“ We would like to dedicate this honour to sections of society, who understood and helped us bring change in the way education functions and are perceived. ”
“ It is our belief that forums like these help in proliferating our initiatives to a wide audience and in promoting larger national interests. ”
“ The jury process was very organised and just the opportunity to present to a jury of that kind of eminence was a pleasure - winning was an icing on the cake! ”
“ This honour is an invitation to our partners to commit and to offer our best to the least of the society through Homelink / Missing Children Search Network program. ”
“ Nasscom Social Innovation Forum has helped us in achieving visibility and had a really positive impact. ”
“ The visibility that this award has created for us and the support and connects that it has generated is sincerely appreciated! ”
“ NSIF has provided us the much needed platform to take our idea to the world. ”
Winner: V 101 Housekeeping and F&B, The Lemon Tree Hotel Company
R. Hari, GM Human Resources, Lemon Tree Hotel Company.
Challenge: Over 90% of the 13% disabled employees currently employed are speech and hearing impaired. Hence communication and understanding is a big challenge. All these employees basic qualification is just schools final or less. Another big challenge is to impart basic technical knowledge of Housekeeping and Food & Beverage Service verticals, wherein most of EWDs are employed.
Innovation: To overcome any these challenges the organization has created its own dictionary, which consists of visual aids carrying pictures and parallel demonstrations by a sign language expert, a picture and video in the same frame. This not only builds an environment for an inclusive work force but raises the skills of the staff.