HCLFoundation renewed its partnership with the Tamil Nadu Police to empower children residing in urban slums in and around Chennai across categories of sports, scouts, supplementary education and health amongst others through a formal MoU signing with - Shri Sandeep Rai Rathore IPS, DGP/Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai City; Shri K. Shankar IPS, Commissioner of Police, Avadi; and Dr. A. Amalraj IPS, Commissioner of Police, Tambaram City Police, and Dr Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President, Global CSR, HCLFoundation
HCLFoundation has been awarded a certificate of appreciation for its development of infrastructure facilities in Government schools of Gautam Buddha Nagar and Hardoi district under “Operation Kayakalp” programme launched by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh. The award was presented by the honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath at a ceremony held in Lucknow. We at HCLFoundation believe that good school infrastructure tends to reduce dropout and improves attendance which ultimately results into better academic results, and our committed to the cause.
HCLFoundation and National Co-operative Union of India (NCUI) under the Ministry of Cooperation, GoI, have joined hands to establish skill development centers, foster the cooperative movement and uplift communities across India. This pilot project focuses on empowering artisans, women, and youth; driving socio-economic development and creating a ripple effect of positive change. Through collaborative efforts, a culture of cross-promotion and knowledge-sharing will be cultivated benefiting the skill and livelihood development of the entire community. Over the next 3 years, our mission is to empower over 5000 participants, by offering sustainable income-generation activities. The MoU was signed by Dr. Sudhir Mahajan, Chief Executive, NCUI and Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice-President, Global CSR, HCLFoundation in the presence of Shri Dileep Sanghani, Chairman, NCUI.
HCLFoundation has renewed its partnership with the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) for another three years to boost native biodiversity in the eco-sensitive regions of Uttarakhand. The extended partnership aims to double down on the deep positive impact against habitat degradation and native biodiversity loss that this unique initiative has been able to make. HCLFoundation aims to plant an additional 10,000 Rudraksha saplings and other native species in the region by 2026. It will also organize community awareness programs to restore degraded habitats and conserve native biodiversity.
HCLTech won the National Water Award in the Industry for CSR Activities category for significant efforts in holistic water conservation and management in India. The award has been instituted by the Government of India's Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti(Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, RD & GR).
To mark World Earth Day, HCLFoundation launched a national-level ‘Generation for Climate Action (GENCAN)’ initiative in partnership with the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) for promoting sustainability and climate education and action in schools through its flagship programme, Harit – The Green Initiative. 200+ students participated in this national launch. In addition, an interactive panel with 9 students took place where students shared about the actions they are taking towards building a greener planet.
The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry awarded the prestigious MCCI TAFE CSR AWARDS 2022 to HCLFoundation and Thuvakkam NGO on 31, January 2023. The award was given in recognition of the innovation, collaboration and social impact created in the Field of Environmental Sustainability & Ecological Balance through the “Greenery – Urban Forest” project. Thuvakkam, in collaboration with the HCLFoundation, under the Harit greenery initiative, created a stretch of forest between the Indra Nagar MRTS and Kasturba Nagar MRTS stations. The first sapling was planted on August 11th, 2021, with the help of volunteers and the general public. Nearly 0.85 acre of land now houses 7,050+ grown saplings. Having over 40 species, the plants are all indigenous to the soil, and are of different varieties, such as flowering, shrubbery, and shade-giving plants. The Greater Chennai Corporation has lain a bicycle path along the forest, which has proven to be a great attraction for the general public.
HCLFoundation extended its partnership with the Gautam Buddha Nagar Police Commissionerate and NGO partner CHETNA by establishing an additional multidimensional mobile classroom under its ‘Nanhe Parinde’ initiative. ‘Nanhe Parinde’ is an initiative of Uday, HCLFoundation’s urban flagship program, through which five mobile vans are currently operating in the Gautam Buddh Nagar area. The mobile vans will offer academic support to the children in mathematics and science, English language skills, art lessons and digital literacy. They will also provide children sports and recreational opportunities to help reduce school dropout rates and juvenile crime rates in the community.
Commemorating the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, HCLFoundation organized the second edition of YUVA MELA to mark the National Youth Day in the presence of Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President, Global CSR, HCLFoundation and Mr. Veera Raghva Rao (IAS), Commisioner of Training and Employment, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. HCLF also inked a partnership with the Directorate of Employment and Training of Tamil Nadu to introduce new-age courses in four Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Chennai and flagged off the ‘Skill Rath’, a mini-ITI van which will visit all the parts of the Chennai city to promote technical education and enrolment in ITIs. The event, held in HCL SEZ Chennai Campus brought together 300 participants physically from the Chennai location and almost 1,000+ young minds connected virtually who are a part of the various interventions supported by HCLFoundation. The participants celebrated the day with cultural events including the fashion show and group dance performance.
Tamil Nadu Forest Department (TNFD) has joined hands with HCLFoundation, in a timely step towards marine and coastal conservation to resolve the ghost net and marine debris problem in the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, Tamil Nadu. In alignment with SDG 14, HCLFoundation will be supporting TNFD to take up a 3-year action for the removal of ghost nets and marine debris. We will work together for a mass awareness campaign towards debri free Gulf of Mannar for the coastal communities. An MoU was signed on December 19, 2022, in the presence of Mr. Srinivas Reddy, I.F.S, Chief Wildlife Warden (CWLW); Dr. Naganathan, I.F.S, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF) – Wildlife; Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice-President, Global CSR, HCLTech; Dr. Santanu Basu, Project Director, Harit and; Mr. Bakan Jagdish Sudhakar, I.F.S, DFO and WLW, Ramanathapuram.