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Tata Volunteering Week 4
Update No. 9
Tata interactive Services


Visit to NAB

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) employees have participated in various activities as part of the Tata Volunteering week.

Some employees joined Tata Teleservices volunteers at the National Association for the Blind (NAB - India) on 15th September 2015. Since NAB’s inception, it has been promoting the interests of people with vision loss in India. One of the activities undertaken by NAB (India) is the Braille Press that prints textbooks of all subjects for English and Marathi medium students of Class I to XII that is supplied to schools all over India. The TIS volunteers helped members of the Braille Press by assembling and organizing the pages of books, binding and compiling them. The volunteers who participated were very happy and content that they could give their time and help in various activities that ensured the timely completion of the printing of books. The volunteers especially appreciated the tour of the NAB premises, especially the talking centre where many of them registered themselves as volunteers for being home readers for visually challenged students and vocal artistes who would record the learning material for visually challenged students.

Seeing the willingness of the volunteers, NAB officials also sought their help to sort and count votes for their internal elections that was to be conducted on 20th September. The volunteers participated in this activity too.

Visit to Little More

A few employees of Tata Interactive Systems also volunteered to spend time with 50 cancer affected children at the Tata Cancer Hospital on 15th September 2015, along with volunteers of Tata Motors. Some of the activities conducted for the children involved colouring, viewing an animation movie, playing music and dancing. The event was facilitated by an NGO, Little More, and the PRO office of the Hospital. "Little More" is dedicated to making the life of cancer fighters a bit easier and giving light in an otherwise gloomy world. The employees of TIS interacted with the children and a few parents and realised it was a great initiative and endeavour by the TATA group to create awareness of cancer amongst the rural population.

Sincere thanks to Tata Teleservices and Tata Motors for introducing us to NAB and Little More, and the noble endeavours both these organisations do.

Tata Motors


Distribution of food packets

PT Tata Motors Indonesia participated in the Tata Volunteering Week 4 by distributing food packets to homeless families in the streets of Jakarta. Aided by an NGO which works in this field, many employees from PT TMI along with family members voluntarily participated in this event which had to happen in the night when the targeted recipients are free after their daily struggles. The best part is that the team of volunteers had both Indian and Indonesian members who worked with one goal – contributing their most precious possession – their time - for the good of the society.

Although it is a very small step and may not permanently change much on the ground, this showed the commitment of the organization and its employees to return back to the society where we operate. This engagement got the team so excited that they want to do this more regularly and not restrict it to only the TVW.


Malnutrition Awareness Camp

On September 11, 2015, the CSR team of Tata Motors Lucknow in partnership with Jan Parivar Kalyan Sansthan (a NGO promoted by Tata Motors) organised an awareness camp on malnutrition for the children of ICDS Center of Dhawa village of Lucknow District. The employees of the company coordinated event and counselled the parents of the children on issues related to malnourishment

Tree Plantation Drive

On September 14, 2015, the CSR team of Tata Motors Lucknow in partnership with Samaj Vikas Kendra (a NGO promoted by Tata Motors) organised a tree plantation drive in Dhawa village of Lucknow District. The senior employees of the company including the Plant Head, Head HR and Union Members along with the village panchayat members planted 400 plants of different species on the common land of the village. The employees counselled the villagers on the issues related to natural conservation.

Co-Curricular Activities in Primary Schools

The volunteering initiative continued on 15th September 2015 with active involvement of employees in conducting the co-curricular activities in the two primary schools. The volunteers successfully conducted the drawing and essay competition for around 200 children of Naubasta Primary and Middle School of Lucknow District. In the end, volunteers along with school teachers distributed the distributed the prize to children. The teachers and children thanked the volunteers for successful conduction of the program. The Volunteers also conselled the villagers and children on need of cleanliness and hygiene.

Tata Projects Ltd.


Health and sanitation awareness

Tata Projects is working on Awareness programs in the rural communities on Health, Water and Sanitation. As a part of the initiative and Volunteers week Employees from TPL volunteered for providing the awareness program in the communities in the villages of Gopanipet, Thippadampalli near Hyderabad to give, awareness on Health, Water and Sanitation to the village community.

The following activities we organized during the visit on 20th September :
1) Interacted with the community and did Door to Door survey.
2) Conducted Awareness program through flip chart presentations, electrolyze demo.
3) Training to operators and entrepreneur on business development and technical skills.

The activity took place on 20th September 2015 during the celebration of Tata Volunteering week-4.

Tata Technologies


Fire Safe Drill

Tata Technologies Pune admin team organised Fire Safety Drill for housekeeping members in which they provided information about information about safety equipment, Fire extension material usage, mock fire drill, actions to use at the time fire, how to use fire extension, instructions such as Dos & Don’ts at the time of fire, how to use first ad box etc…

Ganpati celebration

Tata Technologies Pune India volunteers in the occasion of TVW 4 took Savitribai Phule School Children to Pune’s Dhol association and made them participated in Ganapati arrival Program called Miravnuk. Children were very happy to participate. Volunteers from Tata Technologies along with participation in the program, managed traffic of the city roads for four hours. This program was organised by Kalasagar Group of Pune. Volunteers are planning to motivate everyone for Tank Visarjan to everyone on procession day. Employees are also going to volunteer on procession day to immersion Ganesh Idols in artificial pool created by local communities.

Tata Steel Processing and Distribution Ltd.


Visit to an Old age home

A team of 10 volunteers from Tata Steel Processing And Distribution Ltd. (TSPDL) visited Tollygunge homes, an old age home situated at Tollygunge, Kolkata. There were 46 inmates in the house, age ranging between 60 yrs to 80 yrs. After arrival, all volunteers were engaged in spending quality time with each of the inmates, sharing thoughts and feelings. A magic show was organized by TSPDL which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. After the magic show, some fun games with prizes were organized, where all inmates actively participated. Lunch was served to them. After lunch, the most popular game among the inmates i.e. Housie was organized. There were exciting prizes to the winners. Afterwards, the inmates performed where our Managing Director took the lead with his exceptional singing and guitar playing skills. Many talented inmates, despite their age, participated in singing and dancing, which made the whole environment lively. At the hour of bidding goodbye, it was heartening to see the happy faces of the inmates. Volunteers moved off with a promise to visit again very soon

Kids carnival

TSPDL’s flagship volunteering event - Kids’ Carnival - was organized with the underprivileged children of two organizations – Udbhas and Jhamapukur Sri Sri Ramakrishna Sangha. The venue was the school grounds of FAPS, Kolkata. The program was inaugurated by Managing Director, Mr Abraham Stephanos in the morning with an inspirational address and releasing of balloons by the children. A filling breakfast followed various sports events for children of various age groups suitable divided into teams. At the end of it all, a football match for the boys and a musical chair event for the girls rounded up the sports program. After a sumptuous lunch, an interactive and high-on-energy magic show was put up for the children. This was followed by a music and dance competition between the children of the two organizations. Prize distribution at the end rounding up the day’s event saw a huge excitement amongst the little kids. The day ended with gifts distribution for all of them and TSPDL volunteers saying “cheers” to the event.



Skill Development workshop

Today, a group of 15 (Fifteen) Volunteers from Voltas Delhi office visited Shri Ram Shiksha Peeth, Madanpur Khadar, Delhi to celebrate Environment day and plantation activity.

A Warm Welcome was extended to us by school management and students by way of speeches on importance of Health and clean environment, small play on severity of deforestation and awareness on how to protect our environment.

We have organized plantation by gifting them 30 plants and hired the services of neighbourhood gardener also to maintain the plans and keep the school green, also a proper education is being planned to be given to interested students on aspects of gardening and maintaining the plants in school and around their homes.

During the event, we have also covered an open drain flowing through the main entrance of the school by proper RCC structure and plan is to cover additional 10 mts also so that mosquito breeding is controlled.

At the end of the program, our Volunteers distributed Bananas to all the students and staff of the school as the follow up our earlier session of healthy food and vegetables.

This celebration was a part of our ongoing skill development program at the school.

School kids are now given responsibility to share their learning with their parents, siblings and neighbours to spread awareness on Education, Environment, Health and Hygiene and Healthy food habits.

Our program will continue with the next session on Mannerism (Behavioural English Speaking).

Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited


Health checkup

Health check-up and Blood grouping of all students of 2 no. Lower Primary school was done on 19th September. A total of 115 students were checked up and necessary treatment given. Blood grouping of the students were done on the spot by the ANM and Health Assistant. Deworming of the children was also done.

Indian Hotels


Cleanliness Drive

As part of Tata Volunteering Week-4, The Gateway Hotel, Bangalore undertook the cleaning drive at the Residency Road Bangalore as well as at the tourist spot MAYOHALL on 16th September. Around 26 associates actively participated in the same to create awareness among associates and the public at large about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene.

The General Manager encouraged associates and HODs to take part in this importance event and called upon to create difference in whatever we do.

Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd.


Cleanliness Drive

Volunteers from Coimbatore branch visited ‘ARAVANAIKKUM ANBU ILLAM’ (GIL GAL MINISTRIES TRUST) home for children & Old age people.They were around 58 children going to school with the help of the trust. The team spent some time with the kids and distributed rice, groceries, etc. to the home.

They also undertook another task of cleaning the temple area. The TVW team has visited KARAMADAI HILL TEMPLE to do a cleaning process. They cleaned the entire temple premises, which helped the public to access easily to the temple. People around the temple acknowledged the effort taken. The smiles on the faces of the children & public at large brought smiles to the volunteers.

Tata Metaliks

West Bengal

Tree Plantation and Awareness programme

During Tata Volunteering Week 4, The Sadbhavana Trust of Tata Metaliks organized massive cleaning drive along with Tree Plantation and Awareness programme on Health & Hygiene in six villages and a railway station. The villagers too joined the volunteers in the activity and was well appreciated by the villagers. The villagers took an oath to keep their village clean. The Vice President and other senior management team members too took active part in all these activity and motivated others to join. Each and every employees of the company wish to join and part of the TVW-04.

Health checkup

Health Check-up Camp at Loreto School, Sealdha, Kolkota took place on 19th September. 150 students were examined by a tram of medical staff of Ruby Hospital and was well supported by the employee volunteers of Tata Metaliks.

Drawing competition

The volunteers organized a Drawing competition in Kendualpal Primary School, Maheshpur Primary School & Quiz completion in Kunjochak Primary School where about 200 students participated in these activity. The students were very happy and requested to organized such activity on regular basis. The teachers of the school told us that student will certainly benefit by these activities.

Tata Steel


Stitching training

A special stitching training session was organised at Bhalubasa Centre for the bustee women. Training given to impart necessary knowledge & skill to the trainees.

Cleanliness drive

As a part of Tata Volunteering Week 4 Urban Services organised a cleanliness drive in nearby vicinity Bhalubasa Community Centre.

Distribution of grocery items

LD#2 JDC visited Nirmal Hriday and interacted with the differently abled children and distributed some useful grocery items.

Interaction with infants

Under Tata Engage Week 4, JDC of LD#2 visited the Shishu Bhawan and interacted with the infants. The JDC of LD#2 donated gifts of daily use for the children. The time spent with the infants was an overwhelming experience for all the volunteers

Distribution of raw materials

Under Tata Engage Week 4, employees of Natural Resources Division visited JEEVIKA a centre for people with intellectual disability. They interacted with the special people played games and distributed sports shoes for participation in National & International Sports Events. They also gave them some raw materials for their skill training initiatives. The team of NRD assured of their continued association with this organisation

Blood Donation camp

A Blood donation camp was organised at Sonari Centre. 100 Units of blood was collected. Employees and Ex-employees volunteered in organising the camp successfully.

Fine arts coaching camp

To promote arts and culture, a fine arts coaching camp was organised at Kasidih Centre. Young children and youth interested in fine arts participated in the camp and gained inputs for the volunteers.

Handball training

Tata Steel believes in “Sports is a way of Life” and towards promoting the same a special handball training session was organised at RD Bhatta Centre for young handball trainees. The aim of this session was to inculcate spirit of sportsmanship and winning habit.

Needs assessment

The Ethics Counsellor, Tata Steel, Head Corporate Relation, Head-HRM Knowledge Functions, along with Head Empowerment, CSR, visited Seva Sada, Sonari and interacted with the women employees. They also assessed the needs of the people and assured to help them out

Karate coaching camp

A Special Karate Coaching camp for young children was organised at Namda Centre. International fame Mr. L Nageswar Rao instructed the children on new developments of Karate.

Dengue awareness

A Special Awareness programme on Dengue was organised for the community. Dengue has become a very serious issue in Jamshedpur

Tata Capital


Wall painting

Three employees volunteered at Anandi organization on 12th September 2015 as part of the employee volunteering engagement TVW IV. The organization works with specially abled children.

The volunteers were given material and they enthusiastically sketched and painted walls. During the five hour activity, the volunteers had a great time and made wall paintings and colored the walls to give an attractive and creative outlook for the children activity and therapy rooms of Anandi. The NGO spokesperson thanked the volunteers for the wonderful creations and bid good bye.

Special children turn instructors

19 employees volunteered at on 17th September 2015 as part of the employee volunteering engagement TVW IV. The NGO (Muskaan) showed courage & efforts in bringing their four special students to Tata Capital’s office. These 4 lively people took over the role of a trainer for the Tata Capital’s employees where they introduced themselves in the most pure & simple manner. Once the introductions got over, the trainers for the day taught these employees how to make a paper bag. This activity included preparing the body of the paper bag, fixing thread holder, block printing on the bag and art designing. The volunteers made paper bag dedicated towards learning as much as they can from these trainers. The conference room was full of colors & smiles while the trainers tried to train them in their innocent way. The employees got sensitized about the fact that being a mentally challenged person doesn’t mean that the person should be abandoned. The employees understood the need that their society has and the help that they can give to the same. The Special students felt nice and confident after coming out of their centre and meeting strange people. The employees were very excited and have offered Muskaan to set up stalls in their office on Diwali so that they can earn from it and use it for the kids.

*This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies. www.tataengage.com
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