Jamshedpur: Tata Steel launched Tata Volunteering Week II, a community welfare programme in the city on Friday. The day marked the beginning of week-long activities under the Tata Engage Programme, a Tata Group Initiative.
Speaking on the occasion, Tata Steel MD TV Narendran, said, �We at Tata Steel feel extremely proud to mark the beginning of the Tata Volunteering Week II. Volunteerism will help the employees to be closely involved with the communities and build stronger relations with them.� He also added �I wish the very best to my colleagues in making the Tata Volunteering Week II a grand success.�
The Volunteering Week kick started with the Mentorship Programme at the Tata Steel Technical Institute (TSTI), Burmamines. Avneesh Gupta, Principal Executive Officer, Tata Steel volunteered his time to be present at the programme.
A group of 31 MT�s of the 2014 Batch have taken up the initiative to be Mentors for the 90 trainees enrolled at TSTI. These trainees are undergoing a three year diploma course in various industrial trades. Most of them are from rural background and the whole concept of mentorship was appreciated. An interaction between the mentors and the mentees was organised. The programme ended with tree plantation drive.
This was followed by the �Padyatra� in the presence of Narendran at Karandih village, Jamshedpur. The Padyatra began with garlanding of Jaipal Singh Munda Statue by Narendran and was followed by his visit to the Majhi Tola pond.
Narendran also inaugurated the Roof Rain Water Harvesting project located inside the village premises. The Padyatra concluded with his interaction with teachers and students of Banam classes along with the graduate students preparing for banking and railways examination.