HCL Foundation planted more than 600,000 saplings across the country to date
New Delhi, August 13, 2022:
- A total of 46,000 saplings of 30 native species were planted as part of the 46th HCL Day celebrations by the HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCL technologies, at various project sites like Gautam Buddh Nagar, Lucknow, Hardoi, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Nagpur, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Bengaluru, South 24 Parganas, and Krishna district.
- Beginning in April 2022, nearly 84,000 saplings were planted, further strengthening the organization’s commitment to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and National Missions. At various locations, more than 500 HCLites, children, NGO partners, community volunteers, and women’s self-help groups with their families joined the plantation drive.
- Several members of HCL Technologies’ leadership from all regions took part in the mega plantation event. Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President and Director of HCL Foundation, and her team from HCL Foundation planted over 400 saplings at Sorkha, Gautam Buddha Nagar.
- The organization also undertook plantation of native tree species in government schools, forested areas, HCL campuses, and land dedicated for mass afforestation. Significantly, besides terrestrial plantation, 120,000 mangrove seeds and 6,500 saplings were planted in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, and South 24 Parganas under this initiative.
Quote of Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President and Director of HCL Foundation:
Environmental conservation has always been a priority for HCL. We believe that great outcomes may arise from modest starts and lofty goals. To celebrate 46 years of HCL, we undertook this plantation drive in the hopes of contributing to expanding urban green spaces, reducing environmental risks, and increasing the amount of green cover. Our goal is to encourage our next generation to understand the importance of protecting Nature and help children grow into responsible adults while preserving biodiversity. We extend our gratitude to all the HCLites, their families, volunteers, NGO partners, community members, and children who are working tirelessly to improve the environment.