The employees of ReNew Power Limited, through an internal donation drive, have successfully collected 20,000 Kgs of rice. The entire amount will be handed over to ReNew’s NGO partners who will use this to arrange 2 lakh meals for people from underprivileged sections.
This is the outcome of an employee driven initiative at ReNew Power, titled the Rice Bucket Challenge. ReNew Power employees, spread across its various project sites pan India, regional offices and the corporate headquarters at Gurugram, participated in a month-long drive to voluntarily donate rice to be used for feeding the underprivileged. While the employees contributed 10,000 kilos of rice, the ReNew management matched this by contributing an equivalent amount. This is the fourth year of the Rice Bucket Challenge and has seen the highest ever collection, surpassing 14,000 kilos collected last year.
The initiative commenced in the first week of October, coinciding with the Joy of Giving Week and received an overwhelming response as employees displayed great enthusiasm and a spirit of “giving back” in donating rice for feeding the less fortunate. In a fitting culmination, ReNew Power organized a “Children’s Day” event on November 14, wherein 1,000 less privileged kids from Delhi NCR were invited to the corporate office, ReNew Hub. ReNew employees spent time interacting with these children and also fed them a nutritious meal on this occasion.
Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief CSR, Communication & Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power said, “We have been a strong advocate of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, of which achieving food security and improved nutrition is especially relevant for India. The Rice Bucket Challenge is our humble contribution to address this key concern.”