Events at HIA
VISIT OF SHRI GIRISH BAPAT, PALAK MANTRI PUNE TO HIA
Shri Girish Bapat , Palak Mantri Pune, visited RGIP Hinjawadi and held a meeting with heads of various Govt departments, at HIA office complex on Fri, 14 Jul 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to get a first-hand feedback from HIA about the state of various infrastructure and other difficulties faced by the employees at RGIP.
Over a period of 2 hours from 7 pm the Minister interacted with various departments vested with the responsibility of RGIP Hinjawadi. Apart from the District Collector Pune, CEO PMRDA and Additional Commissioner PCMC, other major Departments represented were those of the PWD, MIDC and Police Authorities both Traffic and Zone -3.
The HInjawadi Industries Association was represented by their President, Mr Anil Patwardhan along with other Managing Committee members, Chief Operations Officer and other senior officials including Centre Heads of major IT companies in RGIP like TCS, Infosys and Wipro.
The Minister was given a detailed presentation by Col Charanjeet Singh Bhogal, COO HIA on the problem areas of Hinjawadi that included road infrastructure, traffic, security and implementation of new initiatives like the Integrated Solid Waste Management Scheme. The Colonel in his presentation clearly brought out the criticalities of various difficulties and suggested actions to be undertaken in the Short Term, Medium Term and Long Term. The Minister was extremely sensitive to the woes of the employees working at HIA and committed to draw a time bound program to alleviate these problems. The District Collector Pune was designated as the Nodal officer to co-ordinate the activities between various departments. The Minister has assured a bi-monthly review with all departments and has asked that the next meeting be held in the month of Sep 2017.
Some pics of the Event……
MEMBERS MEET - QUARTER ENDING JUN 2017
Members Meet for the Quarter ending Jun 2017 was held 22 Jun at 3 pm at HIA Office. Members were apprised of the latest position on various fronts - increase in number of member companies, financial status, security aspects of RGIP and actions being taken to further beef up security. Presentation on Metrozip services was given to the members and they were informed about the increase in fleet of buses and various actions being taken to improve the commute for the employees.
The event started with Mr Anil Patwardhan welcoming the members. He asked them to be proactively involved in aspects related to HIA. Col Bhogal, COO HIA explained the latest on Infrastructure being developed in Hinjawadi and the approach roads that were being developed to ease traffic situation.
Post the presentations, informal discussions and questions and answer sessions on all issues were held and the employees' queries and doubts on a host of subjects related to RGIP were answered.
Towards the end of the function, Mr Sunil Advani, the outgoing member of the Managing Committee was presented a memento on behalf of all members. In his acceptance speech Mr Advani recalled his association with HIA and the long journey from inception of HIA in 2008.
A memento was also presented to Mr RavichandranMadhukarai, outgoing Secretary HIA . It was accepted on his behalf by his colleague from Wipro Mr Deepak Trehan.
The event culminated in informal interactions over high tea.
YOGA DAY 2017 CELEBRATIONS AT RGIP
International Yoga day was celebrated at Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park with much fanfare and a lot of participation by employees. Enthusiastic employees attended the event in their respective companies and actively participated in the Yoga exercises.
The President HIA led from the front – taking part in Yoga at KPIT. The event was used to reinforce the importance of Yoga and the need to regularly do Yoga to keep oneself fit and healthy.
Pictures of International Yoga Day celebrations at some company premises……….
PRESIDENT HIA ON BIG RADIO 95 FM
President HIA Mr Anil Patwardhan interacted with RJ Sangram on Big Radio 95.0 FM on Fri, 26 May 17. During the interaction conducted in Marathi, the President deliberated upon numerous issues concerning Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park (RGIP) and the employees working there.
Mr Patwardhan elaborated upon various initiatives being taken at RGIP, a notable one being provision of good transport facilities through 'Metrozip' services. He encouraged the employees to make use of this facility and thus help the environment and reduce traffic congestion at Hinjawadi. The President also highlighted the initiatives being taken with regard to safety of employees, especially women employees through deployment of the Joint Security Task Force (JSTF) QRTs, conduct of various training capsules and creation of new initiatives like 'Buddy Cop' with help of Civil Police. He was especially thankful to the office of CP Pune for introducing the concept of ‘Buddy Cop’ to RGIP.
Mr Patwardhan brought out that the first batch of 50 women had just undergone the Self-Defence training capsule at HIA on 24 May. The training focussed on making the women aware of their daily surroundings and how to be conscious of their safety in every situation, even one that appears very safe – like the compounds of their residential colonies or the premises of their companies. This was a pilot capsule and such capsules would now be conducted by companies inside their respective premises.
RJ Sangram who has been exposed earlier to the functioning of HIA lauded the work being done by the Association and the President. Mr Anil Patwardhan emphasised that it was the combined efforts of MIDC officials, the Police officers at Hinjawadi Police Station, the HIA Managing Committee members as also the various Committee members like the Security and Safety Committee, Transport Operations Committee etc that resulted in various successful initiatives at RGIP.
HIA CONDUCTS TRAINING IN SELF DEFENCE FOR WOMEN
HIA tied up with KBK- Raksha, an agency with trained personnel to conduct a 2 –hour workshop on "Safety Awareness and Counter Measures" for working women from HIA member companies.
A batch of 50 women underwent the first training capsule at HIA on 24 May. The programme was enthusiastically received with active participation by all. The training focussed on making the women aware of their daily surroundings and how to be conscious of their safety in every situation, even one that appears very safe – like the compounds of their residential colonies or the premises of their companies. The women were also introduced to basic moves for countering any threat.
This was a pilot capsule and based on feedback received from all participants – which has been extremely positive – such capsules will now be conducted by companies inside their respective premises.
Few pictures to capture the mood and enthusiasm of the participants……….
HOSTING OF STUDENTS FROM GADCHIROLI
HIA is delighted to have hosted 90 students and staff from the Naxal hit areas of Gadchiroli on 11 Jan 2017. The students were welcomed as part of the initiative to expose them to areas outside their villages, and give them first-hand information of the development that peace can bring. The students were hosted by Tata Technologies Limited and were taken around the company. They were shown the kitchen and food facility operation as also the garbage separation method adopted to keep the area clean.
The children were immensely happy with the visit and the interaction. Many students confided that this was their first exposure to such a facility. The children were offered sumptuous snacks and refreshments which they enjoyed thoroughly.
We at HIA are extremely happy to have been able to make a small difference in the lives of the students from Gadchiroli, and pray that they see development in their areas.
The Quarterly Members’ Meet for members of HIA was held on 15 Dec 16 at HIA Hall. The meet was an excellent opportunity for all member companies and employees to understand the various actions and initiatives undertaken by HIA to improve the life at RGIP, Hinjawadi.
The meeting commenced with Mr Anil Patwardhan, President HIA welcoming all members to the meet. He also presented an update on the various activities and initiatives undertaken by HIA. He further brought out the details of various meetings held with Govt officials to put forth requirements of RGIP.
Mr Unmesh Bhatija, Treasurer HIA then gave the update on the Finance & Treasury and other aspects related to the income and expenditure at HIA .
In absence of Chairperson Infra Committee, Col Charanjeet S. Bhogal gave an update on the progress of Infra related issues followed by Col Jaideep Lele, Chairperson of the Transport Ops Committee and Maj Mayank Gupta, Chairperson of the Security and Safety Committee presented the work done by their respective Committees.
Presentations By Metrozip Verticals. A novel aspect of the evening was the promotional presentations by all three Metrozip verticals, to the members of the HIA. Presentations by Metrozip Delight, Metrozip and Metrozip Green were extremely informative andwell received by the members.
Open floor followed thereafter and many queries and doubts raised by the members were answered. Informal discussions and suggestions from the members were received and noted for implementation.
The meet ended with the members enjoying the sumptuous spread laid out in the hall.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of HIA was held at The Gateway-Taj on 29 Sep at 5.30 pm onwards. The event was attended by 45 representatives of member companies in addition to various invitees.
After welcoming the members, Mr Anil Patwardhan, outgoing President presented the Annual General Report for the year 15-16. He also brought out the highlights of various activities undertaken by the Managing Committee and by the HIA over the past one year and the planned activities that would be taken up by the HIA over the next year or so.
Col Jaideep Lele, Chairperson Transport Ops Committee explained the arduous and challenging road taken by MetroZip to reach where it is at present. This was followed by Mr Sunil Advani, Chairperson, Infra Committee explaining the progress made through efforts of the HIA Infrastructure Committee including roads and waste management. Maj Mayank Gupta, Chairman Security and Safety Committee highlighted the sustained efforts taken for introducing new initiatives to make RGIP a safer and more secure place. Finally, Mr Kedar Paranjpye, as Chairperson, explained the work done by the Facilities Co-ordination Committee in sharing the best practices across companies.
Conduct of Election to Managing Committee. The floor was handed over to Col Raman Sharma, Returning Officer to conduct the elections for the Managing Committee. The following were elected unopposed to the Managing Committee for the next two years: -
(a) Mr Anil Patwardhan, President.
(b) Mr SK Kulkarni, Vice President.
(c) Mr MN Ravichandran, Secretary.
(d) Mr Unmesh Bhatija, Treasurer.
(e) Mr Sunil Advani, Member.
(f) Mr Kedar Paranjpye, Member.
(g) Ms Rucha Ambekar, Member.
Thereafter, Mr SK Kulkarni, Vice President took the stage and conducted a very interesting and interactive session where members put across a lot of constructive suggestions and views for enabling HIA to achieve more in the times to come.
Finally, Mr SK Kulkarni, Vice President in his Vote of Thanks acknowledged the contribution of all sub -committees of HIA and member companies and thanked all participants for their valuable inputs. He asked them for their sustained support as hitherto fore, to all activities of HIA.
The meeting culminated with a Gala dinner and members were seen heartily enjoying their drinks and the sumptuous spread.