On the occasion of 42nd HCL Day celebrations, HCL Foundation today organised a Mega-Plantation Drive at the “SORKHA UPVAN” (Urban Forest), Noida. This was the environment initiative under HCL Uday. The event was graced by Mrs. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director & CEO, HCL Corporation; Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation & Founder & Trustee, The Habitats Trust in the presence of Shri Brajesh Narain Singh, District Magistrate Noida, Mr. P.K. Srivastav, District Forest Officer, Noida and Ms. Nidhi Pundir, Director -CSR, HCL Foundation. Over 5000 saplings were planted during this plantation drive.
Quote of Shri Brajesh Narain Singh, District Magistrate Noida:
“I congratulate HCL Technologies and HCL Foundation for this plantation drive. HCL Technologies has over the years invested in two critical areas, that are, education and environment. They adopted 36 schools in Noida district and we can see the difference in the quality of education imparted to the children. Their intervention for greening the environment and plantation drive has been very successful. I would also like to congratulate HCL Technologies on its 42nd birthday.
It’s commendable that HCL has taken forward this campaign along with the local community. I urge other industries of Noida also to come forward and see the initiatives of HCL Technologies in these areas and partner with the government for more such campaigns.
The hon’ble Chief Minister has recently started a plantation drive campaign and I will request HCL Technologies to conduct another plantation drive on 15th of August.”
Quote of Mrs. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director & CEO, HCL Corporation; Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation & Founder & Trustee, The Habitats Trust:
“Mr. Shiv Nadar had started HCL from here 42 years ago, and he has memories of a Noida that was very green. Today, through this plantation drive on the occasion of HCL’s 42nd birthday, we hope to contribute towards making Noida greener. I would like to thank Mr. BN Singh – DM, Gautam Budhh Nagar, Mr. PK Shrivastava – District Forest officer, district administration, local communities and HCLites in making this plantation drive a great success.”
Quote of Ms. Nidhi Pundir, Director -CSR, HCL Foundation:
“At the outset, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the local village community of Sorkha, RWA’s of Noida, Mr. BN Singh – DM, Gautam Budhh Nagar, Mr. PK Shrivastava- District Forest Officer, district administration, all HCLites and Mrs. Roshni Nadar Malhotra – CEO, HCL Corporation for their continued support to make this plantation drive a resounding success. It is our endeavor that through this initiative we are able to contribute to greening our city and create a better future for our children. I would also like to congratulate all HCLites on the occasion of 42nd birthday of HCL and we hope to celebrate the occasion by planting over 5000 saplings.”