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On 1st May 2016 our union celebrated their 10th Anniversary, coinciding with the International Labor Day at the JN Tata Auditorium, National Institute of Science, Bangalore. On this occasion the ex-leadership team of Tata BP Solar / Tata Power Solar, D Guru, Ravishankar K, Subramanya K S and Keshava Prasad were invited to the event as the guest of honour.   The occasion was also graced by union office bearers of other major companies Titan, SKF, AstraZeneca, Volvo, Kennametal, ABB, TKM, Bosch, TAML, and GE Power. The union leaders facilitated the ex-leadership team of Tata  BP Solar / Tata Power Solar and the union office bearers of other major companies. The afternoon continued with cultural performances & lunch. 

 

During the program Mr. Ashish Khanna, ED & CEO, Tata Power Solar handed over the long service recognition awards to the employees who have completed 10, 15, 20, 25 years in the company. The HR & IR team were also facilitated by the union members, during the event. Higher education awards were distributed to employee’s children for scoring the highest marks in 10th & 12th standard examinations. Comedy shows and cultural programs were organised for the employees by external performers. 


Tata Power Solar, like all the other Tata Group companies, also remembered our founder – Sri Jamsetji Tata on his 177th birth anniversary by organising a founder’s day celebration event. The event saw an active participation from all employees gathering at Unit 2, Bangalore, in a manner reminiscent of the unity and ethics which brings & binds us together. Even the regional offices and project sites paid their tribute to our founders in their respective locations. 

 

The function was initiated with an emphasis on safety, followed by a video-address from the Tata Group Chairman, Mr. Cyrus Mistry.

 

Ms. Prabha S P, one of our oldest employees, delivered a touching talk about her 25 years journey in the company. She laid special emphasis on women empowerment, good working conditions and development opportunities the organisation has provided here during her tenure.

 

 Mr. Ashish Khanna - ED & CEO, Tata Power Solar addressed the gathering of employees, emphasizing on the Tata Values and importance of Ethics in our personal and professional life, which has taken the Tata Group and our company to the level it stands on today.

 

 Mr. Seethapathy Chander - Senior Director, Tata Power Solar further echoed the importance of ethics in our professional and personal lives, and with value it carries for sustenance of businesses in ethical ways, supported with real life examples and verses from the holy books.

 

All gathered employees reiterated their faith and dedicated their oath towards the Tata ethics pledge, enunciated by Mr. Rajesh Daga, CFO, Tata Power Solar and Mr. Nagesh Kotagahalli, President, Tata Power Solar Employees Union.

It was a proud moment for two of our employees Mr. Jayaram S and Mr. Neelakanth B Hegde, who were the lucky winners in the Tata Sangam - 2016, winning a Tata Nano and  a Taj Dinner Voucher respec

Tata Power Solar family participated in the Tata Sangam event, organized by the Tata Sports Club in Bengaluru, with around 6500 Tata employees and their families. At the event, we had a set up a kiosk to educate the visitors on solar power, its uses and our products. The kiosk received enthusiastic response from the visitors.  

 

Tata Power Solar also made a mark at this year’s lucky draw contest. 

 

Jayaram S won the event’s bumper prize – A Tata Nano. Interestingly this is the first time a TPS employee has won the bumper prize.  We also have Neelakanth B Hegde who won a Taj Dinner Voucher.


Tata Power Solar took up relief efforts at the ground level in the worst affected areas during the recent Chennai floods. From arranging supplies like water bottles, snacks, tetra pack milk, mosquito coils and energy tablets, to emergency essential materials like tarpaulins & woolen blankets, we worked at the back end to reach relief materials to the disaster hit areas.  Emergency Medicines and health drinks were distributed at the health camp. Critical relief materials were also distributed to the flood affected people at one of our project sites, where 200 families benefitted from the initiative. 

Tata Power Solar is committed towards providing a conducive workplace to all employees. An important aspect in this is a workplace with gender equality and free from any discrimination or harassment. To promote and spread awareness on this aspect, the Prevention of Sexual Harassment team recently conducted quizzes & sessions at our offices. We had a POSH awareness session delivered to our Noida employees, followed with a power-packed quiz contest. The contest received an energetic participation with an exchange of thoughts. At Bangalore, an interactive on-spot quiz was organized, where employees were quizzed on their understanding of the POSH policy. 

Tata Power Solar employees participated wholeheartedly in ourvolunteering month. As part of the Tata Engage program, teams of enthusiastic volunteers covered a wide range of concern areas by visiting an orphanage, an old age home, a school for specially-abled & a government school.  

 

The volunteers visited “Little sisters of the poor” – an old age home, which provides shelter to 110 old age people. The seniors were personally served a special lunch by our employees &  our team helped them with post-lunch cleaning.  The seniors shared their life experiences with the employees.  

 

Our employees also visited “Anatha Shishu Nivasa Orphanage”, where they contributed funds towards buying school uniforms for all the children for the coming school year. 

 

Our teams participated in a cleaning drive at the “Government Higher Primary School” campus and educated the school children on the importance of cleanliness. The volunteers have also taken up a project of connecting the water pipeline to provide for water storage and drinking water facility which will benefit the school children. Additionally, we have volunteered to build benches for the school children which will be custom-made by our employees in our manufacturing plant.

 

At “Sneha Bharati Sikshana Samste” – a school for specially-abled, our employees donated round tables and seating facility to the school which were custom-made by our own employees, sparing time from their working hours.  

 

Employees from Tata Power Solar volunteered for Blood donation drive during the Tata Volunteering week on 12th Sep 2014. We had an encouraging response with 40 employees happily donating blood to save lives of people. Each donor was given a certificate of appreciation from “Sankalp India Foundation” who partnered with us in conducting the blood donation drive. We are awaiting the donor names and shall publish it soon in this section.

A team of volunteers visited "Little sisters of the poor - Old age home" at Hosur road on 10th Sep 2014.

 

Volunteers had an opportunity to listen about the history of the old age home, trying times the old age people go through and how they run the old age home. Volunteers personally interacted with the old age people who shared their life's personal experience. Our visit to the old age home brought about lots of cheer to them. Our volunteers personally served lunch to the old people and also helped in washing the utensils. Some of our volunteers also bought handicrafts made by the old age people. One of the old age sister sang a beautiful song for us as a thanking gesture.

 

We sponsored lunch and medicines for all the old age people. In return, all the volunteers received their blessings and a thanking smile that will be a memory with us for our life time.

 

It was a fulfilling experience for the volunteers who participated and some of us wanting to visit the place again.

 

Our volunteers would like to specially thank all the employees who volunteered to contribute for this unique cause.

A team of volunteers visited "Government high school, Konappana Agrahara, Electronics city" on 9th Sep 2014 and conducted Safety, health and hygiene awareness session for middle school and high school students. The aim of this initiative was to help students gain awareness on Road safety, Electrical safety, LPG safety, Emergency evacuation, Health and Hygiene. 

 

The students were very enthusiastic and also asked the volunteers questions on safety and health. It was a gratifying experience for the volunteers as well.

Sambhrama - family get together event was organized for all the employees and their families

on  Saturday, 2nd Aug 2014 at Innovative Film City, Bidadi. It was a memorable day and fun 

filled day with games and activities for our  employees and their family members.

Tata Power Solar celebrated Kanna Rajyotsava on March 14th, 2014 at the Symbiosis auditorium, Bangalore. The event was a huge success, all the employees gathered at the venue for a fulfilled evening, with a variety of cultural programs and a stand-up comedy act. The event was presided by Mr. B R Lakshmana Rao (noted writer, poet and lyricist) and the chief guest at the event was Mr. Jaraganahalli Shivashankar (Former Honourable Secretary, Kannada Sahitya Parishath and a noted poet and writer).

Tata Power Solar celebrated the Tata Engage Week between 3rd and 7th of March 2014. Tata Engage is a Tata group wide initiative to encourage, motivate and engage its people in the joy of giving. As part of this, Tata Power Solar ran a donation drive within the company urging the employees to donate clothes, medicines, toys, stationeries etc. The drive saw an overwhelming participation from the employees. The donations collected was donated to the under privileged children at Lovedale Foundation on their Annual Day.

March 2014 was observed as the Safety Month at Tata Power Solar. 

To reinforce the importance of safety, various competitions and exhibitions were held, internal campaigns and training were conducted. 4th March which is celebrated as National Safety day every year, saw celebrations in the form of flag hoisting and taking of the safety oath by all employees.

Tata Power Solar was honored with the EFY Readers’ Choice Award 2013 as the top brand in the category of Solar panels/modules in March’14 at the Le Meridien Hotel, Bengaluru. These awards are instituted by EFY Group (publishers of electronics magazines like Electronics For You and Electronics Bazaar) to recognise brands, organisations and individuals that are leaders in their respective segments within the Indian electronics industry.