Celebrating this year’s World Oceans Day theme - “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”, HCL Foundation (HCLF), collaborated with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) to launch ‘Revive Chennai’s Coasts’ initiative. The campaign aims to sensitize the resident population along the coast about the hazardous impact of ocean pollution and initiate localized community-based solution through a participatory model for behavioural change. The year-long campaign consists of coastal clean-up and to bring about awareness in Chennai which is home to the world’s second longest beach. In the first phase of the campaign, HCLF, GCC and EFI will kick start clean-up and sensitization activities in and around the 5-km beach stretch between Ashtalakshmi Temple in Besant Nagar and Kottivakkam in Chennai, India.
HCL Campus, Noida
HCL Foundation (HCLF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of HCL Technologies announced the recipients of the fifth edition of HCL Grant in the presence of Padma Bhushan, Mr. Kapil Dev, a legend in the global world of cricket and former captain of the Indian Cricket team. HCL Grant is one of the biggest and most coveted institutionalized CSR grants in India that aims to recognize the rise of the Fifth Estate - the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) - and support their breakthrough projects reaching out to the rural communities in the country. The winners of HCL Grant 2020 were felicitated at an award ceremony at the HCL Technologies’ campus in Noida. The ceremony was graced by Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL, Ms Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Vice Chairperson of HCL Technologies and the Chairperson of its CSR committee, and Mr. Prateek Aggarwal, Chief Financial Officer, HCL Technologies along with senior dignitaries, bureaucrats, NGO-partners and the HCL leadership.
India Habitat Centre, Delhi
HCL Foundation's network of partners has grown considerably in the last few years. This year, 'Partnering for Change' will see participation of over 440 participants from 150+ partner organizations and NGOs. We are immensely proud of each and every collaboration and truly appreciate the commitment and contribution of partnerships towards transformative sustainable development. The two-day meet has a very rich agenda, where we shall be devoting time with our NGO partners to review the progress made this year, emerging best practices under various thematic areas such as Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD), Education, Health, Water & Sanitation (WASH), Skill Development & Livelihood, Environment & Disaster Risk Reduction & Response (DRR), as well as co-create approaches for coming year aligned to the vision/mission of HCL Foundation as well as the larger Sustainable Development Framework.
HCL Foundation planted more than 6,000 saplings on the occasion of the 43rd HCL Day Celebrations on August 11th 2019 at the Uday Upvan Sorkha (Mini Urban Forest) in partnership with District Administration Gautam Buddh Nagar & NGO partner Give Me Trees. Ms. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Vice Chairperson, HCL Technologies - Executive Director & CEO, HCL Corporation, and Shri Brajesh Narain Singh, District Magistrate – Gautam Buddh Nagar, were the special guests at the Mass Afforestation Drive organized on HCL Day.
HCL Foundation conducted the 3rd edition of the HCL Grant Pan-India Symposiums 2019 in Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gangtok, Lucknow, Mumbai & Jodhpur along with 4 webinars. More than 1000 NGOs attended the symposiums. The HCL Grant Pan-India Symposiums is an effort by HCL Foundation to bring together NGOs, Government, corporates, and policymakers on one platform, across India, such that they can interact, develop regional as well as sectoral understanding about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and deliberate upon how it can contribute towards Nation Building. Through these symposiums, we aim to inform the NGOs about HCL Grant, which is one of the most coveted institutionalized grants available in India, which identifies NGOs doing path-breaking work in rural development through an independent, robust and democratic process. HCL Grant has so far conducted 32 symposiums across India in the last three years.