May 14
Missiles of Hope
Missiles of Hope
Thanks to LTMMSL, preschoolers and the sick in Coimbatore will now get a better deal
In Rathinapuri, an area with a population of around 45,000 in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district, a cluster of six Integrated Child Development Services Centres (ICDS or Anganwadi complex) cater to the preschoolers.
Until February this year, the complex consisted of four dilapidated structures, further plagued by unhygienic conditions and waterlogging during the monsoons. And these deterred parents from sending their children to the complex.
Apprised of the dire situation, L&T MBDA Missile Systems (LTMMSL) undertook a major redevelopment of the complex last September, giving it a new lease of life.The exercise involved complete reconstruction of the complex as per a new design which is attractive as well as user- friendly.
Since the new design was different from the one “approved” by the state government for such structures, the challenge for LTMMSL was to dish out something that can act as a model for such construction undertaken in the future.
Similarly, LTMMSL has redeveloped a health sub-centre at Chinniyampalayam in the district that was in a dilapidated condition and was woefully inadequate to serve the near 16,000 population under its jurisdiction.
LTMMSL’s Chief Executive Mr Ravi Kataria formally handed over the redeveloped ICDS complex and the health sub-centre to the Coimbatore district administration on 29 February.
Coimbatore District Collector Mr Kranti Kumar Pati, Deputy Director of Health Services Dr P Aruna, Coimbatore Mayor Ms M Kalpana, Deputy Mayor Mr Vetrichelvan, Corporation Commissioner Mr Sivaguru Prabhakaran and Central Zone Ward Committee Chairperson Ms Meenalogu L graced the occasion. 
Apr 22
Beyond Business
Beyond Business
Sponsoring para-athletes and sheltering cancer patients are the latest in LTIMindtree's multifarious social initiatives
LTIMindtree (LTIM) is sponsoring the training of ten differently- abled athletes who are scheduled to take part in the Paris Paralympics 2024.
The ten athletes are supported by Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), a sports-focused NGO co-founded by Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone. OGQ facilitates coaching, nutrition, psychological support, and injury management to help Indian athletes achieve their dreams.
The ten differently-abled sportspeople that LTIM is sponsoring are into Athletics, Badminton, Shooting and Powerlifting. As they gear up for the Paris Paralympics in August- September this year, LTIM recently hosted them at its Bengaluru facility for an exclusive event – Quest for Gold. The event encapsulated the spirit of determination and the pursuit of excellence, embodying the spirit of the Olympic Games: faster, higher, stronger – together.
LTIM CEO & MD Mr Debashis Chatterjee, COO Mr Nachiket Deshpande and Global Head – Sustainability Mr Paneesh Rao and associates joined in to felicitate these inspiring athletes, hear their compelling stories, and to wish them success.
Cancer Care Support Centre

LTIM has opened a paediatric cancer care support centre at Chembur, Mumbai in partnership with Access Life Assistance Foundation (ALAF). Inaugurated in January, the centre marks a significant milestone in LTIM’s ongoing partnership with ALAF.
This support centre will offer free accommodation, hygienic surroundings, nutritious meals, safe transportation to and from hospital, counselling services, recreational and educational support to cancer-afflicted children and their families.
These comprehensive services provide solace to the parents of such children throughout the treatment period, which can last from several months to a few years. The centre can accommodate 14 families at a time.
ALAF, a registered Indian not-for-profit entity operating since 2014, provides supportive care to families with children undergoing cancer treatment. They currently operate eight cancer care centres in Mumbai, Pune, Manipal, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad, reaching out to over 1,600 underprivileged children.  
Apr 22
Sunny Storage
Sunny Storage
As part of a CSR drive, LTIMindtree has set up a solar-powered cold storage at Hadya in Mysuru, having a capacity to store 5,000 kilograms.
Under this drive, LTIM will set up 12 solar-powered cold storages across the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal.
Apr 20
Transforming Tomorrows
Transforming Tomorrows
Building a better future for villagers pays off rich dividends
L&T's CSR team in Vadodara (Gujarat) empowers rural communities by addressing various facets of their well-being in alignment with their needs.
This is achieved through the Sustainable Action for Resilience and Advanced Livelihood(SARALSAMUDAAY) – a village development programme that caters largely to women. The programme involves undertaking infrastructure support, building resilience of women through sustainable livelihoods that make them role models for transformative change within their villages.
SARALSAMUDAAY fosters a sense of collective responsibility and ownership among community members by creating and strengthening community institutions. These include the Self-Help Groups (SHGs), which enable women to access financial services and support for their entrepreneurial endeavours. And the Bal Sansads (Children’s Parliaments), which develop leadership skills in the children, instil in them a sense of civic responsibility and give them practical training and experience in running a democracy.
Through various awareness sessions and capacity-building workshops, covering areas such as financial literacy, health, sanitation and hygiene, SARALSAMUDAAY has also enhanced the overall well-being of the community.
SARALSAMUDAAY has made a significant impact on the villages of Vadodara’s Waghodia Taluka. Over the past five years, the project has empowered hundreds of women and adolescent girls through skill-building initiatives, resulting in the establishment of numerous successful micro-enterprises. The average earnings per woman have seen a substantial increase, contributing to the economic uplift of the entire community.
Every year, L&T holds Samvad (‘dialogue’), an event which facilitates the exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practices, leading to greater synergy among community members, government bodies, financial institutions, and civil society organisations. This year, it was held on 26 February.
Ms Kavita Gohil (DPO – Women & Child Department) was the Chief Guest and Mr Ajay Jain (EVP & Head – Onshore EPC, L&T Energy Hydrocarbon [LTEH]) and his wife Hema were the Guests of Honour. Also present were Dr Prof M N Parmar (Dean – Parul University), Dr Priyesh Gandhi (Vice Chancellor – Sigma University) and Mr Sureshbhai Bharvad (Sarpanch – Rayantalavdi Village), Mr Pritesh Shah (Head, CSR – Onshore EPC, LTEH) and Ms Avani Vansia (Head, HR – Onshore EPC, LTEH).
Mr Jain spoke on LTEH’s CSR Initiatives and the way forward. A few of the women beneficiaries shared their success stories. Stalls were set up by women beneficiaries to display the various products and skill-building initiatives that helped empower them – stitching, tailoring, beauty & wellness, papad & khakhra making, etc. Other empowering groups – like the SHG and SHE Team – set up stalls to generate awareness of their activities. The impact of LTEH’s CSR initiatives in rural and urban Vadodara was showcased through displays.
Looking ahead, SARALSAMUDAAY continues to expand its reach and impact, with plans to further empower rural communities and drive sustainable development in the region. L&T’s CSR initiative is making a meaningful difference in the lives of the villagers, paving the way for a brighter and more prosperous future for rural India.

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