Every year, our enthusiastic L&T Finance employees take on
CSR activities with great gusto and return with memories that are
enriching beyond their imagination. Here are some of their stirring
stories in their own words.
Mr. Vijayakumar DR (Microfinance: Chennai,
Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur)
It was a wonderful day of my life, a day that I enjoyed to the
core. On reaching the centre, we first studied the skill sheets of
the students to get a better insight into their background. Based
on this, we planned our activity with the aim of making learning
fun and interesting to the students. We started out with small
games to help create a friendly atmosphere with the students. We
then moved on to subjects of their interests such as History,
Civics etc. Through an interactive learning, we effectively
clarified the doubts or questions that the students put forth to
Next, we asked the students about their knowledge on savings and
whether they have heard of post office savings schemes and banks.
We also held discussions with some of the students who were working
and tried to gauge how they would allocate some amount of those
earnings for savings. Finally, we also conducted colour identifying
games. The joy and happiness that the children experienced was
evident on their faces. I am really grateful to our management for
providing me with this a wonderful opportunity, and allowing me to
be a part of Dnyanarpan.
Balakumar Rengaraj (Microfinance: Tiruthani)
First and foremost, a big thank you goes out to the L&T
Finance CSR Team and Murali Sir for giving me an opportunity to
participate in LTF's CSR program - Dnyanarpan. It was a great
experience mainly because I personally think literacy improves the
standard of living of the people in the villages and age old wrongs
like untouchability are corrected. For our CSR activity, Mr.
Srinivasan and I chose "Ammayar Kuppam center 2" as the centre.
There were about 48 children actively participating in this
program, all of whom were quiet and well behaved and easy to mingle
We concluded the day with euro kid song. It was heart-warming to
see that quite a few parents were present at the centre and also
actively participated in the program. I hope that my journey and
association with Dnyanarpan continues for a long time.
Mr. Poorna Gopal
For me, Dnyanarpan was a great way to spend my Saturday evening
because it was incredibly satisfying to hold the engaging events
with the children. First, we visited TC Kandigai Center and then
headed to LN Puram Center. I would like to especially thank our
colleague Iwin for capturing all the moments of this memorable day
on his camera. At TC Kondigai, the children gave us a very warm
welcome with a song in English and roses for all of us. We got to
know about the subjects taught there and also attended the class on
reading skills for class I, 2 and 3. We then joined the children
for the Q&A session and asked some of the children to read the
Tamil letters on the wall. Initially the kids were shy but later
on, as the discussion progressed and became more engaging, the kids
read out the entire letter we asked them to read. Thanks to
Swaminathan who made the kids speak up and kudos to his school's
math and science skill sets. We then had a discussion with Class 4,
5 and 6 students and shared few more morals during the story
telling session. The Class 7 and 8th students put up a grand show
of science project to explain the theory "every action has an equal
and opposite reaction".
At LN Puram - A small village about 5 kms from TC Kandigai, we
had a chat on the skill sets taught and we gave crayons and paper
prints to the enthusiastic students for the colouring competition.
We also witnessed a science project P=F/A which demonstrated "if
you increase the area, as you would by attaching plates of wood to
your shoes, then the pressure under the wood will be less than it
would be if you were simply standing normally." This was
demonstrated with the simple apparatus of paper tea cups and wooden
pad - paper holding clip pad. We asked the children some questions
to get a better understanding of the concepts which were very
willingly received and answered. We headed back to TC Kandigai
after a quick chocolate distribution session to the winners of
colouring competition at LN Puram.
After my NCC and NSS camp days at rural localities nearly 15
years ago, this was the first time I had a chance to spend time at
a remote location.
I eagerly look forward to participating in similar activities in
the future and would like to engage with students of grades between
8th and 12th where I can keenly value add to their career and