News from APPL Foundation

Eye Screening Camp

An ‘Eye Screening Camp’ was organized at Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate on 4th October 2015 in collaboration with Greater Lions Eye Hospital, Siliguri. This initiative was a part of TATA Volunteering Week – 4 which is being observed at the estate. The camp was conducted by Dr. S. Paul, Eye Specialist and his team with the help of Estate Medical and Para medical team.

Health Checkup Camp

Referral Hospital & Research Centre (RHRC), Chubwa organized the activity “Health Checkup of College Teachers by Medical Specialists & Experience Sharing Motivational Session with Students” on September 20, 2015 at DDR College, Chabua in Dibrugarh, Assam. The team comprised of Specialist of various medical departments viz. Surgery, (Dr. A. Sarman), Medicine (Dr. S.

A Voluntary Blood Donation Camp was organized at Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate under the aegis of Blood Bank, Jalpaiguri District Hospital in association with State Blood Transfusion Council, West Bengal on 02.08.2015 as a social initiative under Social & Environmental Management System (Principle 1) of Rainforest Alliance Certification in the estate.

“Reflections on Managing WATER: Earth’s Greatest Resource” edited by Ranjit Barthakur, Chairman, APPL Foundation and Balipara Tract & Frontier Foundation and Indira Khurana, was released by the Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, Sri Tarun Gogoi on 23rd April, 2015.

A joint initiative with New Light NGO

The Kolkata team of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt Ltd participated in the TATA Volunteering Week initiative on April 2nd by partnering with New Light, an NGO that strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for children of sex workers. Employees volunteered at a crèche called Jhinuk located in the red-light district of Kalighat.