HCL Foundation organized a mega event to bring partners from all over India to meet and engage at one platform over a two-day event this month. Investing over ₹91 Cr for urban development initiatives and ₹83 Cr for rural development, HCL Foundation has sharpened its focus on environmental action with an increased outlay of ₹42 Cr. The Foundation's programmes span healthcare, sanitation, poverty eradication, education, skilling and livelihoods, environment, and disaster risk reduction, addressing all 17 social development goals outlined by the United Nations. To date, HCL Foundation has invested over ₹900 Cr in its community programs, making it one of the largest corporate interventions in India. HCL Foundation also released its Annual Report for FY 2022 under the theme 'Source Code in Action'. Inspired by technology, the theme showcases the Foundation's efforts to create high-impact programs that can be source codes for solving socio-economic and environmental problems at scale.
HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCLTech, in partnership with NGOs Don Bosco Anbu Illam and Hope Foundation, and with support from Chennai Corporation and Tambaram Commissionerate, inaugurated a Sports Complex and Multi Sports Playground for underprivileged children in Kannagi Nagar, Chennai. Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President and Director, HCL Foundation inaugurated the facility in the presence of Mr. A. Amalraj, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Tambaram, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. This Multi-Sports complex will be a beacon of hope for the 1.7 lakh residents of Kannagi Nagar, paving the way for their children to get formal sports training. The sports ground is 39,272 sq ft in size. It will be used to motivate children and youth to participate in sports like Kabaddi, Football, Cricket, and other track and field activities. The sports facility has a volleyball court, a kabaddi court, a football field, a rugby court, two cricket nets, and a 100-meter athletic track. This ground will help over 30,000 children and youth from the slum community.
HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCLTech, launched the first-of-its-kind My E-Haat Display Center in Noida, UP, India. Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President and Director, HCL Foundation and Ms. Aoife Walsh, Senior Director, Global Thought Leadership, HCLTech inaugurated the Display Center. This Display Center is an extension of My E-Haat, an online commerce portal launched in the year 2021. With 1,000+ products on display, the centre promotes the stories of artisans and communities from across the country. The facility also has a live demonstration of handloom weaving along with other handicrafts like Madhubani art, crochet making by artisans, and a dedicated corner for HCL Foundation's Samuday Craft products. The centre will facilitate artisan training and skill enhancement workshops along with centralized inventory support and product quality control support. It is also equipped with a dedicated photography studio.
HCL Foundation recently entered into a formal partnership with the Kundrathur Municipality, Government of Tamil Nadu by signing its first MoU in Chennai CMDA region for mass afforestation under CSR. The objective of this partnership is to carry out the plantation and maintenance of native species and habitat restoration of the land assigned by the Municipality for the next 3 years. The signing saw the presence of Thiru. K. Sathyamoorthy, Chairman, Kundrathur Municipality; Thiru. N.Dhamodharan, Commissioner, Kundrathur Municipality; and Tmt. Nalini, Municipal Engineer, Kundrathur Municipality along with HCL Foundation & Thuvakkam NGO team.