TATA Redefines Hospitality During Pandemic

As a number of Hospitality chains across India have started taking the initiative to come to the aid of healthcare providers and the community at large, during the Pandemic, not surprisingly, leading the charge is Tata Group’s IHCL. For over a week now, IHCL has opened the doors of its numerous properties, helping the medical fraternity by providing them accommodation and food, allocating rooms at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace, Taj Lands End, Taj Santacruz, The President and a number of hotels from its ‘Ginger’ brand in Mumbai, Madgaon, Noida, Bhubaneshwar, Faridabad, Bangalore, Uttarakhand and Chennai.

In addition to giving accommodation, IHCL also provides free meals to medical staff in key hospitals in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi, after a tie-up with chef, Sanjeev Kapoor. The initiative that started on March 23, 2020 will continue till April 14, and has already distributed over 1,30,000 meals (till 9th April, 2020). The company has also provided over 1,55,000 meals to migrant workers in Mumbai over the past week. It will continue to feed them during the lockdown.

Offering citizens the opportunity to contribute and support this noble venture, the TATA Group released the following statement on Social Media:

“To ensure that the health of those taking care of us is never compromised, @TajHotels and @SANJEEVKAPOOR are working together to provide meals to the medical staff on duty at the hospitals. You too can support this cause by contributing here: http://bit.ly/2USzHOy #ThisIsTata.

A Taj Public Service Welfare Trust (TPSWT) release reads, This is the time to demonstrate solidarity, support and stand together to navigate through this crisis. In this hour of need, IHCL through the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust (TPSWT) has been and is responding by providing nutritious meals to doctors and medical staff at hospitals and selective distribution of food for the needy.

The Taj Public Service Welfare Trust provides relief and support to victims of natural or man-made disasters. Since its inception in 2008, the Trust has worked on a range of relief and rehabilitation initiatives across the country. Details of the Trust may be accessed at http://www.ihcltata.com/responsibility/taj-public-service-welfare-trust

In order to meet its objectives, the Trust is seeking your support as a donor. During these unimaginable times, your contribution will greatly help in expanding our reach to combat and provide aid to people who have been deeply impacted.

For your reference, donations to the Trust are eligible for deduction under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Subsequent to your thoughtful donation, you will be issued with the requisite receipt. Once the electronic transfer towards your greatly valued donation is made, you are requested to kindly send an email to tajtrust@ihcltata.com, mentioning your Name, Address and Income Tax PAN no, remittance details, like the date of remittance and bank name.

We are deeply grateful for your support and contribution in these extraordinary circumstances.


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