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Global Tech Inc displays corporate responsibility

si Team
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
si Team
As silent as the ‘T’ in Tsunami came the silent killer waves snuffing out lives and obliterating landed properties across three countries. The aftermath of the earthquake cum Tsunami was that apart from the colossal damage to economy, agriculture, tourism and real estate the lands affected had their geography altered, three microseconds were shaved from the earth’s daily clock and the earth actually wobbled on its axis.

To move on and rebuild shattered lives, the affected need psychological help plus monetary help tempered with empathy. Corporate India, with its duty of social responsibility has pitched in magnanimously. As the death toll from the Indian Ocean tsunami continues to mount, technology companies, technology workers and Web surfers are rallying to raise millions for the relief effort.

  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is attempting to channelize collection of clothes, medicine and essential items and dispatch them.

  • In order to beef up the communication network in the affected areas, Bharti Tele-Ventures will roll out Airtel Mobile and VSAT network in Andaman & Nicobar before the end of the current fiscal at a total capex of Rs 20 crore

  • In another initiative, customers of Airtel, Hutch, Idea and Spice Telecom can contribute up to Rs 100 by sending an SMS typing ERF to 7575. If the user doesn’t have Rs 100 as balance, then the existing balance amount will be forwarded as a contribution.” Airtel instituted free local call stations called ‘Crisis call stations’ at Tiruvarur, Karaikal, Kalpakkam, Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Kanyakumari, where people were allowed to make free calls.

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