attended the online session and the activity was led by Mr. Manu Sharma, General Manager.

  Holi celebrations with children Indian Hotels Company Ltd (Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur)   
On the occasion of Holi, a group of volunteers celebrated the festival of colors with the children at Vatsalyapuram, an NGO in Pratap Nagar, Jodhpur. The activity began with the kids dancing with music followed by cake cutting to celebrate the birthday of kids on that day. Snack and Holi special sweets were distributed among the kids post which the children along with the volunteers proceeded to play with colors. The activity was conducted keeping in mind the ‘Promise’ pillar of Paathya that signifies the importance of the responsibility every citizen has towards the community and the under privileged. This activity was led by Mr. Vijendra Kumar Sharma, Area Director - HR, Udaipur & Jodhpur.
  Donation Drive Indian Hotels Company Ltd (Ginger Sanand)  
Volunteers from Ginger, Sanand along with some of the family members came forward to donate bed sheets and linen items to the Dadagram Ashram for Children.
  Celebrating Women’s Day Rallis India Ltd   
On International Women's Day, volunteers from Rallis India Ltd, Ankleshwar unit conducted a Women's Day program to celebrate the mothers of the students from Shaishav Divyang children`s school, Ankleshwar.
  Conducting a science tour Rallis India Ltd   
Marking the National Science Day, volunteers from Rallis India Ltd, Ankleshwar unit along with their family members, arranged a state level science exhibition. On JRD Tata’s birth anniversary, a study tour was organized for all finalist students, their teachers and principals. Students from Science Intervention Program Gujarat and Maharashtra participated in this event. The event was attended by Ms Jignyasa, Head CSR & AA, Rallis India ltd
  Paper bag making from re-using newspaper Tata Electronics   
100 volunteers from Tata Electronics came together to make 1,800 paper bags using old newspapers. These bags were then distributed amongst the small-scale vendors to use these paper bags instead of the plastic ones during the Rath festival of Hosur.
  Inauguration of a drinking water & sanitation project Tata Metaliks   
Tata Metaliks volunteers attended the inauguration ceremony of the drinking water and sanitation project Uttar Narayanpur village, a predominant tribal village. The volunteers engaged with the communities during the event and sensitized them on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. They were also educated on the importance of clean, safe drinking water and sanitation and how each one should focus on conserving the natural infrastructure for the coming generations.
  Blood donation drive Tata Metaliks   

A blood donation drive was conducted by the medical, administration, CSR and HR teams of Tata Metaliks Ltd at the Kalaikunda panchayat. 10 volunteers came forward to donate blood that will be used by the government blood bank in Midnapore district.

  Session on interview preparedness Tata Metaliks   
An interview preparedness session was conducted for the trainees of Tata Metaliks Skill Development Centre, West Midnapore District by 10 volunteers from the HR team. They covered topics like types of interviews, Do’s and Don’ts, common questions asked during interviews. The trainees are part of different short-term courses like banking, finance, food and beverage, front office associate, general duty assistant, Auto tech service, AWS cloud computing. Students shared their concerns and asked relevant questions, to which the volunteers gave apt responses that cleared the doubts.
  Handwriting session for school children Tata Power   
Under the theme We4v, a group of volunteers from Tata Power renewable cluster conducted a handwriting session for young students at the Zillah Parishad School, Sakore of the Netmagic Nandgaon Solar Site. During the workshop the volunteers shared tips on improving English style writing that helped more than 50 students.
  Blood Donation Drive Tata Projects   

Tata Projects Ltd. Aptidco Phase-III project site team, Vishakhapatnam organized a blood donation camp to mark the start of the 19th edition of Tata Volunteering Week. 8 volunteers came forward to donate blood.

  Blood Donation Drive Tata Projects   
A blood donation drive was conducted at the Hyderabad corporate office of Tata Projects partnering with Red Cross India. 41 volunteers came forward to date blood which will be mainly used for the treatment of children with Thalassemia. The event was address by Mr. Balaji Vara Prasad, AVP – Projects, Power & Metals
  Sports Day with Underprivileged Children Tata Sons and Services   
Tata Sustainability Group hosted a sports day with the underprivileged children from NGOs Angel Xpress Foundation & Kutumba Education and Knowledge Foundation. The activity brought together 67 Tata employees from 11 Tata Group Companies - Tata International, Air India, Tata Digital, Tata AIA, Tata Chemicals, Tata Sons, Services and Industries, Voltas, Tata Steel, Tata Unistore, Rallis India Limited, and Tata Consultancy Services. 55 children attended the event filled with activities and games. Volunteers and the children were divided into teams and each team competed in games such as lemon and marble race, two-legged race, blindfold obstacle race, relay, penalty shootouts, etc. The event concluded with an award ceremony where the winning team and the runners up were felicitated with medals.
  School Uniform and Stationary Distribution Tata Steel Utilities and infrastructure   

Five volunteers from Tata Steel UISL’s CSR and PSD department visited Murgaguttu Academic center and distributed uniform, shoes, and school bags with stationary materials to the 70 under privilege children from Gamaharia.

  Quiz competition for school children Tata Steel Utilities and infrastructure   

Volunteers from Tata Steel UISL’s CSR department along with family members organised a quiz competition for children at the PPP Model School, UMS Bhatia Basti Kadma, Jamshedpur. 90 students participated in the activity. Prizes were distributed to the winning students and sweets were served to every student.

  Women’s Day celebration Trent Ltd   
Volunteers from Trent Ltd came together to recognize the female workers from the security and cleaning teams of the Crystal Point Mall, Andheri. The team appreciated the women workers for their dedication and hard work towards their work.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.