Volunteerism by the employees of TRF and its Associates witnessed a surge, as they organized their first biannual Blood Donation Camp, ‘Navjeevan’. The camp was organized by the TRF Ladies Association, in conjunction with Voluntary Blood Donor’s Association (VBDA). 153 donors voluntarily donated their blood to Jamshedpur Blood Bank. This donation is of immense value because of requirement of blood increases during summer season.
Not only the donors, but also employees of the company, especially the medical department, members of the TRF Ladies Association (TRFLA) collaborated and contributed voluntarily to make ‘Navjeevan’ successful. The TRFLA which is also the corporate social responsibility arm of the Company conducts many activities such as running a literacy school for the needy and underprivileged children, a women empowerment cell, rain water harvesting for the community, to name a few, has been consistently recognized by the VBDA. This year, at a function hosted by VBDA on 1st April, TRFLA was conferred the ‘Best Performance for Blood Donation’ award.
The ‘Navjeevan’ camp was formally inaugurated by Mrs S Rajoria, Chairperson, TRFLA, Mr Sandeep Tanwar, TRF and Mr Rakeshwar Pandey. The inaugural function was attended by senior executives of the Company, members of the TRFLA and committee members of the TRF Labour Union. During the programme, it was decided that extra blood coupons lying with the Company would be given to the needy patients of Meherbai Tata Memorial Hospital. During the inauguration, Mrs Rajoria welcomed the guests and appealed to them to donate blood and also motivated new donors. Mr Rakeshwar Pandey lauded the wide range of corporate social responsibility work being managed by TRFLA and Mr Sandeep Tanwar explained the benefits of donating blood.