HCL Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of HCL Technologies, organised a mega plantation drive on Saturday, 28th October 2017 in Noida. In an endeavour to make Noida a cleaner and greener, HCLites today came together to participate in this noble initiative of contributing to the environment.
As part of this initiative, the Foundation aims to plant over 10,000 saplings by the end of the current financial year to turn it into a mini forest cover. So far this year, over 2000 saplings have been planted. In the previous year, more than 3, 000 trees were planted in Noida across various schools and localities. These drives have been planned with a vision to make the city greener, healthier and help combat rising air pollution.
This mega-plantation drive took place in collaboration with District Administration, Gautam Budh Nagar and District Forest Officer and NGO Give me Trees. The drive saw support and enthusiastic participation from District Magistrate – Shri Brajesh Narain; City Magistrate – Shri Mahendra Singh, Basic Shiksha Adhikari – Shri Bal Mukund, Additional District Magistrate – Shri Kumar Vineet, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Dadri – Shri Amit Kumar Singh, Divisional Forest Officer – Shri Girish, Director, CSR and Head of HCL Foundation Nidhi Pundhir and Operations Director ERS-ECH, HCL – Shri Prakash Chand Inani.
Give Me Trees is the NGO partner in this drive, supported by HCL Foundation. Established in 2011, HCL Foundation (HCLF) is a not-for-profit organization, which seeks to engage with various stakeholders to bring about developmental changes in a holistic manner. The Foundation was formed on the belief that every HCL employee can make a difference and is funded through employee and organizational contributions. Community-based programs and activities are planned with a keen focus on sustainability and employee engagement. Over the years, the Foundation has expanded its focus and activities and plays a significant role in realizing the overall sustainable agenda of the company.