Infosys Chandigarh Engages with the Government on Community Development Initiatives

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Various initiatives have been launched in the areas of Education, Environment, Healthcare, and Gender Diversity

InfosysNewZNew (Chandigarh) : ARPAN, Infosys Chandigarh’s employee volunteering group, has engaged with the Government of Chandigarh Administration to launch various CSR initiatives in the Chandigarh Tricity area. The initiatives in the areas of education, environment, healthcare, and gender diversity aim to address the needs of the underserved and contribute to a healthier environment.

Key Initiatives:

  • A tree plantation drive across schools and colleges of the tri-city was organized in September. Over 500 trees of different species were planted by the volunteers along with faculty members and students of leading educational institutions of the city on the same day. Mrs. Garima Singh, Additional Commissioner Income Tax of Chandigarh, participated and planted a sapling as part of the drive. In the last 3 months, Infosys volunteers have planted over 1200 trees.
  • The Van Mahotsav 2015 initiative was inaugurated by Mr. Santosh Kumar (IFS), Director Environment, Chandigarh UT, by planting a herbal sapling in July. At the event, Infosys also conducted a session on “Importance of Green Environment” for the school students and planted 100 saplings in their campus at IT Park.
  • Team ARPAN announced the adoption of Moginand village in Panchkula in the presence of Mr. Vivek Atray, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula in July. Moginand was chosen specifically with the intention of mentoring villagers towards adopting a progressive approach in the upbringing of the girl child as the village has a skewed sex ratio in the district. Through this initiative, the team also plans to set up computer labs, conduct health camps and regular cleanliness drives on personal hygiene. Infosys Chandigarh has also adopted a village named Shastri Nagar in Chandigarh.
  • In June, Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki, The Hon’ble Governor of Haryana & Punjab and the Administrator of the UT Chandigarh, inaugurated a program to provide sponsorship to students from economically weaker section of the society. As part of the program, ARPAN announced education sponsorship for 80 meritorious students from economically weaker sections of the society. The Hon’ble Governor appreciated the work of ARPAN and emphasized on the responsibility that lies on corporates to create opportunities for the underprivileged in order to build an equitable society. He also inaugurated Infosys Chandigarh’s two day visioning exercise.
  • In addition to the above initiatives, ARPAN also conducts blood donation drives with the intent to provide support to victims of natural calamities.

ARPAN is the social arm of Infosys Chandigarh that works towards addressing the needs of the underserved and aims at the betterment of the society. Over the past three years, ARPAN has been organizing various social enablement initiatives such as education for adults from poor backgrounds, awareness sessions on cleanliness, blood donation camps and tree plantations.