Mumbai Investothon 2013
The Mumbai Investothon had garnered massive support in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Kochi and Rajkot with more than 30,000 investors and corporates participating in those events. Like last year, Motilal Oswal Securities Limited participated in the 3rd Mumbai Investothon that took place on 17th March, 2013 at the Bandra Kurla Complex – Mumbai.
A total of over 120 associates took part in the run on Sunday morning. Motilal Oswal Securities Limited was awarded ‘The Most Enthusiastic Team Award’ at the event.
Ahmedabad Investothon – 8th Jan 2012
CNBC-TV18 and NSE together initiated the largest most exciting investor support movement the nation has seen - The INVESTOTHON - a run for India, for its economy and most importantly for its citizens who are building and living the India Story every day. In the Ahmedabad Investothon, retail investors stood to be counted in the run for India. 40 participants from Motilal Oswal Securities ltd along with business associates participated in the Investothon.
Mumbai Investothon 2012
The Mumbai Investothon had garnered massive support in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chennai with more than 12,000 investors and corporates participating in those events. Like last year, Motilal Oswal Securities Limitedparticipated in the 2nd Mumbai Investothon that took place on 26th February, 2012 at the Bandra Kurla Complex – Mumbai.
A total of 107 associates took part in the run on a cool and windy Sunday morning. There were a total of 6000 participants.Motilal Oswal Securities Limited was awarded ‘The Most Enthusiastic Participant Team Award’ at the event.
Standard Chartered Marathon 2012
The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, Asia’s largest marathon was held on 15th January 2012. Approximately 140 associates from the organization participated in the event; around 100 participated in the Dream category (6Kms) and the rest in Half marathon (21Kms) and Full marathon (42Kms) category.
The dream run race category usually receives corporate group entries where the organization runs as an assemblage, supporting a cause. 100 Associates from Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited also did the same with a gathering at Azad Maidan, CST, Mumbai. We progressed towards the entry gate with our banners and drums at around 8:45 am, 15 minutes before the start time of Dream Run. .
As soon as the commentator announced the start of the Dream Run 2012, we began to walk along, with the children from the NGO Light of Life Trust. It was a great spectacle to watch many corporates, NGOs, private institutions, etc participating in the event.
We walked along with mascots of a Bull and a Bear. Many of our associates successfully completed the Half marathon receiving medals at the finish. It was a grand event with a lot of display of glamour. The streets were filled with throngs of participants carrying banners and placards. Many came dressed in costumes of Donald duck, Dracula, Mickey Mouse, etc. making the walk seem like a fun ride in a carnival.
Visit to an Old Age Home
On 18th March, 2012 some of our associates visited an Old Age Home in Bhayandar along with volunteers from the NGO- Umang Foundation. It was a whole day program to meet and greet the inmates of the Kisan Gopal Rajpuriya Vanprastha Ashram located next to Ram Ratan School, Bhayandar (North Mumbai falling under the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation). The itinerary included bhajans, one-to-one interaction with the members, and gift distribution amidst breakfast, lunch, and tea during the sojourn The members of the old age home had an enjoyable and memorable time with the volunteers.
CSR Initiative On the Occasion of Raksha Bandhan
Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited in association with LOLT (Light of Life Trust) an NGO, organised a Rakhi stall across all Mumbai locations as a gesture of support towards the underprivileged children looked afterby the NGO.
Volunteers from LOLT brought Rakhis to be sold to associates at office locations; The monetary collection was used to provide educational assistance to the poor and needy children.
Blood Donation 2011
A blood donation drive was organized, PAN India, starting from 13th to 18th June 2011; 14th June being a blood donor day. Associates from the company participated in large numbers and generously donated on noble grounds. Some were first time donors having some apprehensions about donating, which were cleared by the doctors present; while others were veterans at blood donation.
Prior to proceeding for the blood donation, all donors had to register themselves and check their blood pressure and haemoglobin levels. Those who were unable to donate blood due to low haemoglobin levels, high or low blood pressure, vowed to be better prepared to donate next year. Once found normal they went ahead to do their noble deed. All were advised to eat something before donating as blood donation should not be done on an empty stomach.
At most locations the drive was held in office premises while at some locations there were mobile vans. All the donors were given a momento, certificate and a voluntary blood donor card. Some locations also saw staff and visitors of other offices in the vicinity turning up in big numbers to contribute to this cause.
At the end of the drive there were a total of 294 donors who donated blood. An approximate 1,02,900 ml of blood was donated. Indeed a proud feeling!
Joy of Giving Week 2011 Oct 2 – Oct 8
The Joy of Giving Week is India`s "festival of giving"! Launched in Sept 27-Oct 3, 2009, the festival is celebrated every year, in the week including Gandhi Jayanti, i.e., October 2, and brings together Indians from all walks of life, to celebrate "giving".
From auto drivers to CEOs, school children to celebrities, homemakers to opinion leaders, millions of people give their time, money, resources or skills back to society- by creating or participating in "events" of their choice. A giving event could be as simple as a family taking out the maid`s children for an ice-cream party, or as large as the Design For Change Contest that had 200,000+ school children across India participating and volunteering to make a difference.
Events are organised by individuals, social groups, schools, colleges, NGOs, corporates, media houses and others. 1 million+ people participated in 400+ events across 40+ cities in JGW 2010, raising over Rs. 20crores in money and resources donated, and millions of volunteer hours.
As a corporate entity we donated clothes, books (academic/ non-academic), blank note books, children story books, old newspapers, magazines etc through in-house collections.
Children`s Fun Evening at our office
This year, on the occasion of Children’s Day, MOTILAL OSWAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED invited children (aged 10 years to 15 years) from the NGO-LOLT (Light of Life Trust) to spend a memorable evening at our office. The children were delighted to get such an opportunity to visit our office.
The NGO provides the children with a supplementary education and support so as to keep the children motivated enough to continue attending their government school. As is largely noticed, many of the deprived children drop out of school in order to contribute a hand in their family’s income.
Considering the occasion, 15 children came to the office, all dressed and shy, accompanied by 3 supervisors from the NGO. As soon as they arrived, the kids were warmly welcomed to the cafeteria where they were given a brief and simple explanation of the company’s working. The kids were then taken on a tour of the office where they greeted everyone with a nervous ‘hello’.
Fun activities followed, such as a drawing competition, a hilarious game of Dum- Sheras and a brief session of dancing. The kids were enjoying to their hearts desire. Some of the associates came to greet and interact with them, Mr. Oswal also greeted the children and offered them an important word of advice. The kids were utterly overjoyed, pleased and humbled with the kind gesture show by all.