February 10, 2011 — admin

Corporate Social Responsibility

Gati believes in being a socially responsible corporate and going beyond business and profit by giving back to the society. Gati has in various capacities contributed towards development of community, promoting education and protecting the environment thereby contributing to develop a better society.

 

Education

Gati Government School, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
 GATI-KWE Government Gati partnered with the Government of AP and built a school building with 27 classrooms, washrooms and a large palyground. The School which currently provides education to over 1000 students was declared as a "Model Government School" in the year 2011. Gati financially supports the school in conductiong yearly events and undertakes all expenses related to house-keeping, security and maintenance.
Teacher's Day celebrations at GATI Government High School
 GATI-KWE Government On 5-Sep-2013 Teachers' Day was celebrated by the Students and Teachers of Gati Government High School with a speech on the importance of the day. On this occasion eleven teachers were felicitated for their outstanding performance in teaching their respective subjects to the students. The event also marked by presenting meritorious cash awards to TOP 6 students of class 8th & 9th for the academic year 2012-13.
Sports Kit consisting of a T-Shirt, shorts, shoes, socks, knee pad & a hand ball was given to 32 students who excelled in wining various hand ball tournaments.
Mr. Sanjeev Jain Director of Gati Ltd. who presided over the function said that teachers play a very important role in guiding the students in their day to day studies and sports activities. Students should study well and score good marks and get various awards constituted by Gati Ltd.
Children's Day 2013 celebrations at Gati Govt. High School Hyderabad
 GATI-KWE Government Children's Day 2013 celebrations at Gati Govt. High School, Hyderabad were conducted with huge pomp and show on 14-Nov-2013 in the glittering decorated hall. The main dignitaries who graced the event were Mr. J. Subramanian, Mr. VSN Raju & Mr. B. Ramalingaiah - Head Master. Five students from the school spoke on various informative topics like Pollution Awareness , My daily routine, I am Nehru, Save Trees & My School activities. Trophies were given to winners. The day's celebrations concluded when the students received goodies a Gati backpack, Pencil Box, Crayons Box, Pens & Snacks
Computer Lab Inauguration at Gati Govt. High School Hyderabad
 GATI-KWE Government As a commitment towards CSR and community in promoting the use of modern information and communication technologies, organization has contributed 20 computers at Gati Government School, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The computer Lab was inaugurated on March 13th, 2014. by Mr. Kazuhisa Kawamura, Director GATI-KWE along with Director Finance, Mr. Sanjeev Jain, Company Secretary Mr. VSN Raju of Gati Ltd. Computer Education has been one of the most important needs in todays world. This Lab will enable to teach computer skills to the students from Class VI to X.
Book Donation Drive
Book Donation Drive GATI-KWE conducted an in-house Book Donation Drive in May- June 2013. The objective of this drive was to collect books and donate them to the underprivileged school children. The Book Donation Drive received an overwhelming support from Gatiites who came forward and donated books and cash for this noble cause. The books collected were handed over to the children at "Thara" (shelter home for homeless children) and the cash donations were used to buy books for the Gati Government School Library.
Cash awards to GATI Govt. High School hand ball tournament players
Book Donation Drive Students of GATI Govt. High School, Hyderabad have proud distinction of being the best hand ball team by wining various tournaments. Three players from the school team got selected to play at the national level representing AP. GATI felicitated all the 3 players with cash awards for their exemplary sports skills towards the game.
Gati Manickam Chettiar Middle High School, Nagore, Tamil Nadu
MC High School, Nagore, Tamil Nadu Gati undertook the development of the MC High School at Nagore, which was a tsunami affected dustrict in Tamil Nadu and constructed a building with 18 rooms, a kitchen and toilets. Presently the school provides education to over 500 children from the Tsunami affected families. The School was recently awarded as the 'Best Government School' in the Nagore area.
Children's Day 2013 celebrations at Gati Manickam Chettiar Middle School Nagore
 GATI-KWE Government Gati'ites went to the GATI MANICKAM CHETTIAR MIDDLE SCHOOL, NAGORE to celebrate the Childrens Day 2013. Students gathered to celebrate the great occasion. Fun activities like musical chairs, singing talents & debate competition were organized and prizes distributed to the winners and also gifted cash awards. The students were distributed with goodies which included a stationary set and snacks.
Computer Lab Inauguration at Gati Manickam Chettiar Middle School Nagore
 GATI-KWE Government As a commitment towards CSR and community in promoting the use of modern information and communication technologies, organization has contributed 20 computers at Gati Manickam Chettiar Middle School,Nagore,Tamil Nadu.The computer Lab was inaugurated on March 13th, 2014. by Vice President, Mr. Manish Agarwal , Gati Kausar India Ltd. Computer Education has been one of the most important needs in todays world. This Lab will enable to teach computer skills to the students from Class VI to X.
Adult Literacy Program
Adult Literacy Program GATI-KWE provided support to the 'Adult Literacy Program' - a development project initiated by CII, for imparting quality education to the tribals in Khammam and Vishakhapatnam districts.

A Study carried out in those districts had indicated that there is a strong need for development in those areas - specifically in the area of education. The literacy level among the Tribals was found to be just about 17-20%. By initiating this Adult Literacy Program, CII, along with the support of its partner GATI - KWE, aims at providing education to about 150 adults per quarter which would improve the literacy level among the tribals in those areas.

GATI-KWE is supporting this unique CSR initiative as CII's Technology Partner as well as Logistics Partner by donating computers as well as transporting them to Visakhapatnam for this cause.
After rehabilitating tsunami-affected people at Nagapattnam and Cuddalore, Gati went a step further and undertook the development of MC High School at Nagore. This school includes about 500 students from the tsunami-affected families. Gati constructed a building with 18 rooms , a kitchen and toilets.
Joining Hands with Hyderabad Goods Transport Association (HGTA)
Joining Hands with Hyderabad Goods Transport Association (HGTA) Gati joined hands with Hyderabad Goods Transport Association in setting up the Transport Training & Development Institute (TTDI), a state of the art truck drivers and transport employees training school cum grooming centre at Autonagar in Hyderabad. The TTDI is the first of its kind initiative to train the personnel of transport sector which includes truck drivers, cleaners, hamalis (transport labours), staff of transporters, etc.

The objective of TTDI is to empower commerical vehicle drivers with all the essential safety practices so that they face the roads with a much greater responsibility. In addition, the fleet drivers are trained in improved driving skills, basic mechanics, fuel saving techniques and safe practices. The institute which is the 9000 sqft two storied facility with modern and updated mechanical and electrical labs, including a computer lab which would groom truck drivers and transport workers not just in matters of automobiles but also soft skills, English, computers, online operations and Google map reading.
Logistics support to Sankya Project
Gati has partnered with Rotary Club and is providing logistics support to their Sankya Program. The Sankya Program bridges the gap between the demand for Computer Literacy in government and unaided schools and the availability of used computer systems with the industry, by collecting the used systems, refurbishing them with legal OS and redeploying them in the schools. Gati supports them by providing the logistics support needed to carry this out.

 

Environment

Association with the Sunderban Project: An Ecological Initiative
The Tagore Society for Rural Development (TSRD) has been running six projects in the state of West Bengal to create awareness among the Sunderban communities. To help the TSRD in its mission, GATI has sponsored the publication of study material (books & journals) which will be distributed to schools, colleges and self-help groups so that necessary steps can be taken to preserve the eco-harmony of Sunderban.
Gati Goes Green
Sunderban  ProjectAs a step towards its internal green initiatives, Gati has made it mandatory for all its Express Distribution Centres across the country to plant and maintain a green stretch in and around their Premises.
Recycling of eWaste, an initiative towards Green IT
Recycling of eWaste, an initiative towards Green ITSince the last 3 years, Gati has been disposing off its old IT hardware in an organized & environment friendly way. All the old IT hardware is consolidated and handed over to Eco Recycling Limited for recycling. This initiative is aimed at reducing air and water pollution caused by hazardous disposal. Additionally, recycling also reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the manufacturing of new products and helps keep the environment green.
Support to Wealth out of Waste ("WOW") Project
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat GATI has always been committed towards building a clean and green society. As a step towards this, GATI is supporting ITC-PSPD LTD. & RRRL's National Recycling Project - Wealth out of Waste ("WOW"). This project aims to protect the environment and reduce Global warming by creating awareness among the people on the importance of 'Recycling' - encouraging themto segregate waste and dispose it responsibly. GATI is supporting this environmental cause by collecting recyclable materialat all its office locations and giving it for Recycling. The Recycling of waste leads to huge environmental benefits like saving trees, water conservation , reducing landfills etc.
Support to Wealth out of Waste WOW Project Received a certificate of appreciation for contributing 5,131 kgs of Paper Waste to ITC-WOW during June 2013 - September 2013. Environmental savings by recycling of above contributed paper waste are 113 trees, 6 Cubic Mtrs. of land fill space, 133 KL of water, 2,309 Ubits of energy and reduction of 5 Mt of CO2
Plantation Initiatives
'Harith Andhra Pradesh' Initiative, Andhra Pradesh
Harith Andhra Pradesh16th July 2010, Gati partnered with the AP Government towards turning the state into ‘Harith Andhra Pradesh’. This first of its kind initiative to plant a million trees on a single day had been taken up by the state government to fulfil the cherished dream of late Chief Minister, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in turning the state into ‘Harith Andhra Pradesh’, and in turn towards the larger cause of ‘Global Warming’.

This drive, envisaged planting a whopping One Million Saplings in just one day across Andhra Pradesh. As part of this historic tree plantation program, GATI-KWE provided the complete logistic support needed for organising transportation of the saplings from nurseries to various plantation sites.

Plantation of the Green Belt under Metro Track
Plantation of the GreenGati strongly believes in its responsibility towards the environment. One such initiative undertaken by Gati in the year 2010-11 was the plantation and maintenance of the Green Belt under the Metro Track in Gurgaon, Delhi to offset carbon emissions. As part of this initiative, Gati had planted about 150 tall trees and 300 shorter trees over a stretch of one and a half kilometers to offset carbon dioxide emission. The trees which were planted included Ficus panda (perennial green tree), Bottle Brush (flowering tree), Badelia (ground cover-to prevent evaporation and top soil loss and soil cover for less dust). This would offset approx 1500 to 2500 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Harith Andhra Pradesh Enrichment plantation drive

This drive, envisaged planting a whopping One Million Saplings in just one day across Andhra Pradesh. As part of this historic tree plantation program, GATI-KWE provided the complete logistic support needed for organising transportation of the saplings from nurseries to various plantation sites.

Harith Andhra Pradesh Tree Plantation Day

As a contribution towards Green initiatives, 200 saplings were planted across 16 locations in India on 13-Mar-2014, where Gati has its Express Distribution Centers. Some of these included Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai to name a few.

Gati adopts Tiger in a Zoo
Plantation of the Gree Towards contributing to Green initiatives, Gati'ites took active participation in the enrichment plantation drive of flower shrubs at the Nehru Zoological Zoo, Hyderabad. This unique plantation was done in the Butterfly Park of the zoo, so that these flower shrubs would attract more butterflies for the nectar

 

Community Section

MOU with Oxfam
In support towards the community in times of natural calamities, GATI-KWE signed an MOU with Oxfam India in May 2013. As per the MoU, GATI-KWE would be Oxfams logistics partner in its humanitarian activities in India. Oxfam India an affiliation of Oxfam International works towards humanitarian activities such as setting up disaster relief centers and helping rebuild livelihood for people displaced due to natural calamity.
Delivering aid to the flood effected people at Uttarakhand
Relief initiative to the Assam Flood survivorsThe June 2013, cloudburst centered in the state of Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides. Many people perished, lots more went missing and many villages were completely washed off. As a small support to the relief operations being carried out by Oxfam, GATI-KWE Team dedicated vehicles to carry relief materials to the flood affected areas. In addition to this, dedicated warehouse space was also offered for storage of relief materials which had to be transported to the affected areas.
In an effort to do their bit for the survivors of the Uttarakhand calamity, all Gati'ites came together and voluntarily contributed two days of their salary. The Company contributed a sum equivalent to double the employees contribution. The funds collected would be used to carry out some development work in Uttarakhand.
Gati'ites support to the Uttarakhand calamityGati'ites support to the Uttarakhand calamity
In appreciation and acknowledgement of the exemplary work done by GATI in providing immediate relief to the victims of the 2013 Flood in Uttarakhand, Shri Vijay Bahugana, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Uttarakhand gave away a certificate at the Chief Minister's residence in Dehradun on 13 December 2013. Mr. P. Kumar, EDC Head, Noida received the prestigious honor on behalf of Gati
Clothes Donation Drive
Relief initiative to the Assam Flood survivorsGati KWE conducted an in-house Clothes Donation Drive in the month of July 2013. The objective of this drive was to encourage Gatiities to donate their unwanted clothes to the needy instead of just throwing them out.
Gati'ites in large numbers came forward and took part in this initiative. All the clothes collected would be handed over to an NGO who in turn would give it to the needy people in the rural areas.
Relief initiative to the Assam Flood survivors
Relief initiative to the Assam Flood survivorsAssam, the north-eastern state in India experienced the worst floods in several years, in June 2012, 27 of its 28 districts were inundated. The state which is surrounded by the mighty Brahmaputra river and many of its tributaries breached their banks because of the heavy downpours, washing away thousands of homes, leaving lakhs of people displaced, and also killed hundreds of animals at Kaziranga National Park. Army and rescue workers from the National Disaster Response Force had been deployed for rescue and relief efforts, while military helicopters airlifted people and dropped food. GATI-KWE stepped in to make it small contribution to the relief operations being carried out, by Oxfam, by dedicating GATI-KWE vehicles to carry relief materials to the flood affected areas. In addition to this, a dedicated warehouse space was also provided for storage of relief materials that needed to be transported to the affected areas.

Support to "Thara"
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat "Thara" is a charitable non-profit organization that takes special interest in the welfare of children who are deprived of a family. GATI-KWE extends its support to this cause by regularly visiting the children at their centres and distributing notebooks and play materials.

On 12th Jan 2013, the GATI-KWE team in association with Share India (MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences) organized for a medical checkup camp for the children at Thara . The tests conducted at the camp included a general checkup (height, weight, BP), dermatology, ear, eye & dental checkup and hemoglobin test. The children were also vaccinated for TT and Hepatitis and given de-worming medicines. Some students who were detected with having medical problems were provided with medicines. Post the completion of the tests, the doctors present in the camp advised the children on the do's and don'ts for their personal hygiene. The camp concluded by distributing refreshments among the children.
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat On 20th Aug 2013, the GATI-KWE team in association with Share India (MediCIti Institute of Medical Sciences) organized for a medical checkup camp for the children of Thara at Mediciti Hospital location at Ghanpur, Medchal Mandal, Ranga Reddy Dist. of Andhra Pradesh. The tests conducted at the hospital included a general checkup (height, weight, BP), dermatology, ENT, ophthalmology, pediatrics and hemoglobin test. Some students who were detected with having medical problems were provided with medicines and follow-up medical tests. A healthy and hygienic breakfast and sumptuous meal was provided at the hospital. The kids expressed their gratitude when some medical students from the college distributed chocolates.
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat On 22nd Sep 2013, the GATI-KWE team in association with Share India (MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences) organized for a medical checkup camp for the children at Thara. The tests conducted at the camp included ear checkup. The children were also vaccinated for TT and Hepatitis. 11 kids have been advised to visit the hospital for dewaxing in the ear and eye checkup. The camp concluded by providing a vegetables rich meal and fruit.
Medicines to Thara Home Medicines to Thara Home:Ridding the children of Thara Home from illness, chronic pain, and vitamin deficiencies, as well as fighting malnutrition that amplifies the effects of every illness. To help the most vulnerable, GATI has taken the endeavor and distributed yearlong medicines a way to care for children with items like antibiotics, cough syrups, de-worming medication, vitamin A, and more to help children get healthy and strong.
Nutrition Supplement Program at THARA Shelter Home Ridding the children of Thara Shelter Home from vitamin deficiencies as well as fighting malnutrition that amplifies the effects of every illness, Gati has taken up the endeavor and launched the nutrition supplement program effective 1st Dec 2013. In this program all the inmates will be given milk in the morning on a daily basis.
Christmas celebrations at Thara Shelter Home
 GATI-KWE Government GATI KWE Volunteers celebrated Christmas Eve at THARA Shelter home on 24-Dec-2013. A sequence of events followed by a Christmas Eve message, Kids show casing their English speaking skills, dancing to their favorite film songs, gifts & snacks distribution.
Joy of Giving week
Gati participated in the "Joy of Giving Week" the festival of philanthropy, by urging all Gati'ites to come forward and donate clothes, books & toys which could then be given to the underprivileged & needy in the rural areas. Gatiites in large numbers came forward and donated generously towards this cause.
Health checkup camp for drivers & handlers
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat Gati conducted a health checkup camp for the drivers & handlers at its Express Distribution Centre in Hyderabad. Going by the overwhelming response received at this camp, Gati has planned to conduct similar camps in all of its other major centers in India.
Blood Donation Camp
Blood Donation Camp17th September, 2012 - Corporate Social Responsibility has always been at the heart of affairs at GATI. Every year on 17th September ,the death anniversary of our founder Late Shri P.D. Agarwal, GATI organizes blood donation camps. This year, a large camp was organized at the Gati Head Office, Hyderabad in association with the Red Cross Society of India. The camp witnessed a large number of employees coming forward to donate blood for this noble cause. The blood collected at this camp would be used mainly for thalassemia children.
Blood Donation Camp 17th September, 2013 - The 6th P D Agarwal Blood Donation Drive was organized at various location across India. The Drive across the country saw participation of 342 Gati'ites that included our business partners as well. Our partners RED CROSS Society will Ensure that out donations go towards saving precious lives
Construction of Work Sheds for the flood affected weavers in Rajouli
Handloom shed in RajouliRajouli village, known for its famous Gadwal sarees was among one of the worst affected villages in Mahabubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh that was hit by the floods in the first in the first week of October 2009. The floods shattered the lives of the weavers who lost their looms as well as their houses. Gati took up the responsibility to revive the handloom weavers' community of Rajouli village and acquired 2 acres of land in that village to construct worksheds. Proper arrangements in terms of water, lighting, ventilation and washrooms for the weavers were also done. The first workshed was inaugurated in Sept 2010 which could accommodate 40 weavers. After the success of the first shed and based on the demand for another shed by the weavers, Gati went ahead and constructed a second Work shed, which was inaugurated on 23rd Dec 2011. Both the sheds together can accommodate 78 weavers. Apart from constructing the worksheds, a yarn spinning machine was also provided to the weavers. With the aim of helping the weavers futher, an NGO has also been appointed who would train them with improved techniques of weaving which would lead to increased output both in terms of Quantity and quality. The NGO would further help the weavers in developing links with the market for selling their products, getting support form the Banks and keeping them up to date with the market trends.
Tsunami relief fund
Tsunami relief fundThe tsunami that struck South East Asia on December 2004 was one of nature's worst disasters ever. It left in its wake more than 10 lakhs people dead and over four million displaced. The tsunami relief operations have been hailed as one of the fastest and most massive operations ever. Gati was one of the first to reach the rescue scenes at Nagapattnam and Cuddalore. Gati brought in food, water, clothing, medication and a team of doctors. The team took special care of children, who were the most affected and also provided the community with essential utensils like plates, glasses etc.
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat
Maye village, Bhuj district, Gujarat On 26 January 2001, Gujarat was hit by a massive earthquake. Bhuj district is the worst affected. Gati personnel sprang into action and reached Maye village on the same day to provide food, clothing, medication and water to the earthquake-affected community. A team of doctors were also brought in to provide medical aid to the 400 families in Maye. Gati was the first to build makeshift houses for these families -(houses that were scientifically designed to resist earthquakes). Even today, though the villagers have managed to rebuild their homes, they still retain these structures.
Light a diya light up a life
Light a diya light up a lifeWestside in associate with GATI before Diwali organized an activity for a social cause by selling Diyas for charity. A stall was set up from Wed, 30th Oct Fri, 1st Nov 2013 at GATI Head Office. The proceeds from the sale of these merchandise or contributions go towards the various sustainable NGO projects working specifically in the areas of Child-Education & Nutrition across Hyderabad.
Diwali celebrations at lotus study centre
Diwali celebrations at lotus study centreThe Staff of GATI along with some other corporates celebrated Diwali at Lotus Study center located at Dattatreya Colony, Kukatpally on 1st Nov 2013. Sweets and crackers were given to all the 72 students and other staff. Students of Class I - VII from nearby slums come to this center in the evening for studying. On a daily basis good & hygienic dinner is provided to the students before they leave to the house.
Gati sponsors 4th Annual Round Table India Open Charity Golf Tournament.
Gati was one of the main sponsors for the prestigious 4th Annual Round Table India Open Charity Golf Tournament. This Tournament is in support of "Freedom Through Education", the national project of Round Table India in pursuit of educating underprivileged children.
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas celebrations at Nachiket Balgarm, Pune
GATI-KWE Volunteers from Pune office celebrated Christmas Eve at Nachiketa Bal Garm orphanage. Nachiketa Bal Gram is a orphanage providing shelter to destitute children. Gatiites spent their time in conducting some games and entertained the kids. Essential daily items like mugs, buckets, tooth paste, snacks and grocery items were given as part of the celebrations
Christmas celebrations at Raigad Zilla Prarthamik School
Gatiites from Mumbai office gathered to celebrate Christmas with the school kids of Raigad Zilla Prarthamik School. The celebrations concluded with gifts and snacks distribution. Gati also donated the school with some toys and games for the students to use during their play breaks
Gati Muskaan
Gati launched a new initiative "Gati Muskaan" with an aim of not only fulfilling its social responsibility but truly spreading 'Muskaan' i.e. happiness and touch lives in the true sense. This one-of-its kind program will focus on all aspects of life, which need attention like education, health, environment and community development. The company realizes that unless all these facets are considered in totality, the efforts to bring about any positive change will be sporadic and outcome not sustainable. No new initiative is complete without divine sanction that can only be brought by children. Gati is highly sensitive to the lesser privileged children of the society, which led the team to conduct a series of activities in orphanages across 17 locations in India. Painting and singing competition along with fun games were conducted and given prizes for best talents which motivated the little ones. A Happy Meal from McDonalds was an icing on the cake, creating moments of joy for each one of them.

Gati is also sponsoring an orphanage "Human Development Foundation of Sikkim (HDFS)" where tribal children come from the highly protected area of Zongu. This orphanage was founded by Ms Keepu Lepcha who has been conferred with awards like the Padma Shri, CNN IBM Real Hero Award and many more, for her selfless work in the development of underprivileged children and outstanding contribution in the field of social service.

 

Charity and Donations

Charity and Donations
  • Donation of Rs.5,00,000 to MediCiti Govind Shanthi Binjrajka Rural Health Training Center
  • Educational institutions – Sponsoring awards
  • Donations for funding research activities for Cancer
  • Donations to ashrams for widows /destitute by providing ration kits
  • Donations for purchase of equipment for health related projects and hospitals.
  • Donations for disabled orphan children
  • Donations to old age homes
  • Donations to Trusts for providing modern medical care to poor children with congenital and acquired heart diseases
  • Apart from donating for various welfare causes, Gati is also donating money to a Research Society for carrying out research activities in the field of health care.