NASSCOM Foundation’s Great Collection Drive sees IT-BPO employees opening up their hearts and closets

’s sees IT-BPO employees opening up their hearts and closets

Clothes, books, stationary items collected to benefit less fortunate lives in 21 States across India

Mumbai, India, August 18, 2010: NASSCOM Foundation’s Great Collection Drive, in collaboration with , an NGO, was hugely successful. Held in Mumbai and Delhi between Aug 6-10, 2010, the drive saw employees of NASSCOM member companies contributing wholeheartedly. Around 150 cartons of essentials like clothes, books and stationary were collected.

The essentials thus collected will be distributed to those who can use this across 21 states in India.

The hugely successful event was extended to Chennai and Hyderabad by companies volunteering to participate in the collection drive and help provide clothes, books and stationary to as many less fortunate individuals.

Companies like CSC, Xchanging, Aegis Ltd., Mphasis, Herald Logic, Nexsus Techno Solutions, Netmagic Solutions, Saba Software, Infrasoft Technologies, Newgen, Global eProcure, Medusind Solutions India, Aricent, UnitedHealth group, Hughes Systique Corporation, Inautixopened their campuses, their hearts and their personal closets to help as many people as they could.

Mr. Pradiman Pandita, AVP, Hughes Systique Corporation [HSC] shared his experience, “The response of HSCians to NASSCOM Foundation’s Great Collection Drive was heartwarming. The zeal to make donation drive a success percolated down right from the senior management who actively participated by donating generously. Deriving satisfaction, thought of helping someone in a small way; were few of the prime reasons HSCians came forward to be a part of this initiative. Though not too big an organization in terms of head count, HSC was able to send around 8 cartons of material. We hope NASSCOM Foundation keeps organizing similar initiatives in future as well. It will always have HSC’s unfaltering support for all such wonderful initiatives.

On this occasion Ms. Sagarika Bose, Vice President-Programs,NASSCOM Foundation said, “There are two key benefits of donating- personal and environmental. Personal as there is the feel good factor that emerges from helping others and environmental as donating gives a second lease of life to material goods by keeping items out of landfills and helping to preserve the environment. The ‘giving-back’ sentiment among IT organizations and employees is very huge. We are very happy to be the bridge between the IT industry and the community.”

Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder Director, Goonj added, “I am happy that a respected industry body like NASSCOM has taken up this initiative. GOONJ works across the country on highlighting basic but neglected needs of the poor and we want to involve as many entities as possible. In the last ten year we have shown how the so called discard of urban India can act as a powerful development resource for village and slum India. We welcome all the individuals and corporates who have joined this initiative.

About NASSCOM Foundation

NASSCOM Foundation (NF) aims to channelize the potential of the IT-BPO industry towards inclusive development of India.NASSCOM Foundationis the social development arm of NASSCOM, the internationally recognized trade body of the Indian IT-BPO industry.

NASSCOM Foundation was established to transform the lives of the under served by leveraging the resources of the IT-BPO industry. NASSCOM Foundation is a charity registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 and under Section 12A of Income Tax Act.

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