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TCS Pledges Rs 100 Cr to PM's Clean India Initiative
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Country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today said it has pledged Rs 100 crore toward financing hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools.

TCS will earmark a budget of Rs 100 crore to be spent on this initiative, which will help children, especially girl students, to participate in school education for a longer period of time and play a larger economic role in their communities, TCS said in a statement.

"We firmly believe that achieving the mission of providing hygienic sanitation for girl students will have a tangible impact on the level of education achievement and development of India's next generation," TCS CEO and Managing Director N Chandrasekaran said.

Emphasising on the 'dignity of women', Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked parliamentarians and corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year.

"I want to start one work from today. There should be a toilet in all the schools of our country. A separate toilet for girls...It is only then our girls will not have to quit schools," he had said during his Independence Day address to the nation.

He added that the corporate sector should give priority to building toilets in schools as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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Aug 19, 2014
12:00 PM

2 D, Mr George

"This is in poor taste from the gentleman from Chennai...."

I find the blatant DISCRIMINATION by Tatas in poor taste. As a boy would nt YOU have expected privacy too?

Misogynist, Chennai
Aug 19, 2014
03:49 AM

Excellent initiative. However, to keep them clean, renovations and maintenence is equally important.

Toilet cleaners should be given uniforms, cleaning things, detergents etc.Plus govt has to ensure water supply.

gayatri, madrid
Aug 19, 2014
03:36 AM

''Shame that he is practising gender discrimination even in the provision of toilets. Does he consider only the genitals of feminists sacrosanct, and thus worthy of privacy?'' 


This is in poor taste from the gentleman from Chennai. However, it is good to see that Tata has responded to the call of the PM. Hope more companies follow the Tatas. Government can introduce toilet tax of one thousand rupees for all people earning five lakhs and above every year. It is the shame of every Indian and let us deal with it collectively. Government alone cannot do that.

george, london
Aug 19, 2014
12:27 AM

Whether he knows business or not, Tata certainly knows which side of his bread is buttered and has abandoned his true maa party - the Congress.

Shame that he is practising gender discrimination even in the provision of toilets. Does he consider only the genitals of feminists sacrosanct, and thus worthy of privacy?

Misogynist, Chennai
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